Short of the Week

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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.

Experimental about Life & Society in

CURRENTLY OFFLINE. In a story that plays out entirely on a teenager’s computer screen, Noah follows its eponymous protagonist as his relationship takes a rapid turn for the worse in this fascinating study of behavior (and romance) in the internet age. NSFW

Drama about Sexuality in Live-Action
Hannah Fidell / 12 min / USA / 2013

On the precipice of adulthood, fourteen-year-old Lisellen Uhlmann is without a man in her life; her father is distant and boys in school ignore her. When Duncan Baits invites her to hang out with his friends, everything changes, and in an instant everything goes drastically wrong.

Horror about Other Worlds in Animation
Late Night Work Club / 38 min / USA / 2013

Late Night Work Club, a collective comprised of the most promising minimalist animators on the internet, releases their first project—an omnibus of shorts that tell stories from the great beyond.

Experimental about Growth in Multi-Media

In a lifeless urban landscape where time itself has stopped its crawl, a mad ballet is commencing and a newly hatched butterfly is about to die. A celebrated mixed-media experimental film combining stop-motion, 3D modeling and CT scans.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Ian Harnarine / 16 min / Canada / 2013

In rural Trinidad, Dhani struggles to support himself and his mother by selling doubles (Trinidad’s quintessential street food). When his estranged father returns from Canada unexpectedly, Dhani must decide if he will help save his father’s life despite their strained relationship.

Documentary about Life & Society in Multi-Media
Matthew Bate / 14 min / Australia / 2013

Murder, sex, drugs, art & politics… A film exploring the mystery of why sneakers appear on telephone lines around the world.

Sci-Fi about Corruption in Special FX
Adam Marisett / 8 min / Canada / 2013

When an old childhood friend tracks him down, Quinn is confronted with the dilemma of choosing to remain idle in a city run by the corrupt Coreley Corporation or finally finish the war he never wanted to be a part of. A viral prelude to a planned TV series

Sports about Loss in Animation
Joe Sparkes / 3 min / UK / 2013

A boxer is given reason to reflect on his upcoming fight when a moth sneaks into his locker room.