Short of the Week

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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!

Branded Film about Growth in Stop-Motion
Aardman Animation / 2 min / UK / 2011

The “World’s Largest Stop Motion” Gulp is Aardman Animation and Nokia’s followup to the hit branded film “Dot”.

Interview / August 2, 2011

Yesterday’s feature review was Hands Solo, a wicked funny mockumentary about a deaf porn star and the girl who got away. I caught up with the director, William Mager over…

Action about Friendship in 3D Animation

Your traditional student animation chase scene—Dutch-style. Evidently this means copious amounts of drugs and psychedelic imagery!

Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
William Mager / 14min min / UK / 2011

What if a Deaf man became an internationally famous adult film star, all because he’s very very good with his hands?

Dark Comedy about Art in Multi-Media
Joseph Pelling, Becky Sloan / 3 min / UK / 2011

A dark take on chidlren’s Tv classics, London’s “This Is It Collective” try and teach us how to be creative.

Comedy about Perseverence in 3D Animation
Rob Silvestri / 4 min / Canada / 2011

Ormie the Pig is desperate to get the cookies on top of the fridge, but is constantly stymied, in this modern day slapstick.

Comedy about Revenge in Live-Action
Doug Karr / 8 min / USA / 2011

A doting husband goes ballistic when, upon his first wedding anniversary, he suspects infidelity on his wife’s part.

Experimental about Human Nature in 3D Animation
Alessandro Bavari / 8 min / Italy / 2011

Metachaos is a multi-disciplinary project from accomplished, ambitious, Italian artist Alessandro Bavari, which includes a photo-set, mixed-method paintings and this short film, an 8min assault on the senses

Drama about Loss in 3D Animation

A creator’s puppets must struggle to carry on after their master is gone. A bizarrely moving animation from Supinfocom students.