Short of the Week

Experimental

Experimental about Other Worlds in Claymation
Allison Schulnik / 8 min / USA / 2014

A rhythmic ritual is performed by a bizarre ensemble of macabre figures.

Experimental about Identity in Multi-Media
Jonathan Caouette / 14 min / Canada / 2013

Jonathan Caouette creates a mysterious experimental film about red eyes and Chloe Sevigny making scary faces.

Experimental about Life & Society in Live-Action
Denis Villeneuve / 12 min / Canada / 2013

During an opulent and luxurious banquet, complete with cavalier servers and valets, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage. In this absurd and grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events undermines the endless symphony of abundance.

Experimental about Life & Society in

CURRENTLY OFFLINE—In a story that plays out entirely on a teenager’s computer screen, Noah follows its eponymous protagonist as his relationship takes a rapid turn for the worse in this fascinating study of behaviour (and romance) in the internet age. NSFW

Experimental about Growth in Multi-Media

In a lifeless urban landscape where time itself has stopped its crawl, a mad ballet is commencing and a newly hatched butterfly is about to die. A celebrated mixed-media experimental film combining stop-motion, 3D modeling and CT scans.

Experimental about Family in Puppetry

The quiet anxieties of wood.

Experimental about in Live-Action
Danny Madden / 53 min / USA / 2013

A riveting and experimental medium-form film from Ornana ((notes) on biology). A boy becomes obsessed with his handheld recording device, subverting his reality.

Experimental about Art in Special FX
Terah Maher, Michael Langan / 13 min / USA / 2013

A chorus of women are borne from the movements of a single dancer in this dreamlike pas de trente-deux.

Experimental about The End in Animation
Julia Pott / 3 min / UK / 2013

Animation star Julia Pott is back with a new work based off a poem by Tom Chivers. Tagline—Love and a severed foot at the end of the world. A Sundance 2013 short film.

Experimental about Loss in Live-Action
Mitch Jenkins / 32 min / UK / 2012

Comics legend Alan Moore along with Mitch Jenkins unveil a phantasmagoric English dreamtime made of goosefleshed pin-up girls, burned out comedians and faulty lights, with judgement just behind the tinsel.

Experimental about Corruption in Animation

An intense battle for love plays out in beautiful hand-drawn animation by Pixar animator, Erick Oh.

Experimental about The End in Photography
Chris Marker / 26 min / UK / 2012

The ground-breaking 60′s experimental film that influenced “12 Monkeys”. In the wake of WWIII Paris, a team of scientists experiment with time-travel in order to provide hope for their future.

Experimental about Corruption in 3D Animation
Louis Lefebvre / 7 min / Canada / 2012

Symbolic remix of the world’s modern travesties rendered with an incredible level of polish by a new Canadian animation studio.

Experimental about Growth in 3D Animation
Or Bar-El / Israel / 2012

In a bland, ultilitarian world of rhythm and order, one worker finds his inner Jazz.

Experimental about Love in Multi-Media
Ryan Powell, Vadim Gershman / 4 min / USA / 2012

Overlaid on top of images of hyperkinetic traffic, a familiar narrative is told in a novel way—through text messages.

Experimental about Reality in Live-Action
Zellner Brothers / 5 min / USA / 2012

A story in two parts, the Zellner Bros. play with audience expectations masterfully in a short that exemplifies the art of the setup.

Experimental about Sexuality in Live-Action
Melanie Abramov / 8 min / USA / 2012

A titillating satire that both exposes the commodification of women and hints at a reversal of power in one of the more tantalizing yet uncomfortable films you’re likely see this year—NSFW.

Experimental about The End in Animation
Philip Bacon / 9 min / UK / 2012

A sparse, metaphorical rotoscope animation that made waves at Ottawa, Annecy, and Stuttgart.

Experimental about Human Nature in Special FX
Andrew Huang / 10 min / USA / 2012

An experimental film dealing with themes of separation and connection, Andrew Huang’s latest is a jaw droppingly gorgeous visual symphony in 3 movements.

Experimental about Nature in 3D Animation

The sun and moon meet on a rare occasion in this grand celestial love story animated in beautiful black & white 3D.

Experimental about Inspiration in Animation
Michel Gagné / 6 min / USA / 2011

A feast for the senses blending improvised music with abstract animation in this 4-year long hand-drawn animation.

Experimental about Human Nature in Animation
Erick Oh / 1 min / USA / 2011

A surrealist art film dripping with sub-conscious symbolism from Pixar animator, Erick Oh.

Experimental about Identity in Animation
Kelsey Stark / 4 min / USA / 2011

An acronym for “Let’s Get Fucked Up and Die”, this student work is purposely provocative in exploring the artist’s own feelings about growing up suburban.

Experimental about Life & Society in Collage Animation
Kelly Sears / 8 min / USA / 2011

The mysterious events at a 1970′s high school are revealed between the pages of an old yearbook in this animation from collage veteran, Kelly Sears.

Experimental about Greed in 3D Animation
Lior Ben Horin / 4 min / Israel / 2011

A runaway train barrels through an every-changing abstract landscape in this experimental animation from the Bezalel Academy.