The new year started strongly on Short of the Week, with animated festival favourites La Chute, Nighthawk and Pussy all featuring on our site in the first 10-days of 2019. Alongside them, another animated favourite, Late Afternoon was featured and then went on to be nominated for an Oscar, alongside other S/W features Black Sheep, Fauve, Weekends, One Small Step and Bao.

Though these films are all more than worthy of the acclaim they are rightly receiving, we’ve picked three very different shorts as our favourites from January 2019. With an abstract animation centred around insect attraction, a powerful doc exploring environmental degradation and a unique and special viewing experience presented in the vertical format, this might be the most eclectic selection we’ve ever featured in our ‘Best of the Month’ round-ups.

Experimental Emily Scaife


Urges in the undergrowth. Erupting fungal fantasies. Bursting botanicals... the dust and desires of a tiny alternative universe.

Documentary Kalyanee Mam

Lost World

A new short from Kalyanee Mam, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner for Feature Documentary. As Singapore dredges sand out from beneath Cambodia’s mangrove forests, an ecosystem, a communal way of life, and one woman’s relationship to her beloved home are faced with the threat of erasure.

Experimental David Gesslbauer & Michael Lange

[ UNUM ]

Presented in a vertical format, this experimental film combines lush imagery with symbolic storytelling, telling a figurative journey of a lone hunstman delivering a potent and delicate honey. NSFW

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