Short of the Week


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.

SOTW / June 21, 2012

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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.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Special FX
Matt Westrup / 8 min / UK / 2012

95% of the human genome is composed of redundant gene sequences. They appear to have no known biological function. Could a chance event reactivate them? Find out in the newest sci-fi short sensation.

Dark Comedy about Family in Live-Action
Jason LaMotte / 11 min / Ireland / 2012

Some family feuds are easily settled—others require extreme terms.

Crowdfunding / June 17, 2012

Sean Dunne—the master of fringe Americana—is looking to make his first feature film. We’ve featured three of his masterful shorts in the past (The Bowler, Stray Dawg, and the amazing American

Festival Online Program / June 14, 2012

North America’s largest festival dedicated to short film returns next week. For the second year organizers have created an online component to supplement the proceedings. You can check out…

Poem about Beauty in Live-Action
Damion Power / 11 min / Australia / 2012

16 year old Adam cruelly teases a classmate. When he seeks her out to apologise, she has quite different plans for him. Years later, when least expected, the memory of this event comes back to haunt Adam.

Festival Online Program / June 8, 2012

Following the smashing success of their inaugural festival back in 2010, Vimeo once again called on digital filmmakers from around the world to submit their work. The best of which were honored…

Myth about Nature in Animation
Tyler J. Kupferer / 5 min / USA / 2012

Ilona is a nine-year-old girl who lives in the wilderness with her mother and father. Food is running low, and when a mysterious fox starts killing their livestock, she has no choice but to track down the strange creature in order to ensure the survival of her family.

Branded Film about Growth in Multi-Media
Christian Carlsson / 4 min / UK / 2012

The story of a boy born on the day Pentagram opened and how his life has been tracked (and kerned) by forty years of Pentagram design.

News / June 5, 2012

Short of the Week has curated a selection of 3 interesting films for the Very Short List. In today’s collection, we’ve picked our favorite stories behind the stories starting with…

Comedy about Love in Animation

Night lovestory of two outsiders, who meet in closed swimming pool in the middle of big city.

Myth about Nature in Animation
Selina Wagner / 5 min / UK / 2012

A flock of roosting crows, black as night themselves, are threatened by the advancing shadows at dusk. They need light for protection so with the help of the Raven Chief they take a piece of the sun and use it to save themselves from the darkness.

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.