Short of the Week

35mm

Fantasy about Inspiration in Live-Action

An aging circus performer seeks to mend the troubled relationship he has with his young son.

Drama about Perseverence in Live-Action
Daniel D'Alimonte / 24 min / USA / 2013

At the precipice of adulthood, a troubled thief joins a boxing club where he encounters values of structure, discipline and perseverance.

Comedy about Childhood in Live-Action
Cameron Sawyer / 18 min / USA / 2013

It’s 1987. Infatuated with the hottest girl in school, sixth-grader, Cameron, puts everything on the line – including his mullet – to win the girl of his dreams. Starring Hailee Steinfeld.

Thriller about Human Nature in Live-Action
Zach Wechter / 11 min / USA / 2013

A political thriller set in the underhanded world of high school government.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Graham Tallman / 10 min / USA / 2013

NOW OFFLINE DUE TO COPYRIGHT FROM AFI: Simon is an undercover space agent whose new mission finds him on Earth awaiting pickup by his parents’ spaceship

Western about Redemption in Live-Action
Justin Lerner / 25 min / USA / 2013

After spending a year in a juvenile center for beating up his stepfather, Todd Turnbull returns to his backwoods hometown repentant. When he finds his best friend, withering away without any medical attention due to the family’s spiritual beliefs, Todd must make a choice: let his friend die; or break his oath of non-violence.

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action
David Karlak / 19 min / USA / 2013

An underhanded company man is offered assistance by a secret organization that immerses him in forces beyond his control.

Mystery about Life & Society in Live-Action
Victor Carrey / 11 min / Spain / 2013

Chewing gum. A dog leash. An Australia shaped stain on the wall. A bent traffic light… Each of these elements has its own story, even though all of them together can create a new plot.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Mark Gutteridge / 9 min / UK / 2013

A group of uncommunicative neighbors closely monitor a new tenant’s movements until they meet via their intercom.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Josh Soskin / 11 min / USA / 2012

An ambitious mover is blindsided when he discovers that one of the pieces of furniture left behind for him is a suicidal daughter with 20 minutes left to live.

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.

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.

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.

Musical about Love in Live-Action
Nacho Vigalondo / 7 min / Spain / 2010

A woman enters a cafe only to find its diners in complete silence. Then… a man breaks into song. It’s a surprising, genre-bending film nominated for an Oscar in 2004.

Drama about Decay in Multi-Media
Virgil Widrich / 11 min / Austria / 2010

An Oscar-nominated film about a copy shop clerk who accidentally duplicates himself and sets off a chain reaction of unintended consequences—filmed from 18,000 photocopied frames.

Drama about Nothing in Live-Action
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen / 3 min / USA / 2009

Brief look at the curious interactions between a lone cowboy and a theater ticketer by the Coen brothers.

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Wes Anderson / 13 min / USA / 2007

Wes Anderson gives us a glimpse into the dysfunctional relationship between a hotel hermit and his ex-girlfriend served up with Anderson’s no lack of quirkiness.