Short of the Week

Student Films

Dark Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Andy Fortenbacher / 13 min / USA / 2014

Gordon, a dimwitted but sweet man with pure intentions, follows some bad advice and tries to impress the woman of his dreams by scaring the daylights out of her.

Adventure about Love in Special FX
Michael Lukk Litwak / 10 min / USA / 2014

Dinosaurs have invaded Earth but neither Tommy nor Stacey care anymore, now that they’ve met each other. They escape the war, but whether they dive to the bottom of the ocean or fly to Outer Space, conflict always seems to find a way into their lives.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Jason B. Kohl / 14 min / USA / 2014

A pig farmer tests his unemployed son’s resolve to join the family business in director Jason B. Kohl’s SXSW 2013 short film.

Dark Comedy about Identity in Animation
Iria López / 8 min / UK / 2014

As the only pig in his family, José starts to come to terms with his identity when a new neighbour moves in next door.

War about Survival in Animation
David Adler / 19 min / Denmark / 2014

Two Danish soldiers serving in the German military in 1916 during World War I are stranded in a bomb shelter on the Western Front.

Sci-Fi about Corruption in Live-Action

In a the near future, a private company has developed a technology that requires its clients to store their memory data on a single server. In this highly controlled world, a young woman has the power to change things.

Sci-Fi about The End in Special FX

Leo, a Hi-Tech ‘pet’ robot, wanders alone in Paris following the mysterious disappearance of nearly all living species.

Drama about Community in Live-Action
Camille Stochitch / 20 min / USA / 2014

Joaquin, a 40 year old driving instructor, struggles to survive in a city where he arrived years ago as an undocumented worker.

Experimental about Human Nature in Collage Animation
Christine Hooper / 5 min / UK / 2014

Four in the morning, crapped out, yawning.

Comedy about Friendship in Multi-Media
Raymond Lai, Randall Park / 22 min / USA / 2014

Two best friends own and operate a convenience store together in a surreal cartoon world.

Comedy about Other Worlds in Animation
Rory Kerr / 4 min / UK / 2014

Two mischievous aliens attempts at earth manipulation yield curious and unexpected results.

Drama about Reality in Live-Action
Robert Hloz / 10 min / South Korea / 2014

Nick, a man with a supernatural ability, encounters Mia, a woman with the same ability. For better and for worse, Mia helps him to understand his power.

Comedy about Family in Animation
Gervais Merryweather / 9 min / UK / 2014

When his daughter Betty is left in his care for the day can Fredrick Frinklesworth and Wall Street survive the mayhem that ensues?

about Life & Society in
Erica Rotberg / 5 min / Israel / 2014

A short film about escaping the realities of life.

Mystery about Crime in Live-Action
Zach Wechter, Jack Seidman / 24 min / USA / 2014

A shrewd high school detective must solve a curious gangland crime to protect the girl he loves.

Drama about Crime in Live-Action
Benjamin Arfmann / 7 min / USA / 2014

A first person POV of the true story of a Sheriff’s deputy who encounters an aggressive driver on a lonely stretch of highway.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Jeroen Bogaert / 21 min / UK / 2014

12-year-old Mila has a secret crush on her 40 year old neighbour and coach, Sam. When she finds out that he’s moving away to Italy for at least a year, she conceives a plan to go with him.

Dark Comedy about Life & Society in 3D Animation

A giant blue man wanders an alien planet, his actions controlled by the chickens in his mind

Fantasy about Survival in 3D Animation
Alex Glawion / 7 min / Germany / 2014

In an alien world, a creature is granted the chance to alter the future.

Adventure about Conquest in 3D Animation

A fisherman returns to the dock to share the tale of his most epic fishing expedition with the boy waiting for him.

Comedy about Crime in Live-Action
Michael E Wood / 11 min / USA / 2014

Shot on location in Hasidic Brooklyn, this film puts a comedic spin on the typical dark NYC gang film.

Dark Comedy about Revenge in Animation
Jacob Streilein / 4 min / USA / 2014

A teacher’s life quickly spirals out of control after young Sid claims to have seen a man in the woods.

Drama about Friendship in Animation
Eamonn O'Neill / 10 min / Ireland / 2014

SotW Award winner Eamonn O’Neill (I’m Fine Thanks) returns with his graduation film from the Royal College of Art.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Mark Columbus / 7 min / USA / 2014

A deceptively simple film about “the Jimi Hendrix of Fiji,” forced to take a menial job in the United States when his wife became pregnant with the filmmaker.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Matthew James Reilly / 17 min / USA / 2014

At the end of what she hopes to be her last day at work, a young gas station attendant attempts to leave town permanently.