Short of the Week


Dark Comedy about The End in Live-Action
Michael Duignan / 17 min / New Zealand / 2013

Darby Duncan is convinced he will die on his Ten Thousandth Day. But when he meets Arabella at the funeral of his cousin, things don’t quite go to plan.

Dramedy about Love in 3D Animation
Yonni Aroussi, Ben Genislaw / 6 min / Israel / 2013

An animated journey into the future of a young couple moving in together for the first time.

Playlist / June 26, 2013

It’s almost Independence Day here in the States, so this week’s Short of the Week YouTube playlist features films that celebrate Americana. From calf ropers to juggalos to night…

Thriller about Family in Live-Action
Gerardo Herrero / 12 min / Spain / 2013

One misplaced footstep quickly turns a family picnic into a life or death situation.

Comedy about Art in Multi-Media

A budding animator attempts to make a mysterious character relevant in the modern world.

Sci-Fi about Life & Society in Special FX

A robot with medical training is dispatched to defuse a dangerous situation.

Documentary about Crime in Live-Action
Jamie Jessett / 6 min / UK / 2013

A day in the life of a London cocaine dealer

Mystery about Life & Society in Live-Action
Victor Carrey / 11 min / Spain / 2013

Chewing gum. A dog leash. An Australia shaped stain on the wall. A bent traffic light… Each of these elements has its own story, even though all of them together can create a new plot.

Drama about Loss in Animation
Eoin Duffy / 5 min / Ireland / 2013

A lone traveller makes his way through an airport before finally accepting his journey’s end.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Richard Parkin / 19 min / Mexico / 2013

After an accident on the water, a deep-sea diver must confront the deadly nature of his profession and the responsibilities to his family.

Dramedy about Love in Live-Action
Brie Larson, Dustin Bowser / 4 min / USA / 2013

She wants to go. He wants her to stay. Neither gets quite what they want.

Playlist / June 12, 2013

Happy Father’s Day! Building on a playlist we did a few years back, the new episode of the Short of the Week YouTube shows features films for fathers. If…

Dramedy about Life & Society in Live-Action
Jesse Coane / 20 min / USA / 2013

Stuck in the doldrums of his daily life, Philip comes home to his apartment to find his world turned upside down.

Comedy about Friendship in Stop-Motion
Milen Vitanov / 5 min / Germany / 2013

This dog has a new best friend—his own tail! An award winning 2.5D animated short from director Milen Vitanov.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Eric F. Martin / 13 min / USA / 2013

A short film about a woman who learns she may have been switched at birth.

Documentary about Music in Animation
Sara Gunnarsdottir / 10 min / Iceland / 2013

The Pirate of Love is an animated documentary about an outsider musician, Daniel C. This is an oral history that follows one mans soulful songs of love, pride and loneliness.

Drama about Desperation in Live-Action
Jaime Dezcallar / 14 min / Spain / 2013

Nursing a broken heart, a man with arachnophobia buys a poisonous bird spider and sets it free in his apartment.

Adventure about Human Nature in Multi-Media
Kibwe Tavares / 18 min / UK / 2013

Jonah is a big fish story about the old and the new, and the links and the distances between them. A Sundance 2013 short film from the heralded creator of “Robots of Brixton”.

Article / May 31, 2013

It is an unwritten, unspoken rule that is accepted by short filmmakers as an immutable reality—if you want your film to be eligible to screen at the world’s biggest fests,…

Dark Comedy about Family in Animation
Sean Buckelew / 17 min / USA / 2013

A family’s idyllic life is interrupted when the father is killed while defending the family from an intruding bear.

Playlist / May 29, 2013

Another ep fresh off the digital press from ace SotW Editor Ivan Kander. Just in time for summer blockbuster season, here is a collection of action short films that will…

Drama about Perseverence in Live-Action
Sam de Jong / 20 min / Netherlands / 2013

A talented gymnast makes a life-changing discovery as she prepares for an important tournament, which is her last chance to reach the top. A Sundance 2013 short.

Fantasy about Conquest in 3D Animation

The Argentinian house 3DAR puts together an astounding passion project. Faced with the destruction of his habitat from encroaching development, a monkey decides to change the system from the inside.

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Anthony Deptula / 6 min / USA / 2013

Dating in Los Angeles is hard, especially when you have a crappy car.

Documentary about Nature in Live-Action

Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform up in the tree canopy.