Short of the Week

Childhood

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Jeroen Bogaert / 21 min / UK / 2014

12-year-old Mila has a secret crush on her 40 year old neighbour and coach, Sam. When she finds out that he’s moving away to Italy for at least a year, she conceives a plan to go with him.

Adventure about Growth in Animation
Miguel Jiron / 7 min / USA / 2014

A young boy travels with his family to Nicaragua. When the boy fails to roll his r’s, his imagination takes over.

Fantasy about Growth in Animation
John Lee / 4 min / Canada / 2014

A young boy fears the onset of puberty and his imagination takes over.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Sam Dixon / 12 min / Australia / 2014

Desperate to impress the boys he idolises, fifteen year old Casey agrees to steal a hunting rifle from a crippled old man’s cabin in the hills.

Fantasy about Childhood in 3D Animation
Richard Hickey / 7 min / USA / 2014

I won’t be going back to Quetico Park anytime soon. Not after what happened to a girl named Francis Brandywine.

Dark Comedy about Childhood in Stop-Motion
Ainslie Henderson / 7 min / UK / 2014

A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Francesca Coppola / 15 min / Italy / 2014

Father and daughter share a sentimental moment, but trouble boils under the surface.

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.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Jordana Spiro / 12 min / USA / 2014

A child taxidermist, an outsider in his small town, is entranced by a girl who finds his work beautiful. But just as their relationship begins to progress, he does something that drastically changes everything.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Álex Montoya Melià / 29 min / Spain / 2013

Desperate for money to buy a motorcycle, Lucas makes a deal with a stranger to let him take some “innocent” pictures in exchange for cash.

Romance about Growth in Live-Action
Yulin Kuang / 18 min / USA / 2013

Sixteen-year-old Katya Liu is determined to increase her bust size before a study date with her science lab partner.

Drama about Growth in Live-Action

The story of a boy who walks the line between imagination and reality, and the day he realizes he may not be able to do so forever.

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.

Comedy about Childhood in Live-Action
Cameron Sawyer / 18 min / USA / 2013

It’s 1987. Infatuated with the hottest girl in school, sixth-grader, Cameron, puts everything on the line – including his mullet – to win the girl of his dreams. Starring Hailee Steinfeld.

Thriller about Childhood in Live-Action
Kellen Moore / 20 min / USA / 2013

A mysterious Stranger kidnaps Peter Pan on his return to the Darling House.

Drama about Childhood in Animation

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

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Francesco Calabrese / 12 min / Italy / 2013

A couple of young boys are put through a terrifying gang initiation process.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Eric F. Martin / 13 min / USA / 2013

A short film about a woman who learns she may have been switched at birth.

Mystery about Childhood in 3D Animation
Jérémy Clapin / 10 min / France / 2013

A boy makes an unusual new friend on a hunting trip with his father. Animator Jeremy Clapin’s followup to his 2009 SotW Best Short of the Year.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action

Eight-year old Andy thinks he has superhuman abilities in this Cannes-honored film from New Zealand.

Fantasy about Illness in Special FX
John Williams / 12 min / UK / 2012

When young Atari Withers gets annoyed with the little robot that follows him everywhere, he tries to leave it, sell it and smash it up—but this robot is more than just a toy.

Comedy about Growth in Live-Action
Matt Kazman / 21 min / USA / 2012

Awkwardness ensues in this heartfelt and hilarious take on the universal experience of growing up.

Horror about Corruption in Puppetry

This holiday season, ask if you know where your Teddy Bear really comes from.

Drama about Childhood in Animation
Jason Carpenter / 10 min / USA / 2012

A young boy is thrust into the terrorizing world of daycare.

Fantasy about Childhood in Live-Action
David Yarovesky / 13 min / USA / 2012

Written and starring Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum, this festival hit is a sometimes dark fantasy about a boy-giant.