Short of the Week

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Horror about Conquest in Live-Action
Pedro Cristiani / 13 min / Argentina / 2011

A secret order of priests guards the thin border between our world and the realm of darkness in this inventive horror film from Argentina.

Interview / October 27, 2011

We caught up with the Argentina-based horror duo Guille Gatti & Pedro Cristiani to talk about their recent success with Deus Irae and what it takes to make great horror…

Music Video about Friendship in Live-Action
Emil Trier / 5 min / Norway / 2011

Experience nostalgia and nervous anticipation as these Norwegian girls say goodbye to the good times and anxiously await their uncertain futures at the end of the school year in this music video for Norwegian electronica artist, Torgny.

Adventure about Love in Stop-Motion

When the bookstore closes, the characters on the book covers come alive in this collaboration between designer Olympia Le-Tan and filmmaker Spike Jonze.

Experimental about Inspiration in Animation
Michel Gagné / 6 min / USA / 2011

A feast for the senses blending improvised music with abstract animation in this 4-year long hand-drawn animation.

Experimental about Human Nature in Animation
Erick Oh / 1 min / USA / 2011

A surrealist art film dripping with sub-conscious symbolism from Pixar animator, Erick Oh.

Adventure about Growth in Animation
Delphine Dussoubs / 5 min / France / 2011

A young monkey, initiated by his master, will pass his transition to adulthood. He will have to fight fire, metaphor for his fear of growing up, by taming the sound of the sacred djembe, symbol of independence.

Dark Comedy about Revenge in Live-Action
Tom Daley / 7 min / UK / 2011

A man pulls up to a palatial estate and proceeds to tell us a story—a tale of love and betrayal. But the connection is uncertain and the twists aren’t so familiar.

Fantasy about Revenge in 3D Animation
Sune Reinhardt / 4 min / Denmark / 2011

A late night driver’s collision with a deer in the headlights takes a strange turn in this painterly 3D animation.

Sci-Fi about Crime in Special FX
Alex & Steffen / 2 min / Germany / 2011

Somali pirates take over a huge cargo freighter at sea. Things don’t look good for our crew, but they have an ace up their sleeve—Vestrons! Engage!

Documentary about Growth in Live-Action
Rob Spence / 12 min / USA / 2011

The current limits of science are a lot further than you might imagine when it comes to human modification. Join the “Eyeborg” has he explores what’s cutting-edge, in this unique branded film promoting the video game Deus Ex.

Action about Human Nature in Animation
Damian Nenow / 10 min / Poland / 2011

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A stunning aerial dogfight between two pilots brings both to the edge, transforming them into something darker, in this highly anticipated short animation.

Branded Content Playlist / October 3, 2011

What is a branded film? Genres are much easier to define in hindsight. For now, it’s a question we can only partly answer. What is it NOT? It’s not a…

Action about Conspiracy in Multi-Media
Smith & Foulkes / 2 min / UK / 2011

The action seamlessly slips between reality and a computer’s virtual reality in this wonderfully original branded film.

Experimental about Identity in Animation
Kelsey Stark / 4 min / USA / 2011

An acronym for “Let’s Get Fucked Up and Die”, this student work is purposely provocative in exploring the artist’s own feelings about growing up suburban.

News / September 29, 2011

The Thomas Beale Cipher has been solved! No, not the actual historical cipher—but rather the one hidden in our visually-saturated short film, The Thomas Beale Cipher.
When we released the…

Documentary about Music in Live-Action
Sean Dunne / 23 min / USA / 2011

A look into the culture of Insane Clown Posse fans who attend the annual Gathering with a shared love for cheap partying, a sense of family, and escape from dysfunctional lives.

Comedy about Redemption in Live-Action
Jason Reitman / 17 min / USA / 2011

Jason Reitman’s breakthrough short film follows Robert as he learns that it’s the little things in life that count the most.

Exploitation about Revenge in Special FX
Clément Deneux / 4 min / France / 2011

He’s back. And someone is going to have to kill him…again.

Horror about Illness in Live-Action
Adam Wingard / 15 min / USA / 2011

Adam Wingard’s latest feature “You’re Next” will be coming to a theater near you soon. But for now, check out this series of three meditative shorts about damaged, desirable, dangerous women.

Music Video about Nature in Live-Action
Michael Ragen / 13 min / USA / 2011

A lone man traverses the desolate Alaskan wilderness in this extended music video for Portugal The Man.

Festival Online Program / September 20, 2011

Tomorrow marks the beginning of this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s most prestigious outlet for artistic animation. In light of the “close, intimate relationship” the festival…

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Mads Matthiesen / 18 min / Denmark / 2011

A shy bodybuilder ventures out on a date against the wishes of his over-protective mother in this powerful character-driven film from Denmark.

Interview / September 17, 2011

StoryCorps animators, Mike and Tim Rauch, share their character design and animation process and how animation can reveal truth in ways live footage can’t.

Action about Desperation in 3D Animation

Maximall means maximalism in this outrageous and gorgeous chase film that assaults your eyes.