Short of the Week

Documentary

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.

Documentary about Loss in Live-Action
Josh Koury, Myles Kane / 12 min / USA / 2014

The unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute, a facility that stores human beings at below-freezing temperatures in cryopreservation.

Documentary about Life & Society in Animation
Canadian Anijam / 8 min / Canada / 2014

15 of Canada’s most acclaimed independent animators reflect on one day of their lives using only 4×6 inch yellow sticky notes, a black pen and their animation skills.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Matan Rochlitz & Ivo Gormley / 11 min / UK / 2013

Pounding the tarmac through the seasons, a band of runners are brazenly challenged with intimate questions as they pace their routes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Documentary about Life & Society in Multi-Media
Matthew Bate / 14 min / Australia / 2013

Murder, sex, drugs, art & politics… A film exploring the mystery of why sneakers appear on telephone lines around the world.

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.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Boris Seewald / 7 min / Germany / 2013

With exuberant dancing and magical passion, Patrick shares his inspiration and invites everyone to participate.

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.

Documentary about Crime in Live-Action
Jamie Jessett / 6 min / UK / 2013

A day in the life of a London cocaine dealer

Documentary about Music in Animation
Sara Gunnarsdottir / 10 min / Iceland / 2013

The Pirate of Love is an animated documentary about an outsider musician, Daniel C. This is an oral history that follows one mans soulful songs of love, pride and loneliness.

Documentary about Nature in Live-Action

Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform up in the tree canopy.

Documentary about Art in Live-Action
Max Joseph / 13 min / USA / 2013

An oral history of DFA: the iconic NYC record label that got the indie kids to dance. Narrated by Marc Maron.

Documentary about Perseverence in Live-Action
Caleb Slain / 13 min / USA / 2013

In the autumn of 1998, a profound tragedy echoed through a small Michigan town and twisted the well laid plans of a young prodigy in strange and inspired ways.

Documentary about Identity in Photography
TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay / 3 min / USA / 2013

Oscar-winners TJ Martin & Dan Lindsay direct a short tearjerker about TJ’s grandparents as they explore memories of youth and struggle with age.

Documentary about Music in Live-Action
Abteen Bagheri / 9 min / USA / 2013

A portrait of the New Orleans “Bounce” scene, this racy short documentary is, amazingly, branded content for Nokia.