Short of the Week

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Poem about Human Nature in Animation
Diego Maclean / 2 min / Canada / 2011

The simple line-drawn animation of a Billy Collins poem about the insignificant moment when your life flashes before your eyes.

Comedy about Life & Society in Animation
Cordell Barker / 9 min / Canada / 2011

A runaway train provides the scene for cartoonish antics and bitingly funny class conflicts.

Documentary about Beauty in Animation
Bastien Dubois / 11 min / France / 2010

The Oscar-nominated animation about a journey across the geographic and cultural landscape of Madagascar.

Dramedy about Friendship in Stop-Motion
Kirsten Lepore / 5 min / USA / 2010

Separated by the sea, a unique duo pass along details of their lives through a bottle. An elegiac animation of minimalist perfection.

Festival / December 17, 2010

So in my rush to post the new PES film, I failed to realize it was just one in a series of top-notch releases by the premium cable giant, featuring…

Essay about Nature in Stop-Motion
Pes / 2 min / USA / 2010

Animation master, PES, brings the deep sea to life using nothing but old tools.

Horror about Desperation in Live-Action
Jarrett Lee Conaway / 9 min / USA / 2010

Zombies are taking over the world but this clueless group of slackers is more interested in video games and the girl next door in this Horror/Comedy.

Action about Desperation in 3D Animation

Forbidden love sets off a wild chase between a deer-headed teenager and his girlfriend’s hunting father in this illustrative, action-packed film from Supinfocom students.

News / December 10, 2010

One of my personal favorite shorts, Soft, by British director Simon Ellis has come home to the internet. I reviewed the film in 2008, however the article at that…

Branded Content Online Program / December 3, 2010

I watched a ton of skate and surf movie as a kid growing up in the hotbed of alternative sports culture, Southern California. I was an accomplished if not…

Documentary about Human Nature in Collage Animation
Jonas Odell / 13 min / Sweden / 2010

A triptych of personal stories recounted in the first person, Lies is a remarkable and profound series of animated vignettes dramatizing “lies”—ones we make to strangers, ones we tell to those we love, and the ones we use to convince ourselves.

Festival / November 19, 2010

We like reading up on animation festivals because more often than not you can find several of the winning short films online already. Ottawa International Animation Festival is North America’s…

SOTW / November 13, 2010

Festival trailers are a cool little sub-genre of design and animation. Short and sweet, they are nice displays of creativity. We haven’t featured them in the past, and probably…

Festival / November 10, 2010

Titular character of Marcel the Shell

While festivals and online outlets still exist as two different worlds, it seems that every online mainstay wants to become a festival (see…

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Paul Rojanathara, Davis Johnson / 14 min / USA / 2010

A look at the power of influential ideas and their ability to rapidly infect our culture and everyday lives.

Sci-Fi about Conquest in Animation
Malcolm Sutherland / 5 min / Canada / 2010

A space traveller finds himself on a planet filled with tiny suicidal men.

Branded Film about Desperation in Live-Action
Edward McHenry, Rory McHenry / 7 min / USA / 2010

The Commuter is a charmingly impressive Nokia branded short, commissioned to tout the capabilities of the N8, the Finnish handset maker’s newest HD video phone. In that way it is…

Music Video about Beauty in Live-Action
Kanye West / 34 min / USA / 2010

A swan-woman explores the perils of modern life in this stylish experimental film from hip hop artist Kanye West.

Festival / October 22, 2010

Right on the heels of Vimeo’s successful celebration of itself with their own Vimeo Festival, YouTube came out last night with an exclusive event at New York’s Guggenheim Museum…

Comedy about Redemption in Live-Action
Greg Nicotero / 8 min / USA / 2010

In need of a monster for your motion picture? Look no further than the United Monster Talent Agency.

Action about Crime in 3D Animation

Pete, by day, an awkward salesman, by night, a government-controlled secret agent assigned to thwart a theft

News / October 13, 2010

Virgin Media Shorts is fun online competition out of the UK that just finished up its third year. Sponsored by the giant Branson-lead conglomerate in collaboration with the ubiquitous UK…

News / October 9, 2010

Vimeo has achieved an impressive evolution over the last couple of years from simply one of dozens of simple user-generated content sites (UCG) into a powerhouse short media destination…

Article / October 7, 2010

We published part 1 of this fashion film roundup to honor the end of New York fashion week and since then London and Milan have had their turn. Now we’re…

News / September 22, 2010

To all our fans in the New York area! Both Andrew and I will be out at the NYC Short Film Festival this weekend to take in some great shorts…