Short of the Week

Everything

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Matthew Jenkin / 11 min / Australia / 2014

A man tries to relive his failed relationship by hiring an actress to play his ex-­girlfriend. If only she could get the accent right…

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Francesca Coppola / 15 min / Italy / 2014

Father and daughter share a sentimental moment, but trouble boils under the surface.

Thriller about Family in Live-Action
Stephen Fingleton / 23 min / UK / 2014

A man obsessed with voyeur pornography is forced to track down an anonymous photographer when he makes a shocking discovery online.

Thriller about Desperation in Live-Action
John Strong / 10 min / USA / 2014

A man frantically tries to hide an embarrassing accident in this morning-after tale.

Fantasy about Life & Society in Stop-Motion
Kirsten Lepore / 11 min / USA / 2014

A girl journeys through a vibrant, pulsing, macrocosmic landscape, but a precipitous incident compels her to venture up a mountain in an attempt to save herself.

Drama about Childhood in Animation
Hisko Hulsing / 18 min / Netherlands / 2014

In that last seconds before a man dies, a childhood friendship flashes before his eyes.

SOTW / February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the great actors of our time has sadly and prematurely died today.
We don’t have any special remembrances to share, and we’ll abstain from any…

Drama about Love in Motion Graphics
Jonas Odell / 14 min / Sweden / 2014

West German terrorist Norbert Kröcher was arrested on March 31, 1977. He was leading a group planning to kidnap politician Anna-Greta Leijon. A number of suspects were arrested, one of them was Kröcher’s ex-girlfriend, “A”. This is her story.

Thriller about Inspiration in Live-Action
Stephen Schuster / 10 min / USA / 2014

A young writer. A prostitute. An old desert motel. All stories need an ending and all endings need a beginning.

Drama about Survival in Live-Action
Campbell Hooper / 9 min / New Zealand / 2014

When statistician John Wilkins is sucked out of a plane at 43000 feet, he calculates that he has exactly 3 minutes and 48 seconds before he hits the ground.

News News / January 25, 2014

Creating art with other people is one of the greatest pleasures of filmmaking if you’re working with a team and not all by yourself. The joy of doing something together…

Sci-Fi about Conspiracy in Special FX
Anthony Scott Burns / 10 min / Canada / 2014

While a small-town sheriff investigates a mysterious multiple murder scene, a brilliant young software engineer is bizarrely linked to the crime–and to a much bigger conspiracy.

Romance about Love in Puppetry
Mauchi Baiocchi / 7 min / USA / 2014

Cicadas come out of the ground for a party at the end of their lives.

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Michael Callahan / 13 min / USA / 2014

David and Kate’s sex life is on the wane. In an effort to save their relationship, they decide to raise the stakes: have sex that night or break up.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Jordana Spiro / 12 min / USA / 2014

A child taxidermist, an outsider in his small town, is entranced by a girl who finds his work beautiful. But just as their relationship begins to progress, he does something that drastically changes everything.

News / January 16, 2014

The nominations are in! An interesting crop of films this year, especially because there are  a few we’re unfamiliar with. Though, it’s great to see Short of the Week fav…

Experimental about Other Worlds in Claymation
Allison Schulnik / 8 min / USA / 2014

A rhythmic ritual is performed by a bizarre ensemble of macabre figures.

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Ben Aston / 14 min / UK / 2014

Lovestruck Randy gets more than he bargained for when he finally gets to meet his prison pen pal Crystal.

Thriller about Sexuality in Live-Action
Jon Bryant Crawford / 20 min / USA / 2014

NSFW! A troubled teenager seeks help from his neighbor who has a secret. A thrilling psychological scenario ensues.

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Jeremy Hersh / 20 min / USA / 2014

From SXSW 2013. A white jewish girl joins her native American girlfriend on a visit to her parent’s place. Her attempts at family bonding go terribly wrong.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Todd Strauss-Schulson / 12 min / USA / 2014

A young man, heartbroken when his girlfriend dumps him, hires a prostitute to recreate the mundane intimacies he used to take for granted.

Drama about Nature in Live-Action
Lorcan Finnegan / 16 min / Ireland / 2014

A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world.

Comedy about Identity in Live-Action

Nic Wooding is nothing like Bruce Lee. But he can play badminton too.

Dark Comedy about Loss in Animation
Joe Bichard / 4 min / UK / 2014

A little lad contemplates the death of his family.

Sci-Fi about Conquest in Live-Action
Henry Dunham / 17 min / USA / 2014

An advanced virtual machine, with a troubling choice for humanity, reaches out for help to a humble janitor.