Short of the Week

David Masters

Comedy about Crime in Special FX
DANIELS / 3 min / USA / 2012

Pockets are pretty convenient, but can be dangerous when the wrong hands are in them.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Ewan McNicol / 6 min / USA / 2012

Kendrick, an up-and-coming calf roper from Louisiana, shares his dream of reaching the Las Vegas rodeo finals.

Sci-Fi about Redemption in Special FX
Ian Hubert / 12 min / Netherlands / 2012

In a dystopian Amsterdam of the future, a team of warriors and scientists employ the powers of love and technology in an attempt to save the world from the clutches of an embittered humanoid robot.

Comedy about Identity in Animation

Living in an average British suburb, Barney drives an average car to an average office where he works an average job. He’s an average bloke, with one important exception: he lives life upside down.

Documentary about Art in Live-Action
Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost / 6 min / USA / 2012

A towering figure in the art world, standing at 6’7″, John Baldessari’s epic career is crammed into 5 and a half frenzied minutes. Narrated by Tom Waits.

Horror about Identity in Special FX
Francesco Calabrese / 5 min / UK / 2012

The “true” story of Sophia, a young woman dealing with a rare and very dangerous condition.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Nirvan Mullick / 11 min / USA / 2012

The internet has been taken over by a cute kid with a fantastic dream—one that came true!

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Nuno Rocha / 14 min / USA / 2012

A sappy Hollywood romance gets Meta when scriptwriters discover an unexpected power.

Satire about Illness in Animation
Claude Cloutier / 9 min / Canada / 2012

Nothing and no one can wake Princess Betty in this playful riff on fairytale conventions.

Documentary about Family in Live-Action
Benedict Campbell / 14 min / UK / 2012

A daredevil family keeps a visceral form of entertainment alive in this beautiful black and white documentary.