Short of the Week

Flash Animation

Documentary about Life & Society in Flash Animation
Stefan Nadelman / 23 min / USA / 2013

One of the most celebrated of all modern shorts, Terminal Bar is a fascinating pictorial history of a New York City bar whose customers, from the hard-drinking working class Irish to the coiffed African American gay male, continually transform its focus during a 10-year period.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Flash Animation
Alek Wasilewski / 16 min / Poland / 2012

Prole 514 dreams about winning the Great Lottery. The lottery winner is transformed and allowed admission into the elite White society, where everyone is beautiful, young and happy. A vicious dystopian vision from Poland.

Satire about Human Nature in Flash Animation
Jossie Malis / 11 min / Spain / 2012

The rich world of Bendito returns with this absurd look at transportation and it’s costly effects on a primitive tribe.

Dark Comedy about Life & Society in Flash Animation
Felix Massie / 6 min / UK / 2012

Keith’s typical day turns red in this violent stick figure animation with a larger message.

Adventure about Other Worlds in Flash Animation
Mike Roberts / 6 min / Canada / 2011

A man takes a ride through the afterlife with four rockabilly musicians in this rich animation featuring music by The Sadies.

Poem about Life & Society in Flash Animation
DC Turner / 10 min / USA / 2011

Tim Minchin’s poem of an evening dinner conversation about spirituality and the age-old battle between spirituality and science.

Dramedy about Love in Flash Animation
Barbara Benas / 4 min / USA / 2010

When a sensitive cowboy loses faith in this dark world, it takes a bit of kindness to bring him back.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Flash Animation
Jake Armstrong / 5 min / USA / 2010

A grizzled spaceman comes to Alpha-9 to hunt down a vicious monster.

Musical about Revenge in Flash Animation
James Lee / 6 min / Australia / 2010

An action-packed musical, flash animation about robots seeking revenge—prepare to be entertained.

Documentary about Family in Flash Animation
Chris Ware / 4 min / USA / 2009

The second collaboration between NPR institution “This American Life” and comic book icon Chris Ware, examines the slipperiness of memory to humorous effect.

Dark Comedy about Abuse in Flash Animation
Chris Ware / 3 min / USA / 2009

Bizarre story about two mice by the legendary illustrator, Chris Ware, for This American Life.

Documentary about Conspiracy in Flash Animation
Timothy Dickinson / 2 min / USA / 2009

The History Channel has started a new web-series featuring the babbling yet entertaining, Timothy Dickinson.

Musical about Nature in Flash Animation
Ben Meinhardt / 2 min / Canada / 2009

Fuzzy animals break into song in this student parody of the classic Disney sing-along.

Satire about Politics in Flash Animation
David Rees / 2 min / USA / 2008

The cult-fave comic strip brings its biting political satire to the web in bite-sized installments.

Experimental about Politics in Flash Animation
Max Hattler / 2 min / UK / 2007

A kaleidoscope of national symbols and sounds highlight the tension between America and the Islamic world.

Satire about Politics in Flash Animation
Chris Harding / 5 min / USA / 2007

Fun yet violent animation that teaches us self-defense techniques (or attempts to) through everyday man, George—a character we all know well.

Documentary about Childhood in Flash Animation
Chris Ware / 4 min / USA / 2007

This American Life takes to the visual form in this Chris Ware-designed animation about a bizarre event at an elementary school when all the students suddenly took up playing with pretend video cameras.

Satire about Conquest in Flash Animation
Jossie Malis / 5 min / Spain / 2007

A fascinatingly simple animation about the perils of human greed.