Short of the Week

Satire

Satire about Human Nature in Live-Action
Nathaniel Lindsay / 15 min / Australia / 2014

In the Summer of 1980 a successful yuppie faces an existential crisis when a Nosferatic ghoul joins his social circle and undermines his social status.

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…

Satire about Human Nature in Animation
Jeanette Bonds / 5 min / USA / 2013

A hand-drawn animated documentary satire adapted from a conversation overheard in a Santa Monica restaurant in 2011. Four lawyers engage in a bantering dinner conversation that quickly devolves into a grotesque and brutal comedy of cruelty and hypocrisy. Warning: Incredibly foul and inappropriate.

Satire about Life & Society in Live-Action
Todd Strauss-Schulson / 20 min / USA / 2013

NSFW. It isn’t in you, it is you. A film from feature director, Todd Strauss-Schulson

Satire about Human Nature in Animation
Nobrain / 14 min / France / 2012

An unknown man wakes in a barren land and shortly finds himself in control of a universe rapidly spiraling out of control.

Satire about Human Nature in Flash Animation
Jossie Malis / 11 min / Spain / 2012

The rich world of Bendito returns with this absurd look at transportation and it’s costly effects on a primitive tribe.

Satire about Illness in Animation
Claude Cloutier / 9 min / Canada / 2012

Nothing and no one can wake Princess Betty in this playful riff on fairytale conventions.

Satire about Inspiration in Puppetry
Joseph Pelling, Becky Sloan / 3 min / USA / 2012

Sardonic sing-a-long about the importance of thinking creatively from the talented This Is It crew.

Satire about The End in Motion Comic
Hasraf HaZ Dulull / 9 min / USA / 2011

Usually we’re discouraging silly cat videos, but Fubar is an exception. Don’t get me wrong—silly it still is. In fact, it’s modus operandi seems to be taking the best viral…

Satire about Human Nature in Live-Action
Tim Hamilton / 12 min / Canada / 2011

Experience the weird but hilarious disconnect of a group of advertisers saying exactly what they’re feeling in this vintage internet classic.

Satire about Revenge in Live-Action
Kris Moyes / 10 min / Australia / 2011

An over-the-top bloody romp of fashion by Australian Kris Moyes for the label Romance was Born.

Satire about The End in Animation
Stephen Irwin / 2 min / UK / 2010

Advice on how to survive a nuclear attack from experimental animator, Stephen Irwin.

Satire about Life & Society in Stop-Motion

What we see as centuries of progress—two rocks see as just another passing afternoon.

Satire about Politics in Flash Animation
David Rees / 2 min / USA / 2008

The cult-fave comic strip brings its biting political satire to the web in bite-sized installments.

Satire about Politics in Flash Animation
Chris Harding / 5 min / USA / 2007

Fun yet violent animation that teaches us self-defense techniques (or attempts to) through everyday man, George—a character we all know well.

Satire about Conquest in Flash Animation
Jossie Malis / 5 min / Spain / 2007

A fascinatingly simple animation about the perils of human greed.

Satire about Life & Society in Claymation
Nick Park / 5 min / UK / 2007

Marking the beginning of Nick Park’s career (creator of Wallace & Gromit), this film features a cast of zoo animals discussing their living conditions. Did I mention it was nominated for an Oscar?