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16:19 min 30. April 2014

Apostle's Manoeuvre (2014)

a narrative film in English

A troubled teenager approaches his estranged father at a bingo hall to borrow money, while his father takes the opportunity to try and mend their relationship. A film observing the impulses for change and reconciliation.

Written & Directed by Brian Harley

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14:48 min 25. April 2012

Eventide (2012)

a narrative film in English

Acclaimed short film about a bereaved man recounting his father's life.

“A wonderfully introspective, poignantly sad, short dose of autobiographical cinema, that, at times, reminds one of Chris Marker's most personal works”
(Rex Pickett, Author of 'Sideways')

“An extremely intimate film. It's almost impossible to watch it without thinking hard about the nature of mortality within one's own family.”
(Simon Ellis, BAFTA nominated Director & Winner of the International Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, 'Soft')

“Eventide is beautiful. I loved its simplicity. I felt a sadness from the very first scene and all the way though it made me think about my own father.”
(Geoff Thompson, BAFTA winning Screenwriter. 'Brown Paper Bag')

“A very gripping and affective film. Full of emotion.”
(Babak Anvari, BAFTA nominated Director, 'Two & Two')

“Eventide is beautifully put together. Well shot and conceived...the whole experience is very poetic and moving.”
(Debbie Isitt, Director 'Nativity!', 'Confetti')

Written and Directed by Brian Harley
© Short Night Films 2012
www.shortnightfilms.com
(MPEG 2 Version)

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11:16 min 18. September 2014

How Giving Thanks Can Backfire

a talk in English

Amie Gordon, Ph.D., provides an overview of research into the downsides of gratitude--when giving thanks can backfire. Gordon studies the role of prosocial emotions (e.g., gratitude) and cognitions (e.g., perspective taking) in close relationships. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, where she is now a post-doctoral scholar in Social-Personality Psychology.

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01:23 min 24. July 2015

Following Kubrick

a documentary in no language

http://www.cutprintfilm.com/ presents: A montage of tracking shots (or in some cases, shots meant to emulate tracking shots) from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and Eyes Wide Shut. Please visit http://www.cutprintfilm.com/ for more!

Visit us here → http://www.cutprintfilm.com/
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Music source: http://audiojungle.net/item/timelapse/12027034

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04:00 min 25. August 2013

Valse

a narrative film in no language

A romantic encounter between two snails with a tragic twist.

Grand Prize Winner - 2013 Movie Machine Digital Cinema Festival
Winner - 8th FILMSshort competition
Winner - Best Original Music - Houston Comedy Film Festival 2014
Winner - Reel 13 Short Film Contest 01/07/2015
Nominated - Best Cinematography - Houston Comedy Film Festival 2014
Official Selection - 22th International ContraVision Film Festival
Official Selection - 10th Fresno Film Festival
Official Selection - 10th Seattle True Independent Film Festival
Official Selection - Couch Fest Films 2014
Official Selection - No Budget Film Festival 2014
Official Selection - Roma Creative Contest 2015
Finalist - Corti da Sogni International Shortfilm Festival

Written/Directed/Shot by Chris Keller
Produced by Amelie Zilliox
Music by Alex Wallace

Additional VFX by Luciana Fintelmam, Alexander Taylor, Davi Stein, Anita Gribble, Tobias Keip
Kitchen Unit: Iain Wallace, Elena Rubio-Hall, Bella Panggabean, Eleanor Garratt, Christopher Taylor

twitter.com/ChristophKeller

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15:52 min 3. June 2014

"The Price on Henry James' Head" - Short Film

a narrative film in English

THE PRICE ON HENRY JAMES’ HEAD is the story of Henry James, an aging outlaw and professional killer, who starts a new life as a farmer with his two children in a grim, post-apocalyptic future world destroyed by a monstrous cataclysm. Henry’’s tortured past comes knocking in the form of Emma, a ruthless, charismatic bounty hunter intent on killing Henry to fulfill a promise…forcing Henry to fight his way out and protect his family.

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06:01 min 31. October 2012

Rubber Johnny by Chris Cunningham & Aphex Twin (1080p HD)

an experimental film in English

Rubber Johnny by Chris Cunningham & Aphex Twin (1080p HD)
Info from Wikipedia:
The concept for Rubber Johnny came from Cunningham's imagining a raver morphing as he danced. The idea evolved to the present film, in which Johnny (played by Cunningham) is an isolated deformed (possibly hydrocephalic) teenager kept on a wheelchair and locked in a dark basement with his chihuahua. The film was originally intended to be a 30-second TV commercial for the Aphex Twin album drukqs, using the track "afx237 v7". However, Cunningham grew to like the concept more and more and decided to expand the concept into a greater length (the original commercial remains in the film in an altered form.) The film was shot partially in infrared night vision on digital video. The film's music is "afx237 v7 (w19rhbasement remix)", a remix made by Cunningham; the credits music is "gwarek2", also from drukqs.

