Short of the Week


Drama about Redemption in Live-Action
George Hickenlooper / 28min min / USA / 2011

The 1994 short film classic remade into the Oscar-winning feature Slingblade.

Comedy about Greed in Live-Action
Dave Green / 7 min / USA / 2011

A magical ham sandwich transports a schlub on an adventure through time.

Music Video about Other Worlds in Animation
Tony Comley / 4min min / UK / 2011

Galactic battle, a lone panda pilot. A trippy 8 bit inspired music video from Tony Comley.

Dark Comedy about Decay in Live-Action
Jordan Vogt-Roberts / 25 min / USA / 2011

Despite their heavy drinking, everything seems to go their way. So what’s wrong with that?

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Alison Klayman / 18 min / China / 2011

Ai Wei Wei, China’s most famous artist and dissident. Watch this short film from Alison Klayman who spent months documenting his life.

Sci-Fi about Love in Live-Action
Shawn Christensen / 9 min / USA / 2011

Jeremy has been in love with his best friend, Evelyn, since before he can remember. He decides to profess his love for her through a simple, thoughtful letter… but there’s a strong chance they will never see each other again.

Myth about Human Nature in 3D Animation
David Prosser / 8 min / UK / 2011

Winner of our Great Film Competition, this BAFTA-nominated physics thought-experiment is beautifully hand-animated by David Prosser.

SOTW / May 15, 2011

The winner of our Great Film Competition will make its online debut tomorrow! No reservations needed—just pop back here tomorrow to catch it.
We saw more submissions than we…

Experimental about Other Worlds in Interactive
Chris Milk / 5 min / USA / 2011

A new interactive music video for the concept album Rome—a collaboration between Danger Mouse and composer Daniele Luppi inspired by the music from old spaghetti westerns. An HTML5 project for use in Google Chrome

Comedy about Perseverence in Stop-Motion
Dave Green / 6 min / USA / 2011

Encroaching ice from a malfunctioning refrigerator is threatening the welfare of all the inhabitants, and its time for the fearful fruit, dairy and leftovers to hunker down and stategize!

Horror about Human Nature in Live-Action
Nick Narciso / 17min min / USA / 2011

Twisted, disturbed, and interpretable in a hundred ways, all of them troubling. This is horror that is uncategorizable.

Western about Desperation in Live-Action
Brandon McCormick / 13 min / USA / 2011

A dark western musical from the team at Whitestone Motion Pictures.

Dark Comedy about Crime in Live-Action
Gunnar Järvstad / 3 min / Sweden / 2011

Amidst a dark situation, victim and executioner share a light moment.

Comedy about Identity in Live-Action
Jac Schaeffer / 10 min / USA / 2011

A man sets his inner mustache free and finds himself in this Tribeca “Pitch Your Film” contest winner.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Animation
Marc Adamson / 3 min / UK / 2011

A brief funky animation about the power of music in a futuristic fascist state

Cannes Festival Web Competition / May 5, 2011

Yeesh, I’m sure some of you are getting dispirited with the sheer number of short films to watch lately, but there is no let up. It’s the summer festival…

Festival Tribeca / May 4, 2011

The Tribeca Film Fest is over, and the majority of the shorts we featured last week are no longer available. As a parting gift however, the festival has made…

Horror about Conquest in 3D Animation

You may like having a good lunch in a quiet place as a park… But what if your lunch doesn’t?
In the street everyone can hear you scream, but honestly who cares?

Parody about Identity in Live-Action
Tetsuya Nakashima / 7 min / Japan / 2011

Who am I? It is a question we all ask. For high-schooler Katori Shintarou the question becomes more urgent when the Earth Defender Freshmen show up to defend the world—from him!

SOTW / April 30, 2011

THE FINAL DAY! for those filmmakers who wish to enter their film in The Great Film Competition. We’re accepting films that haven’t yet been available to the online public. So…

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
Vin Diesel / 20 min / USA / 2011

Written, starring and directed by Vin Diesel this 1995 short film gave the future action star his break. Playing a largely autobiographical role, we see the struggles of a young actor.

Documentary about Human Nature in Live-Action
Sean Dunne / 15 min / USA / 2011

Jonny Corndawg, prolific underground country singer, marathon runner. Another portrait of an eccentric character by the acclaimed Sean Dunne.

Festival Tribeca / April 27, 2011

This is the second part of our coverage of the 9 in-competition short films Tribeca (Online) has made available, and the 3rd (and last) post overall in our coverage…

Experimental about Love in Multi-Media
Ben Thomas, Leo Bridle / 4 min / UK / 2011

The story of a solitary traveller who dreams of his own romantic encounter at the station through the images laid out on the pages of his sketchbook.

SOTW / April 25, 2011

Just one more week for those filmmakers who wish to enter their film in The Great Film Competition. We’re accepting films that haven’t yet been available to the online public.…