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Papercraft Refugees

Eat Your Cake; I'm a Vietnamese Refugee (2010) (10’09) This documentary is about courage and survival and having the will and perseverance to succeed despite considerable obstacles. The story of Mitchell Pham's remarkable journey is told through the evocative use of stop-frame animation, created from a Vietnamese traditional folded paper craft, mixed with live action to show an innovative account of his harrowing but ultimately inspirational journey from Vietnamese prison camp, to a life in New Zealand after the Vietnam war. [more inside]
posted by Start with Dessert on Dec 14, 2017 - 2 comments

Queer in the Deep South

The rest of the country sees queer life in the Deep South as being really tragic and utterly challenging and ultimately ending in suicide, so, what I wanted was to sort of elevate these stories and sort of celebrate them in the way that I saw them flourishing.”
'New Deep South' Series Explores LGBTQ Life in Mississippi. [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur on Nov 27, 2017 - 6 comments

Fiery the angels fell. Deep thunder rolled around their shoulders...

Three short films that bridge the gap between the original Blade Runner and it's soon to released sequel Blade Runner 2049: 2036: Nexus Dawn, 2048: Nowhere to Run and 2022: Black Out (The latter directed by Shinichirô Watanabe the creator of Cowboy Bebop) (mlyt)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Sep 26, 2017 - 66 comments

John's Fake Nantucket Crisis

The sound of the ocean. Two men walk along a waterfront. A young narrator, "People tried to help him. They knew he was searching. He listened... but he knew he was alone." A man stands alone on the beach. "They didn't know him." ... I think? It's mumbled. Anyway, that's it, the whole video: is the first clip on the erbp production company's vimeo channel since their last film, Upstream Color. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Aug 27, 2017 - 9 comments

Young Explorers

Follow Bejla and Tristan as they explore their world after recently mastering walking. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Jul 24, 2017 - 9 comments

This is the Night Mail crossing the border, bringing the cheque ...

"This is the Night Mail crossing the border, bringing the cheque and postal order." The traveling post office, the specially designed and operated mail-sorting train, was invented in 1838 and documented as Night Mail in 1936. The British short film has become a classic of its own kind, much imitated (and parodied) by adverts and modern film shorts. Night Mail is widely considered a masterpiece of the British Documentary Film Movement, and schoolchildren often memorize W.H. Auden’s “Night Mail,” the ending poem that was added as almost an afterthought.
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 22, 2017 - 17 comments

"a love story between one woman and her vagina"

Yes, God, Yes is a 10 minute film by Karen Maine starring Natalia Dyer. It is based on Maine's experiences of growing up Catholic in the Midwest in the 1990s, and coming of age sexually in the age of America Online. Maine was interviewed by Marta Bausells about Yes, God, Yes in The Guardian.
posted by Kattullus on Jul 20, 2017 - 3 comments

So you guys aren't terrorists?

Basement Reels, a Canadian-based group making ~5min short films, both serious and silly, tailored to the Tamil diaspora community. (via tamilculture.com) [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Jul 19, 2017 - 3 comments

Gun Squids

Good Business - a science fiction short film based on the work of Simon Roy.
posted by Artw on Jul 10, 2017 - 8 comments

NOPE NOPE NOPE

CURVE: Clinging to a smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss, a girl tries to cover the few feet back to safety without losing purchase and falling to her death.
posted by brundlefly on Jun 20, 2017 - 50 comments

Aliens

Oats Studios is Neill Blomkamp's latest project. They have just released their first short film, the violent horror sf: Volume 1 - Rakka (possibly NSFW) [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jun 15, 2017 - 17 comments

What's the catch?

David Firth (of Salad Fingers fame) has finished CREAM.
posted by BiggerJ on May 31, 2017 - 9 comments

"I did not specifically set out to write on a theme of loneliness."

