Short of the Week

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Dark Comedy about Art in Multi-Media
Joseph Pelling, Becky Sloan / 3 min / UK / 2011

A dark take on chidlren’s Tv classics, London’s “This Is It Collective” try and teach us how to be creative.

Comedy about Perseverence in 3D Animation
Rob Silvestri / 4 min / Canada / 2011

Ormie the Pig is desperate to get the cookies on top of the fridge, but is constantly stymied, in this modern day slapstick.

Comedy about Revenge in Live-Action
Doug Karr / 8 min / USA / 2011

A doting husband goes ballistic when, upon his first wedding anniversary, he suspects infidelity on his wife’s part.

Experimental about Human Nature in 3D Animation
Alessandro Bavari / 8 min / Italy / 2011

Metachaos is a multi-disciplinary project from accomplished, ambitious, Italian artist Alessandro Bavari, which includes a photo-set, mixed-method paintings and this short film, an 8min assault on the senses

Drama about Loss in 3D Animation

A creator’s puppets must struggle to carry on after their master is gone. A bizarrely moving animation from Supinfocom students.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Sofia Coppola / 14 min / USA / 2011

A cruel clique of high school girls obsessed with social life wreak havoc on their classmates with their psychological torment in this early film by Sofia Coppola.

Drama about Childhood in Animation
Bruno Mangyoku, Tom Haugomat / 4 min / France / 2011

A champion swimmer is haunted by images from his childhood.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper / 10 min / USA / 2011

Growing old doesn’t mean growing sedentary. Meet the young-at-heart ladies of the Leisure World synchronized swim team.

Comedy about Growth in Live-Action
Tim and Eric / 14 min / USA / 2011

TV’s Tim and Eric descended upon Sundance 2011 with this, a short film of unbridled crudity.

News / July 20, 2011

In a key step towards our ongoing goal of taking over the internet and ruling with an iron fist, Filmmaker Magazine has honored both Andrew and I as part…

Comedy about Art in Live-Action
Yousheng Tng / 8 min / USA / 2011

Steadicam operator Yousheng Tang looks at the hilarious activities that go on behind the scenes at a film shoot via a well-executed, single long-take shot.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Doug Karr / 7 min / Canada / 2011

One man. Two superpowers. Three ex-wives. Four autopsies. The remarkable true story of David Karr, from the perspective of the grandson who wishes he knew him.

Documentary about Loss in Live-Action
Ransom Riggs / 6 min / USA / 2011

Writer/filmmaker Ransom Riggs directs this poetic look at the doomed inland desert oasis, “The Salton Sea”.

Comedy about Childhood in Live-Action
Temujin Doran / 8 min / USA / 2011

A sweet film about a boy and the myriad of uses he finds for a cardboard box. A Nokia Shorts entry.

Satire about Revenge in Live-Action
Kris Moyes / 10 min / Australia / 2011

An over-the-top bloody romp of fashion by Australian Kris Moyes for the label Romance was Born.

Twitter Digest / July 9, 2011

Our little digest rolls along. Sooner or later I’ll get creative with the formatting, until then here are the tweets!
Huff Post contributor lists his faves from Palm Springs Shortsfest…

Online Program Student Films / July 8, 2011

6 new animated shorts have come online to the Gobelins YouTube channel, representing the graduation work of its 3rd year students at the Paris campus. The name “Gobelins” may…

Branded Film about Other Worlds in Special FX
Seth Worley / 9 min / USA / 2011

When activated, the “plot device” spontaneously transforms our hero’s world into any number of cliched film scenarios. A hit branded film for software company Red Giant.

Drama about Love in 3D Animation

A boy, new to the neighborhood, falls for the older girl next door is this wonderfully expressive Dutch student animation.

Comedy about Growth in Live-Action
Charlie Graley / 7 min / UK / 2011

A man wakes to find his hands have taken on a life of their own.

Twitter Digest / July 2, 2011

Told you we’d make this a weekly thing. A great week in quickie Twitter-recommends, exemplified by a killer lineup of student animations.
The Archiver: Pretty rad CG short animation from…

Drama about Love in Performance
Kseniya Simonova / 7 min / Ukraine / 2011

Sand-artist superstar Kseniya Simonova returns in this branded piece for Dior.

Poem about Friendship in Live-Action
Jean Malek / 5 min / Canada / 2011

With their entire lives stretching out before them, three young women make a secret pact. A poetic reflection on youth and all its firsts: sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches.

Sci-Fi about Politics in 3D Animation
Kibwe Tavares / 5 min / UK / 2011

Architecture student Kibwe Taveres filters a vision of a robot uprising through the lens of history, blending high grade CG with archival footage of the 1981 Brixton riots.

Branded Content Branded Film Online Program Web Competition / June 28, 2011

Sunday night at the Edinburgh Film Festival, the much-promoted Nokia Shorts Competition drew to a close with the debut screening of the 8 finalist films. Shot entirely on Nokia…