Short of the Week

Childhood

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.

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.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Ian Lagarde / 11 min / Canada / 2014

A group of bored suburban pre-teens push each other beyond their limits.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
AJ Sheeran, Sam Shapson / 10 min / USA / 2014

After his mother’s passing, a boy turns to a girl who claims her spaceship can take him to a planet for departed souls.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Sam Benenati / 4 min / USA / 2014

A young boy falls for his older brother’s girlfriend.

Poem about Identity in Live-Action
Guy Pooles / 7 min / USA / 2014

A little girl becomes infatuated by a beam of light and does everything in her power to capture it.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Jeremy Breslau / 10 min / USA / 2014

A blocked novelist reflects on a pivotal year in his life, when, as a precocious six-year-old, he struggled for the attention of his bickering parents.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Ben Ockrent, Jake Russell / 7 min / UK / 2014

Events take an unexpected turn when a suspicious man follows a young mother and her daughter home from school.

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.