Short of the Week

Family

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Justin Robinson / 17 min / USA / 2014

Bobby and Sherry struggle with one of the most difficult of life’s challenges.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Jason B. Kohl / 14 min / USA / 2014

A pig farmer tests his unemployed son’s resolve to join the family business in director Jason B. Kohl’s SXSW 2013 short film.

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Micha Hilliard / 14 min / USA / 2014

An honest portrait of autism told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tim and his supportive family. Together, they’ll be fine.

Documentary about Family in Animation

When did you last talk with your father? Will you ever ask him about those things that hurt you?

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

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

Dark Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Jim Owen / 12 min / UK / 2014

(NSFW) After Molly’s mother passes away, she goes to visit her grieving father. She tries to enter her mother’s room but finds it to be locked. Upon entering she’s met with with an unusual surprise.

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
Matthew Saville / 12 min / New Zealand / 2014

A young man hitch hiking across New Zealand determined to meet his birth mother encounters a seemingly unsavory tattooed man.

Comedy about Family in Animation
Gervais Merryweather / 9 min / UK / 2014

When his daughter Betty is left in his care for the day can Fredrick Frinklesworth and Wall Street survive the mayhem that ensues?

Drama about Family in Live-Action
John William Ross / 20 min / USA / 2014

A storm rages outside, but it is within the walls of her home that a woman finds her life spinning out of control.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Matthew Thorne / 12 min / Australia / 2014

A man suffering from Alzheimer’s desperately tries to put together the pieces of his past.

Documentary about Reality in Live-Action
I Am Los Angeles / 8 min / USA / 2014

Alma Velasco, an El Salvadorian immigrant, recounts her transition to the United States.

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
Casey Modderno / 14 min / USA / 2014

An over-worked father returns home to have an unsettling conversation with his son.

Dark Comedy about Family in Live-Action
Andrew Napier / 9 min / USA / 2014

Three siblings plot to steal their Grandmother’s fortune, without realizing that Grandma has a plot of her own.

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.