Short of the Week

Rob Munday

Festival / September 10, 2014

It’s that time of year again, summer is drawing to a close and that can only mean one thing…that’s right – the return of the Encounters Film Festival here. Commencing…

Sci-Fi about Survival in Special FX
Jason Wishnow / 9 min / China / 2014

In the not-too-distant future, a water smuggler navigates a tumultuous, dystopian city on the brink of a water shortage.

Adventure about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Loïc Bramoullé / 6 min / France / 2014

A tiny and mysterious cat-like creature awakes in the remains of his smouldering spaceship and finds himself on a journey through a beautiful and dangerous world, in a quest for answers.

Drama about Perseverence in Live-Action
Dylan Stephen Levers / 12 min / USA / 2014

Tom and Maddy are a horribly mismatched young couple. How far will they go to hold their relationship together?

Drama about Desperation in Live-Action
Adam Hall / 16 min / USA / 2014

Gary is trapped on a wheel he can’t get off. Some call it fate, others bad luck, but Gary has his own conclusions.

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Spencer Susser / 13 min / USA / 2014

A traveler in Washington DC gets a mysterious gift: a laptop that grants all his wishes. How will he wield his unexpected powers?

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Ben Ockrent, Jake Russell / 7 min / UK / 2014

Events take an unexpected turn when a suspicious man follows a young mother and her daughter home from school.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Tom Gould / 8 min / New Zealand / 2014

The life and times of Martyka ‘Skin Dog’ Brandt – a member of New Zealand’s largest and most notorious gang, the Mighty Mongrel Mob.

Drama about Conquest in Live-Action

On the verge of forced retirement, a worn-out, aging sheep shearer takes drastic measures to keep his numbers up.

Dramedy about Identity in Live-Action
Hughes William Thompson / 9 min / USA / 2014

After his wife leaves him, Charles begins to assume the identities of strangers at a local coffee shop to avoid being alone.

Fantasy about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Hank Friedmann / 11 min / USA / 2014

A group of bored suburban teens experiment with a mysterious new drug

Comedy about Greed in Live-Action
Justin Dec / 6 min / USA / 2014

Hot off the success of Cars and Planes, a room full of executives dreams up the next big franchise… Boats

Comedy about Family in Animation
Gervais Merryweather / 9 min / UK / 2014

When his daughter Betty is left in his care for the day can Fredrick Frinklesworth and Wall Street survive the mayhem that ensues?

Thriller about Crime in Live-Action
Adam DeViller / 8 min / Canada / 2014

A gang of petty criminals enlists the last-minute help of an irrational acquaintance to pull off a robbery [NSFW].

about Life & Society in
Erica Rotberg / 5 min / Israel / 2014

A short film about escaping the realities of life.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Hervé Demers / 15 min / Canada / 2014

Nine-year-old Noémy is about to leave the carefree world of childhood behind.

Drama about Human Nature in Animation
Ed Chen / 2 min / USA / 2014

An animated short film about the nature of humans, envy and the violence we see in society.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Harris Wittels, Armen Weitzman / 10 min / USA / 2014

Six friends embark on a mushroom trip together.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Stop-Motion
George Metaxas / 11 min / USA / 2014

The last two inhabitants of a space station have to decide whether to save themselves or the lives of everyone on the last outpost in our solar system, Uranus City.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Jeroen Bogaert / 21 min / UK / 2014

12-year-old Mila has a secret crush on her 40 year old neighbour and coach, Sam. When she finds out that he’s moving away to Italy for at least a year, she conceives a plan to go with him.

Dark Comedy about Life & Society in 3D Animation

A giant blue man wanders an alien planet, his actions controlled by the chickens in his mind

Horror about Desperation in Live-Action
Alfonso Garcia / 5 min / Spain / 2014

A man’s obsession with the world of the dead leads him to make one last phone call in a quest for salvation.

Fantasy about Survival in 3D Animation
Alex Glawion / 7 min / Germany / 2014

In an alien world, a creature is granted the chance to alter the future.

Documentary about Love in Animation
Freddy Arenas / 2 min / USA / 2014

Tim and Sarah McEown never saw their 22-year age difference as an obstacle in their relationship, until Tim had a heart attack.

Drama about Life & Society in Animation
Mak Ying-Ping / 8 min / UK / 2014

A man becomes a social outcast when he refuses to give up breathing.