The Best Online Short Films of 2014
by Jeffrey Bowers
This year was great for shorts. Whether you were learning about the most dangerous sport on earth, what it’s like to be stuck in prison, or what it’d feel like to be part of a deadly Western joke, there was something for everyone. Presented below is a roundup of some of my favorite short movies from 2014. This list includes older films as long as they were released online this year, and it doesn’t include any titles that have already been highlighted in my weekly I’m Short, Not Stupid column.
Let the short film screening party begin!
My Favorite Picture of You is a nostalgic trip into a couple’s past—memories fade, others become more vivid, and time keeps pressing on. With hundreds of images—still and moving—directors TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay beautifully compose a visual narrative around a short interview between Martin’s aging parents. Life is wearing them down, but it hardly keeps them down. Love, experience, and joy emanate from the pictures and rapport shared on screen between the Martin family. It’s a true short film gem from this Academy-Award winning filmmaking duo.