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SOTW / August 8, 2013

One of the most popular genres of short film online capitalizes on the popularity of existing properties—we’re talking fan films! And like fanfic, fan films can be really, really…

Interview / August 6, 2013

Director Eric Kissack’s excellent short, Blessing in Disguise, is the rare romantic comedy film that is truly romantic and funny. The same could be said for his new indie feature…

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…

SOTW / July 17, 2013

We began taking submissions back in November 2010 as a way for filmmakers to launch their film online, find an audience, and connect with the industry. Since then we’ve steadily…

Playlist / July 10, 2013

This week’s YouTube playlist of curated short film selections features a collection of shorts with gorgeous visuals. We’ve got Sundance award winners, internet favorites, and even a selection from…

Playlist / June 26, 2013

It’s almost Independence Day here in the States, so this week’s Short of the Week YouTube playlist features films that celebrate Americana. From calf ropers to juggalos to night…

Playlist / June 12, 2013

Happy Father’s Day! Building on a playlist we did a few years back, the new episode of the Short of the Week YouTube shows features films for fathers. If…

Article / May 31, 2013

It is an unwritten, unspoken rule that is accepted by short filmmakers as an immutable reality—if you want your film to be eligible to screen at the world’s biggest fests,…

Playlist / May 29, 2013

Another ep fresh off the digital press from ace SotW Editor Ivan Kander. Just in time for summer blockbuster season, here is a collection of action short films that will…

Playlist / May 10, 2013

Episode 3 is a little ahead of schedule, but what’s the point of doing a Mother’s Day playlist after Mother’s Day? (You have gotten something for your Mom already haven’t…

Online Program / 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”,…

Article / May 2, 2013

We’ve seen it time and time again. A film plays for an audience on a big screen in a dark theater and brings the audience to tears or has them…

Playlist / May 1, 2013

Episode two in our partnership with PBS Digital Studios is now live on YouTube. On this week’s episode, we’re focusing on a popular topic as of late—branded content. It’s a subject…

SOTW / April 17, 2013

We’re excited to announce a partnership with PBS Digital Studios (home of Off Book, the Idea Channel, Inventors, and other edutainment shows) to bring you a new show of curated short…

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.…

Article / March 4, 2013

This year marked an interesting milestone for the Oscar nominated animated short films. For the first time in recent memory, people actually watched them. On January 29th, my Facebook feed…

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…

Playlist / February 15, 2013

Among the tens of thousands of films that debuted online over the last year, the 150+ that we featured here on Short of the Week, and the 9 that we’ve…

Playlist / February 14, 2013

In honor of Valentine’s Day, a playlist about chasing love.

Interview / February 13, 2013

Winners of the SOTW Awards 2013 New Media category sit down to discuss the importance of story and the need for funding in this roundtable discussion about the future of the industry.

Playlist / February 13, 2013

Winner!
Last year saw interactive films finally come into their own as a format for real storytelling. This year, Bear 71 upped the ante with even more interactivity allowing…

Interview / February 12, 2013

Short of the Week is about more than just highlighting the best in bite-sized narratives—it’s also about fostering a dialogue amongst the innovative creators telling earth-shattering stories in new and…

Playlist / February 12, 2013

This year’s winning live-action filmmakers represent a diverse group: a star feature film directing duo, a veteran commercial director, a pair of award-winning photojournalists, a Canadian writing/directing duo, and a…

Interview / February 11, 2013

SOTW Awards 2013 Animation winners discuss the future of the animation industry—their experiences and their thoughts on how shorts are leading the charge for innovation.

Playlist / February 11, 2013

We honor the top animated shorts from the past year with a collection of innovative films spanning 2D, 3D, and some too difficult to label.