Short of the Week

3D Animation

Fantasy about Childhood in 3D Animation
Richard Hickey / 7 min / USA / 2014

I won’t be going back to Quetico Park anytime soon. Not after what happened to a girl named Francis Brandywine.

Branded Film about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Rafael Grampá / 4 min / Brazil / 2014

Private eye Vincent Black is hired by an old man hoping to recover his lost ideas.

Adventure about Loss in 3D Animation
Kristian Andrews / 3 min / UK / 2014

During a ‘Let’s Play’ review of his favorite ’90’s computer game, a man tells the story of losing the love of his life and why, yesterday, he got punched in the throat.

Dramedy about Love in 3D Animation
Yonni Aroussi, Ben Genislaw / 6 min / Israel / 2013

An animated journey into the future of a young couple moving in together for the first time.

Fantasy about Conquest in 3D Animation

The Argentinian house 3DAR puts together an astounding passion project. Faced with the destruction of his habitat from encroaching development, a monkey decides to change the system from the inside.

Mystery about Childhood in 3D Animation
Jérémy Clapin / 10 min / France / 2013

A boy makes an unusual new friend on a hunting trip with his father. Animator Jeremy Clapin’s followup to his 2009 SotW Best Short of the Year.

Fantasy about Illness in 3D Animation
Evan Viera / 11 min / USA / 2013

A young girl abandons her medication and the bleak city in which she lives, to explore a mystical oceanic cove.

Dark Comedy about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Alan Dickson / 10 min / New Zealand / 2013

A vengeful Easter bunny plots to steal Santa’s sack, and in the process, learns something about himself that will change Christmas forever.

Fantasy about Nature in 3D Animation

Abel lives in the winter and Apolline lives in the summer. Isolated in their “natures”, they never met each other. But, their encounter will soon become more complicated than they could imagine. Both of them will have to learn compromise to protect the other…

Myth about Inspiration in 3D Animation
Darragh O’Connell / 10 min / Ireland / 2013

An old explorer close to freezing in the Arctic re-lives the events that brought him there in the first place.

Comedy about Nature in 3D Animation
El Señor Studio / 10 min / Spain / 2013

A set of strange creatures whose instincts, rather than focus on survival, seem to doom them to an absurd and comic extinction.

Comedy about Greed in 3D Animation
Jaime Maestro / 6 min / Spain / 2013

Instructor Jaime Maestro and students from Spain’s PrimerFrame Academy produce this Goya-winning short translated as “The Smoke Seller”.

War about Friendship in 3D Animation
Mark Nelson / 19 min / USA / 2013

Threatened by the invading German Army in WWI, a group of misfits must band together in order to save Britain and the world.

Comedy about Perseverence in 3D Animation

It’s soldier vs. bear in this light-hearted “Merry Melodies” slapstick from students at France’s ESMA.

Sci-Fi about Identity in 3D Animation

Every second counts in this polished computer generated student film out of Bellecour School of Art

Action about Nothing in 3D Animation
Dan Sumich / 3 min / UK / 2012

The proverbial flap of a butterfly’s wings set into motion a chaotic chain reaction that perfectly ruins one man’s morning.

Branded Film about Growth in 3D Animation
Lani Pixels, Kim Pagel / 17 min / Denmark / 2012

The LEGO Group celebrates its 80th Birthday with an animated look back at its origins and history. An unusually ambitious and blatant branded film.

Action about Crime in 3D Animation
Philippe Gamer / 4 min / France / 2012

Four sassy cougars enjoy the thrill of a chase in this action-packed short that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Experimental about Corruption in 3D Animation
Louis Lefebvre / 7 min / Canada / 2012

Symbolic remix of the world’s modern travesties rendered with an incredible level of polish by a new Canadian animation studio.

Experimental about Growth in 3D Animation
Or Bar-El / Israel / 2012

In a bland, ultilitarian world of rhythm and order, one worker finds his inner Jazz.

Dark Comedy about Identity in 3D Animation
Jaime Maestro / 7 min / Spain / 2012

Observe the antics of a wolf trying to peacefully work in an office chock-full of plump and succulent sheep.

Adventure about Life & Society in 3D Animation
David R. Christensen / 5 min / Denmark / 2012

The Animation Workshop brings us a fully-realized world with strong visual metaphors about the pressures of responsibility.

Action about Love in 3D Animation

Buck can slow time to a crawl—How will he use his new power?—To impress a girl, of course. A slick 3D animation from France’s ESMA school.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Wes Ball / 8 min / USA / 2012

In the vein of Sci-Fi VFX shorts like “The Raven” and “Rosa”, Wes Ball creates a thrilling and gorgeous CG chase sequence, sure to draw the attention of Hollywood.

Drama about Growth in 3D Animation
Omer Ben David / 6 min / Israel / 2012

The lonely world of a cat is told through a minimalist world constructed from 3D brushstrokes in this graduation film from the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design.