Short of the Week


Festival News / January 22, 2013

A cherished tradition, every year Sundance releases a selection of short films from their competition lineup onto the internet for the duration of the fest. It is an excellent way…

SOTW / January 17, 2013

Let me introduce to you The Weekly—our weekly email newsletter that contains all our Short of the Week films, stories, and articles from the past week. We love social media,…

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action

Eight-year old Andy thinks he has superhuman abilities in this Cannes-honored film from New Zealand.

Sports about Redemption in Live-Action
Joshua Z Weinstein / 13 min / USA / 2013

In 2005, an unknown Irish boxer beat Mike Tyson, then he disappeared. Filmmaker Joshua Z Weinstein rediscovers boxer Kevin McBride, raising his children in a gritty Boston suburb. Kevin’s body is deteriorating, yet he compulsively continues to fight.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Special FX
Kasra Farahani / 12 min / USA / 2013

A future Earth where the Sun hangs still in the sky, and times of day are fixed locations, a soul-deadened coyote reluctantly guides a band of rebels infiltrating an industrial fortress.

SOTW / January 14, 2013

We are excited to announce the official Short of the Week Awards 2013 nominees! We’ve nominated the top 10 films in each of our three categories—Animation, Live-Action, and New Media—as…

News / January 12, 2013

The nominations are in! There are a number of great films this year, and once again, some very notable absences (The Eagleman Stag). Who deserves to win? Click the images…

Dramedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Sean Ellis / 10 min / France / 2013

Jean-Paul Clément checks into a hotel and faces a personal dilemma in this short from Cashback director, Sean Ellis.

about Conquest in Live-Action
Johnny Barrington / 14 min / Scotland / 2013

Nominated for a 2013 BAFTA, a tribe of Norse warriors traipse across a barren land after battle. Their chief, near death, is about to hand over power to his son when an army of a completely different kind descends upon them.

Playlist / January 7, 2013

Sundance is right around the corner, and we’re excited! For the fifth year running we will be covering the festival’s online program, this year sponsored by YouTube again after last…

Parody about Corruption in Found Footage
Jason Willis / 7 min / USA / 2013

Catnip is all the rage with today’s modern feline, but do we really understand it? Once and for all the facts about this controversial substance are frankly discussed, in the long-lost drug educational film that never-was, “Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?”. A Sundance 2013 short film.

Music Video about Identity in Animation
Dash Shaw / 7 min / USA / 2013

A music video film, part of Sigur Ros’ celebrated “Valtari Mystery Film Experiment”, “Seraph” depicts a boy’s travails through life as he struggles to understand himself. A Sundance 2013 short film.

Experimental about The End in Animation
Julia Pott / 3 min / UK / 2013

Animation star Julia Pott is back with a new work based off a poem by Tom Chivers. Tagline—Love and a severed foot at the end of the world. A Sundance 2013 short film.

Documentary about Nature in Live-Action
Eva Weber / 3 min / UK / 2013

Journeying 400 kilometers above the polar circle to Karigasniemi village in Utsjoki, Finland, filmmaker Eva Weber captures the reindeer herding that has been the livelihood of the Arctic’s indigenous Sámi people for countless generations. A Sundance 2013 short film.

Music Video about Beauty in Live-Action
Khalil Joseph / 4 min / USA / 2013

A promo for electronic artist Flying Lotus, the impressionistic vision of rising star Khalil Joseph is displayed in this short, dreamlike trip through a Los Angeles project. A Sundance 2013 short film.

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Animation
Steve Cutts / 3 min / UK / 2013

In vicious comic form, London-based artist Steve Cutts encapsulates the tyranny of Man in a scant 3min.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Zack Conkle / 12 min / USA / 2012

Zany and unpredictable, Jeffrey Wright is loved by his physics students at Louisville Male High School. But, beyond teaching them how the world works, it’s his personal life that inspires them to be better people.

Article Branded Content SOTW / December 28, 2012

A short history of the developing genre and its successes and failures over the past decade.

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
Andrew Ahn / 11 min / USA / 2012

When Nick attends his baby nephew’s ‘dol,’ a traditional Korean first birthday party, he finds himself yearning for a life just out of reach.

Dark Comedy about Conquest in Live-Action
Jalmari Helander / 7 min / Finland / 2012

The 2003 short adapted into a surprising 2010 hit feature. The long process of tracking, hunting and transforming this king of the forest into a finished product is a time consuming process, but the final outcome is a reason to celebrate.

Documentary about The End in Live-Action
Garret Harkawik / 13 min / USA / 2012

Robert Fitzpatrick spent over $100,000 of his life savings on subway ads warning that the world would end.

Romance about The End in Live-Action
Garrett Murray, Shawn Morrison / 12 min / USA / 2012

George discovers that the end of the world is the perfect time to lose everything.

Drama about Abuse in Live-Action
The Deck & Lenitch / 16 min / Belgium / 2012

A subtly powerful examination of domestic abuse, the problem of Marie and Fred’s relationship comes into focus during preparation for an evening dinner party.

Dark Comedy about Friendship in Stop-Motion

A lonesome xylophone player finds a viciously growing tumor under his arm. In his attempts to get rid of the tumor he discovers that it has some unconventional qualities.

Fantasy about Illness in Special FX
John Williams / 12 min / UK / 2012

When young Atari Withers gets annoyed with the little robot that follows him everywhere, he tries to leave it, sell it and smash it up—but this robot is more than just a toy.