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09:52 min 12. September 2012

The Renter

a narrative film in no language

Winner - Grand Prize, Best Student Animation - Ottawa Int'l Animation Festival, 2011
Winner - Grand Prix - Cinanima, 2011
Winner - Special Jury Prize - Bradford Animation Festival, 2011
Winner - Grand Prize, Best Animated Short - Atlanta Film Festival, 2011
Nominee - Best Animated Short - 38th Annual Annie Awards


To date, The Renter has won 18 awards/nominations and has screened at more than 85 film festivals worldwide.

To learn more, please visit www.therenter.net

Download the soundtrack here: http://soundcloud.com/jeff-shiffman/sets/the-renter-soundtrack

Find The Renter on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Renter/178973682121178?ref=hl

03:00 min 5. August 2014

The Koan

a narrative film in no language

A man comes across an abandoned car parked at a crossroads. He is drawn towards the car and does not know why, but gets in despite his better judgment.

Created by Hustlemilk

Produced by Luke Tilghman and Zack Around
Written and Directed by Ted Day

Starring Andy Manjuck

Executive Producer: Cam Vokey
Director of Photography: Zack Around
Sound Designer: Luke Tilghman

Music: "cloud gather" by Zu Shapes ( http://zushapes.bandcamp.com/track/cloud-gather )

Shot on a Canon C100 and Zeiss ZE Lenses


03:00 min 26. April 2013


a mockumentary in English

Direction / Animation / Sound Design / Edit: Griff

Original concept & Illustration: Scott Garrett
Written by Scoff & Gritt
Voices: Steve Furst

As featured in: Creative Review / STASH / VIMEO Staff Pick / SHORTOFTHEWEEK.com / ItsNiceThat.com / Motionographer.com / DirectorsNotes.com

Official Selection: London Short Film Festival '14 / SF Shorts '13 / Encounters '13 / The Smalls '13 / Shnit International SFF

Produced in association with Lupus Films for Channel 4 / Random Acts
Copyright Scott Garrett & Griff 2013

09:18 min 12. August 2013

Dan Invited Hannah Over For Dinner

a narrative film in English

Hannah questions her boyfriend's intention behind an "arbitrary" dinner invitation.
A short film written and directed by Patrick T. Lo ( www.PatrickLo.com )

04:56 min 21. January 2011


an experimental film in no language

no description found

07:26 min 9. May 2008

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU

an experimental film in English

The new short film by Blu
an ambiguous animation painted on public walls.
Made in Buenos Aires and in Baden (fantoche)


music by Andrea Martignoni
produced by Mercurio Film
assistant: Sibe

24:02 min 10. May 2012

Forever in Hiatus

a narrative film in Vietnamese

A washed up former pop star lives in exile pedaling a xich lo (bicycle taxi) aimlessly in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, until he meets a 16-year-old girl who discovers who he is.

2012 Rhode Island International Film Festival BEST EDITING AWARD
2012 HBO's Urbanworld Film Festival BEST SHORT HONORABLE MENTION
2012 USA Film Festival FINALIST
2012 Tupelo Film Festival 1st Place inthe Student Short Category
2012 Tupelo Elvin Whitesides Directors Award
2014 Asian Film Festival of Dallas BEST DRAMATIC SHORT

Behind the Scenes of "Forever in Hiatus" (6 episodes): https://vimeo.com/album/1919642

"Forever in Hiatus" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matvan2011
Andy's Work: noizfilm.com

06:36 min 13. May 2014

The Light and the Little Girl

a narrative film in no language

A young girl finds herself entranced by a beam of light moving through her home and tries to capture it in a jar, only to realize that there are things she loves that she cannot posses.

Directed by Guy Pooles
Written by Jih-E Peng and Guy Pooles
Cinematography by Jih-E Peng
Produced by Pin-Chun Liu
Production Design by Haley Ho
Edited by Cyndi Trissel
Original Music by James Welland


10:35 min 31. July 2015

“Hugh the Hunter” by Zachary Heinzerling

a narrative film in English

In this short art film, artist Hugh Hayden dons tweed and girds his gun to seek out birds of prey – uncovering the significance of natural (and cultural) camouflage along the way. Read the full feature on NOWNESS:


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07:45 min 15. November 2012


a narrative film in no language

Official Site: http://JetTheFilm.com
Written, Directed, & Edited by Jordan Daniel Chesney • Starring Mark Scarboro, Rachel St. Gelais, Brett Gentile, & Tom Scott • Executive Producers: Topher Grant & Jordan Daniel Chesney • DP: Kip Kubin • Original Score by Neil DeGraide

