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