Short of the Week

USA

Experimental about Sexuality in Live-Action
Melanie Abramov / 8 min / USA / 2012

A titillating satire that both exposes the commodification of women and hints at a reversal of power in one of the more tantalizing yet uncomfortable films you’re likely see this year—NSFW.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Doug Nichol / 15 min / USA / 2012

An American advertising producer in Shanghai tries to sell fast food to the Chinese. An endearing portrait of a modern day “Mad Man.”

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Wes Ball / 8 min / USA / 2012

In the vein of Sci-Fi VFX shorts like “The Raven” and “Rosa”, Wes Ball creates a thrilling and gorgeous CG chase sequence, sure to draw the attention of Hollywood.

Action about Crime in Live-Action
Justin Lutsky / 14 min / USA / 2012

If at first you don’t deliver cocky perfection, try try again—a behind the scenes look at the making of a classic action hero in this comedy from On the Lot alum, Justin Lutsky.

Experimental about Human Nature in Special FX
Andrew Huang / 10 min / USA / 2012

An experimental film dealing with themes of separation and connection, Andrew Huang’s latest is a jaw droppingly gorgeous visual symphony in 3 movements.

Epic about Love in Live-Action
Cole Schreiber / 12 min / USA / 2012

The zombie art-house film that will have you feeling a spot of compassion for the undead.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Josh Soskin / 11 min / USA / 2012

An ambitious mover is blindsided when he discovers that one of the pieces of furniture left behind for him is a suicidal daughter with 20 minutes left to live.

Documentary about Love in Live-Action
Matt Morris / 10 min / USA / 2012

Come rain or shine, 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes devotes six hours every day to an endearing traffic ritual that has made him one of the island’s most cherished citizens.

Satire about Inspiration in Puppetry
Joseph Pelling, Becky Sloan / 3 min / USA / 2012

Sardonic sing-a-long about the importance of thinking creatively from the talented This Is It crew.

Fantasy about Inspiration in 3D Animation
Brandon Oldenburg, William Joyce / 14 min / USA / 2012

The Oscar-nominated film + app about a man’s magical love for books that put the beloved Moonbot Studios on the map. *UPDATE: The filmmakers have removed the free version, but you can purchase the film on iTunes for $1.99

Sci-Fi about Greed in Stop-Motion
Kevin Parry / 3 min / USA / 2012

In a desolate land, greed overcomes self-preservation in this cautionary tale from an apprentice of stop-motion legend, Henry Selick.

Documentary about Love in Found Footage
Penny Lane / 16 min / USA / 2011

Lyrical, meditative documentary on the immensity of the universe and the persistent human spirit to experience it to the utmost.

Dark Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Larry & Terry Ziegelman / 8 min / USA / 2011

Two jihadists bump into each other at a small coffee shop and bicker over who’s “special day” it is in this dark satirical comedy.

Comedy about Greed in Animation
Stephen Neary / 7 min / USA / 2011

When his soul leaves through his eyeball, it is up to two friendly deer to take care of Dr. Breakfast’s catatonic body.

Sci-Fi about Reality in Live-Action
Vincent LaForet / 11 min / USA / 2011

Award-winning cinematographer and DSLR-expert Vincent LaForet continues his collaboration with Canon in this showcase film for the new c300 camera.

Horror about Other Worlds in Live-Action

3 new visions of horror from leading filmmakers as they adapt video game classics to the world of short film.

Horror about Desperation in Live-Action
Alex Horwitz / 21 min / USA / 2011

The scientist who cured the Z virus is hiding a secret from this zombie-infected world.

Experimental about Inspiration in Animation
Michel Gagné / 6 min / USA / 2011

A feast for the senses blending improvised music with abstract animation in this 4-year long hand-drawn animation.

Experimental about Human Nature in Animation
Erick Oh / 1 min / USA / 2011

A surrealist art film dripping with sub-conscious symbolism from Pixar animator, Erick Oh.

Documentary about Growth in Live-Action
Rob Spence / 12 min / USA / 2011

The current limits of science are a lot further than you might imagine when it comes to human modification. Join the “Eyeborg” has he explores what’s cutting-edge, in this unique branded film promoting the video game Deus Ex.

Experimental about Identity in Animation
Kelsey Stark / 4 min / USA / 2011

An acronym for “Let’s Get Fucked Up and Die”, this student work is purposely provocative in exploring the artist’s own feelings about growing up suburban.

Documentary about Music in Live-Action
Sean Dunne / 23 min / USA / 2011

A look into the culture of Insane Clown Posse fans who attend the annual Gathering with a shared love for cheap partying, a sense of family, and escape from dysfunctional lives.

Comedy about Redemption in Live-Action
Jason Reitman / 17 min / USA / 2011

Jason Reitman’s breakthrough short film follows Robert as he learns that it’s the little things in life that count the most.

Horror about Illness in Live-Action
Adam Wingard / 15 min / USA / 2011

Adam Wingard’s latest feature “You’re Next” will be coming to a theater near you soon. But for now, check out this series of three meditative shorts about damaged, desirable, dangerous women.

Music Video about Nature in Live-Action
Michael Ragen / 13 min / USA / 2011

A lone man traverses the desolate Alaskan wilderness in this extended music video for Portugal The Man.