Short of the Week

Animation

Comedy about Crime in Flash Animation
Martin Woolley, Tom Gran / 5 min / UK / 2014

Set in a prison for criminally poor writers, a gang of cons get ahold of the script to their own lives and attempt to re-write it in order to make their escape.

Documentary about Life & Society in Animation
Canadian Anijam / 8 min / Canada / 2014

15 of Canada’s most acclaimed independent animators reflect on one day of their lives using only 4×6 inch yellow sticky notes, a black pen and their animation skills.

Dark Comedy about Love in Animation

After being dumped by his girlfriend, a street musician suffers from psychological problems manifested as a little demon who disrupts his everyday life.

Drama about Childhood in Animation
Hisko Hulsing / 18 min / Netherlands / 2014

In that last seconds before a man dies, a childhood friendship flashes before his eyes.

Dark Comedy about Loss in Animation
Joe Bichard / 4 min / UK / 2014

A little lad contemplates the death of his family.

Comedy about Life & Society in Animation
Robert Löbel / 4 min / Germany / 2013

The inhabitants of an extremely windy area learn to deal with their difficult living conditions.

Satire about Human Nature in Animation
Jeanette Bonds / 5 min / USA / 2013

A hand-drawn animated documentary satire adapted from a conversation overheard in a Santa Monica restaurant in 2011. Four lawyers engage in a bantering dinner conversation that quickly devolves into a grotesque and brutal comedy of cruelty and hypocrisy. Warning: Incredibly foul and inappropriate.

Drama about Childhood in Animation

This is the story of Barnie, a grown man who likes to play with his childish reflection.

Fantasy about Family in Animation
Jeff Le Bars / 5 min / France / 2013

Lost in the woods, A young boy makes a bloody pact with a dying wolf.

Horror about Other Worlds in Animation
Late Night Work Club / 38 min / USA / 2013

Late Night Work Club, a collective comprised of the most promising minimalist animators on the internet, releases their first project—an omnibus of shorts that tell stories from the great beyond.

Romance about Love in Animation
Emily Carmichael / 9 min / USA / 2013

Two 8-bit video game characters enter the world of online dating and forge an unlikely romance.

Drama about Love in Animation
Jonathan Ng / 7 min / Canada / 2013

In this “crouching love, hidden breakup” story, inspired by 50′s Shanghai water ink animation & kung fu films, themes of distance, tradition, art and longing dominate a telephonic conversation.

Sports about Loss in Animation
Joe Sparkes / 3 min / UK / 2013

A boxer is given reason to reflect on his upcoming fight when a moth sneaks into his locker room.

Comedy about Human Nature in Animation

The hopes and wishes of a motley few

Drama about Loss in Animation
Eoin Duffy / 5 min / Ireland / 2013

A lone traveller makes his way through an airport before finally accepting his journey’s end.

Comedy about Friendship in Stop-Motion
Milen Vitanov / 5 min / Germany / 2013

This dog has a new best friend—his own tail! An award winning 2.5D animated short from director Milen Vitanov.

Documentary about Music in Animation
Sara Gunnarsdottir / 10 min / Iceland / 2013

The Pirate of Love is an animated documentary about an outsider musician, Daniel C. This is an oral history that follows one mans soulful songs of love, pride and loneliness.

Dark Comedy about Family in Animation
Sean Buckelew / 17 min / USA / 2013

A family’s idyllic life is interrupted when the father is killed while defending the family from an intruding bear.

Adventure about in Animation

The harmonious life of a woman living in nature is disrupted by the arrival of a hunter.

Comedy about Friendship in Animation
Paul Rudish / 3 min / USA / 2013

When Minnie’s cafe runs out of croissants, Mickey must deliver them to her fast, fighting wild traffic and other obstacles across Paris!

Dark Comedy about Life & Society in Animation
Joseph Pierce / 8 min / UK / 2013

Kemi lives and works in the murky slipstream of a North London pub. As the booze flows the line between who belongs behind and in front of the bar becomes increasingly blurred.

Adventure about Friendship in Animation
Minkyu Lee / 15 min / USA / 2013

CURRENTLY OFFLINE—A Disney animator ventures out on his own to create this beautiful Oscar nominated short about two creatures who were made for each other.

Romance about Love in Animation
John Kahrs / 6 min / USA / 2013

CURRENTLY OFFLINE—A 2013 Oscar nominee, an urban office worker finds that paper airplanes are instrumental in meeting a girl in ways he never expected.

Dark Comedy about Family in Animation
Simon Cottee / 5 min / Australia / 2013

A melancholy boy attends his estranged Father’s wedding to a large Latina woman aboard a small and cramped boat on a shark infested sea.

Music Video about Identity in Animation
Dash Shaw / 7 min / USA / 2013

A music video film, part of Sigur Ros’ celebrated “Valtari Mystery Film Experiment”, “Seraph” depicts a boy’s travails through life as he struggles to understand himself. A Sundance 2013 short film.