Short of the Week


Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Special FX

We’ve been attacked again—only this time it’s our own fault.

Dark Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Larry & Terry Ziegelman / 8 min / USA / 2011

Two jihadists bump into each other at a small coffee shop and bicker over who’s “special day” it is in this dark satirical comedy.

News / December 10, 2011

Our good friend, Jesús Orellana, in just one month has lived the dream of short filmmakers everywhere. After the online launch of his masterful sci-fi Rosa last month, he’s caught the attention…

Playlist / December 7, 2011

Yesterday saw the release of Sundance 2012′s short film lineup. The official press release is here for your perusal.
The lineup is lacking a bit in star power compared to…

Comedy about Greed in Animation
Stephen Neary / 7 min / USA / 2011

When his soul leaves through his eyeball, it is up to two friendly deer to take care of Dr. Breakfast’s catatonic body.

Essay about Life & Society in Animation
Santiago Grasso / 7 min / Argentina / 2011

Just another day at work in this poignant animation that played Ottawa, Annecy, and Stuttgart.

Article / December 2, 2011

The online world is in a buzz over the major redesign of YouTube that launched yesterday. Though many are focused on the social integration, we think the bigger shift…

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Timothy X Atack / 13 min / UK / 2011

If you hoard your dreams, someone is going to want to watch them.

Drama about Corruption in 3D Animation
Thomas Beg / 8 min / UK / 2011

Enjoy this innovative and gripping literary adaptation, a graduation animation from UCA Rochester.

Action about Growth in Stop-Motion
Bruno Collet / 8 min / France / 2011

The ghost of Bruce Lee is reborn! Except it is in the form of a toy figurine.

Playlist / November 23, 2011

The favorite is back—follow this dynamic list of the top 10 rated short films of all-time based on your viewer ratings.

Documentary about Family in Interactive
Kaitlin Jones / 12 min / Canada / 2011

A sister fondly remembers growing up with her brother as she struggles to deal with his deployment to Afghanistan in this interactive film from the NFB.

Interview / November 16, 2011

From illustrator to highly-praised 3D animator in just over a year, Jesús Orellana takes us behind the scenes of what went in to making his short film, Rosa.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Jesús Orellana / 10 min / Spain / 2011

Absolutely Stunning. Is it from SQUARE? PRODUCTION I.G? No, the most perfect realization of the anime-style in 3D comes from a single young animator out of Spain.

SOTW / November 9, 2011

I’ve got some big news to share which is exciting for me personally, (evidenced by the post title), but which should be positive for the site and, by turn, you…

Adventure about Other Worlds in Flash Animation
Mike Roberts / 6 min / Canada / 2011

A man takes a ride through the afterlife with four rockabilly musicians in this rich animation featuring music by The Sadies.

Sci-Fi about Reality in Live-Action
Vincent LaForet / 11 min / USA / 2011

Award-winning cinematographer and DSLR-expert Vincent LaForet continues his collaboration with Canon in this showcase film for the new c300 camera.

Horror about Other Worlds in Live-Action

3 new visions of horror from leading filmmakers as they adapt video game classics to the world of short film.

Comedy about Nothing in 3D Animation
Peter Peake / 4 min / UK / 2011

When talented directors at the famous Aardman Animations studio are given free reign, they come up with crazy stories like this one about a dinosaur who’s good at math.

Horror about Desperation in Live-Action
Alex Horwitz / 21 min / USA / 2011

The scientist who cured the Z virus is hiding a secret from this zombie-infected world.

News / October 30, 2011

Since its launch in 2005, YouTube has clung tightly to its lead as the number one global site for video. But over the last few years, the amateur viral videos…

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.