Short of the Week


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.…

Festival Tribeca / April 24, 2011

Friday I reviewed the 9 retrospective short films available to watch for free in the Tribeca Streaming Room. They underwhelmed me, which I found odd—shouldn’t the program have been…

Dark Comedy about Life & Society in Animation
Martinus Klemet / 9min min / Estonia / 2011

Television controls every moment of our lives in this stark animation from Estonia’s Martinus Klemet

Festival Tribeca / April 22, 2011

Tribeca’s (Online) Film Festival this year is quite extensive: 6 feature films, 9 in-competition shorts and these—9 “retro” shorts from the festival’s past, all available for free! We’ll cover…

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Adam Yauch / 29 min / USA / 2011

The Beastie Boys delve back into their past with this celebrity-driven, meta-comedy short film.

Essay about Nature in Live-Action
Jamie Stuart / 4 min / USA / 2011

The film Roger Ebert declared should win the Oscar, this video essay is a homage to Vertov’s classic, “Man with a Movie Camera”.

SOTW / April 19, 2011

Howdy everyone, Jason here. So you’ve been thinking about putting your short film online. Maybe it seems like the logical next step after a successful festival tour. Then again, maybe…

Experimental about Inspiration in Stop-Motion
The Mixtape Club / 2 min / USA / 2011

A “highly condensed happiness espresso”. An amazing 2 min stop-motion marvel from The Mixtape Club.

Festival Tribeca / April 18, 2011

It is April 18th, the first day in which you can make reservations via Tribeca’s new online distribution system in order to “virtually attend” the screenings of 9 new…

Action about Crime in Live-Action
Lin Oeding / 9 min / USA / 2011

A harmless discussion turns into serious action in this fable from Hollywood stunt man, Lin Oeding.

Thriller about Conquest in Animation
Malcolm Sutherland / 5 min / USA / 2011

Ritualistic violence on display with a provocative soundtrack. The newest animation from MAlcolm Sutherland is better felt, not seen.

News / April 13, 2011

Nicolas Lesaffre or “Niko” is a talented freelancer based out of Paris and Hong Kong. A graduate of Supinfocom in 2004, his short film Hernando missed out on the wave…

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…