Filmmaker Dilman Dila describes the joys and difficulties of making a low-budget indie scifi feature film in Kampala. Her Broken Shadow (trailer) is a horror movie about "a single person stuck in one place".
posted by brainwane on May 5, 2017 - 3 comments

His friends call him "T-Kash"

Welcome To My Life is an animated short by Elizabeth Ito and a team at Cartoon Network, which follows a teenaged monster boy name Douglas through a day at school.
posted by Narrative Priorities on Apr 7, 2017 - 8 comments

Une Femme Coquette

An early and rare Godard short film, Une Femm Coquette, has been uploaded to youtube. [via].
posted by Think_Long on Feb 17, 2017 - 5 comments

Tears In The Rain

Tears In The Rain is an 11 minute short film set in the Blade Runner universe, a fan-made prequel of sorts. The Creators Project has an article about it, if you like to read those sorts of things.
posted by hippybear on Feb 11, 2017 - 18 comments

How you spend your time when you can't build a rocket

Scavengers is a brief animation about explorers stranded on a remote planet that was recently featured on Short of the Week. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Jan 3, 2017 - 14 comments

The archaeology of the recent past

Please enjoy In Transit, a short film documenting the work of archaeologists as they excavate a 1991 Ford Transit Van. John Schofield, the project's principal investigator, specializes in the archaeology of the recent past.
posted by Morpeth on Dec 22, 2016 - 10 comments

Minor annoyances, near misses, small failures

UNSATISFYING: a beautiful animation of life's littlest disappointments from Parallel Studios. Parallel is running a contest for other little disappointment animations here.
posted by codacorolla on Nov 3, 2016 - 31 comments

the process by which we all eventually pass away

Taller Than the Trees [N/YT] by Megan Mylan - "Japanese men haven't traditionally been caregivers. But for Masami Hayata, it's a crucial part of raising his family." (via)
posted by kliuless on Oct 16, 2016 - 1 comment

Curmudgeons

Curmudgeons is a 16 minute long film directed by Danny DeVito and starring Danny DeVito, Lucy DeVito, and David Margulies. NSFW due to adult themes and language, no nudity. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Oct 15, 2016 - 17 comments

That’s Damn Good Pepsi Blue! And Hot!

Playing Lynch is “a collaborative meditation on the work of David Lynch”.
Practically, it’s a site hosted by Square Space that lets you buy an album of David Lynch soundtrack covers with a donation to the David Lynch foundation
Best-of-the-web-ly, it's a collection of David Lynch scenes where said music was employed, with the signal characters reenacted by John Malkovich. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Oct 4, 2016 - 10 comments

Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom

Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom. The ultimate post-apocalyptic synthesizer short film. [NSFW]
posted by chunking express on Sep 27, 2016 - 17 comments

Dust - A Short Film

Dust - by Ember Lab & Mike Grier A Sci-Fi fantasy inspired by anime and classic horror, Dust is set in a harsh and unpredictable natural environment where people have isolated themselves in an ancient city behind a massive wall. A socially marginalized tracker teams up with a black-market merchant to save the society that has rejected his way of life.
posted by CrystalDave on Sep 25, 2016 - 4 comments

"Do you guys ever think about when we were just pets?"

Dogtor is a short, sweet animated film by Rhea Dadoo about friendship and reflecting on personal journeys--also dogs!
posted by amnesia and magnets on Sep 20, 2016 - 9 comments

At whatever the cost

"It's impossible, says the Pride / It's risky, says the Experience / It's useless, says the Reason / Let's try, whispers the Heart." The short film, (Tea Time), by Guillaume Blanchet. previously.
posted by cwest on Sep 15, 2016 - 3 comments

Thomas Rhazi (1985 - 2016)

Pretty talented director Thomas Rhazi passed away this week of his injuries following a motorcycle accident. He was an up and coming director whose work ranged from the critically acclaimed "Pusher" for English indie rockers alt-J, to the Vimeo Staff-Picked "GoGo!" for Bauuer. More links inside. [more inside]
posted by kevathens on Jul 22, 2016 - 5 comments

Thirty Million, a film about Bangladesh and climate change

Thirty Million (direct Vimeo link), a U.N.-funded half-hour film about the expected effects of climate change on the country of Bangladesh. Radio interview with one of the directors on Radio New Zealand. Bangladesh will lose 70% of its land area if there is a one-meter sea level rise, displacing thirty million people. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Jun 19, 2016 - 28 comments

Are my points safe?

