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.