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Titles from the official Short of the Week email newsletter.

Includes all titles since 2015-10-18 onwards. Some titles are not listed on IMDb at all (about 15%). Those will be eventually added.

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1. My Dad (2014)

6 min | Animation, Short

A short film depicting a dad's influence on a young boy's life. His judgmental character mixed with the boys fondness for his dad prove to be a toxic mix that tears away at a world of opportunity and experiences.

Director: Marcus Armitage | Star: Divian Ladwa

Votes: 52

2. I Thought I Told You to Shut Up!! (2015)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

In 1977, David Boswell created the comic book anti-hero Reid Fleming, the World's Toughest Milkman. More than 30 years later, the big screen Hollywood adaptation remains in contractual limbo. Narrated by Jonathan Demme.

Director: Charlie Tyrell | Stars: David Boswell, Jonathan Demme, Matt Groening, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 57

3. Outlaws (2015)

17 min | Short

A story of forbidden love between an oppressed circus artist and a lonely daredevil biker.

Director: Geremy Jasper | Stars: Hugo Albores, David Beckham, Jesús Fernández, Ángel Garnica

Votes: 47

4. 97% (2013)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Via an app on his phone, Bert discovers that a 97% love match is near. Will he be able to find her before the subway train reaches the final station?

Director: Ben Brand | Stars: Bert Hana, Thirsa van Til, Galed Hamed, Laura Branderhorst

Votes: 320

5. Escargore (2015)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Five garden snails find themselves trapped in a kitchen of horrors and try to survive their final destination.

Director: Oliver Hilbert | Stars: Campbell Cooley, Geoff Houtman, Jodie Rimmer, Greg Johnson

Votes: 68

6. Conventional (2015)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

An aging scream queen deals with her insignificance.

Director: Karen Gillan | Stars: Karen Gillan, James Ransone, Catherine Parker, Matty Cardarople

Votes: 208

7. The Thing in the Apartment (2015)

11 min | Short, Horror

There's something in Lindsay's apartment...

Director: John Ross | Stars: Melia Renee, Carly Jones, Ryan Allan Young

Votes: 161

8. The Pride of Strathmoor (2014)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Extracts from the journal of Pastor John Deitman, Strathmoor, Georgia. June & July, 1927

Director: Einar Baldvin | Star: Geoffrey Gould

Votes: 67

9. Even Cowboys Get to Cry (2013)

25 min | Short, Drama, Family

When Sven provokes a fight after an evening out in Amsterdam his best friend ends up in a coma, and nothing is the same as before.

Director: Mees Peijnenburg | Stars: Anneke Blok, Bruno de Beus, Rein Hofman, Lidi Horst

Votes: 307

10. Above All Else (2015)

Documentary, Short, Action

In 1992, skydiver Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld boarded a plane for a training jump. Six weeks later, he awoke from a coma to discover that a terrible accident had shattered his dream of becoming a World Champion. This is his story.

Director: Yali Sharon | Stars: Joe Galligan, Jalil Nimer

Votes: 6

11. Copycat (2015)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

In the summer of 1990, a teenage filmmaker successfully raises $100,000 to shoot a pioneering horror film. 25 years later, he tells the story of a cult classic that never was.

Director: Charlie Lyne | Star: Rolfe Kanefsky

Votes: 39

12. The 414s (2015)

12 min | Documentary, Short, Crime

THE 414s tells the story of the first widely recognized computer hackers, a group of Milwaukee teenagers who gained notoriety in 1983 when they broke into dozens of high-profile computer ... See full summary »

Director: Michael T. Vollmann | Stars: Neal Patrick, Timothy Winslow, Gerald Wondra, John Sauls

Votes: 45

13. Speed Dating (I) (2014)

11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Desperate to find the man of her dreams, sweet and plain Ava tries a last ditch effort, speed dating. But the absurd cast of characters she encounters makes her wonder if being single is not so bad after all.

Director: Meghann Artes | Stars: Baize Buzan, Russ Williamson, Michael B. Woods, Paul Gallagher

Votes: 147

14. Migration (2014)

7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A vintage nature film exploring the migratory pattern of a herd of wild creatures.

