Short of the Week

USA

Thriller about Desperation in Live-Action
John Strong / 10 min / USA / 2014

A man frantically tries to hide an embarrassing accident in this morning-after tale.

Fantasy about Life & Society in Stop-Motion
Kirsten Lepore / 11 min / USA / 2014

A girl journeys through a vibrant, pulsing, macrocosmic landscape, but a precipitous incident compels her to venture up a mountain in an attempt to save herself.

Thriller about Inspiration in Live-Action
Stephen Schuster / 10 min / USA / 2014

A young writer. A prostitute. An old desert motel. All stories need an ending and all endings need a beginning.

Romance about Love in Puppetry
Mauchi Baiocchi / 7 min / USA / 2014

Cicadas come out of the ground for a party at the end of their lives.

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Michael Callahan / 13 min / USA / 2014

David and Kate’s sex life is on the wane. In an effort to save their relationship, they decide to raise the stakes: have sex that night or break up.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Jordana Spiro / 12 min / USA / 2014

A child taxidermist, an outsider in his small town, is entranced by a girl who finds his work beautiful. But just as their relationship begins to progress, he does something that drastically changes everything.

Experimental about Other Worlds in Claymation
Allison Schulnik / 8 min / USA / 2014

A rhythmic ritual is performed by a bizarre ensemble of macabre figures.

Thriller about Sexuality in Live-Action
Jon Bryant Crawford / 20 min / USA / 2014

NSFW! A troubled teenager seeks help from his neighbor who has a secret. A thrilling psychological scenario ensues.

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Jeremy Hersh / 20 min / USA / 2014

From SXSW 2013. A white jewish girl joins her native American girlfriend on a visit to her parent’s place. Her attempts at family bonding go terribly wrong.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Todd Strauss-Schulson / 12 min / USA / 2014

A young man, heartbroken when his girlfriend dumps him, hires a prostitute to recreate the mundane intimacies he used to take for granted.

Sci-Fi about Conquest in Live-Action
Henry Dunham / 17 min / USA / 2014

An advanced virtual machine, with a troubling choice for humanity, reaches out for help to a humble janitor.

Documentary about Love in Live-Action
Bianca Giaever, Rachel Antonoff / 6 min / USA / 2014

An internet breakout filmmaker + a rising fashion designer with tons of celeb friends = an adorable fashion film about love.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Sean Dunne / 8 min / USA / 2013

“A whole lot of bikes, a whole lot of fun”…welcome to Black Bike Week.

Horror about Redemption in Live-Action
Alex Grybauskas / 18 min / USA / 2013

On the floor of a bar restroom, a man on his deathbed is offered a deal that could save his life – but in the process may destroy his humanity.

Dramedy about Art in Live-Action
Shia LaBeouf / 12 min / USA / 2013

This is the story of Howard Cantour. A warrior. His life as a film critic and how he comes to terms with reviewing his hero’s film.

Romance about Growth in Live-Action
Yulin Kuang / 18 min / USA / 2013

Sixteen-year-old Katya Liu is determined to increase her bust size before a study date with her science lab partner.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Andrew Renzi / 13 min / USA / 2013

On a night out in New York City, a young man avoids his problems.

Drama about Friendship in Special FX
Peter Szewczyk / 17 min / USA / 2013

A mentally unstable vagrant comes to the aid of a student. When she tries to return the favor, she gets far more than she bargained for.

Action about Survival in Live-Action
Ryan Connolly / 11 min / USA / 2013

From Film Riot’s Ryan Connolly, a man wakes up to find himself prisoner to a proximity triggered bomb attached to his ankle.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Nick Palmer / 15 min / USA / 2013

Every Christmas, Bruce Mertz lights up the neighborhood with his dazzling festive displays – discover how a kid who grew up on a farm with no electricity became Mr. Christmas.

Drama about Perseverence in Live-Action
Daniel D'Alimonte / 24 min / USA / 2013

At the precipice of adulthood, a troubled thief joins a boxing club where he encounters values of structure, discipline and perseverance.

Drama about Growth in Live-Action

The story of a boy who walks the line between imagination and reality, and the day he realizes he may not be able to do so forever.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Jonás Cuarón / 7 min / USA / 2013

An Inuit fisherman stationed on a remote fjord in Greenland makes radio contact with a distressed caller. A campion piece to the blockbuster film, Gravity.

Dramedy about Childhood in Multi-Media
Keith Bearden / 7 min / USA / 2013

Two young teens obsess about “The Raftman”, a comic superhero who does next to nothing.

Comedy about Childhood in Live-Action
Cameron Sawyer / 18 min / USA / 2013

It’s 1987. Infatuated with the hottest girl in school, sixth-grader, Cameron, puts everything on the line – including his mullet – to win the girl of his dreams. Starring Hailee Steinfeld.