Short of the Week

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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.

Drama about Childhood in Animation
Bruno Mangyoku, Tom Haugomat / 4 min / France / 2011

A champion swimmer is haunted by images from his childhood.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper / 10 min / USA / 2011

Growing old doesn’t mean growing sedentary. Meet the young-at-heart ladies of the Leisure World synchronized swim team.

Comedy about Growth in Live-Action
Tim and Eric / 14 min / USA / 2011

TV’s Tim and Eric descended upon Sundance 2011 with this, a short film of unbridled crudity.

News / July 20, 2011

In a key step towards our ongoing goal of taking over the internet and ruling with an iron fist, Filmmaker Magazine has honored both Andrew and I as part…

Comedy about Art in Live-Action
Yousheng Tng / 8 min / USA / 2011

Steadicam operator Yousheng Tang looks at the hilarious activities that go on behind the scenes at a film shoot via a well-executed, single long-take shot.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Doug Karr / 7 min / Canada / 2011

One man. Two superpowers. Three ex-wives. Four autopsies. The remarkable true story of David Karr, from the perspective of the grandson who wishes he knew him.

Documentary about Loss in Live-Action
Ransom Riggs / 6 min / USA / 2011

Writer/filmmaker Ransom Riggs directs this poetic look at the doomed inland desert oasis, “The Salton Sea”.

Comedy about Childhood in Live-Action
Temujin Doran / 8 min / USA / 2011

A sweet film about a boy and the myriad of uses he finds for a cardboard box. A Nokia Shorts entry.