Films Short Competition Winner: http://www.filmsshort.com/short-film-pages/jet-jordan-chesney.html#.VZMnjflVhBc
No Film School Interview: http://nofilmschool.com/2013/06/script-not-script-practice-short
One Small Window Interview: http://onesmallwindow.com/interviews/interview-with-jordan-chesney-the-director-of-jet/
Citizens of Culture Interview: http://citizensofculture.com/2013/06/09/jet-a-short-film-by-jordan-chesney/
Bios Agenda: http://www.biosagenda.nl/nieuws_short-143-jet_3765.html
I Love Short Films: http://iloveshortfilms.com/jet/
Film Shortage: http://filmshortage.com/dailyshortpicks/jet/
Movies Found Online: http://moviesfoundonline.com/video/jet-2013/
Nothing Short of: https://vimeo.com/channels/nothingshortof/53568239
Directors Notes: https://vimeo.com/channels/wearedn/53568239
HD Time: https://vimeo.com/channels/hdtime/53568239

04:35 min 5. October 2015

Can you solve the prisoner hat riddle? - Alex Gendler

a lecture in English

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-you-solve-the-prisoner-hat-riddle-alex-gendler

You and nine other individuals have been captured by super-intelligent alien overlords. The aliens think humans look quite tasty, but their civilization forbids eating highly logical and cooperative beings. Unfortunately, they’re not sure whether you qualify, so they decide to give you all a test. Can you solve this hat riddle? Alex Gendler shows how.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Artrake Studio.

12:45 min 3. September 2013

Dirty Bill Of Health

a narrative film in English

A stranger on a road trip stops in for a random medical check up looking for everything but a clean bill of health. "...Dirty Bill Of Health is an inspired fanatic of the classic 50′s ‘Hitchcock Presents’ series. A touch of dark humored cat and mouse, laced with subtle clues from the second it begins. The film attempts to challenge the audience as to where the hero’s are and what their end game is."
Starring James Tyce (Minority Report, Arrow, Almost Human, No Tell Motel), Casey Manderson (Witches of East End, Once Upon A Time in Wonderland, Cinemanovels), Tirra Dent (Glass, The Evil in Us, Demons In The Dark) and Cynthia Potvin (Da Vinci's Inquest, The Hard Cut).

TOPSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL- July (1-15) 2015 http://www.topshorts.net/#!RAMBLINGS-ON-WRITING-FROM-A-RANDOM-DUDE-Rob-Carpenter/c1600/551070af0cf21d84af4c4104

*WINNER! Best Horror Film* as well as 5 NOMINATIONS! DIGITALMATION AWARDS- Best Actor/Best Actress/Best Ensemble/Best Horror/Best Director http://www.digitalmationawards.com/march-2015-nominations.html
Honorable Mention! (Crime Film) TOP SHORTS 2015-
Honorable Mention! (Production Design) L.A. Film Review- independent Film Awards
Honorable Mention! (Best Edit) L.A. Film Review- Independent Film Awards
WINNER! BEST HORROR/THRILLER/CRIME- L.A. Independent Film Festival Awards 2015
WINNER! BEST ACTOR- Casey Manderson - Atlas Awards New York 2015
NOMINATION!- BEST THRILLER -Perfect Spirit Awards 2015
WINNER! BEST ACTOR- Casey Manderson- Salty Horror Film Festival 2014
NOMINATION! BEST ACTOR- James Tyce - Short of the Month 2014
WINNER! Top Zacuto-Z Filmmaker Prize- Rob Carpenter- Shortz! Film Festival 2014
Top 5 Short Screenplay Selection- Eerie Horror Film Festival

Interview (Vail Film fest) Megen Musegades- http://www.vailfilmfestival.com/blog/2014/7/31/interview-with-director-rob-carpenter
Film Review (Film Bizarro) http://www.filmbizarro.com/view_review.php?review=dirtybillofhealth.php
Film Review (Indyred.com) http://www.indyred.com/dirty-bill-of-health-review.html
Film Review (Diamond In the Rough) Mark Schwab- http://www.ditrfilms.com/#!dirty-bill-of-health/c1ep
Film Review (Film Threat) Amy R. Handler- http://www.filmthreat.com/reviews/77403/
Film Review Jacob Thomas- http://jdthomaswriter.com/2014/03/28/dirty-bill-of-health-indie-film-review/

17:06 min 24. October 2012

How to become a memory master | Idriz Zogaj | TEDxGoteborg

a talk in English

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Idriz is passionate about teaching others how to improve their memories and believes that with the right practice, almost everyone can get a super-memory.

21:07 min 17. October 2012

Death of the American Hobo (Documentary)

a documentary in English

We traveled by rail to the 112th National Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa, to see what was left of hobo life.

