Short of the Week

Decay

Horror about Decay in Live-Action
Dominik Hartl / 24 min / Austria / 2014

Anna should have had a closer look at the fine-print of her rental contract – for the old Viennese apartment is a creature with never ending appetite, living off the youth of its residents.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Matthew James Reilly / 17 min / USA / 2014

At the end of what she hopes to be her last day at work, a young gas station attendant attempts to leave town permanently.

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 Decay in Animation
Eamonn O'Neill / 5 min / UK / 2012

The indignities of life add up, sometimes more than you can take. But our protagonist is fine thanks.

Drama about Decay in Animation
Stephen Irwin / 6 min / UK / 2012

A young pyromaniac bear misses his mother in this Sundance and Ottawa favorite.

Dark Comedy about Decay in Live-Action
Jordan Vogt-Roberts / 25 min / USA / 2011

Despite their heavy drinking, everything seems to go their way. So what’s wrong with that?

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.

Dark Comedy about Decay in Live-Action
Chris Morris / 12 min / UK / 2011

An epic battle of the mind between a man and the dog he’s watching.

Drama about Decay in Animation
Joseph Pierce / 7 min / UK / 2011

Watch a comedian turn funny into serious into downright disturbing in this incredibly expressive black and white animation.

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.