Short of the Week

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Drama about Identity in Live-Action
Justin Giddings, Ryan Welsh / 19 min / USA / 2015

A young Deaf woman undergoes an experimental medical procedure that is supposed to “cure” her of her deafness and give her the ability to hear.

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Sam Boyd / 19 min / USA / 2015

A mockumentary about two relationships—one fresh, one stale—and the perils of contemporary dating.

Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Ramin Serry / 6 min / USA / 2015

A Manhattan bachelor dies and tries to convince an angel to put him back into his body so he can have a one night-stand.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Andy Nguyen / 23 min / Vietnam / 2015

A washed up former pop star lives in exile pedaling a bicycle taxi aimlessly in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, until he meets a 16-year-old girl who discovers who he is.

Drama about Anarchy in Multi-Media
Max Landis / 12 min / USA / 2014

From Max Landis, a simple film about a girl and her unconventional art project (only available online until 01/02/15)

Sports about Perseverence in Live-Action
Lance Oppenheim / 10 min / USA / 2014

After losing his job, a record-holding professional football player refuses to sacrifice his blindingly obsessive dreams of returning to the NFL in the face of his new, harsh realities.

Dark Comedy about Reality in Live-Action
Luke McCoubrey, Peter McCoubrey / 17 min / USA / 2014

An office stiff wakes up in an alley mysteriously covered in blood. In the aftermath, he attracts the attention of his beautiful coworker, granting him a new lease on life …but something strange is afoot.

Dramedy about Growth in Live-Action
Nick Vitale, Tyler Nilson / 10 min / USA / 2014

When a new bridge is built connecting his island to the mainland, a boy has to come to grips with the change and opportunities that come along with it.

Sports about Perseverence in Live-Action
Spike Lee / 16 min / USA / 2014

The best summer of her life is only the beginning for 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis. With the support of her family and passion for sports, Mo’ne stands for girls who want to play with the boys. Directed by Spike Lee.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Jacob Motz / 20 min / USA / 2014

When two universes collide and create exact duplicates of both people and inanimate objects on a single version of Earth, a hopeless romantic finds himself able to win the heart of his dream girl’s double.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Jordan Bayne / 28 min / USA / 2014

When estranged couple, Sara and Sonny, come to the aid of their dying daughter, the experience sends them spiraling into spiritual crisis and brutal heartbreak

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Shahir Daud / 8 min / USA / 2014

While waiting to board his flight to America, Augusto Ramirez remembers the three biggest regrets of his life.

Romance about Music in Live-Action
Yulin Kuang / 19 min / USA / 2014

After a bad breakup, Zoe Smallman decides to take down her ex-boyfriend in a wizard rock battle of the bands with help from her best friend, Charlie.

Satire about Human Nature in Live-Action
Nathaniel Lindsay / 15 min / Australia / 2014

In the Summer of 1980 a successful yuppie faces an existential crisis when a Nosferatic ghoul joins his social circle and undermines his social status.

Horror about Reality in Live-Action
Daniel Zimbler / 12 min / UK / 2014

At a country manor in Edwardian England, a parlor trick becomes a bewitching, as one of the guests gets his dark desire.

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action
Brian Crano / 18 min / USA / 2014

When a butcher loses his dog, his life starts to unravel

Sci-Fi about Corruption in Live-Action

In a the near future, a private company has developed a technology that requires its clients to store their memory data on a single server. In this highly controlled world, a young woman has the power to change things.

Drama about Crime in Live-Action
Josh Soskin / 13 min / Mexico / 2014

A 13-year-old boy from Tijuana embarks on his first drug smuggle across the Arizona/Mexico border

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Micha Hilliard / 14 min / USA / 2014

An honest portrait of autism told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tim and his supportive family. Together, they’ll be fine.

Sci-Fi about Redemption in Live-Action
James Cooper / 10 min / Canada / 2014

A time traveler meets with a journalist in a hotel room under the guise of sharing their story for an article, but what the journalist doesn’t know is that the time traveler has an ulterior motive for inviting him that will change his life forever.

Adventure about Loss in Animation
Eoin Duffy / 6 min / Ireland / 2014

On a quest to find his missing scarf, Albert the squirrel unearths problems far beyond his own.

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
The Funk Brothers / 14 min / USA / 2014

Alone, with no one to inherit his family legacy, a farmer struggles to find purpose in his life.

Comedy about Friendship in Multi-Media
Raymond Lai, Randall Park / 22 min / USA / 2014

Two best friends own and operate a convenience store together in a surreal cartoon world.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
AJ Sheeran, Sam Shapson / 10 min / USA / 2014

After his mother’s passing, a boy turns to a girl who claims her spaceship can take him to a planet for departed souls.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Sam Zalutzky / 16 min / USA / 2014

Summer camp suddenly becomes very strange for 15 year-old Lizzie when she is forced to play a Holocaust role-play game.