Short of the Week

Friendship

Romance about Music in Live-Action
Yulin Kuang / 19 min / USA / 2014

After a bad breakup, Zoe Smallman decides to take down her ex-boyfriend in a wizard rock battle of the bands with help from her best friend, Charlie.

War about Survival in Animation
David Adler / 19 min / Denmark / 2014

Two Danish soldiers serving in the German military in 1916 during World War I are stranded in a bomb shelter on the Western Front.

Sci-Fi about Friendship in Special FX
David Weinstein / 9 min / USA / 2014

A young boy discovers a deadly alien creature and winds up entangled in a top secret government operation.

Comedy about Friendship in Multi-Media
Raymond Lai, Randall Park / 22 min / USA / 2014

Two best friends own and operate a convenience store together in a surreal cartoon world.

Sci-Fi about Friendship in Live-Action
David Rosenbaum / 9 min / USA / 2014

On the final day of his life, an android has an unexpected encounter that alters the course of his existence.

Adventure about Identity in 3D Animation
William Reynish / 12 min / Denmark / 2014

After a devastating breakup, a young girl goes on a quest to find her spirit animal.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Harris Wittels, Armen Weitzman / 10 min / USA / 2014

Six friends embark on a mushroom trip together.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Nathan Honnold / 9 min / USA / 2014

An intimate portrait of Thomas Bennett, a man who lives on the fringes of society.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Diesel Films, Seth Shapiro / 13 min / USA / 2014

Doctors gave him a five-percent chance of survival when he was born three months pre-mature. Now, he’s defying everyone’s expectations.

Adventure about Friendship in 3D Animation
Gints Zilbalodis / 9 min / Latvia / 2014

After his plane crashes on a small uninhabited island, a young man and his dog must find a way home.

Drama about Friendship in Animation
Eamonn O'Neill / 10 min / Ireland / 2014

SotW Award winner Eamonn O’Neill (I’m Fine Thanks) returns with his graduation film from the Royal College of Art.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Jesse Coane / 7 min / USA / 2014

Childhood friends, Adam and James, are both back in town for Thanksgiving. After a long night drinking with their hometown crew, the estranged friends decide to hike up the hill where they used to hang out in time past.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Bram Schouw / 11 min / Netherlands / 2014

A bittersweet examination of friendship, life, love and enduring bonds. Three youngsters make a roadtrip that will change their lives forever. But they, and you, could never be prepared for what happens in Sevilla.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Ben Aston / 5 min / UK / 2014

London seems a little less lonely when Lucy meets a libidinous cosmonaut on chatroulette.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Brooks Reynolds / 17 min / Canada / 2014

Four friends are about to leave the safe confines of their small town in pursuit of their dreams, but one young man plans on staying and won’t let them go without a fight.

Dramedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Darren Kaliciak, Matt Sadowski / 11 min / Canada / 2014

An exceptionally grumpy employee at the Family Fun Centre may get closer to finding love and happiness after he’s befriended by a precocious 6-year-old.

Comedy about Revenge in Live-Action
Johnny Ray Gill / 6 min / USA / 2014

The morning after the annual Purge, Elmer confronts his co-worker Dan about the atrocities committed the night before. Awkward.

Drama about Sexuality in Live-Action
Simonee Chichester / 8 min / Canada / 2014

A love triangle is complicated by penis captivus, an urban legend where an entangled couple cannot physically separate themselves.

Drama about Friendship in Special FX
Peter Szewczyk / 17 min / USA / 2013

A mentally unstable vagrant comes to the aid of a student. When she tries to return the favor, she gets far more than she bargained for.

Western about Redemption in Live-Action
Justin Lerner / 25 min / USA / 2013

After spending a year in a juvenile center for beating up his stepfather, Todd Turnbull returns to his backwoods hometown repentant. When he finds his best friend, withering away without any medical attention due to the family’s spiritual beliefs, Todd must make a choice: let his friend die; or break his oath of non-violence.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Mark Lester / 11 min / USA / 2013

A year in the life of a guy and his car. A funny/romantic/tragic short film.

Comedy about Friendship in Stop-Motion
Milen Vitanov / 5 min / Germany / 2013

This dog has a new best friend—his own tail! An award winning 2.5D animated short from director Milen Vitanov.

Sci-Fi about Friendship in Live-Action
Paul Slater / 7 min / Australia / 2013

Part-time chef Steve Palmer finds himself 3 seconds out of sync with the universe after he attempts to travel through time.

Horror about Friendship in Special FX
Anthony Melton / 13 min / UK / 2013

Set on one fateful night, six friends gather for their monthly ‘games night’… and accidentally unleash a demonic force that might tear them and their friendships to pieces. Part of the Bloody Cuts anthology.

Dark Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Matt Smukler / 10 min / USA / 2013

As two friends frantically try to leave town, a chance meeting with an old family friend puts an unwanted delay on their escape plans.