Short of the Week

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Experimental about Identity in Animation
Kelsey Stark / 4 min / USA / 2011

An acronym for “Let’s Get Fucked Up and Die”, this student work is purposely provocative in exploring the artist’s own feelings about growing up suburban.

Exploitation about Revenge in Special FX
Clément Deneux / 4 min / France / 2011

He’s back. And someone is going to have to kill him…again.

Horror about Illness in Live-Action
Adam Wingard / 15 min / USA / 2011

Adam Wingard’s latest feature “You’re Next” will be coming to a theater near you soon. But for now, check out this series of three meditative shorts about damaged, desirable, dangerous women.

Festival Online Program / September 20, 2011

Tomorrow marks the beginning of this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s most prestigious outlet for artistic animation. In light of the “close, intimate relationship” the festival…

Action about Desperation in 3D Animation

Maximall means maximalism in this outrageous and gorgeous chase film that assaults your eyes.

Horror about Family in Live-Action
Bobby Miller / 12 min / USA / 2011

Paul jerked off in the shower. Paul just impregnated his bath tub. Last year’s most outrageous Sundance short, now online.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Andrea Arnold / 24 min / UK / 2011

The 2003 Oscar winner, this film is a searing and intimate portrait of a single-mom and her 4 children in contemporary Britain.

Documentary about Loss in Animation
Rausch Brothers / USA / 2011

Public Television’s StoryCorps oral history project selected three histories to be animated commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Horror about Growth in Special FX

On this Labor Day I hope your holiday goes better than Señor Olivares’. While trying to relax on the beach, Sea Monsters come to slaughter everyone.

Action about Nature in 3D Animation

A night on the town turns deadly for three sentient plants, escaped from the botanical garden they called homed.

Fantasy about Love in 3D Animation

An ode to Disney “Princess” films, this 2010 Supinfocom short whimsically applies fairy-tale conventions to a modern romance gone stale.

Branded Film about Life & Society in Stop-Motion
Johnny Kelly / 2 min / UK / 2011

Branded Content for Chipotle, this short animation from RCA-grad Johnny Kelly uses stop-mo, clean designs and Willie Nelson (!) to tell a touching story of sustainable agriculture.

Horror about Conspiracy in Multi-Media

A spooky mystery is teased out of a single photograph, in this suspenseful animation nominated for Canada’s Genie award in 2009.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Special FX
Dan Trachtenberg / 6 min / USA / 2011

Impressive effects highlight this fan-film for the hit 2007 puzzle video game. Dan Trachtenberg, host of the hit “Totally Rad Show” directs.

Essay about Identity in Animation
Andrea Dorfman / 12 min / Canada / 2011

When animator Andrea Dorfman falls for a plastic surgeon, she must confront her own hang ups regarding her appearance in this sweet, but powerful film-confession.
(U.S. Audiences Only)

Online Program / August 24, 2011

Edit 8/24 7pm PST: I’ve confirmed with the Exec Producer of POV that the film rights are for the USA only and thus geo-blocked for International audiences. My apologies!

Documentary about Art in Live-Action
Eric Slatkin / 8 min / USA / 2011

Richard and Judith Selby Lang have, for years, been picking up plastic detritus from Kehoe Beach in Northern California and using these found objects to create art. The results are pretty spectacular.

Experimental about Art in Stop-Motion
Max Hattler, W+K Tokyo Lab / 5 min / Germany / 2011

Visual artist Max Hattler transitions from the digital to the practical in this amazing stop-motion piece which traces the history of 20th century art and design.

Fantasy about Loss in 3D Animation
Marius Herzog / 12 min / Germany / 2011

German student Marius Herzog produced this incredible and lush gothic animation as his graduation film in 2009.

Adventure about Human Nature in Animation
Dylan White / 3 min / UK / 2011

A son recounts the legend of his father, an avid hunter whose collection lacked only one mythical beast…

Satire about Human Nature in Live-Action
Tim Hamilton / 12 min / Canada / 2011

Experience the weird but hilarious disconnect of a group of advertisers saying exactly what they’re feeling in this vintage internet classic.

News / August 8, 2011

The Atlantic Magazine, esteemed general interest rag for the policy-elite, has extended its sights to internet video. Late last week saw the launch of a curatorial venture on the magazine’s…

Music Video about Love in Live-Action
Drew Barrymore / 11 min / USA / 2011

Drew Barrymore updates West Side Story in this MTV-produced project for buzz-band Best Coast.

Essay about Life & Society in Live-Action
Rick Mereki / 3 min / USA / 2011

3 friends create three indelible short travel films, each centering around a specific topic.

Comedy about Loss in Special FX
Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan / 1 min / USA / 2011

The latest, hilarious viral short from DANIELS the team behind the amazing Dogboarding!