Short of the Week

Branded Film

Branded Film about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Rafael Grampá / 4 min / Brazil / 2014

Private eye Vincent Black is hired by an old man hoping to recover his lost ideas.

Branded Film about Growth in 3D Animation
Lani Pixels, Kim Pagel / 17 min / Denmark / 2012

The LEGO Group celebrates its 80th Birthday with an animated look back at its origins and history. An unusually ambitious and blatant branded film.

Branded Film about Growth in Multi-Media
Christian Carlsson / 4 min / UK / 2012

The story of a boy born on the day Pentagram opened and how his life has been tracked (and kerned) by forty years of Pentagram design.

Branded Film about Community in Live-Action
Matt Devine / 5 min / Thailand / 2011

They wanted to play soccer but had no land. They didn’t let that stop them. Watch the origin story of Thailand’s famous youth soccer club, Panyee FC in this inspiring branded film.

Branded Film about Life & Society in Stop-Motion
Johnny Kelly / 2 min / UK / 2011

Branded Content for Chipotle, this short animation from RCA-grad Johnny Kelly uses stop-mo, clean designs and Willie Nelson (!) to tell a touching story of sustainable agriculture.

Branded Film about Growth in Stop-Motion
Aardman Animation / 2 min / UK / 2011

The “World’s Largest Stop Motion” Gulp is Aardman Animation and Nokia’s followup to the hit branded film “Dot”.

Branded Film about Other Worlds in Special FX
Seth Worley / 9 min / USA / 2011

When activated, the “plot device” spontaneously transforms our hero’s world into any number of cliched film scenarios. A hit branded film for software company Red Giant.

Drama about Love in Performance
Kseniya Simonova / 7 min / Ukraine / 2011

Sand-artist superstar Kseniya Simonova returns in this branded piece for Dior.

Branded Content Branded Film Online Program Web Competition / June 28, 2011

Sunday night at the Edinburgh Film Festival, the much-promoted Nokia Shorts Competition drew to a close with the debut screening of the 8 finalist films. Shot entirely on Nokia…

Branded Film about Love in Live-Action
Joe Wright / 3 min / Italy / 2011

Keira Knightley plays the uncatchable madame flying through Italy on a motorcycle in this branded film from Chanel.

Branded Film about Conquest in Live-Action
Robert Rodriguez / 6 min / USA / 2011

Robert Rodriguez teams up with Kobe for an action-packed, zombie-chasing showdown.

Branded Film Online Program / February 15, 2011

3rd of this 4 part BMW series debuts today, titled “Reinventing Mobility”. In this installment our crew of talking heads gets a little more concrete about what we can…

Branded Film about Desperation in Live-Action
Edward McHenry, Rory McHenry / 7 min / USA / 2010

The Commuter is a charmingly impressive Nokia branded short, commissioned to tout the capabilities of the N8, the Finnish handset maker’s newest HD video phone. In that way it is…

Branded Film about Sexuality in Live-Action
Guy Ritchie / 5 min / France / 2010

Famed director, Guy Ritchie, helms this stylish noir film featuring some not so subtle product placement and Jude Law.

Branded Film about Greed in Special FX
Carl Erik Rinsch / 5 min / USA / 2010

A mysterious box brings misfortune to all who touch it in this film from the Parallel Lines series—a collaboration between Ridley Scott and Philips.

Branded Film about Music in Live-Action
Danny Clinch / USA / 2010

Hip hop master, Jay-Z, tells his success story as he prepares for a massive show at Madison Square Garden.

Branded Film about Love in Live-Action
Spike Jonze / 30 min / USA / 2010

Spike Jonze’s story about two robots in love based on Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”.

Branded Film about Growth in Live-Action
Jonathan Bensimon / 2 min / Canada / 2010

Time-lapse perfection illuminates a narrative about stepping outside the box—literally!

Branded Film about Beauty in Live-Action
Yang Fudong / 9 min / Canada / 2010

Beauty and elegance are on display in this black and white branded film from fashion label Prada.

Branded Film about Love in Live-Action
Yvan Attal / 3 min / France / 2009

Two lovers share a memorable day in Paris in this film sponsored by the city itself.

Branded Film about Nothing in Special FX
CISMA / 4 min / France / 2009

Young girl lives in a fantasy world in this effects-laden film meant to show off Adobe’s creative suite.

Branded Film about Life & Society in Collage Animation
Run Wrake / 6 min / UK / 2009

Stock footage resource Veer teams up with found-illustration animator Run Wrake to create this bizarre world where a giganticator turns a city upside down.

Branded Film about Love in Anime
Kazuto Nakazawa / 1 min / Japan / 2008

A splendid 60 second tale of love and loss showcasing cutting-edge anime techniques by the director of the Kill Bill animated sequence