Short of the Week

Jonathan Yi


Interview / October 7, 2014

Leaving you with more questions than answers, it would have felt wrong to let the recently featured short film ‘BAG MAN’ pass-by without talking a bit more about the filmmaking and storytelling involved. Having tried to leave the article on the film as vague as possible to avoid spoiling the impact of the movie, we took the chance to speak to directorial duo Jonathan & Josh Baker about their head-turner of a short.

Myth about Greed in Stop-Motion
Rob Shaw / 5 min / USA / 2010

Telling tale of the dangers of human invention and the destruction it can wreak on the environment and others in this well-executed stop-motion film.

Dark Comedy about Desperation in Live-Action
Jonathan Reid-Edwards / 18 min / UK / 2012

Office politics lead to absurdly dark actions in this “Mad Men” era black comedy from director Jonathan Reid-Edwards

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Jonathan Entwistle / 13 min / UK / 2012

Gorillas, Zebras, Lions, and Unicorns party and clash in the jungle that is teenage drama from British short veteran, Jonathan Entwistle.

Fantasy about Other Worlds in Stop-Motion

One student’s daydream comes vividly to life during Biology class, in this Best Animation Winner from SXSW 2012

Adventure about Friendship in Anime
Jonathan Kim / 2 min / USA / 2007

A lo-fi animation by CalArts student Jonathan Kim that proves a film doesn’t need a big budget and production polish to entertain.

Experimental about Identity in Multi-Media
Jonathan Caouette / 14 min / Canada / 2013

Jonathan Caouette creates a mysterious experimental film about red eyes and Chloe Sevigny making scary faces.

SOTW / January 14, 2013

We are excited to announce the official Short of the Week Awards 2013 nominees! We’ve nominated the top 10 films in each of our three categories—Animation, Live-Action, and New Media—as…

Drama about Love in Animation
Jonathan Ng / 7 min / Canada / 2013

In this “crouching love, hidden breakup” story, inspired by 50′s Shanghai water ink animation & kung fu films, themes of distance, tradition, art and longing dominate a telephonic conversation.

Fantasy about Crime in Animation

Oswald the bunny did something terrible, and together with his friends they must do all they can to ensure no one ever finds out.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Guy Aroch and Jonathan Doe / 4 min / USA / 2013

A touring band member and his bohemian beaut are unexpectedly reunited on a Brooklyn street and share a short time together in the city’s boroughs.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Josh Baker, Jonathan Baker / 15 min / USA / 2014

With a mysterious duffle bag in hand, a 12-year old boy takes us on an introspective journey out of the city and into the remote countryside of upstate New York.

Branded Film about Growth in Live-Action
Jonathan Bensimon / 2 min / Canada / 2010

Time-lapse perfection illuminates a narrative about stepping outside the box—literally!

Essay about Politics in Motion Graphics
Jonathan Jarvis / 11 min / USA / 2009

Millions have turned to this film to understand the complexities of the economic recession explained in the simplest form.

Drama about Growth in Live-Action
Jonathan Yi / 34 min / USA / 2012

Working a graveyard mailroom shift, a young actor learns life-long lessons from the melting-pot of racial diversity in the office.

Poem about Childhood in Animation

A group of boys find themselves fascinated by the one rundown house in the neighborhood in this animated version of a Charles Bukowski poem.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Ben Aston / 5 min / UK / 2014

London seems a little less lonely when Lucy meets a libidinous cosmonaut on chatroulette.

Dark Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Andy Fortenbacher / 13 min / USA / 2014

Gordon, a dimwitted but sweet man with pure intentions, follows some bad advice and tries to impress the woman of his dreams by scaring the daylights out of her.

Documentary about Life & Society in Animation
Canadian Anijam / 8 min / Canada / 2014

15 of Canada’s most acclaimed independent animators reflect on one day of their lives using only 4×6 inch yellow sticky notes, a black pen and their animation skills.

Dark Comedy about Life & Society in Animation
Tom Judd / 3 min / UK / 2012

Open-source synthetic biology allows a young man to grow his very own action hero. From award winning animator, Tom Judd.

Playlist / January 30, 2012

We honor the best animated short films from the past year from a variety of categories including best 3D, Experimental, Stop-Motion, Student and Traditional Animation.

Comedy about Love in Animation
Jonathan Nix / 6 min / Australia / 2007

How to win the heart of the girl next door when all you have to communicate is an old, unreliable tape deck.

SOTW / February 26, 2014

What’s your trigger? We all have one. That one topic that whenever portrayed in film or described in stories instantly awakens intense emotions within you. From grieving parents to sacrifices…

SOTW / March 4, 2014

From the hundreds of thousands of films released online last year to the 200+ we featured on Short of the Week to the 30 nominees and now to 9 winners…