Short of the Week

Everything

Interview / May 28, 2014

Making a great short film requires a certain kind of alchemy; because there are no hard-set rules in regards to running time, subject matter, or even medium, filmmakers traverse a…

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Diesel Films, Seth Shapiro / 13 min / USA / 2014

Doctors gave him a five-percent chance of survival when he was born three months pre-mature. Now, he’s defying everyone’s expectations.

Documentary about Life & Society in Animation
Amy Enser, Drew Christie / 4 min / USA / 2014

A homeless teen describes his challenges and celebrates the triumph of his creative self.

Adventure about Conquest in 3D Animation

A fisherman returns to the dock to share the tale of his most epic fishing expedition with the boy waiting for him.

Drama about Sexuality in Live-Action
Benoit Lach / 11 min / Canada / 2014

In a suburban town near Montreal, a man spends a day with his sister’s son, forcing him to confront some poignant sexual decisions of his past.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Kevin A. Fraser / 8 min / USA / 2014

A short documentary about David Welsford, who has given up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap.

Dramedy about Growth in Live-Action
Chris Keener, Rob Shore / 22 min / USA / 2014

Steven Crosby, a small town missionary in a strange land stumbles upon the low road to salvation with the help of a little Mayan girl, a black magic woman, and a saint with a cigar

Documentary about Community in Live-Action
Fritz Schumann / 6 min / Japan / 2014

In a deserted village in Japan, Ayano Tsukimi makes lifesized dolls to make up for those who have died or moved away.

Dark Comedy about Family in Live-Action
Andrew Napier / 9 min / USA / 2014

Three siblings plot to steal their Grandmother’s fortune, without realizing that Grandma has a plot of her own.

Dark Comedy about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Kyungmin Woo / 5 min / South Korea / 2014

Johnny is a Space Delivery Man who travels to different planets to deliver packages. However it never goes as planned…

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Josh Izenberg / 16 min / USA / 2014

Disillusioned with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO.

Adventure about Friendship in 3D Animation
Gints Zilbalodis / 9 min / Latvia / 2014

After his plane crashes on a small uninhabited island, a young man and his dog must find a way home.

Horror about Decay in Live-Action
Dominik Hartl / 24 min / Austria / 2014

Anna should have had a closer look at the fine-print of her rental contract – for the old Viennese apartment is a creature with never ending appetite, living off the youth of its residents.

Comedy about Crime in Live-Action
Michael E Wood / 11 min / USA / 2014

Shot on location in Hasidic Brooklyn, this film puts a comedic spin on the typical dark NYC gang film.

Sci-Fi about Desperation in Live-Action
Chris Cornwell, Gary Freedman / 8 min / UK / 2014

Two space engineer’s journey through deep space takes a dramatic turn when they discover an emergency message from the past.

Dark Comedy about Revenge in Animation
Jacob Streilein / 4 min / USA / 2014

A teacher’s life quickly spirals out of control after young Sid claims to have seen a man in the woods.

Drama about Hope in Live-Action
Ritesh Batra / 8 min / India / 2014

Akhil, a young shoeshine boy, dreams of becoming a gourmet chef when he has a chance encounter with India’s most popular TV cuisiner.

Dramedy about Life & Society in 3D Animation
Ben Brand / 9 min / Netherlands / 2014

Anton may be done with life, but life ain’t done with Anton. In his convincing decision to change his measly existence he discovers the real greatness of life.

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.