Short of the Week

Family

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.

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

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

Thriller about Family in Live-Action
Stephen Fingleton / 23 min / UK / 2014

A man obsessed with voyeur pornography is forced to track down an anonymous photographer when he makes a shocking discovery online.

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Jeremy Hersh / 20 min / USA / 2014

From SXSW 2013. A white jewish girl joins her native American girlfriend on a visit to her parent’s place. Her attempts at family bonding go terribly wrong.

Fantasy about Inspiration in Live-Action

An aging circus performer seeks to mend the troubled relationship he has with his young son.

Drama about Nature in Live-Action
Julius Onah / 14 min / Nigeria / 2013

Uzoma, a young Nigerian boy, likes to play dangerous games with his little brother Chize.

Horror about Family in Live-Action
Luke Guidici / 8 min / USA / 2013

In 1950′s rural America, a postman’s first day takes a terrifying turn when a precocious young girl tells him of her family’s horrible tragedy.

Thriller about Family in Live-Action
Alberto Evangelio / 9 min / Spain / 2013

A father daughter driving lesson quickly escalates into horror.

Fantasy about Family in Animation
Jeff Le Bars / 5 min / France / 2013

Lost in the woods, A young boy makes a bloody pact with a dying wolf.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Ian Harnarine / 16 min / Canada / 2013

In rural Trinidad, Dhani struggles to support himself and his mother by selling doubles (Trinidad’s quintessential street food). When his estranged father returns from Canada unexpectedly, Dhani must decide if he will help save his father’s life despite their strained relationship.

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.

Experimental about Family in Puppetry

The quiet anxieties of wood.

Thriller about Family in Live-Action
Gerardo Herrero / 12 min / Spain / 2013

One misplaced footstep quickly turns a family picnic into a life or death situation.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Richard Parkin / 19 min / Mexico / 2013

After an accident on the water, a deep-sea diver must confront the deadly nature of his profession and the responsibilities to his family.

Dark Comedy about Family in Animation
Sean Buckelew / 17 min / USA / 2013

A family’s idyllic life is interrupted when the father is killed while defending the family from an intruding bear.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Oliver Goodrum / 23 min / UK / 2013

A desperate mother takes drastic action to protect her disabled daughter from a juvenile gang.

Sci-Fi about Family in Special FX
Joe Sill / 13 min / USA / 2013

An astro-minor is reluctant to return to the world she once knew after two years on the moon.

Dramedy about Family in Live-Action
Michael Cera / 20 min / USA / 2013

In a self-effacing attempt to save his father from a death by deterioration, a young man enlists his curmudgeonly boss and Kelis to perform a song, and a miracle.

Comedy about Family in Live-Action
Clay Liford / 14 min / USA / 2013

A geriatric mother and her twenty-something son embark on a road trip to meet some dastardly drug dealers in order to replenish a supply of certain herbs.

Comedy about Family in Live-Action
Todd Sklar / 12 min / USA / 2013

After Dad dies, two brothers reunite to continue their childish rivalry in this hilarious Sundance short that spawned the feature, Awful Nice.

Romance about Family in Stop-Motion
Timothy Reckart / 10 min / UK / 2013

CURRENTLY OFFLINE—For a limited time, Timothy Reckart’s 2013 Oscar-nominated animation is online. An elderly couple live in two radically different ways, but find the will to come together.

Dark Comedy about Family in Animation
Simon Cottee / 5 min / Australia / 2013

A melancholy boy attends his estranged Father’s wedding to a large Latina woman aboard a small and cramped boat on a shark infested sea.

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
Andrew Ahn / 11 min / USA / 2012

When Nick attends his baby nephew’s ‘dol,’ a traditional Korean first birthday party, he finds himself yearning for a life just out of reach.

Sci-Fi about Family in Live-Action
Stuart Willis / 18 min / Australia / 2012

Set in a dystopian future where the lower classes are left on Earth with only a space elevator that connects them with the possibilities of a better life.