Hyper-Reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media.
posted by brundlefly on May 19, 2016 - 25 comments

The 0-113 Racehorse Who Charmed a Country

In 2003, the small Kochi Racetrack in southern Japan was in trouble. The Lost Decade hit the provincial raceway hard, and the staff was scrambling to find some way to stave off bankruptcy. One day, they found an unlikely savior. This is the story of Haru Urara, the losingest racehorse in Japan, and how she gave hope to millions.
posted by Small Dollar on May 19, 2016 - 9 comments

Radiohead's new album hits the web

Five years after Radiohead's last album, myriad hints from the band marked May 1st -- Dawn Chorus Day -- as the date something big was gonna happen. The band ateased the web with rumours_of songs new and old, cryptic artwork, ominous mailers. But after years of waiting, nothing came... literally. Optimistic fans trying to pick up every last crumb_were left climbing up the walls_as they were shown how to disappear completely, with the band's official site and social media fading out again, slowly dissolving little by little, one by one, before their very eyes. It all came back Tuesday, as mysterious chirps and inkblots ushered in the sinister claymation music video for long-awaited track "Burn the Witch" [prev.], followed days later by an arresting P.T. Anderson-directed film for the somber elegy "Daydreaming." While Radiohead's ninth album is not here now physically till June, it's available for download come 8th May_(today!) at 2 PM EDT on Radiohead.com. It's gonna be a glorious day. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on May 8, 2016 - 78 comments

Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge

On Saturday morning you're given a title, a line of dialogue, and a description of a prop. Exactly 48 hours later, your team hands in a completed 5-minute science fiction film. The shortlisted 5-minute films to win this year's challenge have just been announced, and are free to watch here. Plus, in a new twist for this year, the shortlisted flash fiction (<1500 words) entries based on the same time limit and randomised prompts. [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on May 3, 2016 - 6 comments

If this is paradise, I wish I had a lawnmower [SLVimeo]

"Wrapped" is a graduation short film from Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, created at the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction. After running at over 100 festivals world wide and winning numerous awards the film is finally online.
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 7, 2016 - 9 comments

So Much Is Said By Saying Nothing

“Déjeuner du Matin” (YouTube), a short film adaptation of Jacques Prévert's poem about the last moments of a relationship. [more inside]
posted by chinesefood on Apr 6, 2016 - 9 comments

A Study of Perceptions

The Lunch Date is a ten-minute short film directed by Adam Davidson. It won the 1990 Short Film Palm d'Or at Cannes, the 1991 Academy Award for Best Short Subject, and in 2013 was placed in the Library of Congress. h/t Open Culture’s list of free movies
posted by Going To Maine on Mar 27, 2016 - 9 comments

Loose Ends

An aspiring documentary filmmaker records the post-college struggles of her best friend...sorta. (SLYT)
posted by divabat on Feb 18, 2016 - 2 comments

The Present

The Present is a short animation by Jacob Frey, about a boy who would rather spend his time playing video games instead of discovering what's outside. One day his mom brings him a little surprise which makes it hard for him to concentrate on his games.
posted by monospace on Feb 15, 2016 - 21 comments

W A T E R D R O P

Waterdrop "Waterdrop" is a science fiction film about the second kind of close encounter with aliens. It is a tribute to the critically acclaimed Chinese science fiction novel "The Dark Forest"
posted by dhruva on Feb 6, 2016 - 18 comments

“Warren! Warren! Answer me—are you there?”

