Whilst many fans of short film love the format for its ability to make us laugh or cry, what often goes unrecognised is the power these bitesize stories hold to truly stimulate the mind. From a bloody pact with a dying wolf to the unveiling of an urban mystery, our Think nominees are the film that made us contemplate and debate throughout the last year.
Nominees
Fantasy ABOUT Family IN Animation

Carn

Lost in the woods, A young boy makes a bloody pact with a dying wolf.

Adventure ABOUT Humanity IN Mixed Media

Jonah

Jonah is a big fish story about the old and the new, and the links and the distances between them. A Sundance 2013 short film from the heralded creator of "Robots of Brixton".

Western ABOUT Survival IN Performance

Malaria

Classic face off with Death told through a series of drawings and objects.

Experimental ABOUT Society IN Live-Action

Next Floor

During an opulent and luxurious banquet, complete with cavalier servers and valets, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage. In this absurd and grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events undermines the endless symphony of abundance.

Drama ABOUT Art IN Live-Action

Obey the Giant

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

Comedy ABOUT Friendship IN Live-Action

Orange Drive

A year in the life of a guy and his car. A funny/romantic/tragic short film.

Thriller ABOUT Redemption IN Live-Action

Room 8

The contents of a mysterious box leads a convict to attempt an extraordinary prison escape.

Thriller ABOUT Conspiracy IN Live-Action

The Candidate

An underhanded company man is offered assistance by a secret organization that immerses him in forces beyond his control.

Documentary ABOUT Society IN Mixed Media

The Mystery of Flying Kicks

Murder, sex, drugs, art & politics... A film exploring the mystery of why sneakers appear on telephone lines around the world.

Documentary ABOUT Hope IN Live-Action

The Record Breaker

Ashrita Furman holds the official record for the most Guinness World Records by one individual. This is his story.

Honorable Mention
Centring around stories from beyond the grave, this omnibus of animated shorts from the Late Night Work Club collective not only proved to be one of the most anticipated short film events in the last year, but also an innovative exploration of collaboration and distribution. A mixture of animation styles and storytelling approaches, this 38-minute anthology was a huge success as both a showcase of talent and unified piece of media. Leaving creators and curators, like Short of the Week, to ponder the merits of collaborative filmmaking.
Adventure ABOUT Other Worlds IN Animation

Late Night Work Club Presents: Ghost Stories

Late Night Work Club, a collective comprised of the most promising minimalist animators on the internet, releases their first project—an omnibus of shorts that tell stories from the great beyond.

Vote for the best THINK film

  • Obey the Giant (28%, 128 Votes)
  • Jonah (27%, 122 Votes)
  • The Candidate (10%, 45 Votes)
  • Orange Drive (9%, 41 Votes)
  • Room 8 (8%, 37 Votes)
  • Next Floor (5%, 23 Votes)
  • Carn (5%, 22 Votes)
  • The Mystery of Flying Kicks (3%, 15 Votes)
  • Malaria (3%, 12 Votes)
  • The Record Breaker (2%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 452

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