Short of the Week


Satire about Inspiration in Puppetry
Joseph Pelling, Becky Sloan / 3 min / USA / 2012

Sardonic sing-a-long about the importance of thinking creatively from the talented This Is It crew.

Experimental about Nature in 3D Animation

The sun and moon meet on a rare occasion in this grand celestial love story animated in beautiful black & white 3D.

Interview / February 8, 2012

Our Award-winners take a seat at our “virtual” roundtable and offer up their thoughts on what it means to be a filmmakers today. Plus, learn about what they’re planning next.

Playlist / February 7, 2012

As you might have noticed, this year we dispense with what has our been our traditional year-in-review Top Ten list (examples here) in order to highlight even more quality…

Drama about Family in Live-Action
David Michôd / 16:00 min / Australia / 2012

Harry really wants a rabbit. Harry’s dad really wants his wife back. A subtle but moving Sundance short from Australian director, David Michôd (Animal Kingdom).

Playlist / February 1, 2012

We honor the best new media short films from a variety of emerging genres and formats like Branded, Crowdfunded, Fan Films, Festival Films, and Interactive Films.

Playlist / January 31, 2012

Best Documentary
With technology giving a platform to hordes of tenacious, DSLR-wielding documentarians, the short doc has never been more popular, or so mind-numbingly repetitive. But, just when you…

Playlist / January 30, 2012

We honor the best animated short films from the past year from a variety of categories including best 3D, Experimental, Stop-Motion, Student and Traditional Animation.

News / January 25, 2012

The nominations are in! There are many great films in the lineup this year but there are also a few noticeable absences. Who do you think deserves the little…

Fantasy about Inspiration in 3D Animation
Brandon Oldenburg, William Joyce / 14 min / USA / 2012

The Oscar-nominated film + app about a man’s magical love for books that put the beloved Moonbot Studios on the map. *UPDATE: The filmmakers have removed the free version, but you can purchase the film on iTunes for $1.99

Documentary about Nature in Interactive
Jeremy Mendes, Leanne Allison / 20 min / Canada / 2012

The life of a grizzly in a Canadian national park from the perspective of data points and surveillance cameras presents a fascinating look at what it means to be wild in this interactive film from the NFB.

Festival Online Program / January 20, 2012

Part 2 of our coverage of Sundance’s 2012 online short film offering via Yahoo! Screen.

Festival Online Program / January 19, 2012

Sundance is here! Yours truly will be attendance for the first time, but, as it’s been for the last 6 years, all of you at home can partake in…

Dark Comedy about Life & Society in Flash Animation
Felix Massie / 6 min / UK / 2012

Keith’s typical day turns red in this violent stick figure animation with a larger message.

SOTW / January 16, 2012

Join us on January 30th as we begin a week-long celebration of the year’s best short films!

Sci-Fi about Greed in Stop-Motion
Kevin Parry / 3 min / USA / 2012

In a desolate land, greed overcomes self-preservation in this cautionary tale from an apprentice of stop-motion legend, Henry Selick.

Fantasy about Love in Animation
Alberto Vázquez, Pedro Rivero / 12 min / Spain / 2012

A simple fairytale takes a dark turn, in this award-winning adaptation of the director’s graphic novel.

Article / January 5, 2012

The top 7 films in 2011 were all sequels—and three of those are part of franchises that made the same list 10 years ago. We all know there’s a lack of original stories coming from Hollywood these days, but just how bad is it?

Dark Comedy about Life & Society in Animation
Nick Khoo / 2 min / Australia / 2012

A revenge fantasy about that jerk behind you in traffic.

Branded Film about Community in Live-Action
Matt Devine / 5 min / Thailand / 2011

They wanted to play soccer but had no land. They didn’t let that stop them. Watch the origin story of Thailand’s famous youth soccer club, Panyee FC in this inspiring branded film.

SOTW / December 26, 2011

This year has been a big year for Short of the Week. Let’s take a moment to look back on where we’ve been and look ahead to where we’re going.…

Documentary about Love in Found Footage
Penny Lane / 16 min / USA / 2011

Lyrical, meditative documentary on the immensity of the universe and the persistent human spirit to experience it to the utmost.

Epic about Nature in Stop-Motion
Daniel Bird, Ben Richardson / 11 min / UK / 2011

An egg and an apple build competing broadcast towers that vie for the attention of a transistor radio. With its complex characterization and narrative of animal evolution, competition and reproduction, SEED is a beautiful and sinister stop-motion story about the struggle to survive.

Adventure about Other Worlds in Stop-Motion
Tom Jenkins / 3 min / UK / 2011

When everyone leaves for the night, the objects in the office take over the computers to experience the outside world in this stop-motion animation powered by Google Street View.

Poem about Childhood in Animation

A group of boys find themselves fascinated by the one rundown house in the neighborhood in this animated version of a Charles Bukowski poem.