Short of the Week

USA

Romance about Love in Live-Action
James Sweeney / 13 min / USA / 2013

A young man has first-time sex with both male and female partners, but is he more drawn to one than the other? (NSFW)

Sci-Fi about Love in Live-Action
Jesse Atlas / 11 min / USA / 2013

War, fate, and a broken walkman transcend space and time in this sci-fi love story.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Graham Tallman / 10 min / USA / 2013

NOW OFFLINE DUE TO COPYRIGHT FROM AFI: Simon is an undercover space agent whose new mission finds him on Earth awaiting pickup by his parents’ spaceship

Western about Redemption in Live-Action
Justin Lerner / 25 min / USA / 2013

After spending a year in a juvenile center for beating up his stepfather, Todd Turnbull returns to his backwoods hometown repentant. When he finds his best friend, withering away without any medical attention due to the family’s spiritual beliefs, Todd must make a choice: let his friend die; or break his oath of non-violence.

Comedy about Social Justice in Live-Action
Philip Sansom / 6 min / USA / 2013

A down and out vagabond’s luck is dramatically altered when he treads on a piece of glass outside the apartment of an arguing couple.

Drama about Anarchy in Live-Action

An elderly couple finds excitement in breaking and entering.

Horror about Religion in Live-Action
Carlo Mirabella-Davis / 26 min / USA / 2013

A family of evangelical Christians traveling through upstate New York give a ride to an unusual knife salesman

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Cynthia Wade / 28 min / USA / 2013

15 year old Vinh lives in a remote Cambodian village and has accepted his destiny – to be sick for the rest of his life with incurable arsenic poisoning. A chance to star in a karaoke video about the dangers of arsenic allows Vinh to wonder if he truly knows his destiny. Winner of over 9 major festival awards.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Live-Action
K-Michel Parandi / 12 min / USA / 2013

Squads of privatized police officers from various corporations walk the streets of New York, selling overpriced protection plans to citizens.

Drama about Sexuality in Live-Action
Hannah Fidell / 12 min / USA / 2013

On the precipice of adulthood, fourteen-year-old Lisellen Uhlmann is without a man in her life; her father is distant and boys in school ignore her. When Duncan Baits invites her to hang out with his friends, everything changes, and in an instant everything goes drastically wrong.

Horror about Other Worlds in Animation
Late Night Work Club / 38 min / USA / 2013

Late Night Work Club, a collective comprised of the most promising minimalist animators on the internet, releases their first project—an omnibus of shorts that tell stories from the great beyond.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Mark Lester / 11 min / USA / 2013

A year in the life of a guy and his car. A funny/romantic/tragic short film.

Romance about Love in Animation
Emily Carmichael / 9 min / USA / 2013

Two 8-bit video game characters enter the world of online dating and forge an unlikely romance.

Dark Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Matt Spicer / 10 min / USA / 2013

Starring Gillian Jacobs (Community), a young woman’s relationship takes a dark turn when every sound her boyfriend makes starts to annoy her.

Sci-Fi about Identity in Special FX
Matthew Wilson / 16 min / USA / 2013

In the near future, a neurologist and two homicide detectives use experimental brain taping technology to question a murder victim about his final moments.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Eric Kissack / 10 min / USA / 2013

Katie just found out that she has genital herpes. Enter the man of her dreams.

Documentary about Illness in Multi-Media
Lance Oppenheim / 7 min / USA / 2013

An elderly gentleman attempts to retrieve forgotten memories while battling the progression and regression of the cycles of life.

Sci-Fi about Conspiracy in Anime
Cole Drumb / 6 min / USA / 2013

Set in an adrenalized future of espionage, assassins, and out of control super science, PostHuman follows a genius hacker and his dog as they help an enigmatic young woman to free the remaining test subject of a black ops ESP test lab.

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action
David Karlak / 19 min / USA / 2013

An underhanded company man is offered assistance by a secret organization that immerses him in forces beyond his control.

Documentary about Life & Society in Flash Animation
Stefan Nadelman / 23 min / USA / 2013

One of the most celebrated of all modern shorts, Terminal Bar is a fascinating pictorial history of a New York City bar whose customers, from the hard-drinking working class Irish to the coiffed African American gay male, continually transform its focus during a 10-year period.

Experimental about Family in Puppetry

The quiet anxieties of wood.

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Brie Larson, Dustin Bowser / 4 min / USA / 2013

She wants to go. He wants her to stay. Neither gets quite what they want.

Dramedy about Life & Society in Live-Action
Jesse Coane / 20 min / USA / 2013

Stuck in the doldrums of his daily life, Philip comes home to his apartment to find his world turned upside down.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Eric F. Martin / 13 min / USA / 2013

A short film about a woman who learns she may have been switched at birth.

Dark Comedy about Family in Animation
Sean Buckelew / 17 min / USA / 2013

A family’s idyllic life is interrupted when the father is killed while defending the family from an intruding bear.