Short of the Week

USA

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
E.J. McLeavey-Fisher / 12 min / USA / 2014

Joe Leisner, the charming owner of New York comic book store Comic Book Heaven, prepares to close his shop after 60 years in the business.

Dark Comedy about Reality in Live-Action
Luke McCoubrey, Peter McCoubrey / 17 min / USA / 2014

An office stiff wakes up in an alley mysteriously covered in blood. In the aftermath, he attracts the attention of his beautiful coworker, granting him a new lease on life …but something strange is afoot.

Tragedy about Identity in Live-Action
Chinonye Chukwu / 15 min / USA / 2014

A tale of tragedy and acceptance as a man revisits his old neighborhood and contemplates a fateful event from his childhood.

Dramedy about Growth in Live-Action
Nick Vitale, Tyler Nilson / 10 min / USA / 2014

When a new bridge is built connecting his island to the mainland, a boy has to come to grips with the change and opportunities that come along with it.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Ryan Reichenfeld / 12 min / USA / 2014

The story of Arizona teenager Sean – A small-town skate enthusiast with dreams of making it big.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Alexander Engel / 3 min / USA / 2014

Two college kids. First apartment. Shit gets real. Fast.

Sci-Fi about Love in Live-Action
Wilson Bethel, Dugan O'Neal / 11 min / USA / 2014

A tale of love lost in the distant future where people relive their fondest memories with virtual reality.

Essay about Family in Live-Action
Douglas Gautraud / 5 min / USA / 2014

A beautiful ode to to grandfathers, moms, and discovering what being an adult means.

Sports about Perseverence in Live-Action
Spike Lee / 16 min / USA / 2014

The best summer of her life is only the beginning for 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis. With the support of her family and passion for sports, Mo’ne stands for girls who want to play with the boys. Directed by Spike Lee.

Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
David Soll / 12 min / USA / 2014

Paul is the custodian of a nuclear missile silo, living alone in the vast underground structure. More interested in his passion – painting and sculpting the missile – than his duties, he gets a lousy performance review that threatens his job.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Jacob Motz / 20 min / USA / 2014

When two universes collide and create exact duplicates of both people and inanimate objects on a single version of Earth, a hopeless romantic finds himself able to win the heart of his dream girl’s double.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Jordan Bayne / 28 min / USA / 2014

When estranged couple, Sara and Sonny, come to the aid of their dying daughter, the experience sends them spiraling into spiritual crisis and brutal heartbreak

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Joris Debeij / 6 min / USA / 2014

A quiet, yet powerful portrait about a young man named Terrance and his struggles to overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Shahir Daud / 8 min / USA / 2014

While waiting to board his flight to America, Augusto Ramirez remembers the three biggest regrets of his life.

Documentary about Survival in Animation
Tom Schroeder / 6 min / USA / 2014

Marcel survives the bird flu, alcohol, sleeping pills and his son Max. Though blinded in one eye, he remains the King of Tervuren.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Ian Samuels / 14 min / USA / 2014

An ageing fisherman develops an intimate relationship with a lobster

Dark Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Harrison Atkins / 6 min / USA / 2014

Owen never learned about sex or relationships from his parents, since they turned into cats. But today, with the help of a human girl, Owen is going to learn a lot. [NSFW]

Dark Comedy about Community in Special FX
DANIELS / 13 min / USA / 2014

A red ball bounces past a cafe and a couple folks’ houses and then goes to the beach.

Romance about Music in Live-Action
Yulin Kuang / 19 min / USA / 2014

After a bad breakup, Zoe Smallman decides to take down her ex-boyfriend in a wizard rock battle of the bands with help from her best friend, Charlie.

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.

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action
Brian Crano / 18 min / USA / 2014

When a butcher loses his dog, his life starts to unravel

Horror about Crime in Live-Action
Jamie Ryan Scott Brooks / 9 min / USA / 2014

An undaunted Sheriff’s Deputy sets out on a solo mission to find a missing girl in the erie backwoods of East Texas

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Justin Robinson / 17 min / USA / 2014

Bobby and Sherry struggle with one of the most difficult of life’s challenges.

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.

Sci-Fi about Human Nature in Live-Action
Ethan Shaftel / 13 min / USA / 2014

A man taking care of his cybernetic pet is threatened by a group of idle troublemakers.