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02:59 min 22. October 2009

DOODLEBUG - short film by Christopher Nolan

an experimental film in no language

http://shortsbay.com/film/doodlebug

The depths of insanity are explored by a man chasing something in his apartment with a shoe.

A man is trying to catch some sort of bug running around his room. He takes his shoes off and intends to crush it under the heel of his loafer. However as he slowly begins to track the bug down and trap it, things chance dramatically but the man continues his course of action.

Directed by Christopher Nolan in 1997

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09:56 min 13. May 2013

My Face Is In Space

an experimental film in English

In 1977 NASA sent a Golden Record into space. It encapsulated the
greatest achievements of humanity, and included photographs of its
species. One of these photos is of Larry, he hopes this will propel him to
the status of Earth Ambassador. This is Larry's intergalactic story of life and love.

Screened at festivals across the world including, Angers Premier Plan, Clermont Ferrand, Edinburgh, Hiroshima, London Film Festival, London Animation Festival, Ottawa Animation festival.

An Awesome Astronautical Crew
• Director - Tom Jobbins
• Producer - Elia Bouthors
• Writers - Daniel Brierley & Tom Jobbins
• Cinematographer - Matthias Pilz
• Production Designer - Laura Tarrant-Brown
• Editor - Isabel Bernadette Brammer
• Sound Designer - James J. Morgan
• Composer - Graham Hadfield
• SFX Supervisor - Cat Harris
• Online Editor and Colourist - Scott Clements
• Production Manager - Bryony Chaplin
• Larry's Face - Thom Watson
• Larry Wilson’s Voice - Nadeem Rajwani
• TV News Reporter’s Voice - Philippa Alexander
• Live Susan - Zoe Cricks
• Live Larry Wilson - Arthur Mulhern
• Space rocket rider - Maria Aburn
• Assistant Editor - Balint Tusor
• Animation Assistants - Jane Brodie, Nina Cheradivo,Luke Carlton,Tim Dutton, Dave Gilbert, Nadia Taylor, John Reynolds
• Visual FX - Jason Evans & Kevin McDonald

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07:02 min 8. May 2012

The Death of an Insect - Erään hyönteisen tuho

an experimental film in no language

Erään hyönteisen tuho
The Death of an Insect

7 min, 35 mm, animation / documentary / experimental, 1:1,85, dolby digital, 24 fps, 2010

synopsis:

In a lifeless urban landscape where time itself has stopped its crawl, a mad ballet is commencing and a newly hatched butterfly is about to die.

This tragic story was constructed using dead insects gathered from forgotten attics and tool sheds, between window panels and cobwebs. It combines a number of animation techniques from classic stop-motion animation to animated 3D models of x-ray CT-scanned insects.

Watch the making of The Death of an Insect on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/16521114

main credits:

Director, Script, Cinematography, Animation, Editing: Hannes Vartiainen and Pekka Veikkolainen
Music: Joonatan Portaankorva
Mixing consultant: Olli Huhtanen
Producer: Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen
Production: Pohjankonna Oy

Awards and festivals:

World premiere at the 67th Venice Film Festival, 2010

Screened at:

Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong, China, 2011
Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2011
CFC World Wide Shorts, Toronto, Canada, 2011
Tampere International Film Festival, Tampere, Finland, 2011
Huesca International Film Festival, Huesca, Spain, 2011
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden, 2010
Antarctic Short, Documentary and Animation Film Festival, The Antarctic, 2010
IDFA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2010
+ ~50 others

Awards for the Death of an Insect:

Best Experimental Short, CFC World Wide Shorts, Toronto, Canada, 2011
and a variety of honorary mentions for best animation, best music, etc.

contact / world sales:

Pohjankonna Oy
Nilsiänkatu 10-14 B
00510 Helsinki
FINLAND
hannes@pohjankonna.fi
www.pohjankonna.fi

biographies of the directors

Hannes Vartiainen (b.1980) has a background in film. Pekka Veikkolainen (b.1982) has worked in the fields of animation and illustration since 2000.

