Short of the Week


Poem about Love in Live-Action
Ivan Barge / 7 min / New Zealand / 2014

A woman reflects on the effects and implications of time throughout the course of her life.

Poem about Identity in Live-Action
Guy Pooles / 7 min / USA / 2014

A little girl becomes infatuated by a beam of light and does everything in her power to capture it.

Poem about Inspiration in Motion Graphics
Matthew Freidell / 9 min / USA / 2013

OFFLINE DUE TO COPYRIGHT CLAIM. Creative marketing agency, The Glossary, uses David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon College commencement speech to create this inspirational, life affirming visual poem

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Brian McAllister / 8 min / USA / 2013

A Capraesque story about life, love, and sugar packets.

Poem about Abuse in Multi-Media
Collaborative / 8 min / Canada / 2013

An internet collaborative project, animators and motion artists brought their unique styles to 20 second segments of a Shane Koyczan poem in order to speak out against bullying.

Poem about Beauty in Live-Action
Daniel and David Holechek / 8 min / USA / 2012

Spoken word rock star Derrick Brown and the Holechek duo team up to deliver a moving piece describing where two lovers should meet after the lights get dim.

Poem about Beauty in Live-Action
Damion Power / 11 min / Australia / 2012

16 year old Adam cruelly teases a classmate. When he seeks her out to apologise, she has quite different plans for him. Years later, when least expected, the memory of this event comes back to haunt Adam.

Poem about Childhood in Animation

A group of boys find themselves fascinated by the one rundown house in the neighborhood in this animated version of a Charles Bukowski poem.

Poem about Friendship in Live-Action
Jean Malek / 5 min / Canada / 2011

With their entire lives stretching out before them, three young women make a secret pact. A poetic reflection on youth and all its firsts: sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches.

Poem about Family in Animation
Luiz Lafayette Stockler / 3 min / UK / 2011

The artist tells a touching personal story about growing up with his grandfather in Brazil.

Poem about Life & Society in Flash Animation
DC Turner / 10 min / USA / 2011

Tim Minchin’s poem of an evening dinner conversation about spirituality and the age-old battle between spirituality and science.

Poem about Human Nature in Animation
Diego Maclean / 2 min / Canada / 2011

The simple line-drawn animation of a Billy Collins poem about the insignificant moment when your life flashes before your eyes.

Poem about Human Nature in Animation
Tony Comley / 4 min / UK / 2010

A creation myth with a modern spin as a simple yet sophisticated animation.

Poem about Life & Society in Collage Animation
Bruce Alcock / 3 min / Canada / 2009

Beautiful yet brash poetry of Canadian Al Purdy colorfully animated with crude painting and yellow flowers.

Poem about Inspiration in Stop-Motion
Julian Grey / 1 min / Canada / 2009

A poem by New York Poet Laureate Billy Collins, with inventive stop-motion and 3d animation. Part of a series.

Poem about Conquest in Stop-Motion
Max Winston / 4 min / USA / 2009

A warped and absurd little fairytale about a Woodsman who is master of all he sees…—A Sundance 10/10 film:

Poem about Nature in Animation
Juan Delcan / 3 min / USA / 2008

This chillingly simple animation of Gabor Barabas poem “The Spider” cracks into the depths of the human cycle in a sharp three minutes. The Spider shows us the contradictions of life—love and death, beauty and indifference.

Poem about Life & Society in Live-Action
Jason van Genderen / 4 min / Australia / 2008

Shot by cell-phone on the streets of New York and Sydney, Mankind is no Island stitches together words from posters, displays and street signs—to create a poem of breathtaking beauty and emotion.