Director: Fluorescent Hill

Votes: 21

15. A Million Miles Away (2014)

28 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

An adult woman (the conductor) on the edge of failing and a pack of teenage girls (the choir) simultaneously experience a supernatural version of coming-of-age. The transformation is equal ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Reeder | Stars: Ultra-Violet Archer, Kelsey Ashby-Middleton, Kasey Busiel, Marissa Castillo

Votes: 52

16. Standing8 (2015)

15 min | Short, Action, Drama

Abdul was raised to fight and win; but when he kills an opponent in the ring chasing the title, he must confront his greatest enemy - himself.

Director: Michael Molina Minard | Stars: Jon Michael Hill, Kristian Comer, Henry Deleon, Ananias Dixon

Votes: 29

17. Dope City (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama

A story about tough love in America.

Director: Robbie Barclay | Stars: Patrick Cassidy, Danielle Heaton, Ben Mahan

Votes: 10

18. Ray's Big Idea (2015)

4 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A plucky, pioneering pre-historic fish, has a ground-breaking plan to improve his life

Director: Steve Harding-Hill

Votes: 48

19. Hitori (2014)

12 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

In a universe made entirely of puppeteers, the puppet is always alone. Hitori is the story of a boy who is just trying to get back to where he came from. This new film from Heather Henson ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Carr | Stars: Melissa Brewer, Tara K. Clark, Sacha A. Dzuba, Blaire Elizabeth

Votes: 8

20. Good Boy (2013)

18 min | Short, Drama

A man's struggle to grant his mother's final wish.

Director: Oran Franco | Stars: Maggie Blinco, Emily Buxton D'Arcy, Liza Dennis, Simon King

Votes: 7

21. Small People with Hats (2014)

7 min | Animation, Short

A allegorical tale about how Society discards and segregates people who are different and treats them as a lesser form of humans and as if all were the same.

Director: Sarina Nihei

Votes: 38

22. Arrêt Pipi (2015)

5 min | Short, Horror

Sarah and Bram's road trip takes a horrifying turn when they stop for a break in the dark woods of Wallonia.

Director: Maarten Groen | Stars: Bo Maerten, Benjamin Moen, Pim Lambeau, Poal Cairo

Votes: 152

23. Grandpa and Me and a Helicopter to Heaven (2013)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A world all on its own of humour, warmth and love: Between a boy and his bedridden grandfather there is deep friendship. The aging man has a secret he wants to share with his grandson; together they make for the woods on a final adventure.

Directors: Åsa Blanck, Johan Palmgren

Votes: 23

24. Invaders (II) (2014)

Not Rated | 7 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

A pair of home invaders consider their potential character choices just prior to their planned invasion.

Director: Jason Kupfer | Stars: Larry Bukovey, Gianna Claudio, Olivia Claudio, Sherri Claudio

Votes: 251

25. We'll Find Something (2015)

13 min | Short, Comedy

A couple struggles to choose a restaurant while visiting New York.

Director: Casey Gooden | Stars: Shane Carruth, Julia Farell, Amy Seimetz

Votes: 170

26. One Night in Aberdeen (2014)

22 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

On August 8th, 2008, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, two strangers come together in a sleepy Super 8 Motel bar. Over the course of a blurry night, they slowly learn each others secrets. But as ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Ferster | Stars: Stacie Harrison, Joey Kirchner, Benjamin Laird, Charles Elliott Netto

Votes: 21

27. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988)

Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Biography, Drama

Karen Carpenter's battle with anorexia nervosa and the cultural influence of the Carpenters in the 70s.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Merrill Gruver, Michael Edwards, Melissa Brown, Rob LaBelle

Votes: 2,647

28. Through You (2013)

8 min | Animation, Short, Romance

On her way for a simple grocery, a girl literally has to struggle through her fellow beings. Some of those people tend to leave a mark, but only one person leaves a mark that sticks.

Director: Lucette Braune

Votes: 51

29. Eggplant (2015)

8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Durian was born with his facial expressions opposite to everyone else.The film shows a time span of this little boy growing into a young adult, by displaying milestones in both his real life and his imaginary world.

