Short of the Week


Horror about Revenge in Live-Action
Ryan Connolly / 32 min / USA / 2012

Can the dead truly take revenge? Taylor seeks to hide his sins in hopes that they will go unnoticed and become no more than a dirty little secret…

Drama about Sexuality in Live-Action
Gregor Schmidinger / 23 min / Austria / 2012

An adolescent boy, who serves the Austrian Military Forces, experiences homosexual feelings towards one of his comrades. It’s their last night at the Austrian-Hungarian border, socially isolated and armed with loaded weapons.

Myth about Growth in Animation
Daniella Koffler / 7 min / Israel / 2012

The stairs of knowledge leads to the light. A curious girl in a dark world tries to reach it,
but must face those for whom light is an obstacle.

Documentary about Art in Live-Action
Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost / 6 min / USA / 2012

A towering figure in the art world, standing at 6’7″, John Baldessari’s epic career is crammed into 5 and a half frenzied minutes. Narrated by Tom Waits.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Rúnar Rúnarsson / 15 min / Iceland / 2012

Two naive lovebirds share a redemptive night in this quiet short from Iceland—NSFW.

Drama about Growth in Live-Action
Jonathan Yi / 34 min / USA / 2012

Working a graveyard mailroom shift, a young actor learns life-long lessons from the melting-pot of racial diversity in the office.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Rob Chiu / 9 min / UK / 2012

The formation of love, and then its disintegration. The cycle of a relationship, told with beauty and empathy.

Epic about Human Nature in Stop-Motion
Mikey Yes Please / 9 min / UK / 2012

Peter has discovered that the longer we live, the faster time passes. Before it’s too late, he finds hope for a cure in a curious little beetle.

Essay about Family in Stop-Motion
Kangmin Kim / 7 min / USA / 2012

An incredibly rich paper-based stop-motion film about the therapeutic powers of the Korean bathhouse from a CalArts student.

Experimental about Growth in 3D Animation
Or Bar-El / Israel / 2012

In a bland, ultilitarian world of rhythm and order, one worker finds his inner Jazz.

Drama about Loss in Animation
Eusong Lee / 4 min / USA / 2012

A graduation animation from CalArts, a spare, powerful 9/11 story that is heartbreakingly perfect.

Fantasy about Childhood in Live-Action
David Yarovesky / 13 min / USA / 2012

Written and starring Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum, this festival hit is a sometimes dark fantasy about a boy-giant.

Documentary about Perseverence in Live-Action
Pilgrim Films, Andrew Hinton / 9 min / India / 2012

Amar is 14 and top of his class. He’s also his family’s main breadwinner, working two jobs six and a half days a week. An observational documentary that follows Amar through his daily life.

Horror about Identity in Special FX
Francesco Calabrese / 5 min / UK / 2012

The “true” story of Sophia, a young woman dealing with a rare and very dangerous condition.

Experimental about Love in Multi-Media
Ryan Powell, Vadim Gershman / 4 min / USA / 2012

Overlaid on top of images of hyperkinetic traffic, a familiar narrative is told in a novel way—through text messages.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Catherine Spangler / 8 min / USA / 2012

Coal queen pageant contestant Arianna Bailey competes for a crown to represent her family’s way of life. Former miner Goose Stewart lives with the memories of a mine explosion. One thing binds both families: coal.

Comedy about Conquest in Live-Action
Leo Burton / 14 min / UK / 2012

When a you choose a popular dueling spot to settle your quarrel, others might intrude.

Festival Online Program Tribeca / April 19, 2012

Yesterday kicked off the 3rd year that the NYC-based Film Festival presented an online component for viewers at home. Last year we gave you full coverage of over many short…

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Bruce Thierry Cheung / 8 min / Thailand / 2012

A boy is reborn with memories of his previous lives and tries to fix the mistakes of the past.

Dark Comedy about Childhood in Puppetry
Liam Gavin / 13 min / Ireland / 2012

Suicidal after the death of his wife, a grieving man takes solace in his childhood friends…

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Nirvan Mullick / 11 min / USA / 2012

The internet has been taken over by a cute kid with a fantastic dream—one that came true!

Dark Comedy about Identity in 3D Animation
Jaime Maestro / 7 min / Spain / 2012

Observe the antics of a wolf trying to peacefully work in an office chock-full of plump and succulent sheep.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Nuno Rocha / 14 min / USA / 2012

A sappy Hollywood romance gets Meta when scriptwriters discover an unexpected power.

SOTW / April 9, 2012

It’s been 5 great years here at Short of the Week as we take a look at where have we been and where are we going.

Experimental about Reality in Live-Action
Zellner Brothers / 5 min / USA / 2012

A story in two parts, the Zellner Bros. play with audience expectations masterfully in a short that exemplifies the art of the setup.