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Interview / October 7, 2014

Leaving you with more questions than answers, it would have felt wrong to let the recently featured short film ‘BAG MAN’ pass-by without talking a bit more about the filmmaking and storytelling involved. Having tried to leave the article on the film as vague as possible to avoid spoiling the impact of the movie, we took the chance to speak to directorial duo Jonathan & Josh Baker about their head-turner of a short.

Festival / September 10, 2014

It’s that time of year again, summer is drawing to a close and that can only mean one thing…that’s right – the return of the Encounters Film Festival here. Commencing…

Playlist / September 9, 2014

The celebrated French animation film school GOBELINS, l’ecole de l’image has just released a brand new batch of nine beautiful and stylized animated shorts online via their Vimeo and YouTube…

Article News / May 29, 2014

As short film curators, we often get asked the broad question: why make a short film? After all, they tend to be money losers, and even if you do capture…

Interview / May 28, 2014

Making a great short film requires a certain kind of alchemy; because there are no hard-set rules in regards to running time, subject matter, or even medium, filmmakers traverse a…

Article / April 24, 2014

As the theatrical film experience gives up its dominance as the mass-market medium for storytelling, the feature film format seems destined to fade with it. What’s happening?

Online Program / March 24, 2014

African teens surfing trains, an ancient form of soccer that is more akin to martial arts, and the aftermath of an unspeakable war-time tragedy, these are the stories highlighted…

Interview / March 11, 2014

With science fiction story-lines and topics of sexuality proving to be big discussion starters here on Short of the Week, it would have seemed like an opportunity missed if we didn’t speak…

SOTW / March 4, 2014

From the hundreds of thousands of films released online last year to the 200+ we featured on Short of the Week to the 30 nominees and now to 9 winners…

News / March 2, 2014

The votes for the 2014 Academy Awards are in and the little man has been been handed out to 3 lucky winners in the shorts categories. Curiously enough your votes…

SOTW / February 26, 2014

What’s your trigger? We all have one. That one topic that whenever portrayed in film or described in stories instantly awakens intense emotions within you. From grieving parents to sacrifices…

SOTW / February 25, 2014

Laughter has a way of making the impossibly uncomfortable a bit more bearable. These boundary-pushing storytellers used a spectrum of humor from the light and quirky to the dark and…

SOTW / February 24, 2014

Whilst many fans of short film love the format for its ability to make us laugh or cry, what often goes unrecognised is the power these bitesize stories hold to…

SOTW / February 20, 2014

Get ready! Join us for the 2014 Short of the Week Awards, the year’s premiere celebration of the most innovative online films, this coming Monday, Feb 24th. Tune in to…

SOTW / February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the great actors of our time has sadly and prematurely died today.
We don’t have any special remembrances to share, and we’ll abstain from any…

News News / January 25, 2014

Creating art with other people is one of the greatest pleasures of filmmaking if you’re working with a team and not all by yourself. The joy of doing something together…

News / January 16, 2014

The nominations are in! An interesting crop of films this year, especially because there are  a few we’re unfamiliar with. Though, it’s great to see Short of the Week fav…

SOTW / December 27, 2013

It’s been an eventful and film-packed year for Short of the Week. Let’s take a moment to look back at the biggest and most important events in the world of…

Playlist / December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays everyone!  Ivan prepared a YouTube show on Dark, Twisted Holiday shorts just this month you should check out, however, at this point, I’m a wee bit tired of…

SOTW / December 17, 2013

Yesterday we premiered and hosted a short film from Shia LaBeouf called HowardCantour.com. After the film’s launch, it came to light on Twitter, thanks to the sharp eyes of @Gholson,…

Playlist / December 11, 2013

Yesterday afternoon saw the announcement of Sundance’s short film lineup for 2014, 66 short films that will play Park City this upcoming January. The competition was fierce, with a…

SOTW / December 4, 2013

All this holiday cheer got you down? We’ve got the remedy—a delightfully non-heartwarming selection of holiday themed shorts for you to enjoy.
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SOTW / October 31, 2013

Hello short film fans! It’s been a frightful 3 whole years since we last produced a Halloween Horror Playlist. Way, way too long. So here’s an update, an exhaustive…

SOTW / October 23, 2013

It’s October 31st. You’ve got friends over, everyone is hopped up on sugar, and they want to be spooked out. Last thing you want to be doing is randomly…

SOTW / October 2, 2013

Ivan Kander hosts a new episode of our officially “long-running” series of YouTube-hosted short film episodes. This time out, he seeks to prove that “you don’t need a huge…