Short of the Week

Hope

Drama about Hope in Live-Action
Ritesh Batra / 8 min / India / 2014

Akhil, a young shoeshine boy, dreams of becoming a gourmet chef when he has a chance encounter with India’s most popular TV cuisiner.

Thriller about Perseverence in Live-Action
Todd Wiseman Jr. / 9 min / USA / 2014

In 2021, an imprisoned journalist facing execution contemplates a desperate escape attempt in order to return to his wife and newborn child.

Documentary about Hope in Live-Action

A disabled man named Agustin in Honduras has been building a helicopter in his home for the past 53 years causing controversy amongst his family and community.

Fantasy about Hope in Stop-Motion
Christopher Kezelos / 12 min / Australia / 2011

Born into a world of numbers, an oppressed zero discovers that through determination, courage, and love, nothing can be truly something.

Musical about Hope in Live-Action
Kurt Kuenne / 16 min / USA / 2009

A parking attendent serves up free compliments to a world in need of a little gratitude and understanding

Documentary about Hope in Animation
James Blagden / 5 min / USA / 2009

It’s the 70′s, and pitcher Dock Ellis is high as a kite and pitching the game of his life.

Drama about Hope in Live-Action
Joshua Weigel / 22 min / USA / 2009

Amid the Great Depression, a limbless man joins a circus and searches to become more than just a sideshow act in this Doorpost winning film.

Experimental about Hope in Live-Action
Robin Risser / 8 min / France / 2009

A still photographer steps behind the lens to tell this beautifully-composed story of a man’s quest to cure to his lonely existence.

Documentary about Hope in Live-Action
Errol Morris / 8 min / USA / 2009

Master documentary filmmaker, Errol Morris (Fog of War, Standard Operating Procedure), uses his trademark techniques to give voice to cancer survivors—those who beat the disease, and the loved ones of those who did not.