Short of the Week

Andrew S Allen

SOTW / November 16, 2010

More and more filmmakers are approaching us looking to get their film in front of a large online audience. And these recommendations are becoming a bigger portion of the films…

Dramedy about Love in Flash Animation
Barbara Benas / 4 min / USA / 2010

When a sensitive cowboy loses faith in this dark world, it takes a bit of kindness to bring him back.

Dramedy about Identity in Live-Action
Paul Trillo / 5 min / USA / 2010

A cute, absurd little film about a man who starts a cult with just one member—himself.

Horror Playlist / October 30, 2010

Watch our creepiest films—from the gorific Treevenge to the zombie romance, I Love Sarah Jane.

Interview / October 17, 2010

Tony Comley talks about his latest film, ‘Verse.
What interested you in creation myths and in crafting your own version?
The sheer scale of creation myths next to the pettiness…

Poem about Human Nature in Animation
Tony Comley / 4 min / UK / 2010

A creation myth with a modern spin as a simple yet sophisticated animation.

Playlist / October 14, 2010

France is quietly taking over the next generation of storytelling with stunning films from schools like Gobelins and Supinfocom that can stand up to Pixar’s classics.

Drama about Growth in Live-Action
Paolo Sassanelli / 16 min / Italy / 2010

It’s the summer of 1946, but for some Italians the war still isn’t over.

Sci-Fi about Desperation in Live-Action
Christian Swegal / 23 min / USA / 2010

A soldier has to piece together the memories of his past when an injury leaves him with amnesia.

Fantasy about in
Colin Levy / 15 min / Netherlands / 2010

A high-production fantasy film created entirely with open source software by an international crew of animators.

News / October 2, 2010

It’s Threadless for films. Submit your film to Openfilm.com where anyone can watch it and vote. If you receive the most votes, you win a $500K deal to turn your…

Branded Film about Sexuality in Live-Action
Guy Ritchie / 5 min / France / 2010

Famed director, Guy Ritchie, helms this stylish noir film featuring some not so subtle product placement and Jude Law.

Action about The End in 3D Animation

Mayhem shakes a world constructed of corporate logos in this Oscar-winning animation.

Essay about Life & Society in Live-Action
Varathit Uthaisri / 3 min / USA / 2010

Watching the dramas of daily life unfold from underneath the surface.

Music Video about Childhood in Interactive
Chris Milk / 10 min / USA / 2010

Take a trip down memory lane in this interactive music video that draws imagery from your own childhood experiences of suburbia.

Action about Greed in Live-Action
Dan Brown / 16 min / USA / 2010

A $156 million winning lotto ticket turns a convenience store upside-down.

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.

SOTW / July 28, 2010

Philips and RSA are at it again for the 6th film in their Parallel Lines series. This one is set to be shot and screened in 3D and released this…

Music Video about Revenge in Live-Action
Tomas Mankovsky / 3 min / USA / 2010

A wild duel between two backroaders in this music video for Dancing Pigeons.

News / July 24, 2010

From the video site we believe hosts some of the most impressive short films around, comes a much overdue official festival. And they’re going big. Open to all online videos…

Experimental about Politics in Stop-Motion
Blu / 10 min / Argentina / 2010

Argentinian street artist, Blu, takes his freudian creature animations to the massive scale as they move across a desolate cityscape.

Interview / June 15, 2010

Yesterday Sondhi posted his featured review of The Un-Gone. Earlier this week I got in touch with director Simon Bovey to dive a little deeper into the creative process behind

Drama about Loss in Performance
Kseniya Simonova / 8 min / Ukraine / 2010

A beautiful performance in sand animation depicting the German invasion of Ukraine in WWII.

Satire about The End in Animation
Stephen Irwin / 2 min / UK / 2010

Advice on how to survive a nuclear attack from experimental animator, Stephen Irwin.

Musical about Revenge in Flash Animation
James Lee / 6 min / Australia / 2010

An action-packed musical, flash animation about robots seeking revenge—prepare to be entertained.