Short of the Week

Documentary

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Micha Hilliard / 14 min / USA / 2014

An honest portrait of autism told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tim and his supportive family. Together, they’ll be fine.

Documentary about Family in Animation

When did you last talk with your father? Will you ever ask him about those things that hurt you?

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Keith Walsh, Jill Beardsworth / 13 min / Ireland / 2014

As the analogue age draws to a close, eight men sit in an Irish bar and battle to remain relevant in the digital world; the TV in the corner a harbinger of this technological future.

Documentary about Nature in Live-Action
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee / 9 min / USA / 2014

An intimate portrayal of a vanishing island deep in the heart of the Louisiana bayous.

Documentary about Politics in Motion Graphics
Scott Calonico / 8 min / USA / 2014

In 1963, JFK recorded one of the most foul-mouthed telephone calls ever made from the White House. This is the story of the silly bastard who started it all.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Andrew David Watson / 5 min / USA / 2014

The true story of Greg Packer, an average joe with an uncanny skill at making media appearances

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Tom Gould / 8 min / New Zealand / 2014

The life and times of Martyka ‘Skin Dog’ Brandt – a member of New Zealand’s largest and most notorious gang, the Mighty Mongrel Mob.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Heist / 3 min / USA / 2014

Ronnie Goodman may be San Francisco’s most unexpected half-marathoner. This is the story of why he runs.

Documentary about Reality in Live-Action
I Am Los Angeles / 8 min / USA / 2014

Alma Velasco, an El Salvadorian immigrant, recounts her transition to the United States.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action

Bill is fifty-two years old, has a mountain man beard, and delivers pizza on a fixed-gear bike in Brooklyn.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Yali Sharon / 6 min / USA / 2014

An adrenalized FMX rider attempts to construct and launch off a 60 foot ramp that will shoot him high enough to parachute down.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Nathan Honnold / 9 min / USA / 2014

An intimate portrait of Thomas Bennett, a man who lives on the fringes of society.

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Zoe McIntosh / 3 min / New Zealand / 2014

The Christchurch Earthquake left the majority of its population devastated, but for a small group of homeless people, disaster brought about new and luxurious living opportunities—a taste of what it’s like to live like a king.

Documentary about Love in Animation
Freddy Arenas / 2 min / USA / 2014

Tim and Sarah McEown never saw their 22-year age difference as an obstacle in their relationship, until Tim had a heart attack.

Documentary about Conquest in Live-Action
Alex Sutherland / 3 min / New Zealand / 2014

In 1980, with a healthy mix of imagination, balls and roughly-remembered Newtonian physics, a Kiwi bloke jumped off a bridge and started a worldwide phenomenon.

Documentary about Loss in Stop-Motion
Gemma Green-Hope / 3 min / UK / 2014

A granddaughter celebrates the life of her ‘Gan Gan’ by telling the story of her colourful life.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Diesel Films, Seth Shapiro / 13 min / USA / 2014

Doctors gave him a five-percent chance of survival when he was born three months pre-mature. Now, he’s defying everyone’s expectations.

Documentary about Life & Society in Animation
Amy Enser, Drew Christie / 4 min / USA / 2014

A homeless teen describes his challenges and celebrates the triumph of his creative self.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Kevin A. Fraser / 8 min / USA / 2014

A short documentary about David Welsford, who has given up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Fritz Schumann / 6 min / Japan / 2014

In a deserted village in Japan, Ayano Tsukimi makes lifesized dolls to make up for those who have died or moved away.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Josh Izenberg / 16 min / USA / 2014

Disillusioned with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO.

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.