Short of the Week

Andrew S Allen

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.

Article / April 24, 2014

As the theatrical film experience gives up its dominance as the mass-market medium for storytelling, the feature film format seems destined to fade with it. What’s happening?

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.

News / March 2, 2014

The votes for the 2014 Academy Awards are in and the little man has been been handed out to 3 lucky winners in the shorts categories. Curiously enough your votes…

SOTW / December 27, 2013

It’s been an eventful and film-packed year for Short of the Week. Let’s take a moment to look back at the biggest and most important events in the world of…

SOTW / September 7, 2013

We’ve been curating the world of online films for over 6 years. Believe it or not, we’re currently in our 3rd iteration of ShortoftheWeek.com (big points to anyone who remembers…

SOTW / August 29, 2013

As another sequel-saturated summer comes to a close, it’s clear that sequels are no fad but a growing trend. It’s a conversation we started with our 2011 article, Has Hollywood

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.

Article / May 2, 2013

We’ve seen it time and time again. A film plays for an audience on a big screen in a dark theater and brings the audience to tears or has them…

SOTW / April 17, 2013

We’re excited to announce a partnership with PBS Digital Studios (home of Off Book, the Idea Channel, Inventors, and other edutainment shows) to bring you a new show of curated short…

News / March 13, 2013

Last November, Vimeo began rolling out their creator services beginning with Tip Jar—a simple way for audiences to make a donation to filmmakers—a good thought that failed to take off.…

Comedy about Family in Live-Action
Todd Sklar / 12 min / USA / 2013

After Dad dies, two brothers reunite to continue their childish rivalry in this hilarious Sundance short that spawned the feature, Awful Nice.

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…

Adventure about Friendship in Animation
Minkyu Lee / 15 min / USA / 2013

CURRENTLY OFFLINE—A Disney animator ventures out on his own to create this beautiful Oscar nominated short about two creatures who were made for each other.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action

Eight-year old Andy thinks he has superhuman abilities in this Cannes-honored film from New Zealand.

Myth about Greed in Interactive
Evan Boehm / 8 min / UK / 2012

Tragic tale of human ambition told through an interactive diorama. *Requires a browser with WebGL*

Drama about Decay in Animation
Stephen Irwin / 6 min / UK / 2012

A young pyromaniac bear misses his mother in this Sundance and Ottawa favorite.

Experimental about Corruption in Animation

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

News / September 20, 2012

Vimeo has officially unveiled their plans for creators to monetize their videos.
The first is called Tip Jar where anyone can use PayPal or a credit card to simply…

Drama about Childhood in Animation
Jason Carpenter / 10 min / USA / 2012

A young boy is thrust into the terrorizing world of daycare.

Drama about Love in Stop-Motion
Christopher Kezelos / 5 min / USA / 2012

A strange creature races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life.

Article / August 15, 2012

How the landscape of online content is changing and why following all the right rules won’t get you very far.

News / July 21, 2012

The action-packed 3D short Ruin has reportedly been picked up by Fox to be made into a live-action feature in a healthy six figure deal. Sound familiar? Just 6 months ago…

Experimental about Corruption in 3D Animation
Louis Lefebvre / 7 min / Canada / 2012

Symbolic remix of the world’s modern travesties rendered with an incredible level of polish by a new Canadian animation studio.

Interview / June 29, 2012

Many filmmakers look at short films as their teenage years—happy to get past them and on to something bigger. Jossie Malis is one of the few who understood the power…