Short of the Week

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Documentary about Loss in Live-Action
Josh Koury, Myles Kane / 12 min / USA / 2014

The unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute, a facility that stores human beings at below-freezing temperatures in cryopreservation.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Ben Aston / 5 min / UK / 2014

London seems a little less lonely when Lucy meets a libidinous cosmonaut on chatroulette.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Mark Lester / 11 min / USA / 2013

A year in the life of a guy and his car. A funny/romantic/tragic short film.

Fantasy about Beauty in Special FX
Peter Szewczyk / 8 min / Poland / 2013

A young girl, creative and idealistic, dreams of brighter days in a forgotten Eastern European city.

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Anthony Deptula / 6 min / USA / 2013

Dating in Los Angeles is hard, especially when you have a crappy car.

Dark Comedy about Desperation in Live-Action
Jonathan Reid-Edwards / 18 min / UK / 2012

Office politics lead to absurdly dark actions in this “Mad Men” era black comedy from director Jonathan Reid-Edwards

Dark Comedy about Life & Society in Live-Action
Doron Hagay / 9 min / USA / 2012

Everyone writes to Erica Wexler on her Facebook, and she’s great about responding. But Erica Wexler is dead.

Fantasy about Love in Live-Action
Peter Lewis / 7 min / USA / 2012

A girl finds a mysterious, old Polaroid camera that does far more than meets the eye.

Comedy about Conquest in Live-Action
Leo Burton / 14 min / UK / 2012

When a you choose a popular dueling spot to settle your quarrel, others might intrude.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Bruce Thierry Cheung / 8 min / Thailand / 2012

A boy is reborn with memories of his previous lives and tries to fix the mistakes of the past.

Documentary about Family in Live-Action
Benedict Campbell / 14 min / UK / 2012

A daredevil family keeps a visceral form of entertainment alive in this beautiful black and white documentary.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Doug Nichol / 15 min / USA / 2012

An American advertising producer in Shanghai tries to sell fast food to the Chinese. An endearing portrait of a modern day “Mad Man.”

Music Video about Friendship in Live-Action
Emil Trier / 5 min / Norway / 2011

Experience nostalgia and nervous anticipation as these Norwegian girls say goodbye to the good times and anxiously await their uncertain futures at the end of the school year in this music video for Norwegian electronica artist, Torgny.

Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Joe Burke / 8 min / USA / 2011

There’s just one thing in Mark’s way of a great night with a dream girl—her creepy male roommate—in this awkward comedy with a stellar cast of B-list celebrities.

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.

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”.

Branded Film about Other Worlds in Special FX
Seth Worley / 9 min / USA / 2011

When activated, the “plot device” spontaneously transforms our hero’s world into any number of cliched film scenarios. A hit branded film for software company Red Giant.

Documentary about Human Nature in Live-Action
Sean Dunne / 15 min / USA / 2011

Jonny Corndawg, prolific underground country singer, marathon runner. Another portrait of an eccentric character by the acclaimed Sean Dunne.

Essay about Nature in Live-Action
Jamie Stuart / 4 min / USA / 2011

The film Roger Ebert declared should win the Oscar, this video essay is a homage to Vertov’s classic, “Man with a Movie Camera”.

Essay about Community in Live-Action
Edward Copestick / 6 min / USA / 2011

A homeless man in Sydney finds some control over the city in this HDSLR film shot entirely at night with available light.

Documentary about Childhood in Live-Action
Tommy Petroni / 4 min / USA / 2011

The simple follies of youth are captured so beautifully in this kaleidoscope of teenage moments.

Dramedy about Identity in Live-Action
Paul Trillo / 5 min / USA / 2010

A cute, absurd little film about a man who starts a cult with just one member—himself.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Paul Rojanathara, Davis Johnson / 14 min / USA / 2010

A look at the power of influential ideas and their ability to rapidly infect our culture and everyday lives.

Documentary about Loss in Live-Action
Eliot Rausch / 6 min / USA / 2010

As Oden’s struggle with cancer comes to end, Jason must to say goodbye to his best friend in this touching film that took home the top prize in the first annual Vimeo Awards.

Experimental about Hope in Live-Action
Robin Risser / 8 min / France / 2009

A still photographer steps behind the lens to tell this beautifully-composed story of a man’s quest to cure to his lonely existence.