Short of the Week

Multi-Media

Comedy about Friendship in Multi-Media
Raymond Lai, Randall Park / 22 min / USA / 2014

Two best friends own and operate a convenience store together in a surreal cartoon world.

Experimental about Identity in Multi-Media
Jonathan Caouette / 14 min / Canada / 2013

Jonathan Caouette creates a mysterious experimental film about red eyes and Chloe Sevigny making scary faces.

Dramedy about Childhood in Multi-Media
Keith Bearden / 7 min / USA / 2013

Two young teens obsess about “The Raftman”, a comic superhero who does next to nothing.

Experimental about Growth in Multi-Media

In a lifeless urban landscape where time itself has stopped its crawl, a mad ballet is commencing and a newly hatched butterfly is about to die. A celebrated mixed-media experimental film combining stop-motion, 3D modeling and CT scans.

Documentary about Life & Society in Multi-Media
Matthew Bate / 14 min / Australia / 2013

Murder, sex, drugs, art & politics… A film exploring the mystery of why sneakers appear on telephone lines around the world.

Documentary about Illness in Multi-Media
Lance Oppenheim / 7 min / USA / 2013

An elderly gentleman attempts to retrieve forgotten memories while battling the progression and regression of the cycles of life.

Comedy about Art in Multi-Media

A budding animator attempts to make a mysterious character relevant in the modern world.

Adventure about Human Nature in Multi-Media
Kibwe Tavares / 18 min / UK / 2013

Jonah is a big fish story about the old and the new, and the links and the distances between them. A Sundance 2013 short film from the heralded creator of “Robots of Brixton”.

Dramedy about Love in Multi-Media
Tom Jobbins / 10 min / UK / 2013

Larry’s Face was sent into space on the Voyager Spacecraft, an event he thought would bring intergalactic fame. This is his story of life and love.

Adventure about Other Worlds in Multi-Media

The true story behind how the Miami Heat won the NBA title in 2012 despite one of their star players being an interstellar prince who was called away to do battle with evil foes bent on finally making the Internet completely useless.

Poem about Abuse in Multi-Media
Collaborative / 8 min / Canada / 2013

An internet collaborative project, animators and motion artists brought their unique styles to 20 second segments of a Shane Koyczan poem in order to speak out against bullying.

Myth about Human Nature in Multi-Media
Floris Kaayk / 12 min / Netherlands / 2012

Limbs are on the prowl in this dark, futuristic tale based on the Tower of Babel from viral video provocateur, Floris Kaayk.

Dramedy about Identity in Multi-Media
Rian Johnson / 10 min / USA / 2012

A woman spends her life dreaming the dreams of a stranger—until she runs into him.

Fantasy about Perseverence in Multi-Media
Jared Varava, Justin Varava / 7 min / USA / 2012

From acclaimed indie short filmmakers, the Varava Brothers, comes the whimsical and historically accurate tale of one tumbleweed that did not tumble.

Branded Film about Growth in Multi-Media
Christian Carlsson / 4 min / UK / 2012

The story of a boy born on the day Pentagram opened and how his life has been tracked (and kerned) by forty years of Pentagram design.

Experimental about Love in Multi-Media
Ryan Powell, Vadim Gershman / 4 min / USA / 2012

Overlaid on top of images of hyperkinetic traffic, a familiar narrative is told in a novel way—through text messages.

Action about Conspiracy in Multi-Media
Smith & Foulkes / 2 min / UK / 2011

The action seamlessly slips between reality and a computer’s virtual reality in this wonderfully original branded film.

Horror about Conspiracy in Multi-Media

A spooky mystery is teased out of a single photograph, in this suspenseful animation nominated for Canada’s Genie award in 2009.

Dark Comedy about Art in Multi-Media
Joseph Pelling, Becky Sloan / 3 min / UK / 2011

A dark take on chidlren’s Tv classics, London’s “This Is It Collective” try and teach us how to be creative.

Essay about Human Nature in Multi-Media
Kirby Ferguson / 11 min / USA / 2011

Part 3 of Kirby Ferguson’s brilliant Everything is a Remix series deals with the origins of creativity.

Experimental about Love in Multi-Media
Ben Thomas, Leo Bridle / 4 min / UK / 2011

The story of a solitary traveller who dreams of his own romantic encounter at the station through the images laid out on the pages of his sketchbook.

Dark Comedy about Decay in Multi-Media
Don Hertzfeldt / 17 min / USA / 2011

Heavy topics in simple line-drawings—experience the dark and funny story of Bill’s spiraling bout of mental illness by the great Don Hertzfeldt.

Drama about Love in Multi-Media
Gabriel Bisset Smith / 4 min / USA / 2010

A heart-breaking tale of love and loss told through a sequence of snapshots.

Drama about Decay in Multi-Media
Virgil Widrich / 11 min / Austria / 2010

An Oscar-nominated film about a copy shop clerk who accidentally duplicates himself and sets off a chain reaction of unintended consequences—filmed from 18,000 photocopied frames.