Short of the Week


Dark Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Sam Molleur, Elisha Yaffe / 7 min / USA / 2013

A five year old promise between friends leads them to explore the darker sides of their personality

Epic about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Martin Rosete / 10 min / Spain / 2013

A conflicted narrator leads the viewer through three extreme situations that are actually the same…Will you survive?

Myth about Inspiration in 3D Animation
Darragh O’Connell / 10 min / Ireland / 2013

An old explorer close to freezing in the Arctic re-lives the events that brought him there in the first place.

Comedy about Friendship in Animation
Paul Rudish / 3 min / USA / 2013

When Minnie’s cafe runs out of croissants, Mickey must deliver them to her fast, fighting wild traffic and other obstacles across Paris!

Documentary about Identity in Photography
TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay / 3 min / USA / 2013

Oscar-winners TJ Martin & Dan Lindsay direct a short tearjerker about TJ’s grandparents as they explore memories of youth and struggle with age.

Music Video about Nothing in Live-Action
Ilya Naishuller / 4 min / Russia / 2013

An office escape turns into first-person action insanity in this music video from Russian punk rock band, Biting Elbows

Dark Comedy about Crime in Live-Action
Domhnall Gleeson / 18 min / Ireland / 2013

Two men with no idea what’s going on. A comedic short written and directed by Domhnall Gleeson. Starring Brendan Gleeson and Brian Gleeson.

Dark Comedy about Crime in Live-Action
Dan Sully / 5 min / UK / 2013

In a typical South London kebab shop, Nathan explains to Beefy why he really shouldn’t eat the burgers.

News / March 13, 2013

Last November, Vimeo began rolling out their creator services beginning with Tip Jar—a simple way for audiences to make a donation to filmmakers—a good thought that failed to take off.…

Satire about Life & Society in Live-Action
Todd Strauss-Schulson / 20 min / USA / 2013

NSFW. It isn’t in you, it is you. A film from feature director, Todd Strauss-Schulson

Myth about Love in Live-Action
Ray Tintori / 12 min / USA / 2013

Bill loves Jane, the pastor’s daughter. When Bill becomes a threat to the community, the pastor is forced to curse his ax.

Comedy about Family in Live-Action
Todd Sklar / 12 min / USA / 2013

After Dad dies, two brothers reunite to continue their childish rivalry in this hilarious Sundance short that spawned the feature, Awful Nice.

Musical about Perseverence in Live-Action
Brandon McCormick / 20 min / USA / 2013

The latest from Whitestone Motion Pictures—the true tall tale of John Henry and the railroad

Action about Perseverence in Live-Action
Kirk Sullivan / 10 min / USA / 2013

When the crew’s wages are stolen from a feature film set, it is up to the ambitious PA to recover them, and hopefully impress the producer while he’s at it.

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action
Daniel Levi / 12 min / South Africa / 2013

Bound, gagged and being buried alive, Ollie somehow feels he still has the upper-hand in this predicament.

Parody about in Live-Action

Jesus doesn’t only raise Lazarus from the dead…A hilarious, campy retelling of what didn’t make it into the Bible.

Article / March 4, 2013

This year marked an interesting milestone for the Oscar nominated animated short films. For the first time in recent memory, people actually watched them. On January 29th, my Facebook feed…

Comedy about Nature in 3D Animation
El Señor Studio / 10 min / Spain / 2013

A set of strange creatures whose instincts, rather than focus on survival, seem to doom them to an absurd and comic extinction.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Brian McAllister / 8 min / USA / 2013

A Capraesque story about life, love, and sugar packets.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Guy Aroch and Jonathan Doe / 4 min / USA / 2013

A touring band member and his bohemian beaut are unexpectedly reunited on a Brooklyn street and share a short time together in the city’s boroughs.

News / February 24, 2013

The votes have been tallied and the little golden man has found his way into the hands of three happy filmmakers. We’re especially proud of former SOTW honoree Shawn Christensen…

Comedy about Greed in 3D Animation
Jaime Maestro / 6 min / Spain / 2013

Instructor Jaime Maestro and students from Spain’s PrimerFrame Academy produce this Goya-winning short translated as “The Smoke Seller”.

War about Friendship in 3D Animation
Mark Nelson / 19 min / USA / 2013

Threatened by the invading German Army in WWI, a group of misfits must band together in order to save Britain and the world.

Poem about Abuse in Multi-Media
Collaborative / 8 min / Canada / 2013

An internet collaborative project, animators and motion artists brought their unique styles to 20 second segments of a Shane Koyczan poem in order to speak out against bullying.

Dark Comedy about Life & Society in Animation
Joseph Pierce / 8 min / UK / 2013

Kemi lives and works in the murky slipstream of a North London pub. As the booze flows the line between who belongs behind and in front of the bar becomes increasingly blurred.