Short of the Week

USA

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Mark Columbus / 7 min / USA / 2014

A deceptively simple film about “the Jimi Hendrix of Fiji,” forced to take a menial job in the United States when his wife became pregnant with the filmmaker.

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Alex Mechanik & Samy Burch / 13 min / USA / 2014

At one time, Randy Stormberg wanted to be a comedian. But now it’s nine-thirty in the morning and he’s already eaten an entire bucket of popcorn shrimp.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Special FX
Moe Charif / 12 min / USA / 2014

This slick and anticipated fan film is based on the video game Deus Ex Human Revolution.

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Riley Hooper / 9 min / USA / 2014

(NSFW) Despite blindness, multiple sclerosis, and lung cancer, photographer Flo Fox continues to shoot the streets of New York City.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Stanley Brode / 13 min / USA / 2014

Faced with the prospect of a true connection, lonely and insecure Brad scrambles to save his relationship before it even starts.

Comedy about Revenge in Live-Action
Johnny Ray Gill / 6 min / USA / 2014

The morning after the annual Purge, Elmer confronts his co-worker Dan about the atrocities committed the night before. Awkward.

Sci-Fi about Sexuality in Live-Action
Connor Hurley / 12 min / USA / 2014

A gay man living in a genetically modified society is given the chance to alter his sexuality.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Matthew James Reilly / 17 min / USA / 2014

At the end of what she hopes to be her last day at work, a young gas station attendant attempts to leave town permanently.

Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Adam Baran / 9 min / USA / 2014

It’s 1994 and there’s no Internet. So 14-year-old Jack Hoffman sets off on a quest to find a stash of gay porn from across town before anyone finds out.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Vance Malone / 7 min / USA / 2014

In this intimate portrait of destiny, passion, and loss, Irina Markova, a solitary Russian poodle trainer, reveals her transcendent relationship with her dogs.

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.