Short of the Week

Live-Action

Sports about Abuse in Live-Action
Kevan Funk / 11 min / Canada / 2014

Torn between his guilt and the fraternity of the team, a young athlete struggles to reconcile his feelings after witnessing a heinous act at a party.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Jacob Motz / 20 min / USA / 2014

When two universes collide and create exact duplicates of both people and inanimate objects on a single version of Earth, a hopeless romantic finds himself able to win the heart of his dream girl’s double.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Jordan Bayne / 28 min / USA / 2014

When estranged couple, Sara and Sonny, come to the aid of their dying daughter, the experience sends them spiraling into spiritual crisis and brutal heartbreak

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Joris Debeij / 6 min / USA / 2014

A quiet, yet powerful portrait about a young man named Terrance and his struggles to overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Shahir Daud / 8 min / USA / 2014

While waiting to board his flight to America, Augusto Ramirez remembers the three biggest regrets of his life.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Ian Samuels / 14 min / USA / 2014

An ageing fisherman develops an intimate relationship with a lobster

Dark Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Harrison Atkins / 6 min / USA / 2014

Owen never learned about sex or relationships from his parents, since they turned into cats. But today, with the help of a human girl, Owen is going to learn a lot. [NSFW]

Dark Comedy about Community in Live-Action
DANIELS / 13 min / USA / 2014

A red ball bounces past a cafe and a couple folks’ houses and then goes to the beach.

Romance about Music in Live-Action
Yulin Kuang / 19 min / USA / 2014

After a bad breakup, Zoe Smallman decides to take down her ex-boyfriend in a wizard rock battle of the bands with help from her best friend, Charlie.

Satire about Human Nature in Live-Action
Nathaniel Lindsay / 15 min / Australia / 2014

In the Summer of 1980 a successful yuppie faces an existential crisis when a Nosferatic ghoul joins his social circle and undermines his social status.

Dark Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Andy Fortenbacher / 13 min / USA / 2014

Gordon, a dimwitted but sweet man with pure intentions, follows some bad advice and tries to impress the woman of his dreams by scaring the daylights out of her.

Horror about Reality in Live-Action
Daniel Zimbler / 12 min / UK / 2014

At a country manor in Edwardian England, a parlor trick becomes a bewitching, as one of the guests gets his dark desire.

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action
Brian Crano / 18 min / USA / 2014

When a butcher loses his dog, his life starts to unravel

Horror about Crime in Live-Action
Jamie Ryan Scott Brooks / 9 min / USA / 2014

An undaunted Sheriff’s Deputy sets out on a solo mission to find a missing girl in the erie backwoods of East Texas

Thriller about Human Nature in Live-Action
Jack Michel / 7 min / Australia / 2014

A young man records a home intrusion.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Justin Robinson / 17 min / USA / 2014

Bobby and Sherry struggle with one of the most difficult of life’s challenges.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Julius Avery / 13 min / Australia / 2014

A kid risks everything after he is bullied into making a life and death decision.

Sci-Fi about Human Nature in Live-Action
Ethan Shaftel / 13 min / USA / 2014

A man taking care of his cybernetic pet is threatened by a group of idle troublemakers.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Jason B. Kohl / 14 min / USA / 2014

A pig farmer tests his unemployed son’s resolve to join the family business in director Jason B. Kohl’s SXSW 2013 short film.

Poem about Love in Live-Action
Ivan Barge / 7 min / New Zealand / 2014

A woman reflects on the effects and implications of time throughout the course of her life.

Sci-Fi about Revenge in Live-Action
Michael Spiccia / 13 min / Australia / 2014

A girl with a secret past comes out of hiding and is forced to take on the town bullies with the thing she fears most – herself.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Jonny Blair / 16 min / Scotland / 2014

A Scottish football groundsman discovers the club he’s been a part of for thirty years is going out of business.

Sci-Fi about Corruption in Live-Action

In a the near future, a private company has developed a technology that requires its clients to store their memory data on a single server. In this highly controlled world, a young woman has the power to change things.

Drama about Crime in Live-Action
Josh Soskin / 13 min / Mexico / 2014

A 13-year-old boy from Tijuana embarks on his first drug smuggle across the Arizona/Mexico border

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Josh Baker, Jonathan Baker / 15 min / USA / 2014

With a mysterious duffle bag in hand, a 12-year old boy takes us on an introspective journey out of the city and into the remote countryside of upstate New York.