The two started their own production company in 2008 and they have so far completed four short films:
Hanasaari A (2009, documentary, 15 min, 35 mm)
The Death of an Insect (2010, animation, 7 min, 35 mm)
Gates of Life (2012, documentary, 6 min, 35 mm)
Emergency Calls (2013, documentary, 15 min, 35 mm)

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12:38 min 1. March 2013

THE MEANING OF LIFE - by DON HERTZFELDT

an experimental film in English

2005 Sundance Film Festival premiere

WATCHING GRASS GROW (animating THE MEANING OF LIFE): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EBdEoZUH7o

DVDs: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aag/main/ref=olp_merch_name_1?ie=UTF8&asin=B00A1GLLE2&isAmazonFulfilled=0&seller=AGS8WAKD3YUPJ

http://www.bitterfilms.com

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07:46 min 15. February 2013

The Pub

an experimental film in English

A day caught up in the murky slipstream of a North London pub.

A 59 productions Film. http://59productions.co.uk/

Featuring Aneta Piotrowska

Written and Directed by Joseph Pierce twitter.com/#!/josephpierce
Produced by Mark Grimmer
Sound by Dominic Fitzgerald
Edited by Robbie Morrison
Cinematography by Vanessa Whyte
Music by Blair Mowat

For full list of credits go to: http://59productions.co.uk/project/the_pub

Awards;
Curtocircuito, Santiago de Compostela '12 - Winner Best International Animation
Los Angeles Film Festival '12 - Winner, Best Experimental Short
Melbourne International Film Festival '12 - Winner, Best Animation Short
Budapest Short Film Festival '12 - Winner, Best Animation
Alphaville Film Festival '12 - Winner, Alpha-ville Future of Moving Image Award
Raindance Film Festival '12 - Winner, Best UK Short
Leeds International Film Festival '12 - Winner, World Animation Award
Interfilm Festival '12, Berlin, Germany - Winner, Best Animation
Couch Fest 2012 - Winner, Gold Couch Award

info@josephpierce.co.uk

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04:51 min 6. September 2013

The Cub // a short film

an experimental film in English

(Check out the trailer for my feature FAULTS: https://vimeo.com/118781612 Available on VOD now)

*Wolves make the best parents*

Part of VICE's series 'I'm Short, Not Stupid"... http://www.vice.com/shorts/vice-shorts-the-cub & http://www.vice.com/shorts/director-riley-stearns-talks-about-his-short-film-the-cub

Official Selection:

(2013)
Sundance
Sundance NEXT Weekend
Aspen Shortsfest
Kickstarter Film Fest
Nashville Film Festival
Florida Film Festival
Maryland Film Festival (Opening Night)
Philadelphia Film Festival
Crossroads Film Festival
Provincetown International Film Festival
San Jose Film Festival
deadCenter Film Fest
Milwaukee Film Festival
Hill Country Film Fest
Stanley Film Festival
Chicago Critics Film Festival
Carolina Film and Video Festival

(2012)
Asheville Cinema Festival
Cucalorus
Shorts That Are Not Pants

written/directed/edited by Riley STEARNS
produced by Jamie Kaye WHEELER
executive producers Riley STEARNS & Mary Elizabeth WINSTEAD
cinematographer Michael RAGEN

cast
Davey JOHNSON
Mandy OLSEN
Savannah LATHEM
Alexis MCGRAW

www.rileystearns.com

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06:17 min 5. February 2015

Chronemics

an experimental film in no language

Light fears Dark.
Dark resents Light.
Always at odds.
Always in conflict.
Pushing borders.
Losing ground.
Never ending.
But what is one without the other?
The stronger the light, the darker the shadow.

Animade is proud to present Chronemics, the first whole-team effort to come from our studio!
http://animade.tv

Sound design by Mutant Jukebox - http://www.mutantjukebox.co.uk/

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06:01 min 3. August 2010

Sensology by Michel Gagné - HD 720P - Music by Paul Plimley and Barry Guy

an experimental film in English

Back in June 2006, I was invited to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival by Coastal Jazz's manager of artistic programming, the amazing Rainbow Robert. That's where I heard piano improvisor, Paul Plimley for the first time. As Paul played, I closed my eyes and had an intense synesthetic experience. When the show ended, I immediately started feeling a compulsion to express in animation what I had just experienced. I shared my thoughts with Rainbow and to my delight, she said to me, "That's why I brought you here, I was hoping you'd say that!"

I've wanted to do an abstract animated film ever since I discovered the work of Oscar Fischinger, Norman Mclaren, Kandinsky, Yves Tanguy and many others. I knew that Paul's music, was the perfect catalyst to get started on such a project.

