Short of the Week

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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.

Fantasy about Life & Society in Stop-Motion
Dan Ojari / 7 min / UK / 2013

The epic and spellbinding tale of Derek, an office worker, as he struggles with the true speed of planet Earth. Director Dan Ojari’s RCA thesis film and a Sundance 2012 selection.

Western about Desperation in Performance
Edson Oda / 5 min / USA / 2013

Classic face off with Death told through a series of drawings and objects.

Playlist / February 15, 2013

Among the tens of thousands of films that debuted online over the last year, the 150+ that we featured here on Short of the Week, and the 9 that we’ve…

Playlist / February 14, 2013

In honor of Valentine’s Day, a playlist about chasing love.

Interview / February 13, 2013

Winners of the SOTW Awards 2013 New Media category sit down to discuss the importance of story and the need for funding in this roundtable discussion about the future of the industry.

Playlist / February 13, 2013

Winner!
Last year saw interactive films finally come into their own as a format for real storytelling. This year, Bear 71 upped the ante with even more interactivity allowing…

Interview / February 12, 2013

Short of the Week is about more than just highlighting the best in bite-sized narratives—it’s also about fostering a dialogue amongst the innovative creators telling earth-shattering stories in new and…

Playlist / February 12, 2013

This year’s winning live-action filmmakers represent a diverse group: a star feature film directing duo, a veteran commercial director, a pair of award-winning photojournalists, a Canadian writing/directing duo, and a…

Interview / February 11, 2013

SOTW Awards 2013 Animation winners discuss the future of the animation industry—their experiences and their thoughts on how shorts are leading the charge for innovation.

Playlist / February 11, 2013

We honor the top animated shorts from the past year with a collection of innovative films spanning 2D, 3D, and some too difficult to label.

Romance about Family in Stop-Motion
Timothy Reckart / 10 min / UK / 2013

CURRENTLY OFFLINE—For a limited time, Timothy Reckart’s 2013 Oscar-nominated animation is online. An elderly couple live in two radically different ways, but find the will to come together.

Adventure about Friendship in Animation
Minkyu Lee / 15 min / USA / 2013

CURRENTLY OFFLINE—A Disney animator ventures out on his own to create this beautiful Oscar nominated short about two creatures who were made for each other.

Documentary about Music in Live-Action
Abteen Bagheri / 9 min / USA / 2013

A portrait of the New Orleans “Bounce” scene, this racy short documentary is, amazingly, branded content for Nokia.

Experimental about Art in Special FX
Terah Maher, Michael Langan / 13 min / USA / 2013

A chorus of women are borne from the movements of a single dancer in this dreamlike pas de trente-deux.

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Nash Edgerton / 10 min / Australia / 2013

Jack has the perfect birthday surprise planned for Emelie. Sometimes, though, plans go horrifically wrong. The new short film from Blue Tongue Films & Nash Edgerton.

Playlist / February 1, 2013

In honor of the Big Game, a playlist for the athlete in all of us.

Comedy about Life & Society in Live-Action
Rawson Marshall Thurber / 4 min / USA / 2013

A retired NFL linebacker is recruited by a corporate firm to maintain order in their office, in this classic short mockumentary from the writer-director of Dodgeball.

Romance about Love in Animation
John Kahrs / 6 min / USA / 2013

CURRENTLY OFFLINE—A 2013 Oscar nominee, an urban office worker finds that paper airplanes are instrumental in meeting a girl in ways he never expected.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Special FX
Derek Van Gorder, Otto Stockmeier / 15 min / USA / 2013

The story of Lieutenant Commander Malleck, and her radical act of mutiny aboard the KESTROS IV. With the help of her co-conspirators, she attempts to harness this weapon of mass destruction for a grand new purpose.