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Playlist / February 14, 2013

In honor of Valentine’s Day, a playlist about chasing love.

Interview / February 13, 2013

Winners of the SOTW Awards 2013 New Media category sit down to discuss the importance of story and the need for funding in this roundtable discussion about the future of the industry.

Playlist / February 13, 2013

Winner!
Last year saw interactive films finally come into their own as a format for real storytelling. This year, Bear 71 upped the ante with even more interactivity allowing…

Interview / February 12, 2013

Short of the Week is about more than just highlighting the best in bite-sized narratives—it’s also about fostering a dialogue amongst the innovative creators telling earth-shattering stories in new and…

Playlist / February 12, 2013

This year’s winning live-action filmmakers represent a diverse group: a star feature film directing duo, a veteran commercial director, a pair of award-winning photojournalists, a Canadian writing/directing duo, and a…

Interview / February 11, 2013

SOTW Awards 2013 Animation winners discuss the future of the animation industry—their experiences and their thoughts on how shorts are leading the charge for innovation.

Playlist / February 11, 2013

We honor the top animated shorts from the past year with a collection of innovative films spanning 2D, 3D, and some too difficult to label.

Playlist / February 1, 2013

In honor of the Big Game, a playlist for the athlete in all of us.

Festival News / January 22, 2013

A cherished tradition, every year Sundance releases a selection of short films from their competition lineup onto the internet for the duration of the fest. It is an excellent way…

SOTW / January 17, 2013

Let me introduce to you The Weekly—our weekly email newsletter that contains all our Short of the Week films, stories, and articles from the past week. We love social media,…

SOTW / January 14, 2013

We are excited to announce the official Short of the Week Awards 2013 nominees! We’ve nominated the top 10 films in each of our three categories—Animation, Live-Action, and New Media—as…

News / January 12, 2013

The nominations are in! There are a number of great films this year, and once again, some very notable absences (The Eagleman Stag). Who deserves to win? Click the images…

Playlist / January 7, 2013

Sundance is right around the corner, and we’re excited! For the fifth year running we will be covering the festival’s online program, this year sponsored by YouTube again after last…

Article Branded Content SOTW / December 28, 2012

A short history of the developing genre and its successes and failures over the past decade.

News / November 14, 2012

(Disclosure: Short of the Week Editor Jason Sondhi is a Curator for Vimeo)
As promised in September, Vimeo has given us a peek at their new service which will…

News / September 20, 2012

Vimeo has officially unveiled their plans for creators to monetize their videos.
The first is called Tip Jar where anyone can use PayPal or a credit card to simply…

Article / September 17, 2012

You’ve seen the scenario before: some talented, young filmmaker releases his latest short film on Vimeo… and BOOM… practically overnight it goes viral. A few million views and a couple…

Festival Online Program / August 24, 2012

No preamble, if you want to learn more about this fantastic online competition, check out the first half of our coverage from yesterday. Again, due to embedding restrictions, please…

Festival Online Program / August 23, 2012

Part 1 coverage of The Wrap’s debut online short film festival.
Knowing Chris Kezelos from his film Zero, a favorite of both Andrew and I, we were certainly excited…

Article / August 15, 2012

How the landscape of online content is changing and why following all the right rules won’t get you very far.

Interview / August 3, 2012

Toronto native Jamie Travis has been making short films for more than a decade. When he finally made the leap to features (his debut For a Good Time, Call… premiered…

News / July 21, 2012

The action-packed 3D short Ruin has reportedly been picked up by Fox to be made into a live-action feature in a healthy six figure deal. Sound familiar? Just 6 months ago…

Interview / June 29, 2012

Many filmmakers look at short films as their teenage years—happy to get past them and on to something bigger. Jossie Malis is one of the few who understood the power…

SOTW / June 21, 2012

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News / June 20, 2012

With the success a few big names like Louis CK and Aziz Ansari have had selling their work directly to fans, VHX announced it is launching their Artist Program to…