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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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

SOTW / September 18, 2013

Stop shooting in front of boring white walls! In today’s episode, we examine the importance of production design in the creation of your short film. Learn how props, costumes,…

SOTW / September 7, 2013

We’ve been curating the world of online films for over 6 years. Believe it or not, we’re currently in our 3rd iteration of ShortoftheWeek.com (big points to anyone who remembers…

SOTW / September 4, 2013

This time out Ivan takes us through a tour of recent short films that from young Hollywood actors. With the cost of production dropping and distribution easier than ever before,…

SOTW / August 29, 2013

As another sequel-saturated summer comes to a close, it’s clear that sequels are no fad but a growing trend. It’s a conversation we started with our 2011 article, Has Hollywood

SOTW / August 21, 2013

We totally adore this edition of our YouTube show! It’s our shortest playlist yet, but perhaps the most intriguing. Our indomitable host, Ivan Kander, puts his critic hat firmly…

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…

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…

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…

SOTW / January 17, 2013

Let me introduce to you The Weekly—our weekly email newsletter that contains all our Short of the Week films, stories, and articles from the past week. We love social media,…

SOTW / January 14, 2013

We are excited to announce the official Short of the Week Awards 2013 nominees! We’ve nominated the top 10 films in each of our three categories—Animation, Live-Action, and New Media—as…

Article Branded Content SOTW / December 28, 2012

A short history of the developing genre and its successes and failures over the past decade.

SOTW / June 21, 2012

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SOTW / April 9, 2012

It’s been 5 great years here at Short of the Week as we take a look at where have we been and where are we going.