Short of the Week

Everything

Sci-Fi about Human Nature in Special FX
Rob McLellan / 8 min / UK / 2013

An emotional robot reconciles his feelings of loss—through butchery! A VFX horror short, being adapted into a feature by MGM.

Horror about Love in Live-Action
Omar Hauksson / 11 min / Iceland / 2013

A young girl rescued from a pack of zombies soon discovers that the walking dead aren’t the only thing to fear in this post-apocalyptic world.

Thriller about Family in Live-Action
Alberto Evangelio / 9 min / Spain / 2013

A father daughter driving lesson quickly escalates into horror.

Dark Comedy about Identity in Live-Action

Afflicted by an overbearing speech impediment and an omnipresent mother, Lubbert’s day takes a turn for the worse when he has an unexpected encounter with a group of naturist enthusiasts.

SOTW / October 23, 2013

It’s October 31st. You’ve got friends over, everyone is hopped up on sugar, and they want to be spooked out. Last thing you want to be doing is randomly…

Satire about Human Nature in Animation
Jeanette Bonds / 5 min / USA / 2013

A hand-drawn animated documentary satire adapted from a conversation overheard in a Santa Monica restaurant in 2011. Four lawyers engage in a bantering dinner conversation that quickly devolves into a grotesque and brutal comedy of cruelty and hypocrisy. Warning: Incredibly foul and inappropriate.

Thriller about Revenge in Live-Action

A husband gets a fleeting glimpse of redemption after a bloody encounter with his unfaithful wife and her lover.

Documentary about Sexuality in Live-Action
Andre Andreev, Dan Covert / 6 min / USA / 2013

This is the story of a young girl from suburban Virginia who dreams of moving to New York City. Unexpectedly, her dream turns into the reality of high class escorting.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
James Sweeney / 13 min / USA / 2013

A young man has first-time sex with both male and female partners, but is he more drawn to one than the other? (NSFW)

Sci-Fi about Love in Live-Action
Jesse Atlas / 11 min / USA / 2013

War, fate, and a broken walkman transcend space and time in this sci-fi love story.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Graham Tallman / 10 min / USA / 2013

NOW OFFLINE DUE TO COPYRIGHT FROM AFI: Simon is an undercover space agent whose new mission finds him on Earth awaiting pickup by his parents’ spaceship

Drama about Childhood in Animation

This is the story of Barnie, a grown man who likes to play with his childish reflection.

SOTW / October 2, 2013

Ivan Kander hosts a new episode of our officially “long-running” series of YouTube-hosted short film episodes. This time out, he seeks to prove that “you don’t need a huge…

Experimental about Life & Society in Live-Action
Denis Villeneuve / 12 min / Canada / 2013

During an opulent and luxurious banquet, complete with cavalier servers and valets, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage. In this absurd and grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events undermines the endless symphony of abundance.

Action about Revenge in Live-Action
The Halsall Brothers / 12 min / UK / 2013

After a brutal near death experience Sam IL is forced to contemplate his past whilst accepting the non-existence of his future.

Western about Redemption in Live-Action
Justin Lerner / 25 min / USA / 2013

After spending a year in a juvenile center for beating up his stepfather, Todd Turnbull returns to his backwoods hometown repentant. When he finds his best friend, withering away without any medical attention due to the family’s spiritual beliefs, Todd must make a choice: let his friend die; or break his oath of non-violence.

Comedy about Social Justice in Live-Action
Philip Sansom / 6 min / USA / 2013

A down and out vagabond’s luck is dramatically altered when he treads on a piece of glass outside the apartment of an arguing couple.

Drama about Anarchy in Live-Action

An elderly couple finds excitement in breaking and entering.

Horror about Religion in Live-Action
Carlo Mirabella-Davis / 26 min / USA / 2013

A family of evangelical Christians traveling through upstate New York give a ride to an unusual knife salesman

Fantasy about Family in Animation
Jeff Le Bars / 5 min / France / 2013

Lost in the woods, A young boy makes a bloody pact with a dying wolf.

Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Frazer Bailey / 16 min / Australia / 2013

You want the meaning of life? You’ve got 5 minutes. Glenn Owen Dodds knows the answer.

SOTW / September 18, 2013

Stop shooting in front of boring white walls! In today’s episode, we examine the importance of production design in the creation of your short film. Learn how props, costumes,…

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Linsey Stewart, Dane Clark / 8 min / Canada / 2013

A couple is determined to plant a tree in the middle of winter following the loss of their child.

Documentary about Illness in Live-Action
Cynthia Wade / 28 min / USA / 2013

15 year old Vinh lives in a remote Cambodian village and has accepted his destiny – to be sick for the rest of his life with incurable arsenic poisoning. A chance to star in a karaoke video about the dangers of arsenic allows Vinh to wonder if he truly knows his destiny. Winner of over 9 major festival awards.

Experimental about Life & Society in

CURRENTLY OFFLINE. In a story that plays out entirely on a teenager’s computer screen, Noah follows its eponymous protagonist as his relationship takes a rapid turn for the worse in this fascinating study of behavior (and romance) in the internet age. NSFW