Short Films

The Sweetness of Curiosity in ‘OK Google’

Our tech overlords can have cute relationships with children. The hand-drawn style of OK Google is a perfect emulation of…

‘My Father’s Tools’ Collects History and Practice

Indigenous traditions find archival protection in this doc. Oral traditions are often the focus of documentary capture, so a record…

‘A Very Loose History Of Skateboard Shapes’ Is As Exciting As Its Sport

Learning has never been so fun, fast, or animated. Focusing on one specific aspect of skateboard design isn’t the first…

Listen To Time’s People of the Year: ‘The Silence Breakers’

Likely the most important video essay of the year, looking forward to next. One of the main takeaways from the…

Poignant Pestilence: ‘The Plague’ Inflicts Complex Pain On Its Protagonist

Illnesses both fantastic and tragically realistic infect this short. After premiering at Fantasia Film Festival, The Plague went on to…

Killing With Kindness: Tackling Serial Killing Fandom With ‘Don’t Ever Change’

Fans are the worst. Specifically, this fan. How do you move on from a past life of crime? Everything from…

Animation Explains Cold Turkey From An Addict’s POV

A harrowing heroin tale. A short animated film commissioned by the BBC, This is what detox really feels like from…

Interracial Dating Doc ‘Colourstruck’ Unpacks Black Women’s Experiences

These white boys are all struck by color in different (almost always bad) ways. Dating outside your race shouldn’t be…

Taika Waititi’s Oscar-Nominated ‘Two Cars, One Night’ Showcases Quiet Sweetness

The director’s breakout short has his raw signature. Two cars parked in a motel parking lot. It’s black and white,…

Meet Me At St. Louis Candy Shop Doc ‘Crown Candy’

A legendary counter gets its legacy preserved. The rhythm of any restaurant is in the sounds as much as the…