Director: Yangzi She | Stars: Rebecca Davis, Rebecca Davis, Reid Miller, Eric Saleh

Votes: 67

30. Elder (2015)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

In 1974, a Mormon missionary finds his world turned upside down when he falls in love with a handsome Italian Communist. With original 8mm film and fierce storytelling, Tom Clark recounts a... See full summary »

Director: Genéa Gaudet | Star: Tom Clark

Votes: 30

31. Oh Willy... (2012)

17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Forced to return to his naturist roots, Willy bungles his way into noble savagery.

Directors: Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels

Votes: 332

32. The Black Balloon (2012)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

While trying to move 40 kids six New York City blocks all by himself, a stressed man accidentally loses a bouquet of a hundred balloons. In that bouquet, a lone black balloon scurries free ... See full summary »

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Mustafa Bekiroglu, Kennon Bltut, Eleonore Hendricks, Francesca LaPrelle

Votes: 127

33. You Won't Regret That Tattoo (2014)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A documentary that explores the meanings and memories behind the tattoos of an older generation, and challenges the belief that ink is something we will come to regret.

Director: Angie Bird | Star: Rick Gadde

Votes: 21

34. Digits (2015)

8 min | Short, Comedy

After losing the last two digits of a girl's number, a socially awkward fish enthusiast tries every combination to seek her out.

Director: Alexander Engel | Star: Antonio Campos

Votes: 48

35. Bad Guy #2 (2014)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

One bad guy discovers that moving up in a crime ring has its downsides. Just as his new career starts, it might already be coming to an end. He'll either have to set an example or become ... See full summary »

Director: Chris McInroy | Stars: Sam Eidson, Will Elliott, Andrew Hoke, Kirk C. Johnson

Votes: 114

36. Volume (2012)

27 min | Short, Drama

Sam lives in a place where everything is polished and secrets are cleaned up and kept. So when Georgina goes missing, everyone acts like nothing happened. But Sam can't stop thinking about ... See full summary »

Director: Mahalia Belo | Stars: David Acton, Anna Brewster, Joe Cole, Jake Davies

Votes: 87

37. El Porvenir (2015)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

El Porvenir tells the story of Abelardo Olguin, a third-generation cockfighter struggling to hold on to his family's way of life in the face of a growing movement to ban the sport across the Mexican states.

Directors: Alfredo Alcantara, Josh Chertoff

Votes: 6

38. Ticky Tacky (2014)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A wealthy and powerful man is betrayed by those closest to him, and under the guidance of his trusted confidant, devises a fiery requital.

Director: Brian Petsos | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Tim Rock, Erika Rankin, Helen Rogers

Votes: 366

39. Uncanny Valley (II) (2015)

9 min | Short, Sci-Fi

A glimpse into a future where First Person Shooters have become a new drug for those disillusioned with society. The films examines the consequences of this on the global society.

Director: Federico Heller | Stars: Marcela Sandra Ballestero, Steve Kisicki, Iván Steinhardt, Agustin Olcese

Votes: 537

40. White Morning (2014)

12 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Loosely based around a semi-remembered event in the directors early childhood, 'White Morning' is a film about the violence of little boys and little men . . .

Director: Paul Barritt

Votes: 10

41. The Shaman (2015)

18 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

The dark year 2204, in a world that has seen 73 years of continuous war. A Shaman is sent on a mission to convert the soul of a giant battle colossus.

Director: Marco Kalantari | Stars: Danny Shayler, David Sayers, Susanne Wuest, Edmund Jäger

Votes: 379

42. Junk Head 1 (2014)

30 min | Animation, Short, Mystery

In the distant future, mankind begins research on clones that live underground in search of lost genetic information.

Director: Takahide Hori

Votes: 171

43. Chainsaw (2015)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Horror

A haunted house where the props are real.

Directors: David Dinetz, Dylan Trussell | Stars: James Frey, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Logan Paul, Jared Eng

Votes: 147

44. Fresh Cut Grass (2014)

10 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A little dog visits the big city in search of his sister.

Director: Robert Cullen | Star: Helen Brown

Votes: 33