Short of the Week

Real Film

Drama about Abuse in Live-Action
Ari Aster / 29 min / USA / 2012

The Johnsons are an attractive, upper-middle class family with a perverse little secret. Ari Aster directs, this dark satire of the domestic melodrama.

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 Love in Live-Action
Eddie O'Keefe / 13 min / USA / 2011

A mysterious gang rolls into town and a young girl falls into that momentous kind of love that only hits the naive in this homage to the rough and tumble 1950′s.

Experimental about Human Nature in Live-Action
Gus Van Sant / 9 min / USA / 2011

A bizarre instructional film from Gus Van Sant’s early days as a filmmaker that teaches us to perfect the details of everyday life and turns out to be an appropriate allegory for filmmaking.

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.

Fantasy about Life & Society in Live-Action
Guy Maddin / 14 min / Canada / 2010

A love story to Canada, Guy Maddin directs this film for the NFB about a Bosnian immigrant who uses the Aurora Borealis to broadcast images across the country.

Parody about Love in Live-Action
Max Sacker / 4 min / Germany / 2009

A brief yet inventive 16mm short highlights our hero’s journey into the cinema screen in order to save the starlet he loves.

Sci-Fi about Childhood in Live-Action

A young boy rides through his memories in this early student-made sci-fi effects film.