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06:43 min 26. May 2013


an experimental film in English


Watch the Making-Of: www.vimeo.com/52760001
Trailer: www.vimeo.com/48904769

Facebook: www.facebook.com/seewaldhanna
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BorisSeewald

Written, Directed, Edited and VFX by BORIS SEEWALD
Cinematography by GEORG SIMBENI

Produced by SEEWALD & HANNA UG

For Patrick, a tortilla chip started his moment of self-discovery. With exuberant dancing and magical passion he shares his inspiration and invites everyone to participate. Even his mother.

This film explores the concept of spontaneous authenticity and the synopsis of body and soul... through tortilla chips and dance.

Cinedans Dioraphte Jury Award 2013 | The Netherlands
UR Award for Best Short Film at the Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2013 | Sweden
WDR Promotional Award at the Filmfest Münster 2013 | Germany
Best Student Film Award at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2013 | USA
Best Screendance Film up to 15 Minutes at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2013 | USA
Best Experimental Short Film at the New Vision International Short Film Festival 2013 | Ukraine
Best Student Film at the New York City Short Film Festival 2013 | USA
Best Short Film at Snowdance Independant Film Festival 2014 | Germany
Short Film of the Month February 2013 by the German Film and Media Evaluation Institute
Certification Mark “Especially Valuable” from the German Film and Media Evaluation Institute
1st Prize at the DanceFilmFestival Lucerne 2013 | Switzerland
Best Experimental Film at the Open Eyes Filmfest 2013 | Germany
2nd Prize Short Film at the Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2013 | Germany
2nd Audience Award Shorts Attack 2014 | Germany
3rd Prize Audience Award at the Kurzfilmnacht of the Filmkunstfest Schwerin 2013 | Germany
3rd Prize Audience Award at the International Short Film Festival Bunter Hund 2013 | Germany
Special Mention Award at Filmplus 2013 | Germany
Special Mention Award at the Ahoi Filmfest 2013 | Germany
Top 10 selected by the Jury at the Facade Video Festival 2013 | Bulgaria

InShadow 2014 | Portugal
New Visions Short Film Festival 2014 | China
Loikka Dance Film Festival 2014 | Finland
Dance on Camera 2014 | USA
Kassel Dokfest 2013 | Germany
Warsaw Film Festival 2013 | Poland
Raindance Film Festival 2013 | United Kingdom
Fresh Film Fest 2013 | Czech Republik
Odense International Film Festival 2013 | Denmark
Arkipel International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival 2013 | Indonesia
Norsk Festival for Dans and Film 2013 | Norway
Festival de Lima 2013 | Peru
Kratkofil Plus 2013 | Bosnia and Herzegowina
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2013 | Mexico
Pineapple Underground Film Festival 2013 | Hong Kong
Festival de Cine Alemán 2013 | Spain
Dance Camera West 2013 | USA
Norwich Film Festival 2013 | United Kingdom
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2013 | Serbia
International Festival of Films on Art 2013 | Canada
Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche 2013 | Germany

"Shot in what could pass for a prison cell, Momentum, by Boris Seewald, delivers a highly original and side-splitting take on the transformative power of dance, using the filming and editing techniques of MTV-style music videos but with far more subtlety and imagination, and an irresistible streak of lunacy. Starting with a simple but hilarious premise involving a tortilla chip, the film celebrates the magnetic Patrick Hanna, a young dancer with a mischievous twinkle in his eye, who entices his middle-aged mother, played by Shoko Ito, into his surreal dance world."
Huffington Post

“Taking a simple story with a universal message and injecting it with energy and warmth, Seewald has created a short film bound to inspire and entertain its audience.”
Short Of The Week

“Momentum is not just an ode to dancing passion, it’s a way of life, a way of living every bit of it.
Epic Short Films

“The film is a fresh and surprising celebration of dance: the fun and enthusiasm radiate from there.”
Cinedans – Dance on Screen

“Inventive, original, honest, and witty, Momentum has great energy and refreshes the genre with youthful vigor. Seewald demonstrates a confident use of the film medium to convey the power and depth of the dance experience.”
San Francisco Dance Film Festival

“Boris Seewald [...] demonstrated that dance films can be hilariously entertaining.[...] It was so refreshing to see a dance film that wasn’t filled with drama and angst”
Heather Desaulniers (Dance critic and PhD in dance history)

“I really loved Momentum like a breath of un self-conscious fresh air.”
Jon Harris – Editor (Snatch, 127 Hours, Kick-Ass, Trance)

“What an engaging character! [...] incredibly polished and beautiful imagery.”
Olivia Coleman – Actress

© 2013 Boris Seewald