Short of the Week

3D Animation

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.

Experimental about Nature in 3D Animation

The sun and moon meet on a rare occasion in this grand celestial love story animated in beautiful black & white 3D.

Fantasy about Inspiration in 3D Animation
Brandon Oldenburg, William Joyce / 14 min / USA / 2012

The Oscar-nominated film + app about a man’s magical love for books that put the beloved Moonbot Studios on the map. *UPDATE: The filmmakers have removed the free version, but you can purchase the film on iTunes for $1.99

Drama about Corruption in 3D Animation
Thomas Beg / 8 min / UK / 2011

Enjoy this innovative and gripping literary adaptation, a graduation animation from UCA Rochester.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Jesús Orellana / 10 min / Spain / 2011

Absolutely Stunning. Is it from SQUARE? PRODUCTION I.G? No, the most perfect realization of the anime-style in 3D comes from a single young animator out of Spain.

Comedy about Nothing in 3D Animation
Peter Peake / 4 min / UK / 2011

When talented directors at the famous Aardman Animations studio are given free reign, they come up with crazy stories like this one about a dinosaur who’s good at math.

Fantasy about Revenge in 3D Animation
Sune Reinhardt / 4 min / Denmark / 2011

A late night driver’s collision with a deer in the headlights takes a strange turn in this painterly 3D animation.

Action about Desperation in 3D Animation

Maximall means maximalism in this outrageous and gorgeous chase film that assaults your eyes.

Experimental about Greed in 3D Animation
Lior Ben Horin / 4 min / Israel / 2011

A runaway train barrels through an every-changing abstract landscape in this experimental animation from the Bezalel Academy.

Action about Nature in 3D Animation

A night on the town turns deadly for three sentient plants, escaped from the botanical garden they called homed.

Fantasy about Love in 3D Animation

An ode to Disney “Princess” films, this 2010 Supinfocom short whimsically applies fairy-tale conventions to a modern romance gone stale.

Fantasy about Loss in 3D Animation
Marius Herzog / 12 min / Germany / 2011

German student Marius Herzog produced this incredible and lush gothic animation as his graduation film in 2009.

Action about Friendship in 3D Animation

Your traditional student animation chase scene—Dutch-style. Evidently this means copious amounts of drugs and psychedelic imagery!

Comedy about Perseverence in 3D Animation
Rob Silvestri / 4 min / Canada / 2011

Ormie the Pig is desperate to get the cookies on top of the fridge, but is constantly stymied, in this modern day slapstick.

Experimental about Human Nature in 3D Animation
Alessandro Bavari / 8 min / Italy / 2011

Metachaos is a multi-disciplinary project from accomplished, ambitious, Italian artist Alessandro Bavari, which includes a photo-set, mixed-method paintings and this short film, an 8min assault on the senses

Drama about Loss in 3D Animation

A creator’s puppets must struggle to carry on after their master is gone. A bizarrely moving animation from Supinfocom students.