Short of the Week

Short of the Week

Article Interview / November 17, 2014

The following is a guest post from writer and director, Jordan Bayne. Ms. Bayne just released her film, The Sea is All I Know, online. Now, that in and of

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…

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 / February 25, 2014

Laughter has a way of making the impossibly uncomfortable a bit more bearable. These boundary-pushing storytellers used a spectrum of humor from the light and quirky to the dark and…

SOTW / February 24, 2014

Whilst many fans of short film love the format for its ability to make us laugh or cry, what often goes unrecognised is the power these bitesize stories hold to…

SOTW / February 20, 2014

Get ready! Join us for the 2014 Short of the Week Awards, the year’s premiere celebration of the most innovative online films, this coming Monday, Feb 24th. Tune in to…

News / January 16, 2014

The nominations are in! An interesting crop of films this year, especially because there are  a few we’re unfamiliar with. Though, it’s great to see Short of the Week fav…

SOTW / December 17, 2013

Yesterday we premiered and hosted a short film from Shia LaBeouf called HowardCantour.com. After the film’s launch, it came to light on Twitter, thanks to the sharp eyes of @Gholson,…

SOTW / October 23, 2013

It’s October 31st. You’ve got friends over, everyone is hopped up on sugar, and they want to be spooked out. Last thing you want to be doing is randomly…

SOTW / October 2, 2013

Ivan Kander hosts a new episode of our officially “long-running” series of YouTube-hosted short film episodes. This time out, he seeks to prove that “you don’t need a huge…

SOTW / September 4, 2013

This time out Ivan takes us through a tour of recent short films that from young Hollywood actors. With the cost of production dropping and distribution easier than ever before,…

SOTW / August 21, 2013

We totally adore this edition of our YouTube show! It’s our shortest playlist yet, but perhaps the most intriguing. Our indomitable host, Ivan Kander, puts his critic hat firmly…

SOTW / August 8, 2013

One of the most popular genres of short film online capitalizes on the popularity of existing properties—we’re talking fan films! And like fanfic, fan films can be really, really…

SOTW / July 17, 2013

We began taking submissions back in November 2010 as a way for filmmakers to launch their film online, find an audience, and connect with the industry. Since then we’ve steadily…

Playlist / July 10, 2013

This week’s YouTube playlist of curated short film selections features a collection of shorts with gorgeous visuals. We’ve got Sundance award winners, internet favorites, and even a selection from…

Article / May 31, 2013

It is an unwritten, unspoken rule that is accepted by short filmmakers as an immutable reality—if you want your film to be eligible to screen at the world’s biggest fests,…

Playlist / May 29, 2013

Another ep fresh off the digital press from ace SotW Editor Ivan Kander. Just in time for summer blockbuster season, here is a collection of action short films that will…

Playlist / May 10, 2013

Episode 3 is a little ahead of schedule, but what’s the point of doing a Mother’s Day playlist after Mother’s Day? (You have gotten something for your Mom already haven’t…

Playlist / February 15, 2013

Among the tens of thousands of films that debuted online over the last year, the 150+ that we featured here on Short of the Week, and the 9 that we’ve…

Interview / February 13, 2013

Winners of the SOTW Awards 2013 New Media category sit down to discuss the importance of story and the need for funding in this roundtable discussion about the future of the industry.

Playlist / February 13, 2013

Winner!
Last year saw interactive films finally come into their own as a format for real storytelling. This year, Bear 71 upped the ante with even more interactivity allowing…

Interview / February 12, 2013

Short of the Week is about more than just highlighting the best in bite-sized narratives—it’s also about fostering a dialogue amongst the innovative creators telling earth-shattering stories in new and…

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…

Interview / February 11, 2013

SOTW Awards 2013 Animation winners discuss the future of the animation industry—their experiences and their thoughts on how shorts are leading the charge for innovation.

Playlist / February 11, 2013

We honor the top animated shorts from the past year with a collection of innovative films spanning 2D, 3D, and some too difficult to label.