Short of the Week

Art

Myth about Art in Stop-Motion
Mikey Please / 6 min / UK / 2014

Marilyn maketh. Marilyn taketh awayeth. Marilyn is trying really hard to create something good. For once, her expectation and reality are going to align. It will be epic. It will be tear jerkingly profound. It will be perfect. Nothing can go wrong.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Mark Columbus / 7 min / USA / 2014

A deceptively simple film about “the Jimi Hendrix of Fiji,” forced to take a menial job in the United States when his wife became pregnant with the filmmaker.

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Riley Hooper / 9 min / USA / 2014

(NSFW) Despite blindness, multiple sclerosis, and lung cancer, photographer Flo Fox continues to shoot the streets of New York City.

Experimental about Other Worlds in Claymation
Allison Schulnik / 8 min / USA / 2014

A rhythmic ritual is performed by a bizarre ensemble of macabre figures.

Dramedy about Art in Live-Action
Shia LaBeouf / 12 min / USA / 2013

This is the story of Howard Cantour. A warrior. His life as a film critic and how he comes to terms with reviewing his hero’s film.

Comedy about Art in Multi-Media

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

Documentary about Art in Live-Action
Max Joseph / 13 min / USA / 2013

An oral history of DFA: the iconic NYC record label that got the indie kids to dance. Narrated by Marc Maron.

Drama about Art in Live-Action
Julian Marshall / 20 min / USA / 2013

The first narrative film about the early life of street artist Shepard Fairey and the origin of his OBEY GIANT street art campaign.

Experimental about Art in Special FX
Terah Maher, Michael Langan / 13 min / USA / 2013

A chorus of women are borne from the movements of a single dancer in this dreamlike pas de trente-deux.

Documentary about Art in Live-Action
Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost / 6 min / USA / 2012

A towering figure in the art world, standing at 6’7″, John Baldessari’s epic career is crammed into 5 and a half frenzied minutes. Narrated by Tom Waits.

Documentary about Art in Live-Action
Eric Slatkin / 8 min / USA / 2011

Richard and Judith Selby Lang have, for years, been picking up plastic detritus from Kehoe Beach in Northern California and using these found objects to create art. The results are pretty spectacular.

Experimental about Art in Stop-Motion
Max Hattler, W+K Tokyo Lab / 5 min / Germany / 2011

Visual artist Max Hattler transitions from the digital to the practical in this amazing stop-motion piece which traces the history of 20th century art and design.

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.

Comedy about Art in Live-Action
Yousheng Tng / 8 min / USA / 2011

Steadicam operator Yousheng Tang looks at the hilarious activities that go on behind the scenes at a film shoot via a well-executed, single long-take shot.

Documentary about Art in Live-Action
Qiao Li / 6 min / China / 2011

Enter the world of Chinese wedding photography through the work of 80 Impression, an amazingly creative and popular duo of artists.

Adventure about Art in Animation
Léo Verrier / 8 min / France / 2011

A man can take on elements of fine art that he eats, in this deliciously well-designed French animation.

Experimental about Art in Animation
Blu, David Ellis / 8 min / Argentina / 2009

Street artist Blu animates large-scale creatures as they crawl across an abandoned Argentine cityscape.