Short of the Week

Growth

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.

Dramedy about Growth in Live-Action
Chris Keener, Rob Shore / 22 min / USA / 2014

Steven Crosby, a small town missionary in a strange land stumbles upon the low road to salvation with the help of a little Mayan girl, a black magic woman, and a saint with a cigar

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Josh Izenberg / 16 min / USA / 2014

Disillusioned with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO.

Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Adam Baran / 9 min / USA / 2014

It’s 1994 and there’s no Internet. So 14-year-old Jack Hoffman sets off on a quest to find a stash of gay porn from across town before anyone finds out.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Todd Strauss-Schulson / 12 min / USA / 2014

A young man, heartbroken when his girlfriend dumps him, hires a prostitute to recreate the mundane intimacies he used to take for granted.

Comedy about Identity in Live-Action

Nic Wooding is nothing like Bruce Lee. But he can play badminton too.

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 Perseverence in Live-Action
Stephen Dunn / 13 min / Canada / 2013

On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, Esther Weary must come to terms with the realities of becoming a woman through her clueless grandfather and his pet pug.

Drama about Perseverence in Live-Action
Daniel D'Alimonte / 24 min / USA / 2013

At the precipice of adulthood, a troubled thief joins a boxing club where he encounters values of structure, discipline and perseverance.

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.

Experimental about Growth in Multi-Media

In a lifeless urban landscape where time itself has stopped its crawl, a mad ballet is commencing and a newly hatched butterfly is about to die. A celebrated mixed-media experimental film combining stop-motion, 3D modeling and CT scans.

Comedy about Growth in Live-Action
Spencer Maybee / 17 min / Canada / 2013

On the brink of wedlock, Shane gets a 7-seat wedding gift that drives him to risk his marriage in order to save his true love.

Romance about Growth in Pixilation
Vicky Mather / 11 min / UK / 2012

Stanley’s life runs like clockwork, until a chance encounter with a mysterious girl turns his world upside down…

Comedy about Growth in Live-Action
Matt Kazman / 21 min / USA / 2012

Awkwardness ensues in this heartfelt and hilarious take on the universal experience of growing up.

Branded Film about Growth in 3D Animation
Lani Pixels, Kim Pagel / 17 min / Denmark / 2012

The LEGO Group celebrates its 80th Birthday with an animated look back at its origins and history. An unusually ambitious and blatant branded film.

Fantasy about Growth in Animation
Julia Pott / 7 min / UK / 2012

Oscar is coming of age, against his better judgment. In doing so he must experience the necessary evil of leaving something behind, but he can still feel it in the pit of his stomach.

Branded Film about Growth in Multi-Media
Christian Carlsson / 4 min / UK / 2012

The story of a boy born on the day Pentagram opened and how his life has been tracked (and kerned) by forty years of Pentagram design.

Myth about Growth in Animation
Daniella Koffler / 7 min / Israel / 2012

The stairs of knowledge leads to the light. A curious girl in a dark world tries to reach it,
but must face those for whom light is an obstacle.

Drama about Growth in Live-Action
Jonathan Yi / 34 min / USA / 2012

Working a graveyard mailroom shift, a young actor learns life-long lessons from the melting-pot of racial diversity in the office.

Experimental about Growth in 3D Animation
Or Bar-El / Israel / 2012

In a bland, ultilitarian world of rhythm and order, one worker finds his inner Jazz.

Adventure about Growth in Animation
Kadavre Exquis / 3:28 min / France / 2012

Nostalgia drips from this warm and fuzzy tale that harkens back to the Saturday morning cartoons of the 70′s and 80′s.

Drama about Growth in 3D Animation
Omer Ben David / 6 min / Israel / 2012

The lonely world of a cat is told through a minimalist world constructed from 3D brushstrokes in this graduation film from the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design.

Action about Growth in Stop-Motion
Bruno Collet / 8 min / France / 2011

The ghost of Bruce Lee is reborn! Except it is in the form of a toy figurine.

Adventure about Growth in Animation
Delphine Dussoubs / 5 min / France / 2011

A young monkey, initiated by his master, will pass his transition to adulthood. He will have to fight fire, metaphor for his fear of growing up, by taming the sound of the sacred djembe, symbol of independence.