Short of the Week

Loss

Adventure about Loss in Animation
Eoin Duffy / 6 min / Ireland / 2014

On a quest to find his missing scarf, Albert the squirrel unearths problems far beyond his own.

Documentary about Nature in Live-Action
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee / 9 min / USA / 2014

An intimate portrayal of a vanishing island deep in the heart of the Louisiana bayous.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
AJ Sheeran, Sam Shapson / 10 min / USA / 2014

After his mother’s passing, a boy turns to a girl who claims her spaceship can take him to a planet for departed souls.

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.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Hervé Demers / 15 min / Canada / 2014

Nine-year-old Noémy is about to leave the carefree world of childhood behind.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Kevin Lim / 8 min / Australia / 2014

Through chance and coincidence, infinitely small decisions can produce new life.

Documentary about Loss in Stop-Motion
Gemma Green-Hope / 3 min / UK / 2014

A granddaughter celebrates the life of her ‘Gan Gan’ by telling the story of her colourful life.

Documentary about Loss in Live-Action
Josh Koury, Myles Kane / 12 min / USA / 2014

The unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute, a facility that stores human beings at below-freezing temperatures in cryopreservation.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Lewis Arnold / 18 min / UK / 2014

17-year-old Caroline breaks down after receiving a phone call delivering some tragic news, but her reaction soon reveals there is more to this call than first appears.

Dark Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Pablo Larcuen / 9 min / Spain / 2014

Manuel is stuck in a boring job, has only one friend whom he cannot stand, and his family despises him. But everything is about to change.

Adventure about Loss in 3D Animation
Kristian Andrews / 3 min / UK / 2014

During a ‘Let’s Play’ review of his favorite ’90’s computer game, a man tells the story of losing the love of his life and why, yesterday, he got punched in the throat.

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.

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.

Dark Comedy about Loss in Animation
Joe Bichard / 4 min / UK / 2014

A little lad contemplates the death of his family.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Andrew Renzi / 13 min / USA / 2013

On a night out in New York City, a young man avoids his problems.

Sports about Loss in Live-Action
Anders Walter / 16 min / Denmark / 2013

Oscar Short-Listed in 2012, 9 Meter tells the story of Daniel, a 16-year-old who believes breaking his long jump records is keeping his dying mother alive. He sets out to make the most dangerous jump of his life.

Sci-Fi about Love in Live-Action
Jesse Atlas / 11 min / USA / 2013

War, fate, and a broken walkman transcend space and time in this sci-fi love story.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Graham Tallman / 10 min / USA / 2013

NOW OFFLINE DUE TO COPYRIGHT FROM AFI: Simon is an undercover space agent whose new mission finds him on Earth awaiting pickup by his parents’ spaceship

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Linsey Stewart, Dane Clark / 8 min / Canada / 2013

A couple is determined to plant a tree in the middle of winter following the loss of their child.

Sports about Loss in Animation
Joe Sparkes / 3 min / UK / 2013

A boxer is given reason to reflect on his upcoming fight when a moth sneaks into his locker room.

Drama about Loss in Animation
Eoin Duffy / 5 min / Ireland / 2013

A lone traveller makes his way through an airport before finally accepting his journey’s end.

Dark Comedy about Loss in Live-Action
Caleb Slain / 10 min / USA / 2013

A traumatic comedy about life, death, pie and death.

Experimental about Loss in Live-Action
Mitch Jenkins / 32 min / UK / 2012

Comics legend Alan Moore along with Mitch Jenkins unveil a phantasmagoric English dreamtime made of goosefleshed pin-up girls, burned out comedians and faulty lights, with judgement just behind the tinsel.

Documentary about Loss in Photography
Robert-Jan Lacombe / 10 min / Switzerland / 2012

As a 10-year-old growing up in the small African village of Mandima, Robert-Jan Lacombe, the son of European parents, never thought he would have to say goodbye.

Drama about Loss in Animation
Eusong Lee / 4 min / USA / 2012

A graduation animation from CalArts, a spare, powerful 9/11 story that is heartbreakingly perfect.