Short of the Week

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Experimental about Growth in Multi-Media

In a lifeless urban landscape where time itself has stopped its crawl, a mad ballet is commencing and a newly hatched butterfly is about to die. A celebrated mixed-media experimental film combining stop-motion, 3D modeling and CT scans.

Dark Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Matt Spicer / 10 min / USA / 2013

Starring Gillian Jacobs (Community), a young woman’s relationship takes a dark turn when every sound her boyfriend makes starts to annoy her.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Ian Harnarine / 16 min / Canada / 2013

In rural Trinidad, Dhani struggles to support himself and his mother by selling doubles (Trinidad’s quintessential street food). When his estranged father returns from Canada unexpectedly, Dhani must decide if he will help save his father’s life despite their strained relationship.

Documentary about Life & Society in Multi-Media
Matthew Bate / 14 min / Australia / 2013

Murder, sex, drugs, art & politics… A film exploring the mystery of why sneakers appear on telephone lines around the world.

Drama about Love in Animation
Jonathan Ng / 7 min / Canada / 2013

In this “crouching love, hidden breakup” story, inspired by 50′s Shanghai water ink animation & kung fu films, themes of distance, tradition, art and longing dominate a telephonic conversation.

Sci-Fi about Corruption in Special FX
Adam Marisett / 8 min / Canada / 2013

When an old childhood friend tracks him down, Quinn is confronted with the dilemma of choosing to remain idle in a city run by the corrupt Coreley Corporation or finally finish the war he never wanted to be a part of. A viral prelude to a planned TV series

SOTW / August 8, 2013

One of the most popular genres of short film online capitalizes on the popularity of existing properties—we’re talking fan films! And like fanfic, fan films can be really, really…

Sci-Fi about Identity in Special FX
Matthew Wilson / 16 min / USA / 2013

In the near future, a neurologist and two homicide detectives use experimental brain taping technology to question a murder victim about his final moments.

Interview / August 6, 2013

Director Eric Kissack’s excellent short, Blessing in Disguise, is the rare romantic comedy film that is truly romantic and funny. The same could be said for his new indie feature…

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Eric Kissack / 10 min / USA / 2013

Katie just found out that she has genital herpes. Enter the man of her dreams.

Sports about Loss in Animation
Joe Sparkes / 3 min / UK / 2013

A boxer is given reason to reflect on his upcoming fight when a moth sneaks into his locker room.

Documentary about Illness in Multi-Media
Lance Oppenheim / 7 min / USA / 2013

An elderly gentleman attempts to retrieve forgotten memories while battling the progression and regression of the cycles of life.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Boris Seewald / 7 min / Germany / 2013

With exuberant dancing and magical passion, Patrick shares his inspiration and invites everyone to participate.

Sci-Fi about Conspiracy in Anime
Cole Drumb / 6 min / USA / 2013

Set in an adrenalized future of espionage, assassins, and out of control super science, PostHuman follows a genius hacker and his dog as they help an enigmatic young woman to free the remaining test subject of a black ops ESP test lab.

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action
David Karlak / 19 min / USA / 2013

An underhanded company man is offered assistance by a secret organization that immerses him in forces beyond his control.

News / July 24, 2013

On this week’s YouTube show, we highlight short films that made the jump to featuredom. Find out how some of your favorite full length movies got started in the…

Sci-Fi about The End in Special FX
Christopher Frey / 7 min / Australia / 2013

As gravity appears to fail all around them, the inhabitants of a neighbourhood begin to mysteriously float into the sky.

Documentary about Life & Society in Flash Animation
Stefan Nadelman / 23 min / USA / 2013

One of the most celebrated of all modern shorts, Terminal Bar is a fascinating pictorial history of a New York City bar whose customers, from the hard-drinking working class Irish to the coiffed African American gay male, continually transform its focus during a 10-year period.

Drama about Conspiracy in Live-Action
Julio O. Ramos / 12 min / Peru / 2013

NSFW — The manager of a cheap motel resorts to questionable actions in order to make ends meet.

SOTW / July 17, 2013

We began taking submissions back in November 2010 as a way for filmmakers to launch their film online, find an audience, and connect with the industry. Since then we’ve steadily…

Comedy about Perseverence in Puppetry
Conor Finnegan / 9 min / Ireland / 2013

A small bird with a fear of flying tries to avoid heading South for the winter.

Sci-Fi about Crime in Special FX
Marcus Alqueres / 9 min / Canada / 2013

A mysterious vigilante takes to the skies to rid a city of crime

Playlist / July 10, 2013

This week’s YouTube playlist of curated short film selections features a collection of shorts with gorgeous visuals. We’ve got Sundance award winners, internet favorites, and even a selection from…

Fantasy about Beauty in Special FX
Peter Szewczyk / 8 min / Poland / 2013

A young girl, creative and idealistic, dreams of brighter days in a forgotten Eastern European city.

Experimental about Family in Puppetry

The quiet anxieties of wood.