20 December 2012

Suba (by Alistair Graham)

Rival jungle tribes prepare huge robots for gladiatorial combat, but when they meet, the result is unexpected.

The Making Of Gladiator (by Duncan Beedie)

A surprisingly funny behind-the-scene animation about Ridley Scott's roman epic.

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not (by Jamie Rafn)

A man sits iin a pub, soaked to the skin in Guinness. He reflects on the ups and downs of his relationship.

11 December 2012

Ex Nihilo (by Sophie Rautenbach)

In this film, small mundane moments are transformed into something strange and unknown. Corn flour becomes a non-Newtonian fluid; bubbles in oil demonstrate cellular division, while chunks of ice are transformed into gas giants serenely floating in Space. 'Ex nihilo' is a Latin phrase meaning 'out of nothing', often appearing in conjunction with the concept of 'creation out of nothing'. This film is based upon an hour long lecture given by the physicist Lawrence Krauss and concerns new discoveries in quantum mechanics and cosmology, and why it is possible that a universe can be born from nothing.

06 December 2012

Gridlock (by Dirk Beliën)

On a cold winter evening a young manager gets stuck in traffic on his way home from work. He takes his brand new mobile to call his wife, not knowing that by doing so he is about to cause irreparable damage.

This Way Up (by Adam Foulkes & Alan Smith)

A.T Shank & Son have a bad day at the parlour when a falling boulder flattens their hearse. Emotional and literal pitfalls lie in wait for the odd couple as they make their way cross country with just a coffin for company. This short animated caper puts the fun back into funeral as their journey and relationship unravel on an epic scale.

Fifty Percent Grey (by Ruairi Robinson)

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Sergeant wakes up alone with only a widescreen TV for company, in a place designed for him to relax in peace and tranquility, for all eternity...

05 December 2012

Jimmy's End (by Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins)

We've all been there: in the lapses after midnight, stumbling down unfamiliar gutters after one too many for the road and looking for inviting lights before they call last orders. James is trying to lose himself, but in a fractured men's room mirror finds the eyes that have been waiting for him.

Following from the unnerving prelude Act of Faith, Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins unveil a phantasmagoric English dreamtime made of goosefleshed pin-up girls, burned out comedians and faulty lights, with judgement just behind the tinsel

Jimmy's End pulls back the purple drapes upon an intricate new planet of desire and mystery. We've all been there.

Or it's where we're going.

Tune For Two (by Gunnar Jarvstad)

An execution takes an unexpected turn...

Sudden Death! (by Adam Hall)

"Los Angeles has been overtaken by a virus known as Sudden Death Syndrome, a disease that causes its victim to die suddenly and has only one symptom... spontaneously breaking into well-choreographed song and dance."

Starring Doug Jones (Hellboy 1 and 2, Pan's Labyrinth, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), Matt Lutz (A Walk to Remember, Bringing Down the House), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods, Research.), John Larroquette (Night Court, Boston Legal), and Mark Christopher Lawrence (Chuck).

The short film that took the festival world by storm... official selection of over 80 film festivals around the world, including the Cleveland International Film Festival, St. Louis IFF, Savannah IFF, Rhode Island IFF, Hollywood FF, Shanghai IFF, Beijing IFF, Chicago Comedy FF, LA Comedy FF, and many more - winner of over 50 awards, including multiple awards for Best Short, Best Comedy, Best Director, Best Music, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Choreography, etc...)


Act Of Faith (by Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins)

It's raining in Northampton and Faith Harrington has Friday evening ahead of her, her favourite outfit and her favourite face, her top tunes shimmering on the CD player: "When the lamp burns low on the bureau, even though I'm far from you..."

In a curtain-raiser prelude to their forthcoming short film Jimmy's End, Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins, with Siobhan Hewlett, introduce us to a world of unfamiliar atmospheres, precarious entertainments, and insidious detail.

Act of Faith unveils an isolated corner of the modern night, where carrion crows become the only comforters and it's a quarter to eternity...

04 December 2012

The Tram #9 Was Going (by Stepan Koval)

Do you remember "Neverhood"? Well, Tram N9 uses the same technique, but for different purposes. It's also very similar to "Wallace and Gromit": both are brilliant and memorable.

Movie is finely made and incredibly funny to watch. Every minute of it is full of gags which play up the situations, very well known to employee, that uses public conveyances at rush hours.

Bus 44 (by Dayyan Eng)

On the outskirts of a small town, a bus driver and her passengers encounter highway robbers. "Bus 44" carries a universal theme that travels across all boundaries and societies, trespassing the dark side and bright side of human behavior.

Special Jury Award - 2001 Venice Film Festival
Jury Honorable Mention - 2002 Sundance Film Festival
Directors' Fortnight - 2002 Cannes Film Festival
Grand Jury Award - 2002 Florida Film Festival
Official Selection - 2003 New York Film Festival

03 December 2012

Cock Fight (by Sigalit Liphshitz)

On a hot summer day, an Israeli chicken breeder, accompanied by his Romanian worker is driving his chickens to the market. Upon arriving at a Palestinian road-block, they are brought to a halt. Marziano the farmer, in his attempts to get through, is forced to confront the commander in charge - Nabil, a former worker in Marziano's chicken-coop.

Produced at The Sam Speigel Film and Television School

Two Laps (by Owen Trevor)

Val and Pete have been swimming together every morning for the past seventeen years. Once a year they have a race, two laps up and back.

24 November 2012

Tramwaj / Tramway (by Krzysztof Kieslowski)

A boy shyly watches a girl on a tram. Only when he exits the tram, and its too late, does he realize that he must meet her.

