Short of the Week


Interview / January 21, 2011

Yesterday marked the debut online of 2011 Sundance Competition short films, and in that first batch of 4 films we were treated to the World Premiere of New York-based…

Festival / January 27, 2011

A new Thursday, a new set of Sundance shorts. This is the second of three batches of 2011 in-competition shorts that Sundance is sharing via the YouTube Screening Room, and…

Festival Tribeca / April 22, 2011

Tribeca’s (Online) Film Festival this year is quite extensive: 6 feature films, 9 in-competition shorts and these—9 “retro” shorts from the festival’s past, all available for free! We’ll cover…

Romance about Love in Animation
Emily Carmichael / 9 min / USA / 2013

Two 8-bit video game characters enter the world of online dating and forge an unlikely romance.

Adventure about Love in Special FX
Michael Lukk Litwak / 10 min / USA / 2014

Dinosaurs have invaded Earth but neither Tommy nor Stacey care anymore, now that they’ve met each other. They escape the war, but whether they dive to the bottom of the ocean or fly to Outer Space, conflict always seems to find a way into their lives.

Drama about Transformation 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.

SOTW / February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the great actors of our time has sadly and prematurely died today.
We don’t have any special remembrances to share, and we’ll abstain from any…

Drama about Survival in Live-Action
Aaron David DeFazio / 13 min / USA / 2013

Amidst poor earnings and a wrecked marriage, a portfolio manager is feeling the stress.

News / November 5, 2009

Another recent online contest winner to share with you. Stella Artois, responsible for the crappy short films you get to see instead of trailers when you go to the movies,…

Festival / January 20, 2011

If I could have somehow avoided the news about Sundance starting today, I would have—today is the start of the 34th straight Sundance Festival that yours truly will be failing…

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
Casey Modderno / 14 min / USA / 2014

An over-worked father returns home to have an unsettling conversation with his son.

Comedy about Greed in Animation
Stephen Neary / 7 min / USA / 2011

When his soul leaves through his eyeball, it is up to two friendly deer to take care of Dr. Breakfast’s catatonic body.

Interview / March 11, 2014

With science fiction story-lines and topics of sexuality proving to be big discussion starters here on Short of the Week, it would have seemed like an opportunity missed if we didn’t speak…

Interview / February 4, 2008

Phillip Van, a recent NYU grad, has received accolades for his Berlin Int’l Film Festival creation, High Maintenance. A film that earned him a Student Academy Award and numerous festival…

Drama about Transformation in Live-Action
Peter Sollett / 28 min / USA / 2010

Driven by the prospects of love, young Victor walks his neighborhood in Manhattan’s lower east side struggling to find his place in a world of dominance and empty promises

Drama about Sexuality in Live-Action

A coming of age love story set in the shacks of Khayelitsha township, one of the most dangerous areas in the world.

Drama about Losing It in Live-Action
Matthew James Reilly / 17 min / USA / 2014

At the end of what she hopes to be her last day at work, a young gas station attendant attempts to leave town permanently.

Horror about Religion in Live-Action
Carlo Mirabella-Davis / 26 min / USA / 2013

A family of evangelical Christians traveling through upstate New York give a ride to an unusual knife salesman

Drama about Humanity in Live-Action
Bruce Thierry Cheung / 8 min / Thailand / 2012

A boy is reborn with memories of his previous lives and tries to fix the mistakes of the past.

Comedy about Crime in Live-Action
Michael E Wood / 11 min / USA / 2014

Shot on location in Hasidic Brooklyn, this film puts a comedic spin on the typical dark NYC gang film.

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Jeremy Hersh / 20 min / USA / 2014

From SXSW 2013. A white jewish girl joins her native American girlfriend on a visit to her parent’s place. Her attempts at family bonding go terribly wrong.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Ian Harnarine / 16 min / Canada / 2013

In rural Trinidad, Dhani struggles to support himself and his mother by selling doubles (Trinidad’s quintessential street food). When his estranged father returns from Canada unexpectedly, Dhani must decide if he will help save his father’s life despite their strained relationship.

Drama about Innocence in Live-Action
Phillip Van / 9 min / USA / 2009

An overweight kid struggles to connect with a girl in a world where he’s pegged as an outcast.

Interview Sundance / February 4, 2011

Yesterday’s post, Sundance Short Films: Program 5, was the last batch of new 2011 Sundance films to come online, however we rage—rage I say! against the dying of Sundance-related content.…