Short of the Week

Sundance

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Vance Malone / 7 min / USA / 2014

In this intimate portrait of destiny, passion, and loss, Irina Markova, a solitary Russian poodle trainer, reveals her transcendent relationship with her dogs.

Drama about Love in Motion Graphics
Jonas Odell / 14 min / Sweden / 2014

West German terrorist Norbert Kröcher was arrested on March 31, 1977. He was leading a group planning to kidnap politician Anna-Greta Leijon. A number of suspects were arrested, one of them was Kröcher’s ex-girlfriend, “A”. This is her story.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Jordana Spiro / 12 min / USA / 2014

A child taxidermist, an outsider in his small town, is entranced by a girl who finds his work beautiful. But just as their relationship begins to progress, he does something that drastically changes everything.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Andrew Renzi / 13 min / USA / 2013

On a night out in New York City, a young man avoids his problems.

Experimental about Identity in Multi-Media
Jonathan Caouette / 14 min / Canada / 2013

Jonathan Caouette creates a mysterious experimental film about red eyes and Chloe Sevigny making scary faces.

Dramedy about Childhood in Multi-Media
Keith Bearden / 7 min / USA / 2013

Two young teens obsess about “The Raftman”, a comic superhero who does next to nothing.

Sci-Fi about Love in Live-Action
Jesse Atlas / 11 min / USA / 2013

War, fate, and a broken walkman transcend space and time in this sci-fi love story.

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Cynthia Wade / 28 min / USA / 2013

15 year old Vinh lives in a remote Cambodian village and has accepted his destiny – to be sick for the rest of his life with incurable arsenic poisoning. A chance to star in a karaoke video about the dangers of arsenic allows Vinh to wonder if he truly knows his destiny. Winner of over 9 major festival awards.

Documentary about Life & Society in Flash Animation
Stefan Nadelman / 23 min / USA / 2013

One of the most celebrated of all modern shorts, Terminal Bar is a fascinating pictorial history of a New York City bar whose customers, from the hard-drinking working class Irish to the coiffed African American gay male, continually transform its focus during a 10-year period.

Adventure about Human Nature in Multi-Media
Kibwe Tavares / 18 min / UK / 2013

Jonah is a big fish story about the old and the new, and the links and the distances between them. A Sundance 2013 short film from the heralded creator of “Robots of Brixton”.

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.

Tragedy about Love in Live-Action
Joshua Leonard / 12 min / USA / 2013

A young couple confronts a painful future by looking to the past. A tender and heartbreaking short by Josh Leonard (Hung).

Comedy about Family in Live-Action
Clay Liford / 14 min / USA / 2013

A geriatric mother and her twenty-something son embark on a road trip to meet some dastardly drug dealers in order to replenish a supply of certain herbs.

about Conquest in Live-Action
Johnny Barrington / 14 min / Scotland / 2013

Nominated for a 2013 BAFTA, a tribe of Norse warriors traipse across a barren land after battle. Their chief, near death, is about to hand over power to his son when an army of a completely different kind descends upon them.

Parody about Corruption in Found Footage
Jason Willis / 7 min / USA / 2013

Catnip is all the rage with today’s modern feline, but do we really understand it? Once and for all the facts about this controversial substance are frankly discussed, in the long-lost drug educational film that never-was, “Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?”. A Sundance 2013 short film.

Music Video about Identity in Animation
Dash Shaw / 7 min / USA / 2013

A music video film, part of Sigur Ros’ celebrated “Valtari Mystery Film Experiment”, “Seraph” depicts a boy’s travails through life as he struggles to understand himself. A Sundance 2013 short film.

Documentary about Nature in Live-Action
Eva Weber / 3 min / UK / 2013

Journeying 400 kilometers above the polar circle to Karigasniemi village in Utsjoki, Finland, filmmaker Eva Weber captures the reindeer herding that has been the livelihood of the Arctic’s indigenous Sámi people for countless generations. A Sundance 2013 short film.

Music Video about Beauty in Live-Action
Khalil Joseph / 4 min / USA / 2013

A promo for electronic artist Flying Lotus, the impressionistic vision of rising star Khalil Joseph is displayed in this short, dreamlike trip through a Los Angeles project. A Sundance 2013 short film.

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
Andrew Ahn / 11 min / USA / 2012

When Nick attends his baby nephew’s ‘dol,’ a traditional Korean first birthday party, he finds himself yearning for a life just out of reach.

Drama about Decay in Animation
Stephen Irwin / 6 min / UK / 2012

A young pyromaniac bear misses his mother in this Sundance and Ottawa favorite.

Fantasy about Growth in Animation
Julia Pott / 7 min / UK / 2012

Oscar is coming of age, against his better judgment. In doing so he must experience the necessary evil of leaving something behind, but he can still feel it in the pit of his stomach.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Seith Mann / 21 min / USA / 2012

Friends meet at the crossroads of loyalty and morality and are forced to decide which path to walk.

Epic about Human Nature in Stop-Motion
Mikey Yes Please / 9 min / UK / 2012

Peter has discovered that the longer we live, the faster time passes. Before it’s too late, he finds hope for a cure in a curious little beetle.

Essay about Family in Stop-Motion
Kangmin Kim / 7 min / USA / 2012

An incredibly rich paper-based stop-motion film about the therapeutic powers of the Korean bathhouse from a CalArts student.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
David Michôd / 16 min / Australia / 2012

Harry really wants a rabbit. Harry’s dad really wants his wife back. A subtle but moving Sundance short from Australian director, David Michôd (Animal Kingdom).