Category Archives: Shorts

Animation Show of Shows: Luminaris dir. Juan Pablo Zaramella

By Leah Shore We were excited to attend the 13th annual Animation Show of Shows (no, not The Animation Show!) last night. Every year ASOS programs awesome shorts from around the world that often end up getting nominated for academy … Continue reading

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Dutch Wife dir. Jesse Kanda

Coming in at just over 90 seconds, Dutch Wife, the brand-spanking-new experimental animation from London-based designer and filmmaker Jesse Kanda, defies all logic, showing us woman and pond merged. What exactly happens in the film? It’s hard to say – but it’s a … Continue reading

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Going Back dir. Adam Keleman

by Dorian Tocker It’s a brave thing to make a film these days that isn’t wall to wall with action, snappy dialogue, or a traditional progression of plot – to instead make a film that explores stillness and the tension … Continue reading

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Rooftops Short: Guard Dog Global Jam dir. Bill Plympton

By Lee Cahill There were some shorts in Rooftop Film Fest’s Dark Toons program (described by the Fest as “enjoyably evil animation”) that seemed like they were made specifically for it. Bill Plympton’s Guard Dog Global Jam was one of them. … Continue reading

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Rooftop Films Short: BIG BANG BIG BOOM dir. BLU

By Dan Cerruti Graffiti is no longer a controversy. Long gone are the “Style Wars” days – people have been bombing and tagging since the 70s, and it’s hard for something going on 40 years old to be considered too … Continue reading

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Michael Langan is Bangin!

By Leah Shore I first met Michael Langan (a fellow RISD alum) at the Ottawa International Film Festival 2009 and since then his films have been blowing. My. MIND. His films have pushed boundaries, flawlessly incorporating both handmade/live-action and digital … Continue reading

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Diplo dir. Wing-Yee Wu

by Dorian Tocker You know Diplo: DJ, record producer, owner of the record label Mad Decent, and one half of Major Lazer (Bomboclat badman! See Major Lazer’s video for “Pon De Floor” in our Favorites). But you probably don’t know Wesley … Continue reading

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