Short of the Week

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Drama about Friendship in Animation
Eamonn O'Neill / 10 min / Ireland / 2014

SotW Award winner Eamonn O’Neill (I’m Fine Thanks) returns with his graduation film from the Royal College of Art.

Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Conor Byrne / 12 min / USA / 2014

A 10-year-old boy is thrust into the tumultuous world of puberty when he gets a new pair of eyeglasses.

Action about Perseverence in Live-Action
James McFay / 15 min / Japan / 2014

A heartbroken girl gets into a taxi. Ten minutes later, the driver is fighting for her life.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Luke Monaghan / 8 min / USA / 2014

Former drug kingpin Fredrick James Staves, the legendary badass known as “Baby Gangster”, invites Luke Monaghan into his world of custom cars and regrets.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Chris Caldwell, Zeek Earl / 13 min / USA / 2014

Alone on a foreign world a father and daughter must fend for themselves in place without law.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Bram Schouw / 11 min / Netherlands / 2014

A bittersweet examination of friendship, life, love and enduring bonds. Three youngsters make a roadtrip that will change their lives forever. But they, and you, could never be prepared for what happens in Sevilla.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Special FX
Moe Charif / 12 min / USA / 2014

This slick and anticipated fan film is based on the video game Deus Ex Human Revolution.

Online Program / March 24, 2014

African teens surfing trains, an ancient form of soccer that is more akin to martial arts, and the aftermath of an unspeakable war-time tragedy, these are the stories highlighted…

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Vance Malone / 7 min / USA / 2014

In this intimate portrait of destiny, passion, and loss, Irina Markova, a solitary Russian poodle trainer, reveals her transcendent relationship with her dogs.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Francesca Coppola / 15 min / Italy / 2014

Father and daughter share a sentimental moment, but trouble boils under the surface.

Fantasy about Life & Society in Stop-Motion
Kirsten Lepore / 11 min / USA / 2014

A girl journeys through a vibrant, pulsing, macrocosmic landscape, but a precipitous incident compels her to venture up a mountain in an attempt to save herself.

SOTW / February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the great actors of our time has sadly and prematurely died today.
We don’t have any special remembrances to share, and we’ll abstain from any…

Drama about Love in Motion Graphics
Jonas Odell / 14 min / Sweden / 2014

West German terrorist Norbert Kröcher was arrested on March 31, 1977. He was leading a group planning to kidnap politician Anna-Greta Leijon. A number of suspects were arrested, one of them was Kröcher’s ex-girlfriend, “A”. This is her story.

Drama about Survival in Live-Action
Campbell Hooper / 9 min / New Zealand / 2014

When statistician John Wilkins is sucked out of a plane at 43000 feet, he calculates that he has exactly 3 minutes and 48 seconds before he hits the ground.

Documentary about Love in Live-Action
Bianca Giaever, Rachel Antonoff / 6 min / USA / 2014

An internet breakout filmmaker + a rising fashion designer with tons of celeb friends = an adorable fashion film about love.

Playlist / December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays everyone!  Ivan prepared a YouTube show on Dark, Twisted Holiday shorts just this month you should check out, however, at this point, I’m a wee bit tired of…

Playlist / December 11, 2013

Yesterday afternoon saw the announcement of Sundance’s short film lineup for 2014, 66 short films that will play Park City this upcoming January. The competition was fierce, with a…

Sports about Loss in Live-Action
Anders Walter / 16 min / Denmark / 2013

Oscar Short-Listed in 2012, 9 Meter tells the story of Daniel, a 16-year-old who believes breaking his long jump records is keeping his dying mother alive. He sets out to make the most dangerous jump of his life.

Comedy about Identity in Live-Action
Wes Anderson / 8 min / Italy / 2013

Film director par excellence, Wes Anderson, returns to his commercial ways with this delightful branded film for fashion house Prada.

SOTW / October 31, 2013

Hello short film fans! It’s been a frightful 3 whole years since we last produced a Halloween Horror Playlist. Way, way too long. So here’s an update, an exhaustive…

Sci-Fi about Human Nature in Special FX
Rob McLellan / 8 min / UK / 2013

An emotional robot reconciles his feelings of loss—through butchery! A VFX horror short, being adapted into a feature by MGM.

Satire about Human Nature in Animation
Jeanette Bonds / 5 min / USA / 2013

A hand-drawn animated documentary satire adapted from a conversation overheard in a Santa Monica restaurant in 2011. Four lawyers engage in a bantering dinner conversation that quickly devolves into a grotesque and brutal comedy of cruelty and hypocrisy. Warning: Incredibly foul and inappropriate.

Sci-Fi about Love in Live-Action
Jesse Atlas / 11 min / USA / 2013

War, fate, and a broken walkman transcend space and time in this sci-fi love story.

Experimental about Life & Society in Live-Action
Denis Villeneuve / 12 min / Canada / 2013

During an opulent and luxurious banquet, complete with cavalier servers and valets, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage. In this absurd and grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events undermines the endless symphony of abundance.

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Cynthia Wade / 28 min / USA / 2013

15 year old Vinh lives in a remote Cambodian village and has accepted his destiny – to be sick for the rest of his life with incurable arsenic poisoning. A chance to star in a karaoke video about the dangers of arsenic allows Vinh to wonder if he truly knows his destiny. Winner of over 9 major festival awards.