Awesome Short Films

STUCK

STUCK

Joe Ayala and Larry Chen found themselves stranded overnight at DFW airport, and took the time to goof off. Apparently security deemed they weren’t a threat and let them record their antics.

Cliché !

Cliché !

Enjoy a baguette and a glass of Merlot as you enjoy Animator Cédric Villain’s humorous take on the wide array of French stereotypes in the short film Cliché ! French-speakers, watch it here.

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Rolling Bomber Special

Rolling Bomber Special

Even the Japanese know how silly they can get. Tetsuya Nakashima’s short film will leave you in stitches even if you don’t know a lot about super sentai. How does this not have a billion views?

Carrot vs. Ninja

Carrot vs. Ninja

VFX director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan brings us this tale of root vegetables, muscle cars, and little fuzzy bunny rabbits. Yep, it sounds weird. It is weird. But in a good weird sort of way, we assure you.

Hambuster

Hambuster

In Hambuster, food eats you. A fun, gory and masterfully made short film from the minds of five deranged and talented graduating students from the computer graphics university Supinfocom Arles.

Quimby the Mouse

Quimby the Mouse

We’re not quite sure what to make of Chris Ware and John Kuramoto’s offbeat short animated film about a mouse and his decapitated partner, but there’s something surprisingly endearing about it.

A Love Story in Milk

A Love Story in Milk

A brilliant short film about two containers of milk, made by Catsnake for Friends of the Earth. The props and scenes are so effective, we constantly had to check if the containers were animated.

Charlie Bit My Fing…er?

Charlie Bit My Fing…er?

(NSFW: Language) Jeff Chan’s short film starts out innocently enough, but within seconds, he turns the one of the most popular YouTube clips of all time into a bloody good zombie flick.

35 Years, Backwards

35 Years, Backwards

Sam Klemke captured a small bit of his life every year for the last 35 years, compiling them all into a bittersweet clip that moves backwards in time all the way back to when he was 20 years-old.

Cats in Tanks

Cats in Tanks

(NSFW: Language) Lets be honest. The average house cat isn’t particularly menacing (except maybe this guy). But give them some tanks, and they can cause just the slightest bit of trouble.

Meltdown

Meltdown

A fridge full of leftovers contends with encroaching frost, doing what they need to do to survive in this offbeat short film by Dave Green, with a special appearance by David Cross as Ham Sandwich.

No Joy

No Joy

There’s something inherently creepy about abandoned amusement parks. Wichita’s Joyland amusement park died in 2004, and its remnants were captured in this eerie short film by Mike Petty.

Late Bloomer

Late Bloomer

(Slightly NSFW) An award-winning Lovecraftian short film about a Sex-Ed class gone horribly wrong. Directed by Craig Macneill and written and masterfully narrated by Clay McLeod Chapman.

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FfYR – Revisited (Full Version)

FfYR – Revisited (Full Version)

(NSFW) You’ve seen the trailer, now sit back and trip out to the star-studded extended promo video for Beastie Boys’ album, Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2. Stream the album here. Int’l. video here.

Symmetry

Symmetry

While symmetry may sound like perfection, there’s something just so right about the Yin and the Yang of these juxtaposed images. Shot by Everynone for Radiolab and set to the sounds of Sufjan Stevens.

Path of Blood

Path of Blood

Paper animator Eric Power weaves an action-packed, bloody tale of a lone samurai as he takes on a demon lord and his army. Eric says the short offers “more paper cuts than you can handle.”

Gridlock

Gridlock

(NSFW: Partial Nudity & Language) A man’s day goes from bad to worse and beyond, thanks to a cellphone and one creepy kid in Dirk Beliën’s Oscar-nominated dark comedy short, Gridlock.

Storm (Animation)

Storm (Animation)

(NSFW: Language) Tim Minchin weaves wonders with words. Now, his impassioned 9-minute beat poem Storm has been set to a series of images, vividly brought to life by animator DC Turner.

Tune for Two

Tune for Two

A killer and his victim share a special moment as the executioner takes a momentary pause from his murderous ways in this short film by Alfa Primo. At once hilarious and brutal.

Mechanical Sympathy

Mechanical Sympathy

A reel-to-reel tape recorder remembers his wife and child as he lies on his death bed, his counter about to reach its limit, in this stop-motion film made by Tom McDermott for his dissertation.

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Ex-Et (Short Film)

Ex-Et (Short Film)

On a distant planet, order is the norm. But one little kid has his own idea of how to live, breaking out of his world’s monotony. Quirky, colorful animation and a touching, humorous story to go with.

Chernokids

Chernokids

An offbeat animated short about four – five? – kids mutated by the Chernobyl disaster, made by students at Supinfocom. A tragic, inspiring and downright strange tale about coping and surviving.

Things You CAN’T Do…

Things You CAN’T Do…

…When You’re NOT a Dog, is the title of Tripp and Tyler’s short film, which does make us wonder about all the rude things we let our dogs get away with that we’d never let a human do.

The Ghosts

The Ghosts

An homage to the 50s, Rock n’ Roll, and most of all to teenage years. Eddie O’Keefe’s The Ghosts is the suburban, middle class equivalent of The Warriors. Props for the great soundtrack.

Blinky™

Blinky™

The bittersweet (and shocking) tale of a boy and his household robot. Written and directed brilliantly by filmmaker Ruairi­ Robinson, and starring Max Records, the kid from Where the Wild Things Are.

The Stolen Scream

The Stolen Scream

After posting photos of his face on Flickr, Noam Galai has now appeared in countless artworks without his permission. He’s honored by the free works, but upset by the ones that profit off his art.

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