Upon returning to my studio, I immediately got a hold of several musical pieces by Paul and started experimenting with animation. After a few weeks of trial and error, I started animating a musical triptych from the album, "Sensology": a brilliant duo with bassist Bary Guy, which was recorded on November 9th, 1995, at the Western Front in Vancouver, Canada

The creation of this film was a true spiritual and artistic journey. Sometimes, I felt like I was channeling the images. I did no storyboards and virtually no preliminary work. I animated in a stream of consciousness, one frame at a time at a rate of 30 frames per second. The shapes revealed themselves as I listened to the music over and over again. The process was intensely focused and required large amount of concentration. I was becoming part of the music and expressing my creativity at its rawest and most primal. Like Kandinski tought us, every shape and sound has a equal vibration in the soul. When Paul Plimley saw a portion of the film for the first time, he said to me with tears in his eyes, "It's like you read my soul."

Sensology was handdrawn (painted) with a Wacon tablet at first, and later, a Cintiq, using Adobe Photoshop. The drawings and frames were then composited and manipulated in a 2D software called Animo. There is no vector animation at any point in the film.

Because a film needs to be 24 FPS for theatrical projection, I had to create a new master which took quite a bit of creativity and effort in order to preserve as much of the animation as possible. Fortunately, the 24 FPS version looks good and nobody but me will ever see the difference. The version posted on YouTube is 30 FPS.

A 9-second teaser of Sensology was posted on line in the Fall of 2006 and resulted in Pixar contacting me to do the abstract taste visualization for the film Ratatouille.

Sensology was completed in July, 2010. It premiered in Los Angeles at the Laemmle's Fallbrook 7 in West Hills, CA on July 30th, 2010, where it was shown for three consecutive days.

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10:10 min 3. March 2012

SOLIPSIST

an experimental film in no language

Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang
http://www.andrewthomashuang.com

WINNER at SLAMDANCE 2012 of the Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AndrewThomasHuang
https://www.facebook.com/Solipsistfilm
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/Andrew_T_Huang
Tumblr - http://andrewthomashuang.tumblr.com/

Original Soundtrack: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-nautilus-diary/id514184687

Cast Featuring: Mary Elise Hayden, Marissa Merrill & Dustin Edward

Executive Producers: David Lyons & Andrew Huang
Producers: Laura Merians & Stephanie Marshall
Cinematographer: Laura Merians
Production Designer: Hugh Zeigler
Costume Designer: Lindsey Mortensen
Hair & Makeup Designer: Jennifer Cunningham
Sound Design & Original Score: Andrew Huang

A Moo Studios & Future You Production

Copyright 2012 Andrew Huang All Rights Reserved.

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04:28 min 18. February 2010

Procrastination

an experimental film in English

Graduation film from the Royal College of Art, 2007.

An investigative and exploratory hands-on gloves-off study into the practice of putting things 'off''. Sometimes the only way to get something done is to do two dozen other things first.

Story, Animation, Direction: Johnny Kelly
Voice Over: Bryan Quinn

Sound Supervision: Mike Wyeld

Foley Artist: Sue Harding

Foley Engineer: John Mark
Foley recorded at Fonic Studios, London

The film is distributed by Dazzle Films
www.dazzlefilms.co.uk

Bryan Quinn - http://julianbensonmanagement.com/artists/?page_id=6138
www.mickeyandjohnny.com
www.mikewyeld.com

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03:26 min 16. August 2010

I Live in the Woods!

an experimental film in English

A woodsman's frantic journey, driven by happiness, slaughter, and a confrontation with America's God.

SPECIAL EDITION DVD IN THE WORKS!
For more future info: hunteachother.com

A film by Max Winston.

