Short of the Week

USA

Mystery about Crime in Live-Action
Zach Wechter, Jack Seidman / 24 min / USA / 2014

A shrewd high school detective must solve a curious gangland crime to protect the girl he loves.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Yali Sharon / 6 min / USA / 2014

An adrenalized FMX rider attempts to construct and launch off a 60 foot ramp that will shoot him high enough to parachute down.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Nathan Honnold / 9 min / USA / 2014

An intimate portrait of Thomas Bennett, a man who lives on the fringes of society.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Rory Uphold / 12 min / USA / 2014

Andy tries to get over her ex by getting under Morgan. The results are awkward and unexpected.

Drama about Crime in Live-Action
Benjamin Arfmann / 7 min / USA / 2014

A first person POV of the true story of a Sheriff’s deputy who encounters an aggressive driver on a lonely stretch of highway.

Sci-Fi about Survival in Live-Action
P.J. Wolff / 14 min / USA / 2014

In a desolate desert area in Joshua Tree, a man and his dog encounter an inexplicable phenomenon.

Western about Human Nature in Live-Action
Eric Kissack / 8 min / USA / 2014

A narrator sets up the story of a lone gunslinger who walks into a saloon. However, the people in this saloon can hear the narrator and the narrator may just be a little bit bloodthirsty.

Adventure about Growth in Animation
Miguel Jiron / 7 min / USA / 2014

A young boy travels with his family to Nicaragua. When the boy fails to roll his r’s, his imagination takes over.

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
Casey Modderno / 14 min / USA / 2014

An over-worked father returns home to have an unsettling conversation with his son.

Documentary about Love in Animation
Freddy Arenas / 2 min / USA / 2014

Tim and Sarah McEown never saw their 22-year age difference as an obstacle in their relationship, until Tim had a heart attack.

Romance about The End in Live-Action
Dylan Allen / 16 min / USA / 2014

Even heroes have to do laundry sometimes.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Diesel Films, Seth Shapiro / 13 min / USA / 2014

Doctors gave him a five-percent chance of survival when he was born three months pre-mature. Now, he’s defying everyone’s expectations.

Documentary about Life & Society in Animation
Amy Enser, Drew Christie / 4 min / USA / 2014

A homeless teen describes his challenges and celebrates the triumph of his creative self.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Kevin A. Fraser / 8 min / USA / 2014

A short documentary about David Welsford, who has given up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap.

Dramedy about Growth in Live-Action
Chris Keener, Rob Shore / 22 min / USA / 2014

Steven Crosby, a small town missionary in a strange land stumbles upon the low road to salvation with the help of a little Mayan girl, a black magic woman, and a saint with a cigar

Dark Comedy about Family in Live-Action
Andrew Napier / 9 min / USA / 2014

Three siblings plot to steal their Grandmother’s fortune, without realizing that Grandma has a plot of her own.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Josh Izenberg / 16 min / USA / 2014

Disillusioned with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO.

Comedy about Crime in Live-Action
Michael E Wood / 11 min / USA / 2014

Shot on location in Hasidic Brooklyn, this film puts a comedic spin on the typical dark NYC gang film.

Dark Comedy about Revenge in Animation
Jacob Streilein / 4 min / USA / 2014

A teacher’s life quickly spirals out of control after young Sid claims to have seen a man in the woods.

Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Conor Byrne / 12 min / USA / 2014

A 10-year-old boy is thrust into the tumultuous world of puberty when he gets a new pair of eyeglasses.

Thriller about Perseverence in Live-Action
Todd Wiseman Jr. / 9 min / USA / 2014

In 2021, an imprisoned journalist facing execution contemplates a desperate escape attempt in order to return to his wife and newborn child.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Luke Monaghan / 8 min / USA / 2014

Former drug kingpin Fredrick James Staves, the legendary badass known as “Baby Gangster”, invites Luke Monaghan into his world of custom cars and regrets.

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Jim McMahon / 9 min / USA / 2014

Cassie thinks she’s found the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, he’s also her therapist.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Jesse Coane / 7 min / USA / 2014

Childhood friends, Adam and James, are both back in town for Thanksgiving. After a long night drinking with their hometown crew, the estranged friends decide to hike up the hill where they used to hang out in time past.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Chris Caldwell, Zeek Earl / 13 min / USA / 2014

Alone on a foreign world a father and daughter must fend for themselves in place without law.