Short of the Week

Georg Csarmann

News News / January 25, 2014

Creating art with other people is one of the greatest pleasures of filmmaking if you’re working with a team and not all by yourself. The joy of doing something together…

Experimental about Identity in Multi-Media
Jonathan Caouette / 14 min / Canada / 2013

Jonathan Caouette creates a mysterious experimental film about red eyes and Chloe Sevigny making scary faces.

Dramedy about Childhood in Multi-Media
Keith Bearden / 7 min / USA / 2013

Two young teens obsess about “The Raftman”, a comic superhero who does next to nothing.

Documentary about Life & Society in Flash Animation
Stefan Nadelman / 23 min / USA / 2013

One of the most celebrated of all modern shorts, Terminal Bar is a fascinating pictorial history of a New York City bar whose customers, from the hard-drinking working class Irish to the coiffed African American gay male, continually transform its focus during a 10-year period.

Dramedy about Family in Live-Action
Michael Cera / 20 min / USA / 2013

In a self-effacing attempt to save his father from a death by deterioration, a young man enlists his curmudgeonly boss and Kelis to perform a song, and a miracle.

Comedy about Life & Society in Live-Action
Rawson Marshall Thurber / 4 min / USA / 2013

A retired NFL linebacker is recruited by a corporate firm to maintain order in their office, in this classic short mockumentary from the writer-director of Dodgeball.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
David Friedman / 3 min / USA / 2012

Retirement is for people who work, not for people who live. David Friedman’s short but inspirational portrait of inventor Ralph Baer.

Drama about Sexuality in Live-Action
Gregor Schmidinger / 23 min / Austria / 2012

An adolescent boy, who serves the Austrian Military Forces, experiences homosexual feelings towards one of his comrades. It’s their last night at the Austrian-Hungarian border, socially isolated and armed with loaded weapons.

Experimental about Love in Multi-Media
Ryan Powell, Vadim Gershman / 4 min / USA / 2012

Overlaid on top of images of hyperkinetic traffic, a familiar narrative is told in a novel way—through text messages.

Dark Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Larry & Terry Ziegelman / 8 min / USA / 2011

Two jihadists bump into each other at a small coffee shop and bicker over who’s “special day” it is in this dark satirical comedy.

Music Video about Friendship in Live-Action
Emil Trier / 5 min / Norway / 2011

Experience nostalgia and nervous anticipation as these Norwegian girls say goodbye to the good times and anxiously await their uncertain futures at the end of the school year in this music video for Norwegian electronica artist, Torgny.

Comedy about Identity in Live-Action
Jac Schaeffer / 10 min / USA / 2011

A man sets his inner mustache free and finds himself in this Tribeca “Pitch Your Film” contest winner.

Essay about Nature in Live-Action
Jamie Stuart / 4 min / USA / 2011

The film Roger Ebert declared should win the Oscar, this video essay is a homage to Vertov’s classic, “Man with a Movie Camera”.

Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Jason Reitman / 8 min / USA / 2011

Before he became household name, Jason Reitman created this clever comedy about a couple looking to iron out a few details before they hook up.

Musical about Love in Live-Action
Nacho Vigalondo / 7 min / Spain / 2010

A woman enters a cafe only to find its diners in complete silence. Then… a man breaks into song. It’s a surprising, genre-bending film nominated for an Oscar in 2004.

Drama about Decay in Multi-Media
Virgil Widrich / 11 min / Austria / 2010

An Oscar-nominated film about a copy shop clerk who accidentally duplicates himself and sets off a chain reaction of unintended consequences—filmed from 18,000 photocopied frames.

Drama about Family in Animation
Adrien Merigeau / 11 min / Ireland / 2010

Beautiful soft-spoken film about a son’s attempt to reconnect with his estranged father.