Short of the Week

Fantasy

Fantasy about Family in Live-Action
Lily Baldwin / 14 min / USA / 2015

An innocent tourist travels to LA and unexpectedly conjures her sister’s last night alive.

Fantasy about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Hank Friedmann / 11 min / USA / 2014

A group of bored suburban teens experiment with a mysterious new drug

Myth about Art in Stop-Motion
Mikey Please / 6 min / UK / 2014

Marilyn maketh. Marilyn taketh awayeth. Marilyn is trying really hard to create something good. For once, her expectation and reality are going to align. It will be epic. It will be tear jerkingly profound. It will be perfect. Nothing can go wrong.

Fantasy about Survival in 3D Animation
Alex Glawion / 7 min / Germany / 2014

In an alien world, a creature is granted the chance to alter the future.

Fantasy about Growth in Animation
John Lee / 4 min / Canada / 2014

A young boy fears the onset of puberty and his imagination takes over.

Fantasy about Childhood in 3D Animation
Richard Hickey / 7 min / USA / 2014

I won’t be going back to Quetico Park anytime soon. Not after what happened to a girl named Francis Brandywine.

Fantasy about Life & Society in Stop-Motion
Kirsten Lepore / 11 min / USA / 2014

A girl journeys through a vibrant, pulsing, macrocosmic landscape, but a precipitous incident compels her to venture up a mountain in an attempt to save herself.

Fantasy about Inspiration in Live-Action

An aging circus performer seeks to mend the troubled relationship he has with his young son.

Fantasy about Family in Animation
Jeff Le Bars / 5 min / France / 2013

Lost in the woods, A young boy makes a bloody pact with a dying wolf.

Fantasy about Beauty in Special FX
Peter Szewczyk / 8 min / Poland / 2013

A young girl, creative and idealistic, dreams of brighter days in a forgotten Eastern European city.

Fantasy about Conquest in 3D Animation

The Argentinian house 3DAR puts together an astounding passion project. Faced with the destruction of his habitat from encroaching development, a monkey decides to change the system from the inside.

Fantasy about Other Worlds in Special FX
Brent Bonacorso / 11 min / USA / 2013

Loosely based on several hundred interviews with children about their dreams, ‘West of the Moon’ is the story of one man’s lost love and his strange path to redemption, aided along the way by a gambling robot, a wayward monkey, and a healthy dose of determination.

Fantasy about Other Worlds in Stop-Motion
Bradley Schaffer / 7 min / USA / 2013

This 100% hand-made, action-packed short film tries to keep up as a Texas Sheriff hilariously massacres a race of clumsy aliens. Insane badassery to the nth degree!

Fantasy about Illness in 3D Animation
Evan Viera / 11 min / USA / 2013

A young girl abandons her medication and the bleak city in which she lives, to explore a mystical oceanic cove.

Fantasy about Nature in 3D Animation

Abel lives in the winter and Apolline lives in the summer. Isolated in their “natures”, they never met each other. But, their encounter will soon become more complicated than they could imagine. Both of them will have to learn compromise to protect the other…

Fantasy about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Martin Rosete / 10 min / Spain / 2013

A conflicted narrator leads the viewer through three extreme situations that are actually the same…Will you survive?

Myth about Inspiration in 3D Animation
Darragh O’Connell / 10 min / Ireland / 2013

An old explorer close to freezing in the Arctic re-lives the events that brought him there in the first place.

Myth about Love in Live-Action
Ray Tintori / 12 min / USA / 2013

Bill loves Jane, the pastor’s daughter. When Bill becomes a threat to the community, the pastor is forced to curse his ax.

Musical about Perseverence in Live-Action
Brandon McCormick / 20 min / USA / 2013

The latest from Whitestone Motion Pictures—the true tall tale of John Henry and the railroad

Fantasy about Life & Society in Stop-Motion
Dan Ojari / 7 min / UK / 2013

The epic and spellbinding tale of Derek, an office worker, as he struggles with the true speed of planet Earth. Director Dan Ojari’s RCA thesis film and a Sundance 2012 selection.

Fantasy about Beauty in Live-Action
David Field / 15 min / USA / 2013

Photographer David Field’s eerie world comes alive in this ten minute fable of an elderly woman’s transformation.

Fantasy about Illness in Special FX
John Williams / 12 min / UK / 2012

When young Atari Withers gets annoyed with the little robot that follows him everywhere, he tries to leave it, sell it and smash it up—but this robot is more than just a toy.

Myth about Greed in Interactive
Evan Boehm / 8 min / UK / 2012

Tragic tale of human ambition told through an interactive diorama. *Requires a browser with WebGL*

Myth about Human Nature in Multi-Media
Floris Kaayk / 12 min / Netherlands / 2012

Limbs are on the prowl in this dark, futuristic tale based on the Tower of Babel from viral video provocateur, Floris Kaayk.

Fantasy about Love in Live-Action
Peter Lewis / 7 min / USA / 2012

A girl finds a mysterious, old Polaroid camera that does far more than meets the eye.