Short of the Week


Festival Online Program / June 14, 2012

North America’s largest festival dedicated to short film returns next week. For the second year organizers have created an online component to supplement the proceedings. You can check out…

Festival Online Program / June 8, 2012

Following the smashing success of their inaugural festival back in 2010, Vimeo once again called on digital filmmakers from around the world to submit their work. The best of which were honored…

News / June 5, 2012

Short of the Week has curated a selection of 3 interesting films for the Very Short List. In today’s collection, we’ve picked our favorite stories behind the stories starting with…

Festival Online Program Tribeca / April 19, 2012

Yesterday kicked off the 3rd year that the NYC-based Film Festival presented an online component for viewers at home. Last year we gave you full coverage of over many short…

SOTW / April 9, 2012

It’s been 5 great years here at Short of the Week as we take a look at where have we been and where are we going.

SOTW / March 29, 2012

A year ago, I released my film, The Thomas Beale Cipher, online. Since then, many have asked me ‘what’s next?’ Certainly another film seemed like the obvious next step.…

Online Program / March 7, 2012

Premium cable channel, Showtime, has rolled out a new batch of visual pieces from established short-form creators, via its “SHORT Stories” program. We covered the first season here, and the…

News / February 27, 2012

The 84th Academy Awards honors the top short films in animation, live-action, and documentary.

SOTW / February 13, 2012

We are on the hunt for ______ writers to join Short of the Week in contributing _______ reviews and articles on short film (ex: Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore),…

Interview / February 8, 2012

Our Award-winners take a seat at our “virtual” roundtable and offer up their thoughts on what it means to be a filmmakers today. Plus, learn about what they’re planning next.

Playlist / February 7, 2012

As you might have noticed, this year we dispense with what has our been our traditional year-in-review Top Ten list (examples here) in order to highlight even more quality…

Playlist / February 1, 2012

We honor the best new media short films from a variety of emerging genres and formats like Branded, Crowdfunded, Fan Films, Festival Films, and Interactive Films.

Playlist / January 31, 2012

Best Documentary
With technology giving a platform to hordes of tenacious, DSLR-wielding documentarians, the short doc has never been more popular, or so mind-numbingly repetitive. But, just when you…

Playlist / January 30, 2012

We honor the best animated short films from the past year from a variety of categories including best 3D, Experimental, Stop-Motion, Student and Traditional Animation.

News / January 25, 2012

The nominations are in! There are many great films in the lineup this year but there are also a few noticeable absences. Who do you think deserves the little…

Festival Online Program / January 20, 2012

Part 2 of our coverage of Sundance’s 2012 online short film offering via Yahoo! Screen.

Festival Online Program / January 19, 2012

Sundance is here! Yours truly will be attendance for the first time, but, as it’s been for the last 6 years, all of you at home can partake in…

SOTW / January 16, 2012

Join us on January 30th as we begin a week-long celebration of the year’s best short films!

Article / January 5, 2012

The top 7 films in 2011 were all sequels—and three of those are part of franchises that made the same list 10 years ago. We all know there’s a lack of original stories coming from Hollywood these days, but just how bad is it?

SOTW / December 26, 2011

This year has been a big year for Short of the Week. Let’s take a moment to look back on where we’ve been and look ahead to where we’re going.…

News / December 10, 2011

Our good friend, Jesús Orellana, in just one month has lived the dream of short filmmakers everywhere. After the online launch of his masterful sci-fi Rosa last month, he’s caught the attention…

Playlist / December 7, 2011

Yesterday saw the release of Sundance 2012′s short film lineup. The official press release is here for your perusal.
The lineup is lacking a bit in star power compared to…

Article / December 2, 2011

The online world is in a buzz over the major redesign of YouTube that launched yesterday. Though many are focused on the social integration, we think the bigger shift…

Playlist / November 23, 2011

The favorite is back—follow this dynamic list of the top 10 rated short films of all-time based on your viewer ratings.

Interview / November 16, 2011

From illustrator to highly-praised 3D animator in just over a year, Jesús Orellana takes us behind the scenes of what went in to making his short film, Rosa.