Short of the Week

USA

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.

Thriller about Childhood in Live-Action
Kellen Moore / 20 min / USA / 2013

A mysterious Stranger kidnaps Peter Pan on his return to the Darling House.

Horror about Family in Live-Action
Luke Guidici / 8 min / USA / 2013

In 1950′s rural America, a postman’s first day takes a terrifying turn when a precocious young girl tells him of her family’s horrible tragedy.

Documentary about Perseverence in Live-Action
Brian McGinn / 24 min / USA / 2013

Ashrita Furman holds the official record for the most Guinness World Records by one individual. This is his story.

Documentary about Perseverence in Live-Action
Chris Eversole / 5 min / USA / 2013

Heather “The Heat” Hardy, is a single mother and professional boxer who uses boxing as way to provide a life for her and her daughter.

Thriller about Human Nature in Live-Action
Zach Wechter / 11 min / USA / 2013

A political thriller set in the underhanded world of high school government.

Satire about Human Nature in Animation
Jeanette Bonds / 5 min / USA / 2013

A hand-drawn animated documentary satire adapted from a conversation overheard in a Santa Monica restaurant in 2011. Four lawyers engage in a bantering dinner conversation that quickly devolves into a grotesque and brutal comedy of cruelty and hypocrisy. Warning: Incredibly foul and inappropriate.

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action

A husband gets a fleeting glimpse of redemption after a bloody encounter with his unfaithful wife and her lover.

Documentary about Sexuality in Live-Action
Andre Andreev, Dan Covert / 6 min / USA / 2013

This is the story of a young girl from suburban Virginia who dreams of moving to New York City. Unexpectedly, her dream turns into the reality of high class escorting.

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