Short of the Week


SOTW / April 17, 2013

We’re excited to announce a partnership with PBS Digital Studios (home of Off Book, the Idea Channel, Inventors, and other edutainment shows) to bring you a new show of curated short…

Tragedy about Love in Live-Action
Joshua Leonard / 12 min / USA / 2013

A young couple confronts a painful future by looking to the past. A tender and heartbreaking short by Josh Leonard (Hung).

Drama about Art in Live-Action
Julian Marshall / 20 min / USA / 2013

The first narrative film about the early life of street artist Shepard Fairey and the origin of his OBEY GIANT street art campaign.

Adventure about in Animation

The harmonious life of a woman living in nature is disrupted by the arrival of a hunter.

Horror about The End in Live-Action

Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter

Drama about Abuse in Live-Action
Lars p Arendt / 15 min / Denmark / 2013

They lie about it. Dad hitting Mom. But ten-year old Benjamin has had it with lies. Taking Dad´s pricey puppy as hostage, Benjamin forces Dad to apologize to Mom. Unfortunately for all of them, Daddy is not the apologizing kind.

Comedy about Family in Live-Action
Clay Liford / 14 min / USA / 2013

A geriatric mother and her twenty-something son embark on a road trip to meet some dastardly drug dealers in order to replenish a supply of certain herbs.

Horror about Life & Society in Live-Action
Mat Johns / 7 min / UK / 2013

Backpacker Sam writes a letter home to his mother from his latest destination.

Epic about Other Worlds in Stop-Motion
Bradley Schaffer / 7 min / USA / 2013

This 100% hand-made, action-packed short film tries to keep up as a Texas Sheriff hilariously massacres a race of clumsy aliens. Insane badassery to the nth degree!

Dark Comedy about The End in Live-Action

A practical joke spectacularly backfires when a night watchman at a movie studio gets stuck inside an unwieldy monster costume.

Fantasy about Illness in 3D Animation
Evan Viera / 11 min / USA / 2013

A young girl abandons her medication and the bleak city in which she lives, to explore a mystical oceanic cove.

Comedy about Growth in Live-Action
Spencer Maybee / 17 min / Canada / 2013

On the brink of wedlock, Shane gets a 7-seat wedding gift that drives him to risk his marriage in order to save his true love.

Dark Comedy about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Alan Dickson / 10 min / New Zealand / 2013

A vengeful Easter bunny plots to steal Santa’s sack, and in the process, learns something about himself that will change Christmas forever.

Dark Comedy about Loss in Live-Action
Caleb Slain / 10 min / USA / 2013

A traumatic comedy about life, death, pie and death.

Fantasy about Nature in 3D Animation

Abel lives in the winter and Apolline lives in the summer. Isolated in their “natures”, they never met each other. But, their encounter will soon become more complicated than they could imagine. Both of them will have to learn compromise to protect the other…

Dark Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Sam Molleur / 7 min / USA / 2013

A five year old promise between friends leads them to explore the darker sides of their personality

Epic about Other Worlds in Live-Action
Martin Rosete / 10 min / Spain / 2013

A conflicted narrator leads the viewer through three extreme situations that are actually the same…Will you survive?

Myth about Inspiration in 3D Animation
Darragh O’Connell / 10 min / Ireland / 2013

An old explorer close to freezing in the Arctic re-lives the events that brought him there in the first place.

Comedy about Friendship in Animation
Paul Rudish / 3 min / USA / 2013

When Minnie’s cafe runs out of croissants, Mickey must deliver them to her fast, fighting wild traffic and other obstacles across Paris!

Documentary about Identity in Photography
TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay / 3 min / USA / 2013

Oscar-winners TJ Martin & Dan Lindsay direct a short tearjerker about TJ’s grandparents as they explore memories of youth and struggle with age.

Music Video about Nothing in Live-Action
Ilya Naishuller / 4 min / Russia / 2013

An office escape turns into first-person action insanity in this music video from Russian punk rock band, Biting Elbows

Dark Comedy about Crime in Live-Action
Domhnall Gleeson / 18 min / Ireland / 2013

Two men with no idea what’s going on. A comedic short written and directed by Domhnall Gleeson. Starring Brendan Gleeson and Brian Gleeson.

Dark Comedy about Crime in Live-Action
Dan Sully / 5 min / UK / 2013

In a typical South London kebab shop, Nathan explains to Beefy why he really shouldn’t eat the burgers.

News / March 13, 2013

Last November, Vimeo began rolling out their creator services beginning with Tip Jar—a simple way for audiences to make a donation to filmmakers—a good thought that failed to take off.…

Satire about Life & Society in Live-Action
Todd Strauss-Schulson / 20 min / USA / 2013

NSFW. It isn’t in you, it is you. A film from feature director, Todd Strauss-Schulson