Short of the Week

Essay

Essay about Family in Live-Action
Douglas Gautraud / 5 min / USA / 2014

A beautiful ode to to grandfathers, moms, and discovering what being an adult means.

Essay about Family in Stop-Motion
Kangmin Kim / 7 min / USA / 2012

An incredibly rich paper-based stop-motion film about the therapeutic powers of the Korean bathhouse from a CalArts student.

Essay about Life & Society in Animation
Santiago Grasso / 7 min / Argentina / 2011

Just another day at work in this poignant animation that played Ottawa, Annecy, and Stuttgart.

Essay about Identity in Animation
Andrea Dorfman / 12 min / Canada / 2011

When animator Andrea Dorfman falls for a plastic surgeon, she must confront her own hang ups regarding her appearance in this sweet, but powerful film-confession.
(U.S. Audiences Only)

Essay about Life & Society in Live-Action
Rick Mereki / 3 min / USA / 2011

3 friends create three indelible short travel films, each centering around a specific topic.

Essay about Human Nature in Multi-Media
Kirby Ferguson / 11 min / USA / 2011

Part 3 of Kirby Ferguson’s brilliant Everything is a Remix series deals with the origins of creativity.

Essay about Life & Society in Motion Graphics
Patrick Clair / 3 min / Australia / 2011

Warfare is entering a digital generation. In this infographics piece from down under we learn about one of the scariest new viruses out there.

Essay about Nature in Live-Action
Jamie Stuart / 4 min / USA / 2011

The film Roger Ebert declared should win the Oscar, this video essay is a homage to Vertov’s classic, “Man with a Movie Camera”.

Essay about Community in Live-Action
Edward Copestick / 6 min / USA / 2011

A homeless man in Sydney finds some control over the city in this HDSLR film shot entirely at night with available light.

Essay about Nature in Stop-Motion
Pes / 2 min / USA / 2010

Animation master, PES, brings the deep sea to life using nothing but old tools.

Essay about Life & Society in Live-Action
Varathit Uthaisri / 3 min / USA / 2010

Watching the dramas of daily life unfold from underneath the surface.

Essay about Nature in 3D Animation
Jacques Khouri / 2 min / USA / 2009

An animated look at the balancing act between man and nature.

Essay about Politics in Motion Graphics
Jonathan Jarvis / 11 min / USA / 2009

Millions have turned to this film to understand the complexities of the economic recession explained in the simplest form.

Essay about Love in Stop-Motion
Carlos Lascano / 3 min / USA / 2009

A girl daydreams of a life lived in love.