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Article / April 24, 2014

As the theatrical film experience gives up its dominance as the mass-market medium for storytelling, the feature film format seems destined to fade with it. What’s happening?

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Sam Dixon / 12 min / Australia / 2014

Desperate to impress the boys he idolises, fifteen year old Casey agrees to steal a hunting rifle from a crippled old man’s cabin in the hills.

Drama about Friendship in Animation
Eamonn O'Neill / 10 min / Ireland / 2014

SotW Award winner Eamonn O’Neill (I’m Fine Thanks) returns with his graduation film from the Royal College of Art.

Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
Conor Byrne / 12 min / USA / 2014

A 10-year-old boy is thrust into the tumultuous world of puberty when he gets a new pair of eyeglasses.

Action about Perseverence in Live-Action
James McFay / 15 min / Japan / 2014

A heartbroken girl gets into a taxi. Ten minutes later, the driver is fighting for her life.

Comedy about Crime in Flash Animation
Martin Woolley, Tom Gran / 5 min / UK / 2014

Set in a prison for criminally poor writers, a gang of cons get ahold of the script to their own lives and attempt to re-write it in order to make their escape.

Thriller about Perseverence in Live-Action
Todd Wiseman Jr. / 9 min / USA / 2014

In 2021, an imprisoned journalist facing execution contemplates a desperate escape attempt in order to return to his wife and newborn child.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Luke Monaghan / 8 min / USA / 2014

Former drug kingpin Fredrick James Staves, the legendary badass known as “Baby Gangster”, invites Luke Monaghan into his world of custom cars and regrets.

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Jim McMahon / 9 min / USA / 2014

Cassie thinks she’s found the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, he’s also her therapist.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Jesse Coane / 7 min / USA / 2014

Childhood friends, Adam and James, are both back in town for Thanksgiving. After a long night drinking with their hometown crew, the estranged friends decide to hike up the hill where they used to hang out in time past.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Chris Caldwell, Zeek Earl / 13 min / USA / 2014

Alone on a foreign world a father and daughter must fend for themselves in place without law.

Documentary about Loss in Live-Action
Josh Koury, Myles Kane / 12 min / USA / 2014

The unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute, a facility that stores human beings at below-freezing temperatures in cryopreservation.

Drama about Friendship in Live-Action
Bram Schouw / 11 min / Netherlands / 2014

A bittersweet examination of friendship, life, love and enduring bonds. Three youngsters make a roadtrip that will change their lives forever. But they, and you, could never be prepared for what happens in Sevilla.

Documentary about Life & Society in Animation
Canadian Anijam / 8 min / Canada / 2014

15 of Canada’s most acclaimed independent animators reflect on one day of their lives using only 4×6 inch yellow sticky notes, a black pen and their animation skills.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Ben Aston / 5 min / UK / 2014

London seems a little less lonely when Lucy meets a libidinous cosmonaut on chatroulette.

Fantasy about Childhood in 3D Animation
Richard Hickey / 7 min / USA / 2014

I won’t be going back to Quetico Park anytime soon. Not after what happened to a girl named Francis Brandywine.

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Mark Columbus / 7 min / USA / 2014

A deceptively simple film about “the Jimi Hendrix of Fiji,” forced to take a menial job in the United States when his wife became pregnant with the filmmaker.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Lewis Arnold / 18 min / UK / 2014

17-year-old Caroline breaks down after receiving a phone call delivering some tragic news, but her reaction soon reveals there is more to this call than first appears.

Music Video about Love in Live-Action
Matt Larson & Zack Spiger / 11 min / UK / 2014

A divided young couple desperately try to find a way back to each other in this multi-track music video for Parisian artist Talisco [NSFW].

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action
David Higgs / 13 min / UK / 2014

A nameless man arrives home one evening. He has ten minutes left to live. His wife has even less.

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Alex Mechanik & Samy Burch / 13 min / USA / 2014

At one time, Randy Stormberg wanted to be a comedian. But now it’s nine-thirty in the morning and he’s already eaten an entire bucket of popcorn shrimp.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Special FX
Moe Charif / 12 min / USA / 2014

This slick and anticipated fan film is based on the video game Deus Ex Human Revolution.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Brooks Reynolds / 17 min / Canada / 2014

Four friends are about to leave the safe confines of their small town in pursuit of their dreams, but one young man plans on staying and won’t let them go without a fight.

Online Program / March 24, 2014

African teens surfing trains, an ancient form of soccer that is more akin to martial arts, and the aftermath of an unspeakable war-time tragedy, these are the stories highlighted…

Branded Film about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Rafael Grampá / 4 min / Brazil / 2014

Private eye Vincent Black is hired by an old man hoping to recover his lost ideas.