Short of the Week

Web Competition

Western about Desperation in Performance
Edson Oda / 5 min / USA / 2013

Classic face off with Death told through a series of drawings and objects.

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action
David Victori / 13 min / Spain / 2012

After the murder of Leo’s wife a single idea circles endlessly within his head: revenge. Winner of the YouTube “Your Film Festival” and a ridiculous $500,000 prize at Venice.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Bernardo Nascimento / 15 min / UK / 2012

An air-traffic controller receives a transatlantic emergency signal from a lost plane.

Comedy about Childhood in Live-Action
Temujin Doran / 8 min / USA / 2011

A sweet film about a boy and the myriad of uses he finds for a cardboard box. A Nokia Shorts entry.

Branded Content Branded Film Online Program Web Competition / June 28, 2011

Sunday night at the Edinburgh Film Festival, the much-promoted Nokia Shorts Competition drew to a close with the debut screening of the 8 finalist films. Shot entirely on Nokia…

Festival Online Program Web Competition / June 16, 2011

Palm Springs! We are very close to the arrival of North America’s most important film festival dedicated to shorts. I know not everybody follows the festival scene, and I…

Comedy about Identity in Live-Action
Jac Schaeffer / 10 min / USA / 2011

A man sets his inner mustache free and finds himself in this Tribeca “Pitch Your Film” contest winner.

Cannes Festival Web Competition / May 5, 2011

Yeesh, I’m sure some of you are getting dispirited with the sheer number of short films to watch lately, but there is no let up. It’s the summer festival…

Dramedy about Friendship in Stop-Motion
Kirsten Lepore / 5 min / USA / 2010

Separated by the sea, a unique duo pass along details of their lives through a bottle. An elegiac animation of minimalist perfection.

Drama about Nature in Live-Action
Ramin Bahrani / 17 min / USA / 2010

Werner Herzog gives voice to a plastic bag’s existential crisis. A very unique and powerful filmmaking statement by celebrated director Ramin Bahrani.

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.

News Web Competition / October 2, 2009

You may have heard the news today. Despite President Obama’s personal lobbying, the International Olympic Committee snubbed Chicago as host for the 2016 games in favor of Rio. It was…

News Web Competition / October 1, 2009

Bablegum winner

Drama about Hope in Live-Action
Joshua Weigel / 22 min / USA / 2009

Amid the Great Depression, a limbless man joins a circus and searches to become more than just a sideshow act in this Doorpost winning film.

Music Video about Love in Live-Action
Kurt Nishimura / 4 min / USA / 2008

Winner of the MTVU Decemberists’ Green Screen Challenge, this short follows a young lady’s unnatural obsession with an old TV set.