Short of the Week

Jason Sondhi

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…

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Darren Thornton / 11 min / Ireland / 2010

A dynamic and well written story in a social realist vein. Frankie is fifteen and soon he’s going be a daddy. Desperate to become a good father despite the absence of his own, Frankie struggles to learn how.

Article / September 17, 2010

The assault that the city of New York has been under for the last week, perpetrated by 5’11, birdlike amazons, garbed in freakish war paint and extravagant, yet bizarrely soft…

SOTW / September 2, 2010

Short of the Week is now rockin’ it like 2009! Visit our new Facebook page and click the “like” button to get our curated short film selections right in your…

Fantasy about Growth in Animation

Nostalgic yet dark, sexy but absurd, this lovely and unique animation about a young Hong Kong girl, her oft-absent lover and a jealous octopus slowly wraps its tentacles around you.

News / August 24, 2010

Word arrived Stateside this morning, not through any official announcement, but through the tweets of his friends and collaborators. Kon Satoshi, one of the leading lights of Anime, director of…

Documentary about Life & Society in Special FX
Gavin Kelly / 4 min / Ireland / 2010

What if fantasy characters from World of Warcraft existed in our world? That’s what this documentary from Dublin explores, and I in turn explore how the film is perfect representative of short film today.

News / August 5, 2010

It’s fun when mainstream sites do pieces on short film, and in a rare treat, two such articles were published online today. First up is a brief article and slideshow…

Interview / July 18, 2010

Reign of Death, the subject of our recent feature review, is one of the most confidently stylish shorts we’ve seen in a while. Its director, Matthew Savage, has served as…

Festival / July 9, 2010

Just stumbled upon something really cool by complete accident! Maybe I should be ashamed to call myself an <ahem> “short film expert” and not have heard of this since it’s…

Film Noir about Crime in Special FX
Matthew Savage / 6 min / UK / 2010

1940′s visual styling combines with a futuristic setting in this sci-fi take on the hardboiled gumshoe. Now in development as a feature.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
David Michôd / 13 min / Australia / 2010

A stylish and meditative film centering on the unhappy life of a neglected teen, told from the perspective of his neighbor who attempts to make sense of him.

Sci-Fi about Identity in Live-Action
Simon Bovey / 8 min / UK / 2010

Beam me up! Transporters are a reality in this spare, realistic sci-fi short. However they are not perfect, as one man is about to find out.