Short of the Week

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Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Special FX
Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull / 14 min / USA / 2013

Project Kronos is a documentary film set in the not too distant future, following a mission to achieve interstellar space travel. As the mission unfolds with extraordinary results, the scientists find themselves dealing with a much bigger agenda.

Tragedy about Love in Live-Action
Joshua Leonard / 12 min / USA / 2013

A young couple confronts a painful future by looking to the past. A tender and heartbreaking short by Josh Leonard (Hung).

Fantasy about Nature in 3D Animation

Abel lives in the winter and Apolline lives in the summer. Isolated in their “natures”, they never met each other. But, their encounter will soon become more complicated than they could imagine. Both of them will have to learn compromise to protect the other…

Myth about Inspiration in 3D Animation
Darragh O’Connell / 10 min / Ireland / 2013

An old explorer close to freezing in the Arctic re-lives the events that brought him there in the first place.

Parody about in Live-Action

Jesus doesn’t only raise Lazarus from the dead…A hilarious, campy retelling of what didn’t make it into the Bible.

Western about Desperation in Performance
Edson Oda / 5 min / USA / 2013

Classic face off with Death told through a series of drawings and objects.

Fantasy about Beauty in Live-Action
David Field / 15 min / USA / 2013

Photographer David Field’s eerie world comes alive in this ten minute fable of an elderly woman’s transformation.

Article Branded Content SOTW / December 28, 2012

A short history of the developing genre and its successes and failures over the past decade.

Experimental about Loss in Live-Action
Mitch Jenkins / 32 min / UK / 2012

Comics legend Alan Moore along with Mitch Jenkins unveil a phantasmagoric English dreamtime made of goosefleshed pin-up girls, burned out comedians and faulty lights, with judgement just behind the tinsel.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Drake Doremus / 7 min / USA / 2012

A unique Branded Content Series from Intel and Toshiba directed by 2011 Sundance Grand Jury Winner Drake Doremus (Like Crazy)

Drama about Sexuality in Live-Action
Michael Kinirons / 21 min / Ireland / 2012

Lowland is a teenage girl temporarily living in the middle-of-nowhere Ireland while her father is on an archaeological dig. When she happens across two young brothers cutting peat in a bog, a surprise discovery brings the three of them together for a night of exploration

Action about Crime in 3D Animation
Philippe Gamer / 4 min / France / 2012

Four sassy cougars enjoy the thrill of a chase in this action-packed short that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Fantasy about Nothing in Animation

Complementing Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom is this collection of super brief animated short stories based on the main character’s library books.

Poem about Beauty in Live-Action
Damion Power / 11 min / Australia / 2012

16 year old Adam cruelly teases a classmate. When he seeks her out to apologise, she has quite different plans for him. Years later, when least expected, the memory of this event comes back to haunt Adam.

Experimental about Growth in 3D Animation
Or Bar-El / Israel / 2012

In a bland, ultilitarian world of rhythm and order, one worker finds his inner Jazz.

Comedy about Conquest in Live-Action
Leo Burton / 14 min / UK / 2012

When a you choose a popular dueling spot to settle your quarrel, others might intrude.

Experimental about Reality in Live-Action
Zellner Brothers / 5 min / USA / 2012

A story in two parts, the Zellner Bros. play with audience expectations masterfully in a short that exemplifies the art of the setup.

Experimental about The End in Animation
Philip Bacon / 9 min / UK / 2012

A sparse, metaphorical rotoscope animation that made waves at Ottawa, Annecy, and Stuttgart.