Short of the Week

USA

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.

Experimental about Life & Society in Collage Animation
Kelly Sears / 8 min / USA / 2011

The mysterious events at a 1970′s high school are revealed between the pages of an old yearbook in this animation from collage veteran, Kelly Sears.

Horror about Family in Live-Action
Bobby Miller / 12 min / USA / 2011

Paul jerked off in the shower. Paul just impregnated his bath tub. Last year’s most outrageous Sundance short, now online.

Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Joe Burke / 8 min / USA / 2011

There’s just one thing in Mark’s way of a great night with a dream girl—her creepy male roommate—in this awkward comedy with a stellar cast of B-list celebrities.

Documentary about Loss in Animation
Rausch Brothers / USA / 2011

Public Television’s StoryCorps oral history project selected three histories to be animated commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Special FX
Dan Trachtenberg / 6 min / USA / 2011

Impressive effects highlight this fan-film for the hit 2007 puzzle video game. Dan Trachtenberg, host of the hit “Totally Rad Show” directs.

Satire about The End in Motion Comic
Hasraf HaZ Dulull / 9 min / USA / 2011

Usually we’re discouraging silly cat videos, but Fubar is an exception. Don’t get me wrong—silly it still is. In fact, it’s modus operandi seems to be taking the best viral…

Documentary about Art in Live-Action
Eric Slatkin / 8 min / USA / 2011

Richard and Judith Selby Lang have, for years, been picking up plastic detritus from Kehoe Beach in Northern California and using these found objects to create art. The results are pretty spectacular.

Music Video about Love in Live-Action
Drew Barrymore / 11 min / USA / 2011

Drew Barrymore updates West Side Story in this MTV-produced project for buzz-band Best Coast.

Essay about Life & Society in Live-Action
Rick Mereki / 3 min / USA / 2011

3 friends create three indelible short travel films, each centering around a specific topic.

Comedy about Loss in Special FX
Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan / 1 min / USA / 2011

The latest, hilarious viral short from DANIELS the team behind the amazing Dogboarding!

Comedy about Revenge in Live-Action
Doug Karr / 8 min / USA / 2011

A doting husband goes ballistic when, upon his first wedding anniversary, he suspects infidelity on his wife’s part.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Sofia Coppola / 14 min / USA / 2011

A cruel clique of high school girls obsessed with social life wreak havoc on their classmates with their psychological torment in this early film by Sofia Coppola.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper / 10 min / USA / 2011

Growing old doesn’t mean growing sedentary. Meet the young-at-heart ladies of the Leisure World synchronized swim team.

Comedy about Growth in Live-Action
Tim and Eric / 14 min / USA / 2011

TV’s Tim and Eric descended upon Sundance 2011 with this, a short film of unbridled crudity.

Comedy about Art in Live-Action
Yousheng Tng / 8 min / USA / 2011

Steadicam operator Yousheng Tang looks at the hilarious activities that go on behind the scenes at a film shoot via a well-executed, single long-take shot.