The Ordeal of Randolph Carter - not quite an adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's The Statement of Randolph Carter By Chris Lackey and Greig Johnson.
posted by Artw on Jan 31, 2016 - 15 comments

The Luttrell Psalter Film

The Luttrell Psalter is a mid-14th century English illuminated manuscript containing a large number of illustrations of everyday life in medieval England. In 2008 the Psalter was adapted into a 20 minute short film for The Collection Museum in Lincoln, drawing on 35 scenes from the manuscript. There is also a blog describing the making of the film. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Dec 21, 2015 - 4 comments

Shadows and Co: two collage noir shorts by Fabrice Mathieu

Fabrice Mathieu created something new, and an homage to the shadowy, noir films he loves with two shorts: In the Shadow, creating a film from shadows and silhouettes, and Master of Suspense, a story built from Alfred Hitchcock's cameo introduction and cameo appearances.
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 10, 2015 - 3 comments

Leaving Queenstown

Irish director Shaun O. Connor's short film Uisce Beatha ('Whiskey / Water Of Life') was researched, written, cast, shot and edited in one month, with a total budget of less than 300 euros. It's a simple tale, based on a true event that happened 100 years ago. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Nov 1, 2015 - 3 comments

A Room Of One's Own

Room 8, a short film by James W. Griffiths.
posted by mattdidthat on Oct 3, 2015 - 9 comments

Don't you just hate things?

"The Disgustings" (12:12 ) is a short film starring Drew Droege and written, directed and starring Jordan Firstman. It's about two gay men living in Los Angeles who just happen to be completely, utterly awful. The Disgustings return in "Save The Date." (5:45)
posted by The Whelk on Sep 22, 2015 - 14 comments

Our cinema is a joyful deformation of the universe

[Warning - flashing lights in some links] Bradley Eros & Tim Geraghty have collaborated on some interesting de/re/constructive film making, with the blockbuster buster TransTrans (TransformersTransformed) (11:58) - "a radical remix of the recent Transformers film, via synthetic collapse and critical revenge on its old & new fascist tropes," blending film imagery with text from the Futurist Cinema/Manifesto and soundtrack by Einstürzende Neubauten | Eros C'est Lamour, a wedding gift (7:57) - "The missing link between Rose Hobart and Maria Montez via Rrose Selavy's bride stripped bare by the song of the sarong" | FOOLS! (30:11) - "Remember, fortuna favet fatuis [fortune favors fools], but fortuna caeca est [fortune is blind]."
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 18, 2015 - 11 comments

The peasant, the gate, the guardian: Kafka's 'Before the Law,' animated

Before the law sits a gatekeeper. To this gatekeeper comes a man from the country who asks to gain entry into the law. But the gatekeeper says that he cannot grant him entry at the moment. The man thinks about it and then asks if he will be allowed to come in later on. “It is possible,” says the gatekeeper, “but not now.”
Franz Kafka's Before the Law, animated as a pinscreen prologue to Orson Welles' film adaptation of Kafka's The Trial (Pop Matters review), and a stand-alone "free interpretation" short titled The Guardian by N9ve Studios. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 13, 2015 - 6 comments

Possibly In Michigan

Possibly In Michigan is a surreal short film from 1983 about domestic violence and stalking (contains some horrifying imagery). It was directed by Cecelia Condit, whose 'enchanting and often unsettling videos, a mix of gorgeously saturated imagery and shadowy subject matter, have been called “feminist fairy tales”.'
posted by dng on Sep 10, 2015 - 5 comments

Stromae Takes America

Since the release of his North American debut album “Racine Carrée,” international superstar Stromae has gone on to sell more than 3.5 million albums, performed for thousands of fans in stadiums across the globe, and for the first time in pop history, will be the first ever French spoken artist to have headlined the prestigious Madison Square Garden in New York City this fall. Here, he travels around NYC to sing "Papaoutai" and meet all his American fans. [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Sep 4, 2015 - 18 comments

I love meat! And peanut butter! Do they have something with both?

Puppy Love, a fetching first date tale, took home 1st place in this year's Des Moines 48 Hour Film competition. Woof.
posted by item on Aug 23, 2015 - 11 comments

One Billion Dates

Alec Robbins is a person of many talents, most of which can be summed up in his look at his unfinished work, that spans comics, poetry, and film. Most recently he spent 1,600 of his own money to shoot, direct, and edit his latest short film in which he also acted the main character, One Billion Dates
posted by everyday_naturalist on Aug 4, 2015 - 6 comments

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