January 30, 2015

Go See These at Zinema!

Zinema 2- twin arthouse cinema
Opening February 6th: Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action & Animation

This year's Oscar nominated short films make their way to the Zinema next Friday! The Animated and Live Action shorts will run all week, with the Documentary shorts having a one-time only showing at 2pm on Sunday, Feb 8th.

Live Action: Parvaneh - 25 minutes / Boogaloo and Graham - 14 minutes / Aya - 39 minutes / The Phone Call - 21 minutes / Butter Lamp - 15 minutes

Animation: Me and My Moulton - 14 minutes / Feast - 6 minutes / The Bigger Picture - 7 minutes / A Single Life - 2 minutes / The Dam Keeper - 18 minutes / ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS: Sweet Cocoon - 6 minutes / Footprints - 4 minutes / Duet - 4 minutes / Bus Story - 11 minutes

December 17, 2013

Short Films + Online Posting?
Short films and online posting / film festival eligibility...

and more interesting stuff on Short of the Week

February 22, 2012

Stop Mo with Paper

Josh Ritter - Love Is Making Its Way Back Home from Josh Ritter on Vimeo.

November 22, 2011

Monarchy of Roses music video

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Monarchy of Roses video using black and white animation

November 2, 2011

Whitney's Chalk Stop-mo

This was done in Digital Methods in Art Education a few years ago. Whitney wrote and played the song, as well as created the chalk animation in stopmotion.

More links & examples of Chalk Animation on her blog:


Mound by Allison Schulnik from garaco taco on Vimeo.

Film by Allison Schulnik
Cinematography by Helder K. Sun.
"It's Raining Today" written by Noel Scott Engel

4:23 min
Copyright Allison Schulnik 2011

August 3, 2011

Amazon Studios > scripts for your use

I just noticed this:
Making Test Movies at Amazon Studios
Test movies are inexpensive, full-length movies that tell the whole story of the script in a compelling way. They should have good acting and sound, but polished visuals are not required. Even primitive visuals will help people imagine what a script would be like as a finished film. A table read, with people saying lines and describing action, qualifies as a test movie.

December 27, 2010

CologneOFF 2011 - videoart in a global context

Call for entries
Deadline: 1 March 2011

CologneOFF 2011 - videoart in a global context
festival project - simultaneously in physical & virtual space
1 January - 31 December 2011.

CologneOFF 2011 - videoart in a global context
is a world wide unique festival project, starting on 1 January 2011 and lasting until 31 December 2011.

Its goal is to show during one year in many venues around the globe the diversity of the creative potential of "art and moving images" transported via the global medium of "video".
The videos can be submitted only online. Selected works will be featured on CologneOFF individually online and will become later in 2011 the 7th edition of CologneOFF - Cologne International Videoart Festival.

More info about CologneOFF 2011

December 11, 2010

Writing Process

A Painful Glimpse Into My Writing Process [In Less Than 60 Seconds] from chel white on Vimeo.

October 6, 2010

The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello

Nominated for an Oscar and for a BAFTA award, Jasper Morello is a short feature made in a unique style of silhouette animation developed by director Anthony Lucas and inspired by the work of authors Edgar Alan Poe and Jules Verne.

October 2, 2010


"Validation" is a fable about the magic of free parking. Starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis. Writer/Director/Composer - Kurt Kuenne. Winner - Best Narrative Short, Cleveland Int'l Film Festival, Winner - Jury Award, Gen Art Chicago Film Festival, Winner - Audience Award, Hawaii Int'l Film Festival, Winner - Best Short Comedy, Breckenridge Festival of Film, Winner - Crystal Heart Award, Best Short Film & Audience Award, Heartland Film Festival, Winner - Christopher & Dana Reeve Audience Award, Williamstown Film Festival, Winner - Best Comedy, Dam Short Film Festival, Winner - Best Short Film, Sedona Int'l Film Festival.

September 16, 2010

World Builder by Bruce Branit

World Builder from BranitVFX on Vimeo.

A strange man builds a world using holographic tools for the woman he loves.

This award winning short was created by filmmaker Bruce Branit, widely known as the co-creator of '405'. World Builder was shot in a single day followed by about 2 years of post production. Branit is the owner of Branit VFX based in Kansas City.

February 24, 2010

George Melies - pioneer filmmaker

early French silent films by George Melies

"the Merry Frolics of Satan" (1906)

A trip to the moon (1902)

watch a student documentary on The Father of Special Effects

February 5, 2010

Juniper Tree > student film

This short film was created by Jarid Waniger and Tyler Nelson last semester in Digital Studio class. Chelsey Luther created the related graphics. The students were asked to create a digital narrative inspired by a fairy tale or myth. In fairy tale studies, The Juniper Tree can be one of the more gruesome tale types, following the pattern: "my mother slew me, my father ate me" or the more common pattern of having the dead child be the boy. see Story Synopsis.

November 5, 2009

More short animations by BLU

View more short animations by the artist BLU on the website


New forms in animation + performance

Scion Presents: 'FLUX SUPER 8' from Scion ART on Vimeo.

The Ark > dark short film

ARK from grzegorz jonkajtys on Vimeo.

Chilean Stop Motion Animation

LUIS from diluvio on Vimeo.

Luis, is the second short in a series titled Lucia, Luis y el lobo by Chilean artists Niles Atallah, Cristobal Leon, and Joaquin CociƱa. Luis was created using dirt, flowers, charcoal, found objects, and cardboard. It's sister video, Lucia, was also shot frame by frame with a digital photo camera.

October 30, 2009

Short Film Project Ideas

Please post your thoughts, inspiration and links for the short film project here. Share an idea for a film you would like to work on and a few links to support your approach to the project.

Here is the trailer for Science of Sleep by Michel Gondry

February 23, 2009

Short Films > Links

A list of short film links on the web

please add your best finds

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