Short of the Week

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Documentary about Family in Animation

When did you last talk with your father? Will you ever ask him about those things that hurt you?

Thriller about Conquest in Live-Action
Francesco Calabrese / 8 min / USA / 2014

1964. An ordinary day turns out to be anything but, when Joe comes home to find out that his wife Betty hasn’t been cooking dinner. And there’s a very good reason for that.

Comedy about Friendship in Multi-Media
Raymond Lai, Randall Park / 22 min / USA / 2014

Two best friends own and operate a convenience store together in a surreal cartoon world.

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Keith Walsh, Jill Beardsworth / 13 min / Ireland / 2014

As the analogue age draws to a close, eight men sit in an Irish bar and battle to remain relevant in the digital world; the TV in the corner a harbinger of this technological future.

Documentary about Nature in Live-Action
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee / 9 min / USA / 2014

An intimate portrayal of a vanishing island deep in the heart of the Louisiana bayous.

Romance about Love in Animation
Felix Massie / 10 min / UK / 2014

Christopher Gray has been in love with Stacey for quite some time, and no amount of lemonade can cool his desire. Meanwhile, Barry Flint has just bought his son a five-foot python from the pet store.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Ian Lagarde / 11 min / Canada / 2014

A group of bored suburban pre-teens push each other beyond their limits.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
AJ Sheeran, Sam Shapson / 10 min / USA / 2014

After his mother’s passing, a boy turns to a girl who claims her spaceship can take him to a planet for departed souls.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Sam Zalutzky / 16 min / USA / 2014

Summer camp suddenly becomes very strange for 15 year-old Lizzie when she is forced to play a Holocaust role-play game.

Thriller about Life & Society in Live-Action
Marshall Burnette / 20 min / USA / 2014

A Southern tale of lies well-lived.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Sam Benenati / 4 min / USA / 2014

A young boy falls for his older brother’s girlfriend.

Comedy about Community in Live-Action
Miranda July / 10 min / USA / 2014

Have you ever found it impossible to say something, face to face, to someone you know, someone you love? The words just won’t come out? New messaging service, SOMEBODY, could help.

Festival / September 10, 2014

It’s that time of year again, summer is drawing to a close and that can only mean one thing…that’s right – the return of the Encounters Film Festival here. Commencing…

Sci-Fi about Survival in Special FX
Jason Wishnow / 9 min / China / 2014

In the not-too-distant future, a water smuggler navigates a tumultuous, dystopian city on the brink of a water shortage.

Adventure about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Loïc Bramoullé / 6 min / France / 2014

A tiny and mysterious cat-like creature awakes in the remains of his smouldering spaceship and finds himself on a journey through a beautiful and dangerous world, in a quest for answers.

Playlist / September 9, 2014

The celebrated French animation film school GOBELINS, l’ecole de l’image has just released a brand new batch of nine beautiful and stylized animated shorts online via their Vimeo and YouTube…

Documentary about Politics in Motion Graphics
Scott Calonico / 8 min / USA / 2014

In 1963, JFK recorded one of the most foul-mouthed telephone calls ever made from the White House. This is the story of the silly bastard who started it all.

Poem about Identity in Live-Action
Guy Pooles / 7 min / USA / 2014

A little girl becomes infatuated by a beam of light and does everything in her power to capture it.

Thriller about Survival in Live-Action
Ryan Patch / 7 min / USA / 2014

A father and son travel deep into the woods to make an offering to a mysterious force, but soon realize a key element is missing.

Drama about Perseverence in Live-Action
Dylan Stephen Levers / 12 min / USA / 2014

Tom and Maddy are a horribly mismatched young couple. How far will they go to hold their relationship together?

Drama about Desperation in Live-Action
Adam Hall / 16 min / USA / 2014

Gary is trapped on a wheel he can’t get off. Some call it fate, others bad luck, but Gary has his own conclusions.

Thriller about Religion in Live-Action
Dustin Pegg / 10 min / USA / 2014

A small town is being terrorized by a serial arsonist. Detective Matthews is closing in on who he thinks is the suspect. But can he prove it?

Documentary about Identity in Live-Action
Andrew David Watson / 5 min / USA / 2014

The true story of Greg Packer, an average joe with an uncanny skill at making media appearances

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Jeremy Breslau / 10 min / USA / 2014

A blocked novelist reflects on a pivotal year in his life, when, as a precocious six-year-old, he struggled for the attention of his bickering parents.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Griffin Devine, Alyssa Radmand / 17 min / USA / 2014

Throughout his life, a man struggles to get rid of a very persistent case of hiccups.