Short of the Week


Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Live-Action
A. Sayeeda Clarke / 15 min / USA / 2011

It’s December in New York City, and it’s 120 degrees. Bato and his wife are expecting a baby, but he’s faced with the choice of giving up his identity to ensure a safe delivery.

Drama about Life & Society in 3D Animation
Matthias Hoegg / 7 min / UK / 2011

In the future, technology may change, but the patterns and routines of daily life stay constant—until we disrupt them.

Poem about Life & Society in Flash Animation
DC Turner / 10 min / USA / 2011

Tim Minchin’s poem of an evening dinner conversation about spirituality and the age-old battle between spirituality and science.

Essay about Community in Live-Action
Edward Copestick / 6 min / USA / 2011

A homeless man in Sydney finds some control over the city in this HDSLR film shot entirely at night with available light.

Online Program / April 4, 2011

Yesterday Sci-Fi London concluded its annual 48-hour filmmaking contest. There are a lot of 48 hour competitions, but Sci-Fi London has created a fairly robust community around theirs, with…

Dark Comedy about Decay in Multi-Media
Don Hertzfeldt / 17 min / USA / 2011

Heavy topics in simple line-drawings—experience the dark and funny story of Bill’s spiraling bout of mental illness by the great Don Hertzfeldt.

SOTW / April 1, 2011

The competition is now closed. Thanks to all who participated!
Short of the Week presents The Great Film Competition!
We are on a quest to find great short…

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Eddie O'Keefe / 13 min / USA / 2011

A mysterious gang rolls into town and a young girl falls into that momentous kind of love that only hits the naive in this homage to the rough and tumble 1950′s.

Dark Comedy about Family in Live-Action
Dirk Belien / 7 min / Belgium / 2011

Oscar-nominated dark comedy about the frustrations of being stuck in traffic while your wife cheats on you

Festival / March 25, 2011

Its been a couple of days since Andrew’s article detailing the path we took in putting our short film The Thomas Beale Cipher online. Some folks have taken it as…

Crowdfunding / March 24, 2011

Andrew W. Jones is a pretty unique filmmaker, the kind we like to highlight here on SotW. Frank Dancoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer was one our Top Ten short films of…

Article / March 23, 2011

On January 24th, 2011, Jason Sondhi and I released our festival-winning short film, The Thomas Beale Cipher, out onto the great wild web. Like many filmmakers, I wrestled with the…

Adventure about Nature in 3D Animation
Chris Perry / 11 min / USA / 2011

In the dry desert the only water supply is under siege by an unlikely crew of saboteurs.

Dark Comedy about Revenge in Live-Action
Lars von Trier / 3 min / Denmark / 2011

What would happen if you interrupted Lars von Trier during a movie? It’s not pretty.

Branded Film about Love in Live-Action
Joe Wright / 3 min / Italy / 2011

Keira Knightley plays the uncatchable madame flying through Italy on a motorcycle in this branded film from Chanel.

Thriller about Crime in Special FX
Ruairi Robinson / 13 min / USA / 2011

Boy wants the latest toy for Christmas, a friendly robot to fill the love left by his parents’ broken marriage. But when the boy loses interest in Blinky, one final request remains.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Dominic Allen / 4 min / Australia / 2011

Suspense builds as a bystander watches two running men and contemplates the motivations of the scene in this short from aboriginal Australia.

Music Video about Other Worlds in Animation
Jason Pamment, Ari Gibson / 4 min / Australia / 2011

Incredibly rich & lyrical music video that will sweep you into another world from the Australian band, The Aubreys.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Live-Action
Nisha Ganatra / 20 min / USA / 2011

When every parent is selecting for desirable traits, one expecting mother “rolls the dice” and tests the morality of the system.

Experimental about Nothing in Live-Action
Harmony Korine / 15 min / USA / 2011

Harmony Korine & Die Antwoord team up for this bizarre film that follows the antics of two wheelchair-bound rapscallions.

Dramedy about Childhood in Live-Action
Suzi Yoonessi / 11 min / USA / 2011

A look into the summer dramas in the lives of the less popular kids.

Experimental about Love in Animation
Ryan Woodward / 3 min / USA / 2011

Lyrical choreography, gorgeous animation, and a tale of love and loss from animator Ryan Woodward.

News / March 11, 2011

As the SXSW Film Festival gears up this weekend, regular SOTW contributor, Jason B Kohl, sat down with two filmmakers from UCLA’s MFA Directing Program en route to Austin. Their…

Thriller about Desperation in Live-Action
Tony E. Valenzuela / 5 min / USA / 2011

A chilling episode from the twilight zone-esque web series, BlackBoxTV.

Playlist / March 9, 2011

You don’t need me to point out the extreme imbalance when it comes to the number of women in the film industry. Kathryn Bigelow earning the Oscar in 2010 for…