Short of the Week

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Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Josh Crockett, Daniel Sinclair / 10 min / USA / 2014

(NSFW) A young couple has a big plan to spice up their love life when their friend, Holly, comes over for dinner.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
John William Ross / 20 min / USA / 2014

A storm rages outside, but it is within the walls of her home that a woman finds her life spinning out of control.

Mystery about Crime in Live-Action
Zach Wechter, Jack Seidman / 24 min / USA / 2014

A shrewd high school detective must solve a curious gangland crime to protect the girl he loves.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Rory Uphold / 12 min / USA / 2014

Andy tries to get over her ex by getting under Morgan. The results are awkward and unexpected.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Zoe McIntosh / 3 min / New Zealand / 2014

The Christchurch Earthquake left the majority of its population devastated, but for a small group of homeless people, disaster brought about new and luxurious living opportunities—a taste of what it’s like to live like a king.

Western about Human Nature in Live-Action
Eric Kissack / 8 min / USA / 2014

A narrator sets up the story of a lone gunslinger who walks into a saloon. However, the people in this saloon can hear the narrator and the narrator may just be a little bit bloodthirsty.

Sci-Fi about Survival in Live-Action
Stephen Fingleton / 16 min / UK / 2014

A man lives in a forest, surviving through murder and deceit. When he finds himself drawn to two strangers, his strict code of self-preservation is put to the test.

Thriller about Social Justice in Live-Action
Aritz Moreno / 6 min / Spain / 2014

Outraged villagers attempt to rid themselves of the danger resting on the outskirts of their community.

Article News / May 29, 2014

As short film curators, we often get asked the broad question: why make a short film? After all, they tend to be money losers, and even if you do capture…

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Kevin A. Fraser / 8 min / USA / 2014

A short documentary about David Welsford, who has given up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap.

Dramedy about Growth in Live-Action
Chris Keener, Rob Shore / 22 min / USA / 2014

Steven Crosby, a small town missionary in a strange land stumbles upon the low road to salvation with the help of a little Mayan girl, a black magic woman, and a saint with a cigar

Dark Comedy about Family in Live-Action
Andrew Napier / 9 min / USA / 2014

Three siblings plot to steal their Grandmother’s fortune, without realizing that Grandma has a plot of her own.

Horror about Decay in Live-Action
Dominik Hartl / 24 min / Austria / 2014

Anna should have had a closer look at the fine-print of her rental contract – for the old Viennese apartment is a creature with never ending appetite, living off the youth of its residents.

Comedy about Crime in Flash Animation
Martin Woolley, Tom Gran / 5 min / UK / 2014

Set in a prison for criminally poor writers, a gang of cons get ahold of the script to their own lives and attempt to re-write it in order to make their escape.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Jesse Coane / 7 min / USA / 2014

Childhood friends, Adam and James, are both back in town for Thanksgiving. After a long night drinking with their hometown crew, the estranged friends decide to hike up the hill where they used to hang out in time past.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Ben Aston / 5 min / UK / 2014

London seems a little less lonely when Lucy meets a libidinous cosmonaut on chatroulette.

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action
David Higgs / 13 min / UK / 2014

A nameless man arrives home one evening. He has ten minutes left to live. His wife has even less.

Dramedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Darren Kaliciak, Matt Sadowski / 11 min / Canada / 2014

An exceptionally grumpy employee at the Family Fun Centre may get closer to finding love and happiness after he’s befriended by a precocious 6-year-old.

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Riley Hooper / 9 min / USA / 2014

(NSFW) Despite blindness, multiple sclerosis, and lung cancer, photographer Flo Fox continues to shoot the streets of New York City.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Stanley Brode / 13 min / USA / 2014

Faced with the prospect of a true connection, lonely and insecure Brad scrambles to save his relationship before it even starts.

Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Adam Baran / 9 min / USA / 2014

It’s 1994 and there’s no Internet. So 14-year-old Jack Hoffman sets off on a quest to find a stash of gay porn from across town before anyone finds out.

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War about Survival in Live-Action
Acim Vasic / 10 min / Serbia / 2014

In the depths of a snowy forest in an unknown wartime, two soldiers from opposing armies try to outwit each other in a perilous game of cat and mouse.

Thriller about Inspiration in Live-Action
Stephen Schuster / 10 min / USA / 2014

A young writer. A prostitute. An old desert motel. All stories need an ending and all endings need a beginning.

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Michael Callahan / 13 min / USA / 2014

David and Kate’s sex life is on the wane. In an effort to save their relationship, they decide to raise the stakes: have sex that night or break up.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Jordana Spiro / 12 min / USA / 2014

A child taxidermist, an outsider in his small town, is entranced by a girl who finds his work beautiful. But just as their relationship begins to progress, he does something that drastically changes everything.