Short of the Week


SOTW / June 12, 2011

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Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Rod Blackhurst, Dave Targan / 10 min / USA / 2011

A brief documentary that looks at the story of the Burlington Bees, the Low-A affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals, from a variety of perspectives.

Action about Growth in Live-Action
Aaron Au / 9 min / Canada / 2011

Gifted with an impressive sword, an elderly tea-master must fight for his life despite knowing nothing of swordplay.

Documentary about Art in Live-Action
Qiao Li / 6 min / China / 2011

Enter the world of Chinese wedding photography through the work of 80 Impression, an amazingly creative and popular duo of artists.

Interview / June 7, 2011

Joseph Pierce tells us about his animation process and the importance of staying true to your own ideas.

Drama about Family in Animation
Joseph Pierce / 5 min / UK / 2011

A family’s awkward photo session brings its underlying issues to the surface in this surreal animation.

Festival / June 4, 2011

There goes your weekend. Cinephile streaming website MUBI is partnering with La Semaine de la Critique (Critics’ Week) in Cannes to celebrate 50 years of its programming by showing a…

Thriller about Crime in Animation

Set on a train, a passenger let’s his worries get the best of him.

Adventure about Art in Animation
Léo Verrier / 8 min / France / 2011

A man can take on elements of fine art that he eats, in this deliciously well-designed French animation.

Interview / May 31, 2011

Shahir Daud, director of Double Happy, shares why he made the film, what it’s like shooting with a RED camera, and how to shoot cinéma vérité.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Shahir Daud / 16 min / New Zealand / 2011

The next of our online releases under the “Short of the Week Presents” banner, this astute and observational short film represents the epitome of the film festival-style.

SOTW / May 27, 2011

Short of the Week editors, Jason and Andrew, will be attending Seattle Int’l Film Festival’s Shortsfest Weekend this Friday through Sunday attempting to watch as many short films as possible.…

Poem about Family in Animation
Luiz Lafayette Stockler / 3 min / UK / 2011

The artist tells a touching personal story about growing up with his grandfather in Brazil.

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.