Short of the Week

USA

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 Live-Action
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.

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.

Experimental about Life & Society in
Benjamin Villeda / 14 min / USA / 2014

‘Utah’ is a bartender who struggles with his relationship and personal dilemmas while juggling a late night shift in a busy New York City bar.

Drama about Conquest in Animation
Nathan Campbell / 2 min / USA / 2014

Aquaphobia: a persistent and abnormal fear of water.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Josh Baker, Jonathan Baker / 15 min / USA / 2014

With a mysterious duffle bag in hand, a 12-year old boy takes us on an introspective journey out of the city and into the remote countryside of upstate New York.

Adventure about Conquest in Live-Action

Renegade has lost everything…all he has left is his Renegade underwear. Embarking on a quest to claim back what is rightfully his, he battles through dangerous lands to win back his wife from the evil Dr. Monocle.

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Micha Hilliard / 14 min / USA / 2014

An honest portrait of autism told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tim and his supportive family. Together, they’ll be fine.

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.

Dramedy about Life & Society in Live-Action
Greg Bratman, Dusty Brown / 12 min / USA / 2014

Two nobodies try to find their place in a world of somebodies.