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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…

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 / March 13, 2013

Last November, Vimeo began rolling out their creator services beginning with Tip Jar—a simple way for audiences to make a donation to filmmakers—a good thought that failed to take off.…

News / February 24, 2013

The votes have been tallied and the little golden man has found his way into the hands of three happy filmmakers. We’re especially proud of former SOTW honoree Shawn Christensen…

Festival News / January 22, 2013

A cherished tradition, every year Sundance releases a selection of short films from their competition lineup onto the internet for the duration of the fest. It is an excellent way…

News / January 12, 2013

The nominations are in! There are a number of great films this year, and once again, some very notable absences (The Eagleman Stag). Who deserves to win? Click the images…

News / November 14, 2012

(Disclosure: Short of the Week Editor Jason Sondhi is a Curator for Vimeo)
As promised in September, Vimeo has given us a peek at their new service which will…

News / September 20, 2012

Vimeo has officially unveiled their plans for creators to monetize their videos.
The first is called Tip Jar where anyone can use PayPal or a credit card to simply…

News / July 21, 2012

The action-packed 3D short Ruin has reportedly been picked up by Fox to be made into a live-action feature in a healthy six figure deal. Sound familiar? Just 6 months ago…

News / June 20, 2012

With the success a few big names like Louis CK and Aziz Ansari have had selling their work directly to fans, VHX announced it is launching their Artist Program to…

News / June 5, 2012

Short of the Week has curated a selection of 3 interesting films for the Very Short List. In today’s collection, we’ve picked our favorite stories behind the stories starting with…

News / February 27, 2012

The 84th Academy Awards honors the top short films in animation, live-action, and documentary.

News / January 25, 2012

The nominations are in! There are many great films in the lineup this year but there are also a few noticeable absences. Who do you think deserves the little…

News / December 10, 2011

Our good friend, Jesús Orellana, in just one month has lived the dream of short filmmakers everywhere. After the online launch of his masterful sci-fi Rosa last month, he’s caught the attention…

News / October 30, 2011

Since its launch in 2005, YouTube has clung tightly to its lead as the number one global site for video. But over the last few years, the amateur viral videos…

News / September 29, 2011

The Thomas Beale Cipher has been solved! No, not the actual historical cipher—but rather the one hidden in our visually-saturated short film, The Thomas Beale Cipher.
When we released the…

News / July 20, 2011

In a key step towards our ongoing goal of taking over the internet and ruling with an iron fist, Filmmaker Magazine has honored both Andrew and I as part…

News / April 13, 2011

Nicolas Lesaffre or “Niko” is a talented freelancer based out of Paris and Hong Kong. A graduate of Supinfocom in 2004, his short film Hernando missed out on the wave…

News Trailer / December 11, 2010

David O’Reilly (the creator behind Please Say Something, one of my favorite films of this year) has a new film The External World that has done well at festivals…

News / December 10, 2010

One of my personal favorite shorts, Soft, by British director Simon Ellis has come home to the internet. I reviewed the film in 2008, however the article at that…

News / October 9, 2010

Vimeo has achieved an impressive evolution over the last couple of years from simply one of dozens of simple user-generated content sites (UCG) into a powerhouse short media destination…

News / October 2, 2010

It’s Threadless for films. Submit your film to Openfilm.com where anyone can watch it and vote. If you receive the most votes, you win a $500K deal to turn your…

News / September 22, 2010

To all our fans in the New York area! Both Andrew and I will be out at the NYC Short Film Festival this weekend to take in some great shorts…

News / August 24, 2010

Word arrived Stateside this morning, not through any official announcement, but through the tweets of his friends and collaborators. Kon Satoshi, one of the leading lights of Anime, director of…

News / July 24, 2010

From the video site we believe hosts some of the most impressive short films around, comes a much overdue official festival. And they’re going big. Open to all online videos…