30 December 2016

I Love Death (by Hannes Häyhä)

Music video for the band Lodger. Bass player Hannes Häyhä created this flash music video featuring a hapless one-eyed stick man which proved so popular he set up "One-Eyed Films". The song details the drudgery in life of the average person and "God Has Rejected the Western World", an anthem decrying the superficiality of western society.

28 December 2016

Libre indirecto / Indirect Free-Kick (by Juanjo Giménez)

During a regional soccer game, a goalkeeper is sent off from the game. A very special supporter will cheer up the substitute the rest of the match.

19 December 2016

R´ha (by Kaleb Lechowski)

A member of an alien species is being interrogated and tortured by a machine.

The Maker (by Christopher Kezelos)

A strange creature races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life.

15 December 2016

The Black Hole (by Diamond Dogs)

A sleep-deprived office worker accidentally discovers a black hole - and then greed gets the better of him.

14 December 2016

Tell It To The Fishes (by William Sinclair)

The tide is coming in and Finn (Dylan Moran), a worthless low-rent hood, has been dropped on an isolated beach, his feet set in concrete.

The Big Push (by Ian Fenton)

Sometimes it's worth it.

Why Principals Matter (by Sam Price-Waldman)

Earlier this year, Nadia Lopez was ready to quit her job at Mott Hall Bridges Academy. Lopez founded the public middle school in 2010, hoping to provide educational stability to students in Brownsville, Brooklyn—the poorest neighborhood in New York City. Four years later, though, she worried her work wasn't influencing the community.

Then Vidal Chastanet, an eighth-grader at Mott Hall, was featured on the Humans of New York photo blog, where he praised Lopez as the most influential person in his life. "When we get in trouble, she doesn't suspend us," he said. "She calls us to her office and explains to us how society was built down around us." The post, which immediately vent viral on Facebook, was shared more than 145,000 times. Three days later, Stanton and Lopez started a fundraising campaign to send Mott Hall students to visit Harvard. The campaign attracted significant attention online, raising more than $1.4 million in just three weeks.

In February, The Atlantic’s video team spent a day at Mott Hall to learn how Lopez responded to the attention, and more important, to understand why she is such a successful principal. As Lopez explains it, her hands-on approach is a big reason why Mott Hall has become such a safe haven in Brownsville. “In this building, my kids are going to feel like they’re successful,” she said.

09 December 2016

In Passing (by Chris Allen & Rob Rainbow)

A personal journey through Manchester as seen through the eyes of a partially-blind woman.

Peter & Ben (by Pinny Grylls)

Peter and Ben is a touching and quirky story of how two "black-sheep" form an unusual and enduring bond.

03 December 2016

Weiser (by Wojciech Marczewski)

Pawel Heller returns to his hometown after many years, to try to unravel the mystery of disappearance of his schoolmate.

At Full Gallop (by Krzysztof Zanussi) ***NO ENGLISH SUBS***

In the early 1950s, a 10-year-old boy moves to Warsaw to stay with his bourgeois aunt. In spite of harsh Stalinist times, they are both fascinated by horses.

The Touch (by Krzysztof Zanussi)

Henry Kesdi is a silenced classical composer and a survivor of the Holocaust. He is coaxed out from retirement by an inspired musicologist, Stefan, who convinces him to compose a complex symphony on his neglected piano.