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News / January 15, 2015

Good morning, short film fans. The nominations for 2015 are in!
It’s an interesting group, and fun to see what did and not make it from the various category shortlists. Surprising…

News / 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…

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 / 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…

News / July 24, 2013

On this week’s YouTube show, we highlight short films that made the jump to featuredom. Find out how some of your favorite full length movies got started in the…

News / May 8, 2013

Year end projects have been delivered by BFA students of the CalArts Character Animation Program. The best of the best, 23 films, will screen tonight in the famous “Producer’s Show”,…

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 / August 8, 2011

The Atlantic Magazine, esteemed general interest rag for the policy-elite, has extended its sights to internet video. Late last week saw the launch of a curatorial venture on the magazine’s…

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 Student Films / July 8, 2011

6 new animated shorts have come online to the Gobelins YouTube channel, representing the graduation work of its 3rd year students at the Paris campus. The name “Gobelins” may…

Branded Content Branded Film Festival News Web Competition / June 28, 2011

Sunday night at the Edinburgh Film Festival, the much-promoted Nokia Shorts Competition drew to a close with the debut screening of the 8 finalist films. Shot entirely on Nokia…