Short of the Week

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Thriller about Conquest in Animation
Patrick Smith / 6 min / USA / 2007

A friendly, handmade puppet takes on a life of its own in this horrific hand-drawn animation by Patrick Smith.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Boris Seewald / 7 min / Germany / 2013

With exuberant dancing and magical passion, Patrick shares his inspiration and invites everyone to participate.

Playlist / February 12, 2013

This year’s winning live-action filmmakers represent a diverse group: a star feature film directing duo, a veteran commercial director, a pair of award-winning photojournalists, a Canadian writing/directing duo, and a…

News / January 15, 2015

Good morning, short film fans. The nominations for 2015 are in!
It’s an interesting group, and fun to see what did and not make it from the various category shortlists. Surprising…

Article / March 4, 2013

This year marked an interesting milestone for the Oscar nominated animated short films. For the first time in recent memory, people actually watched them. On January 29th, my Facebook feed…

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action
David Karlak / 19 min / USA / 2013

An underhanded company man is offered assistance by a secret organization that immerses him in forces beyond his control.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Patrick Lo / 9 min / Canada / 2013

Hannah questions her boyfriend’s intention behind an “arbitrary” dinner invitation.

Experimental about Life & Society in Motion Graphics
Patrick Clair / 3 min / Australia / 2011

Warfare is entering a digital generation. In this infographics piece from down under we learn about one of the scariest new viruses out there.

Adventure about Loss in 3D Animation
Kristian Andrews / 3 min / UK / 2014

During a ‘Let’s Play’ review of his favorite ’90’s computer game, a man tells the story of losing the love of his life and why, yesterday, he got punched in the throat.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Angus Jackson / 6 min / UK / 2012

Inspired by the Young Vic theatre’s recent production of Edward Bond’s play Bingo, Epithet, starring Patrick Stewart, tells the story of a contemporary poet with a dubious background.

News / January 25, 2012

The nominations are in! There are many great films in the lineup this year but there are also a few noticeable absences. Who do you think deserves the little…

Musical about Crime in Live-Action
Joss Whedon / 42 min / USA / 2009

Neil Patrick Harris owes his recent success to his role as an awkward villain vying to make his mark on the world in this breakout web hit from comedy master Joss Whedon.

Dark Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Daniel Reisinger / 11 min / Australia / 2013

In a world where every loser is pretending their life is awesome on Facebook – Allan Kasvotski’s status updates are suddenly coming true [NSFW].

Experimental about Life & Society in

CURRENTLY OFFLINE. In a story that plays out entirely on a teenager’s computer screen, Noah follows its eponymous protagonist as his relationship takes a rapid turn for the worse in this fascinating study of behavior (and romance) in the internet age. NSFW

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…

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Josh Soskin / 11 min / USA / 2012

An ambitious mover is blindsided when he discovers that one of the pieces of furniture left behind for him is a suicidal daughter with 20 minutes left to live.

Satire about Human Nature in Live-Action
Nathaniel Lindsay / 15 min / Australia / 2014

In the Summer of 1980 a successful yuppie faces an existential crisis when a Nosferatic ghoul joins his social circle and undermines his social status.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Jeremy Breslau / 10 min / USA / 2014

A blocked novelist reflects on a pivotal year in his life, when, as a precocious six-year-old, he struggled for the attention of his bickering parents.

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Patrick Hughes / 11 min / Australia / 2009

Jason is a depressed office boy, but through the window he sees the girl who might change all that. With blank paper and a sharpie he endeavors to let her know.

Fantasy about Conquest in Live-Action
Chris Bouchard / 38 min / UK / 2009

Devoted fans give tribute to the Lord of the Rings trilogy in this epic fan film made for under £3,000.

Experimental about Corruption in Animation

An intense battle for love plays out in beautiful hand-drawn animation by Pixar animator, Erick Oh.

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

Sci-Fi about Love in Animation
Andreas Salaff / 6 min / USA / 2010

70′s-era hand-drawn animation about an aging inventor’s struggle to find his way home.

Drama about The End in Live-Action
Lucas Krost / 9 min / USA / 2010

A “48 hour film competition” entry of precocious quality, a young woman must escape a city under attack by a lethal virus.

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Luke Snellin / 3 min / UK / 2010

Music is the shortcut into your crush’s heart in this short and sweet BAFTA nominee.