Short of the Week

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

Playlist / February 1, 2013

In honor of the Big Game, a playlist for the athlete in all of us.

Playlist / January 7, 2013

Sundance is right around the corner, and we’re excited! For the fifth year running we will be covering the festival’s online program, this year sponsored by YouTube again after last…

Playlist / February 7, 2012

As you might have noticed, this year we dispense with what has our been our traditional year-in-review Top Ten list (examples here) in order to highlight even more quality…

Playlist / February 1, 2012

We honor the best new media short films from a variety of emerging genres and formats like Branded, Crowdfunded, Fan Films, Festival Films, and Interactive Films.

Playlist / January 31, 2012

Best Documentary
With technology giving a platform to hordes of tenacious, DSLR-wielding documentarians, the short doc has never been more popular, or so mind-numbingly repetitive. But, just when you…

Playlist / January 30, 2012

We honor the best animated short films from the past year from a variety of categories including best 3D, Experimental, Stop-Motion, Student and Traditional Animation.

Playlist / December 7, 2011

Yesterday saw the release of Sundance 2012′s short film lineup. The official press release is here for your perusal.
The lineup is lacking a bit in star power compared to…

Playlist / November 23, 2011

The favorite is back—follow this dynamic list of the top 10 rated short films of all-time based on your viewer ratings.

Branded Content Playlist / October 3, 2011

What is a branded film? Genres are much easier to define in hindsight. For now, it’s a question we can only partly answer. What is it NOT? It’s not a…

Playlist / June 19, 2011

Indeed. Congrats to the fathers out there, and to all of us who have, or have had fathers (everyone I guess). I decided to post a few recommendations from our…

Playlist / March 9, 2011

You don’t need me to point out the extreme imbalance when it comes to the number of women in the film industry. Kathryn Bigelow earning the Oscar in 2010 for…

Playlist / December 26, 2010

Showcase of the 10 best short films from 2010—animation, action, drama, sci-fi—watch them all.