Short of the Week


Experimental about The End in Photography
Chris Marker / 26 min / UK / 2012

The ground-breaking 60′s experimental film that influenced “12 Monkeys”. In the wake of WWIII Paris, a team of scientists experiment with time-travel in order to provide hope for their future.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Special FX
Daniel Lazo, Eran May-raz / 8 min / Israel / 2012

We’ve seen futuristic sci-fi before, but remove spaceships from the equation, how will technology affect our daily lives?

Fantasy about Growth in Animation
Julia Pott / 7 min / UK / 2012

Oscar is coming of age, against his better judgment. In doing so he must experience the necessary evil of leaving something behind, but he can still feel it in the pit of his stomach.

Dark Comedy about Life & Society in Animation
Tom Judd / 3 min / UK / 2012

Open-source synthetic biology allows a young man to grow his very own action hero. From award winning animator, Tom Judd.

News / July 21, 2012

The action-packed 3D short Ruin has reportedly been picked up by Fox to be made into a live-action feature in a healthy six figure deal. Sound familiar? Just 6 months ago…

Fantasy about Perseverence in Animation

Struggle for life told in beautiful geometric animation from EMCA students.

Action about Revenge in Live-Action
Thomas Jane, Adi Shankar / 10 min / USA / 2012

Actor Thomas Jane takes the Punisher property into his own hands with a new popular Fan-Film

Documentary about Social Justice in Live-Action
David Darg, Bryn Mooser / 28 min / Haiti / 2012

As the cholera epidemic rages in Haiti, the UN denies responsibility for introducing the disease despite mounting evidence. This is the story of Joseph, a young baseball player, and a Haitian lawyer fighting for compensation for the victims.

Fantasy about Perseverence in Multi-Media
Jared Varava, Justin Varava / 7 min / USA / 2012

From acclaimed indie short filmmakers, the Varava Brothers, comes the whimsical and historically accurate tale of one tumbleweed that did not tumble.

Sci-Fi about Human Nature in Found Footage
Neil Harvey / 9 min / Australia / 2012

Robbie, NASA’s sentient robot astronaut, relates his life and times in the space program. A powerful narrative constructed entirely of archival footage.

Action about Crime in 3D Animation
Philippe Gamer / 4 min / France / 2012

Four sassy cougars enjoy the thrill of a chase in this action-packed short that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Thriller about Reality in Live-Action
Colin Levy / 15 min / USA / 2012

An obsessive mathematician attempts to discover a hidden integer in this well-crafted psychological thriller from Colin Levy

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Nacho Vigalondo / 3 min / Spain / 2012

The distances we go to prevent the ones we love from changing in this short from famed concept filmmaker, Nacho Vigalondo.

Comedy about Identity in Animation

Living in an average British suburb, Barney drives an average car to an average office where he works an average job. He’s an average bloke, with one important exception: he lives life upside down.

Experimental about Corruption in 3D Animation
Louis Lefebvre / 7 min / Canada / 2012

Symbolic remix of the world’s modern travesties rendered with an incredible level of polish by a new Canadian animation studio.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Seith Mann / 21 min / USA / 2012

Friends meet at the crossroads of loyalty and morality and are forced to decide which path to walk.

Interview / June 29, 2012

Many filmmakers look at short films as their teenage years—happy to get past them and on to something bigger. Jossie Malis is one of the few who understood the power…

Satire about Human Nature in Animation
Nobrain / 14 min / France / 2012

An unknown man wakes in a barren land and shortly finds himself in control of a universe rapidly spiraling out of control.

Satire about Human Nature in Flash Animation
Jossie Malis / 11 min / Spain / 2012

The rich world of Bendito returns with this absurd look at transportation and it’s costly effects on a primitive tribe.

Fantasy about Crime in Animation

Oswald the bunny did something terrible, and together with his friends they must do all they can to ensure no one ever finds out.

Fantasy about Nothing in Animation

Complementing Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom is this collection of super brief animated short stories based on the main character’s library books.

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Myth about Redemption in Animation
Benjamin Renner / 4 min / France / 2012

The classic underdog takes on new meaning in this short animated in simple, graphic shapes.

News / June 20, 2012

With the success a few big names like Louis CK and Aziz Ansari have had selling their work directly to fans, VHX announced it is launching their Artist Program to…

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Bernardo Nascimento / 15 min / UK / 2012

An air-traffic controller receives a transatlantic emergency signal from a lost plane.