Tramway (Polish: Tramwaj) is a 1966 short silent film by Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski, produced while he was a student at the Łódź Film School. The film is included as an extra feature on the American and Artificial Eye Region 2 DVD releases of Kieslowski's A Short Film About Love.

The music by the band Skalpel is not original.

Long Branch (by Dane Clark & Linsey Stewart)

On a cold winter's night, Lynn's quest for a one night stand is complicated when the guy she goes home with lives two hours away via public transit.

21 November 2012

The Ventriloquist (by Benjamin Leavitt)

Trigger Street Productions presents Jameson First Shot starring Kevin Spacey - Winner for USA - 'The Ventriloquist', written and directed by Benjamin Leavitt.

A ventriloquist struggles to survive with no audience while he becomes lonely - his only friend his puppet.

Tenacious D - "To Be the Best" (by Jeremy Konner)

The mockumentary, titled 'Tenacious D - To Be The Best', documents the uncertain future Tenacious D faced after the box-office failure of The Pick of Destiny, KG's subsequent breakdown and incarceration in "an institution", and Jack's embracing of an indulgent Hollywood lifestyle.

Batman: Dead End (by Sandy Collora)

The Joker has escaped from Arkham and Batman must once again bring him in - once and for all. Unfortunately for the bat, there is something even more sinister than the Joker waiting in the alley for the dark knight detective.

Batman: Dead End is a fan film made by Sandy Collora that premiered July 19, 2003 at the San Diego Comic-Con, and on the internet shortly thereafter.

18 November 2012

Animowana historia Polski / Animated History Of Poland (by Tomasz Baginski)

DIRECTION: Tomek Bagiński
CONCEPT ARTIST: Marcin Jakubowski
LAYOUT: Damian Nenow
ANIMATORS: Maciej Wojtkiewicz, Arkadiusz Firlit, Łukasz Burnet
MUSIC: Adam Skorupa, Krysztof Wierzynkiewicz


In a primeval forest, a tree clearing bathes in the sunlight as it stretches from the horizon. When the clearing comes into full view, a warrior rams his spear into the ground. When a sudden wind blows, in place of the spear, an early medieval town raises... This is only the beginning of the Animated History of Poland; an educational film produced for the Expo 2010 Exhibit in Shanghai. Over a thousand years of Polish history told in less than nine minutes.



Born in 1976 in Bialystok, Poland. A self-taught artist and animator. As a senior, he quit his studies in architecture to make films. His first student film, Rain, won several local prizes in 1998 and began his association with PlatigeImage. From 1999 to 2002 he worked on and off on his dramatic short debut, The Cathedral (Katedra). The film won the Best Animated Short Film in 2002 at the SIGGRAPH special effects festival, as well as earned an Oscar nomination the following year. In 2004, Baginski made his second short film entitled Fallen Art, which, a year later, won the grand jury prize at SIGGRAPH, making him the first artist in the history of the festival to get both main prizes. In 2008 he became the director and animation artist of visualization of Krzysztof Penderecki's concert The Seven Gates of Jerusalem, the celebration finale of the world famous composer's 75th birthday. In 2009, he completed another animated short film The Kinematograph (Kinematograf).


2010 Animated History of Poland (Animowana historia Polski)
2009 The Kinematograph (Kinematograf); Best Film at the 13th Animago, Int'l Competition for Digital Content, 09';
2004 Fallen Art (Sztuka spadania); BAFTA '06; SIGGRAPH, Special Jury Prize; Grand Prix at Tirana IFF and Teheran IFF, '04; Golden Nike at Prix Ars Electronica, Linz;
2002 The Cathedral (Katedra), nomination to the Academy Award for Best Animated Short, '03; Best Animated Short at SIGGRAPH '03; Silver Hobby Horse at Cracow IFF '03;
1997 Rain (Deszcz).

17 November 2012

The Alphabet (by David Lynch)

The Alphabet (1968) combines animation and live action and goes for four minutes. It has a simple narrative structure relating a symbolically rendered expression of childhood and aging.

The idea for "The Alphabet" came from Lynch's wife, Peggy Reavey, a painter whose niece, according to Lynch in Chris Rodley's Lynch on Lynch book, "was having a bad dream one night and was saying the alphabet in her sleep in a tormented way. So that's sort of what started The Alphabet going." Based on the merits of this short film, Lynch was awarded an American Film Institute production grant and became a minor celebrity.

It can be watched on Vimeo too.

16 November 2012

Victorian Cut-out Theatre #1: Eternal Kiss (by Rob Walker)

A vampire seeks out his nightly meal, but his prey has romantic and sexual expectations of him that he cannot meet.

Alma (by Rodrigo Blaas)

A young girl is walking down a snow-covered street of Barcelona. She stumbles across a wall with names written in chalk on it. She adds her name, Alma, to the wall. Opposite the wall is what appears to be a closed toy shop. The doll in the window looks like Alma, and she is fascinated by it.

13 November 2012

Sumo Lake (by Greg Holfeld)

A rapid re-telling of the story of "Swan Lake", using Sumo wrestlers.

04 November 2012

Ark, the (by Grzegorz Jonkajtys)

This is a short animated film about an unknown virus that has destroyed almost the entire human population. Oblivious to the true nature of the disease, the only remaining survivors escape to the sea. In great ships, they set off in search of uninhabited land. So begins the exodus, led by one man...

The Origin Of Creatures (by Floris Kaayk)

An awesomely creepy animated short film by the talented Floris Kaayk! A futuristic vision of a world after a catastrophic disaster. In this dark parable mutated limbs are looking for cooperation, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail.

World Builder (by Bruce Branit)

A strange man uses holographic tools to build a world for the woman he loves. This is a short by filmmaker Bruce Branit known also as the co-creator of 405. Visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Builder/73936485659