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25:16 min 26. January 2015

Storming Spain's Razor-Wire Fence: Europe Or Die (Episode 1/4)

a report in English

Since 2000, more than 27,000 migrants and refugees have died attempting the perilous journey to Europe. With an unprecedented number of people breaking through its heavily barricaded borders in 2014, the EU continues to fortify its frontiers.

VICE News presents Europe or Die, a new four-part series that documents the efforts of those risking their lives to reach Europe, and the forces tasked to keep them out.

In episode one of our series, VICE News correspondent Milène Larsson travels to the border between Morocco and Spain, where West Africans in their thousands storm the razor-wire-clad fences. Many are beaten back by border police or illegally returned.

Watch "The Human Cost of War in the Central African Republic" - http://bit.ly/15xC4L2

Read "Guards Break Barricades and Jail Dozens as Refugees Continue Mass Hunger Strike Against Australia” - http://bit.ly/1Jq1f1b

Read "Asylum Seekers in Australia Could Soon Be Headed to Cambodia" - http://bit.ly/15mghWm

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08:54 min 3. September 2010

Way Home

a narrative film in no language

2008
directed by Erick Oh

http://www.facebook.com/erickohart

http://www.erickoh.com

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06:22 min 29. July 2008

Alive In Joburg - Neill Blomkamp

a narrative film in English

http://instagram.com/spy_films

Neill Blomkamp directs a short film about aliens in South Africa. Fictional situation where alien species have populated a South African shanty town, living an even more outcast life than the villagers themselves. A new kind of apartheid develops between locals and aliens.

Directed By: Neill Blomkamp
Executive Producer: Carlo Trulli

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03:58 min 4. December 2014

200 Years Fraunhofer lines

a lecture in English

Researcher Joseph von Fraunhofer, born in 1787, brought us closer to the stars. Counted as one of the founders of modern optics, he succeeded in manufacturing telescopes in a quality that had never been seen before. In 1814, he made his most significant discovery, which was then named after him – Fraunhofer lines. These make it possible for us to get a closer look at space and to understand how stars are born.

Explainer Movie Production

Produktion: Gabor Brüning | Senproductions
Creative Direction: Jacques Alomo | Interactive Design

Sprechertext: Milan Grünewald
Illustration: Katharina Ortner
Übersetzung: Ezequiel Abuaf
Sounddesign: Mike Woloszyn
Sprecher DE: Brigitte Carlsen
Sprecher EN: Nicola Seaton-Clark
Dank an: Dr. Marcel S. Pawlowski

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04:03 min 25. August 2013

films4peace 2013: Anthony Goicolea

an experimental film in no language

Anthony Goicolea describes his film:

"I have often felt that there are many rituals and traditions embedded in our various cultures that have lost their meaning and now merely serve as scripts for people to follow and act out without thinking of their true meanings or origins. Many children’s rhymes and songs, polite dinner customs, or party games derive from darker moments in history such as plague, famine, and war.

Growing up the son of Cuban parents, my brothers and I always had piñatas at our birthdays. Usually they took the shape of some sort of crude but cute animal effigy that ended up beaten to smithereens as rioting children stumbled over each other in a mad dash for the sugary spoils of war that spilled out like guts before them.
In my film for films4peace I wanted to dissect this sacrificial custom, the mechanics behind group dynamics, as well as the destruction that comes from greed. A life-sized, anatomically correct, sculpted horse in the guise of a piñata is beaten and destroyed until the multiple, identically clad, kids who flog it like monks banging church bells or a gong, surrender to the regret of the destruction they have wrought."

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03:19 min 19. April 2015

Animated 2D Short FIlm: Garbanzos (2014)

a narrative film in no language

Garbanzos is a 2d animated short film about a farmer who wakes up early to go get the last pieces of garbanzos in the universe. On his way back, he is faced with a bunch of obstacles that he needs to overcome in order for him to get the garbanzos to his little daughter.

Garbanzos has been nominated for the best animated short film award by Orlando Film Festival and it's been an official selection for the following film festivals: Atlanta Film Festival, Guam International Film Festival, Rome International Film Festival, ASIFA-Atlanta's Roll Yer Own.

For more information about the film, please visit this page: http://www.ammaraassri.com/garbanzos

Animated and Directed by: Ammar Nassri
Faculty Supervisor: Gregg Azzopardi

2015 © Ammar Nassri

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08:13 min 22. June 2011

Blik

a narrative film in no language

A young boy moves to a new neighbourhood and falls in love for the first time, with the much older girl next door.

Visit us at www.polderanimation.com
facebook.com/polderanimation

Full Credits:

Bastiaan Schravendeel (Director)
Jean-Paul Tossings (Technical director)
Sander Kamermans (Art director)
Piebe van der Storm (Set designer)

Peter van der Velden (Sound)
Alex Debicki (Music)
Bob Kommer Studios (Mix)

Thanks to:
Egbert de Ruiter (Supervising teacher HKU)
il Luster Films