Awards and Screenings:
Student Academy Awards - Finalist
Sundance 2009 - Honorable Mention
Toronto After Dark: Best international short
Animation Block Party - Audience Choice
Detroit shorts festival - Audience Choice
Animation Magazine student film award - 1st place
Annecy animation festival 2009
BUT (b-movie underground & trash fest) - best short film
Ann Arbor
SXSW
Los Angeles film festival
Sydney Underground film festival
Spike and Mike Gaunlet show
Austin Film festival
AFI Dallas
Florida film festival
Environmental film festival at Yale
International film festival Breda, Netherlands
ReAnimcja Polish animation festival
Independent film festival of Boston
International Eskisehir film festival
Dead by Dawn Scotland horror fest
Anima Mundi
Melbourne international animation fest
Australia animation festival
Mauvais Genre festival France
Just for Laughs Montreal
Brooklyn international film festival
Celluloid Screams UK horror fest
London international animation fest
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation fest
Eksjo animation festival Sweden
Milwaukee film festival
Anthology Film Archives - New Experimental animation screening
Temiscamingue Canada festival
Arbeit Macht Geil Festival
XFILM sydney TV program
Wiesbaden int'l animation fest
Cancun Riviera Maya int'l film festival
Abitibi-Témiscamingue int'l festival
Atlanta underground film fest Animation attack
Rutger Hauer's "I've seen films" film festival
Athens int'l film festival
Readymade film festival

www.hunteachother.com

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13:49 min 7. November 2013

All Flowers in Time

an experimental film in French

Un signal néfaste apparaît sous la forme d’une émission de télévision néerlandaise qui ensorcelle garçons et filles, leur faisant croire qu’ils peuvent prendre la forme d’autres personnes, voire de monstres.

“I am not from this place” declares a French cowboy. An old toothless man asks, “Do you know why you’re here?”. These shape shifting personalities infect young children with an evil signal in the form of a Dutch TV show. The red eyed girls and boys believe they can now become other people and monsters much to their delight.

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06:00 min 2. February 2015

PLUG & PLAY

an experimental film in English

This film is drawn with my index finger using the integrated touchpad of a laptop.
Play this film with your digital device: http://www.plugplay.ch (available on the App Store, Google Play and Steam)

SELECTIONS:
Clermont-Ferrand, Annecy, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Rooftop Films NY, BFI London, DOK Leipzig, Animafest Zagreb, ITFS Stuttgart, Fantoche, Short Shorts Tokyo, Krakow Film Festival, Vienna Independent Shorts, Encounters Bristol, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Milano Film Festival, Curta Cinema Rio de Janeiro, KLIK Amsterdam, Go Short Nijmegen, Interfilm Berlin, Couch Fest Films, SIGGRAPH Asia, MIX NYC, Uppsala International Short Film Festival …

AWARDS:
«Grand Prize» Cinanima 2013, «Best Swiss Award» Fantoche 2013, «New Talent Award» Encounters 2013, «Best Animated Film» Filmfest Dresden 2014, «Grand Prize» 2Annas 2013, «Animage Best Direction Award» Animage 2013, «Student Award» Fest Anča 2013, «Best Student Film» Sommets du cinéma d’animation 2013, «Best European Student Film» Animateka 2013, «Best Student Film» AniFilm 2014, «Jury's Special Mention» Animafest Zagreb 2014, «Jury Special Prize» PISAF 2013, «Jury's Special Mention» Animatou 2013, «Special Mention» Animated Dreams 2013 …

More Info: http://www.plugplay.ch/presskit/

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03:15 min 8. October 2008

The Black Dog's Progress

an experimental film in English

A series of flipbooks tell the sad story of the Black Dog.

An Animate Projects commission for Channel 4 in association with Arts Council England.

BRITISH ANIMATION AWARDS, Best Short Film, 2010
KROK ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL, Diploma (Films up to 5min), 2011
KINOFILM, MANCHESTER SFF, Best Animation, 2010
KLIK! AMSTERDAM, Design Award, 2009
FLIP ANIMATION FESTIVAL, Best UK Film, 2009

www.smalltimeinc.com

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03:11 min 1. June 2009

SURFACE : A film from underneath

an experimental film in no language

Directed by: TU+// Varathit Uthaisri
Sound: Plum// Napat Snidvongs
DP: Jun Oshima
Production: Tong// Thitawan Chaiwong

Original Set design idea : Richi Owaki
(http://newclear.jp/?p=74)

Synopsis:

“What would the world be like from an underground perspective?”

SURFACE is an experimental film, exploring the emotional journey from an underground urban perspective. This 'urban symphony' transforms human actions and street objects into beats that harmoniously compose a grand audio and visual composition. The film emphasizes the ideas of ‘point of contact’, ‘human identity’ and notion of ‘live footprints’.

SURFACE is a part of UND-VIS, a thesis project for MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design. UND-VIS : Under Vision Experiment; explores the new visual language of an unconventional perspective from below.

More info. + behind the scene : www.surfacefilm.com