When it comes to shorts, comedy is easy. Drama is hard. If a short film isn't going to make me laugh, it damn well better make me cry. Or at least think.
There are some really excellent choices here, by the way, so I guess some aspiring filmmakers have really risen to the challenge.
A few of the dramas do rely on laughs, and a few others rely on some Hollywood names to get noticed. But they're all good in their own way. I don't know how we're going to get down to five nominees.
Remember, Hulu Review readers and the general public can vote on their pick in the comments section of this post. The total audience vote will have the weight of one panel member.
Here are your fourteen proposed nominees: