May was an exciting Month on Short of the Week. We announced details of our next live event IRL: Summer (June 6th NYC), celebrated as friend of the site Jeremy Clapin scooped a Grand Prize at Cannes Critics’ Week and discussed the path from short to feature with Karen Maine.

The month saw us add 19 short films to our ever expanding collection, including a slew of festival favourites (Retouch, Manivald, The Chair), a classic from Taika Waititi, a vertical documentary, and a sequel to the S/W Award-winner 160 Characters.

Narrowing down three favourites from those 19 featured was tough, but the team have voted and our top picks from May include; A quintessential S/W short that melds narrative storytelling, documentary techniques, and psychedelic animation, a powerful Mixed-Media short brimming with raw emotion, and an instantly-relatable, dream-like tale of a pushy parent.

Documentary Winnie Cheung

Albatross Soup

A delightful and innovative adaptation of a classic riddle, a chorus of voices attempt to investigate a puzzling suicide: A man gets off a boat. He walks into a restaurant and orders albatross soup. He takes one sip... pulls out a gun, and shoots himself to death. So...why did he kill himself?

Drama Minha Kim

A Perfect Turn

A dreamlike exploration of family sacrifice and the lack of understanding between parent and child as a South Korean little girl ascends to star ballerina.

Experimental Frank Ternier


A young black man is killed in an altercation with a vigilante neighbor and the police. An indignant crowd gathered together. The feeling of injustice is high. A group isolates itself. Emotion engenders riot .... In the absence of words, can the body take its revenge?

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