Short of the Week

Love

Adventure about Love in Special FX
Michael Lukk Litwak / 10 min / USA / 2014

Dinosaurs have invaded Earth but neither Tommy nor Stacey care anymore, now that they’ve met each other. They escape the war, but whether they dive to the bottom of the ocean or fly to Outer Space, conflict always seems to find a way into their lives.

Poem about Love in Live-Action
Ivan Barge / 7 min / New Zealand / 2014

A woman reflects on the effects and implications of time throughout the course of her life.

Sci-Fi about Love in Special FX

2065. The entire planet is hit by the effects of climate change. One of the few places that remain habitable is Antarctica, where big corporations have built private cities. Hebe and Ciro get back together again. She is looking for love. He is searching for his own identity. (NSFW)

Romance about Love in Animation
Felix Massie / 10 min / UK / 2014

Christopher Gray has been in love with Stacey for quite some time, and no amount of lemonade can cool his desire. Meanwhile, Barry Flint has just bought his son a five-foot python from the pet store.

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

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

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Josh Crockett, Daniel Sinclair / 10 min / USA / 2014

(NSFW) A young couple has a big plan to spice up their love life when their friend, Holly, comes over for dinner.

Sci-Fi about Love in Live-Action
Elisha Yaffe, Bo Mirosseni / 9 min / USA / 2014

A new couple are about to get romantic when they are interrupted by the guy’s future self.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Rory Uphold / 12 min / USA / 2014

Andy tries to get over her ex by getting under Morgan. The results are awkward and unexpected.

Documentary about Love in Animation
Freddy Arenas / 2 min / USA / 2014

Tim and Sarah McEown never saw their 22-year age difference as an obstacle in their relationship, until Tim had a heart attack.

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

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

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Jim McMahon / 9 min / USA / 2014

Cassie thinks she’s found the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, he’s also her therapist.

Music Video about Love in Live-Action
Matt Larson & Zack Spiger / 11 min / USA / 2014

A divided young couple desperately try to find a way back to each other in this multi-track music video for Parisian artist Talisco [NSFW].

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.

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.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Stanley Brode / 13 min / USA / 2014

Faced with the prospect of a true connection, lonely and insecure Brad scrambles to save his relationship before it even starts.

Dark Comedy about Love in Animation

After being dumped by his girlfriend, a street musician suffers from psychological problems manifested as a little demon who disrupts his everyday life.

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.

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Matthew Jenkin / 11 min / Australia / 2014

A man tries to relive his failed relationship by hiring an actress to play his ex-­girlfriend. If only she could get the accent right…

Drama about Love in Motion Graphics
Jonas Odell / 14 min / Sweden / 2014

West German terrorist Norbert Kröcher was arrested on March 31, 1977. He was leading a group planning to kidnap politician Anna-Greta Leijon. A number of suspects were arrested, one of them was Kröcher’s ex-girlfriend, “A”. This is her story.

Romance about Love in Puppetry
Mauchi Baiocchi / 7 min / USA / 2014

Cicadas come out of the ground for a party at the end of their lives.

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Michael Callahan / 13 min / USA / 2014

David and Kate’s sex life is on the wane. In an effort to save their relationship, they decide to raise the stakes: have sex that night or break up.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Jordana Spiro / 12 min / USA / 2014

A child taxidermist, an outsider in his small town, is entranced by a girl who finds his work beautiful. But just as their relationship begins to progress, he does something that drastically changes everything.

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Ben Aston / 14 min / UK / 2014

Lovestruck Randy gets more than he bargained for when he finally gets to meet his prison pen pal Crystal.

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.

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.