Not having a good year so far looking for cool science fiction shorts on the interwebs.
It's been difficult finding five or six minute films that don't blow the first two or three minutes on opening shots that do little to advance the story
But we have, of course, a ways to go in 2014.
The above are essentially trailers, but they're also good exemplars of the kind of intensity a skilled professional in any medium can pack into a short piece. And of how even an establishment scene can really get things rolling.