Short of the Week

Student Films

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.

Fantasy about Life & Society in Stop-Motion
Kirsten Lepore / 11 min / USA / 2014

A girl journeys through a vibrant, pulsing, macrocosmic landscape, but a precipitous incident compels her to venture up a mountain in an attempt to save herself.

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Ben Aston / 14 min / UK / 2014

Lovestruck Randy gets more than he bargained for when he finally gets to meet his prison pen pal Crystal.

Thriller about Sexuality in Live-Action
Jon Bryant Crawford / 20 min / USA / 2014

NSFW! A troubled teenager seeks help from his neighbor who has a secret. A thrilling psychological scenario ensues.

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 Childhood in Live-Action
Kellen Moore / 20 min / USA / 2013

A mysterious Stranger kidnaps Peter Pan on his return to the Darling House.

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.

Satire about Human Nature in Animation
Jeanette Bonds / 5 min / USA / 2013

A hand-drawn animated documentary satire adapted from a conversation overheard in a Santa Monica restaurant in 2011. Four lawyers engage in a bantering dinner conversation that quickly devolves into a grotesque and brutal comedy of cruelty and hypocrisy. Warning: Incredibly foul and inappropriate.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
James Sweeney / 13 min / USA / 2013

A young man has first-time sex with both male and female partners, but is he more drawn to one than the other? (NSFW)

Drama about Childhood in Animation

This is the story of Barnie, a grown man who likes to play with his childish reflection.

Horror about Religion in Live-Action
Carlo Mirabella-Davis / 26 min / USA / 2013

A family of evangelical Christians traveling through upstate New York give a ride to an unusual knife salesman

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.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Ian Harnarine / 16 min / Canada / 2013

In rural Trinidad, Dhani struggles to support himself and his mother by selling doubles (Trinidad’s quintessential street food). When his estranged father returns from Canada unexpectedly, Dhani must decide if he will help save his father’s life despite their strained relationship.

Sports about Loss in Animation
Joe Sparkes / 3 min / UK / 2013

A boxer is given reason to reflect on his upcoming fight when a moth sneaks into his locker room.

Documentary about Illness in Multi-Media
Lance Oppenheim / 7 min / USA / 2013

An elderly gentleman attempts to retrieve forgotten memories while battling the progression and regression of the cycles of life.

Drama about Conspiracy in Live-Action
Julio O. Ramos / 12 min / Peru / 2013

NSFW — The manager of a cheap motel resorts to questionable actions in order to make ends meet.

Dramedy about Love in 3D Animation
Yonni Aroussi, Ben Genislaw / 6 min / Israel / 2013

An animated journey into the future of a young couple moving in together for the first time.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Richard Parkin / 19 min / Mexico / 2013

After an accident on the water, a deep-sea diver must confront the deadly nature of his profession and the responsibilities to his family.

Comedy about Friendship in Stop-Motion
Milen Vitanov / 5 min / Germany / 2013

This dog has a new best friend—his own tail! An award winning 2.5D animated short from director Milen Vitanov.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Eric F. Martin / 13 min / USA / 2013

A short film about a woman who learns she may have been switched at birth.

Documentary about Music in Animation
Sara Gunnarsdottir / 10 min / Iceland / 2013

The Pirate of Love is an animated documentary about an outsider musician, Daniel C. This is an oral history that follows one mans soulful songs of love, pride and loneliness.

Drama about Perseverence in Live-Action
Sam de Jong / 20 min / Netherlands / 2013

A talented gymnast makes a life-changing discovery as she prepares for an important tournament, which is her last chance to reach the top. A Sundance 2013 short.