Short of the Week

Oscar Winners 2013

News / February 24, 2013

The votes have been tallied and the little golden man has found his way into the hands of three happy filmmakers. We’re especially proud of former SOTW honoree Shawn Christensen (Brink). Here are the winners…

Best Animated Short
Romance about Love in Animation
John Kahrs / 6 min / USA
CURRENTLY OFFLINE—A 2013 Oscar nominee, an urban office worker finds that paper airplanes are instrumental in meeting a girl in ways he never expected.
Best Live-Action Short

Curfew (dir: Shawn Christensen)

Best Documentary Short

Inocente (dir: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine)

Andrew makes no attempt to hide his love for the magic art of animation. He appreciates compelling visuals but never forgets that in this modern age, a strong story always reigns supreme. You can see his work at or his latest film The Thomas Beale Cipher.
  • Jason Sondhi

    I went 3 for 3 =).

    Three worthy winners btw. Excellent work was honored.

  • Ivan Kander

    I dug curfew, but my favorite was actually Henry when it comes to live action shorts. Regardless, it was a strong year for Oscar nominated shorts.

  • Andrew S Allen

    A ha! I can never guess the Doc. So difficult to find that the category is a true crapshoot for me.