Short of the Week

Drama

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Ian Lagarde / 11 min / Canada / 2014

A group of bored suburban pre-teens push each other beyond their limits.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
AJ Sheeran, Sam Shapson / 10 min / USA / 2014

After his mother’s passing, a boy turns to a girl who claims her spaceship can take him to a planet for departed souls.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Sam Zalutzky / 16 min / USA / 2014

Summer camp suddenly becomes very strange for 15 year-old Lizzie when she is forced to play a Holocaust role-play game.

Thriller about Life & Society in Live-Action
Marshall Burnette / 20 min / USA / 2014

A Southern tale of lies well-lived.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Sam Benenati / 4 min / USA / 2014

A young boy falls for his older brother’s girlfriend.

Drama about Perseverence in Live-Action
Dylan Stephen Levers / 12 min / USA / 2014

Tom and Maddy are a horribly mismatched young couple. How far will they go to hold their relationship together?

Drama about Desperation in Live-Action
Adam Hall / 16 min / USA / 2014

Gary is trapped on a wheel he can’t get off. Some call it fate, others bad luck, but Gary has his own conclusions.

Thriller about Religion in Live-Action
Dustin Pegg / 10 min / USA / 2014

A small town is being terrorized by a serial arsonist. Detective Matthews is closing in on who he thinks is the suspect. But can he prove it?

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Jeremy Breslau / 10 min / USA / 2014

A blocked novelist reflects on a pivotal year in his life, when, as a precocious six-year-old, he struggled for the attention of his bickering parents.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Griffin Devine, Alyssa Radmand / 17 min / USA / 2014

Throughout his life, a man struggles to get rid of a very persistent case of hiccups.

Drama about Sexuality in Live-Action

Amidst a time of sexual confusion, severe bullying at a high school leads to very unfortunate circumstances.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Ben Ockrent, Jake Russell / 7 min / UK / 2014

Events take an unexpected turn when a suspicious man follows a young mother and her daughter home from school.

Drama about Community in Special FX
Greg Jardin / 9 min / USA / 2014

Fragile and lonely, a being made up of balloons wanders LA searching for connection.

Satire about Abuse in Live-Action
Eric Pumphrey / 8 min / USA / 2014

Set in 1955, Kenneth and his wife, Marjorie, are struggling with their respective roles within the marriage…

Drama about Illness in Live-Action
John Heeg, Chris Westlund / 7 min / USA / 2014

A wheelchair bound boy watches as his mother falls in love with the high school volunteer at the pool where he does aquatic therapy.

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
Matthew Saville / 12 min / New Zealand / 2014

A young man hitch hiking across New Zealand determined to meet his birth mother encounters a seemingly unsavory tattooed man.

Drama about Conquest in Live-Action

On the verge of forced retirement, a worn-out, aging sheep shearer takes drastic measures to keep his numbers up.

Drama about Revenge in Live-Action
Will Maloney / 17 min / USA / 2014

To avenge his family, one man must destroy another.

Drama about Reality in Live-Action
Robert Hloz / 10 min / South Korea / 2014

Nick, a man with a supernatural ability, encounters Mia, a woman with the same ability. For better and for worse, Mia helps him to understand his power.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
John William Ross / 20 min / USA / 2014

A storm rages outside, but it is within the walls of her home that a woman finds her life spinning out of control.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Matthew Thorne / 12 min / Australia / 2014

A man suffering from Alzheimer’s desperately tries to put together the pieces of his past.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Hervé Demers / 15 min / Canada / 2014

Nine-year-old Noémy is about to leave the carefree world of childhood behind.

Drama about Human Nature in Animation
Ed Chen / 2 min / USA / 2014

An animated short film about the nature of humans, envy and the violence we see in society.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Rory Uphold / 12 min / USA / 2014

Andy tries to get over her ex by getting under Morgan. The results are awkward and unexpected.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Ariel Kleiman / 20 min / Australia / 2014

A Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner. After three months submerged underwater in a Russian submarine, the men have become savages. Oleg fears that losing perspective may mean losing himself.