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06:05 min 20. February 2014

Minimus | Future Shorts

a narrative film in English

Dir: Jonathan Hopkins / UK / 2013

The Colosseum, ancient Rome. Enormous, armour-clad gladiators eagerly await their turn to fight and die an honorable death in front of a bloodthirsty crowd. Except for Minimus, the weediest gladiator in history. Minimus is freaking out big time. But can he overcome his fear and meet a hero's end?

Watch another of Jonathan's films - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNWnRotVXQ8

http://www.jonathan-hopkins.com
http://www.pulsefilms.com

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02:55 min 9. March 2015

A Taste of Austria

a documentary in no language

The scenery of our home country Austria is beyond compare. We live in the heart of Europe where we have a spectacular combination of cultural and natural attractions. No matter what time of year, Austria will welcome you with „Schmäh“ and „Gemütlichkeit“.
We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the atmosphere of Austria’s cities and landscapes.

By the way: The voice-over is original footage of Felix Baumgartner's stratos mission in 2012.

Technical Details:
After 2 years (2013-2015) of filming in the whole country, we gathered about 600 time-lapse clips, which is about 5TB of raw footage.

Produced by:
Thomas Pöcksteiner // Peter Jablonowski
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Equipment used:
+ Dynamic Perception Stage One
+ Emotimo TB3
+ Pocketslider
+ Canon 5D Mark III
+ 2x Canon 6D
+ Canon 600D
+ several Samyang/Walimex 14mm F2,8 (Boy, these break easy.. :P)
+ Canon 24-105mm F4
+ Tamron 150-600mm
+ Tamron 24-70mm F2,8
+ Tamron 28-300mm F3,5-6,3

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05:48 min 7. July 2014

REQUIEM FOR A ROBOT

a narrative film in English

Subtitles in Spanish, English, German and Russian available, just push the CC button!
Join the Robot on Facebook: www.facebook.com/requiemforarobot

USA/Austria | approx. 6 mins. | 2013
A film by Christoph Rainer

Synopsis:
Rob, a worn out robot with a corrupt memory, drowns his sorrows of his 'screwed' existence in alcohol and asks himself the essential question: what did he do wrong? He needs to remember...

Awards:
TIFF 20,000$ Emerging Filmmaker Award (Toronto International Film Festival)
Best Experimental Film (Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival)
Best Short Film (St. Petersburg Student Film Festival)
Best Design Award (Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival)
Hammer to Nail Runner-Up (Short Film Competition)
Lenzing Award in Bronze (Festival of Nations)
California Film Award in Silver (USA)
Audience Award (Brainwashed Film Showcase)
Nominated for an Austrian Film Academy Award

Festivals:
38th Toronto International Film Festival (CAN)
50th Chicago International Film Festival (USA)
30th Hamburg Short Film Festival (GER)
24th Cinequest International Film Festival (USA)
16th Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film (AUT)
16th Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival (IS)
25th New Orleans International Film Festival (USA)
6th Northern Wave International Film Festival (ICE)
20th L’Étrange International Film Festival (FRA)
6th Silicon Valley SciFi Short Film Festival (USA)
16th Sarasota International Film Festival (USA)
2nd Barranquilla International Film Festival (COL)
14th Independent Days Karlsruhe Filmfest (GER)
16th RiverRun International Film Festival (USA)
3rd Oak Cliff International Film Festival (USA)
42nd Festival of Nations (AUT)
6th Ljubljana International Short Film Festival (SLO)
17th Maine International Film Festival (USA)
13th St. Petersburg Debut & Student Filmfest (RUS)
3rd Feratum Intl. Fantastic Film Festival (MEX)
2nd Kitzbühel International Film Festival (AUT)
9th Harlem International Film Festival (USA)
12th Reykjavik Shorts & Docs Film Festival (ICE)
23rd Florida International Film Festival (USA)
13th Almerica en Corto Festival (SPA)
3rd Mumbai Shorts Film Festival (IND)
5th Capital City Film Festival (USA)
1st Youfilmaker Youth Short Film Festival (ITA)
9th International Short Film Festival of India (IND)
15th Seoul New Media Festival (KOR)
35th Fantafestival Rome (ITA)
7th Leiden Short Film Experience (NET)
4th Art All Night Film Festival – Trenton (USA)
7th Cryptshow Festival (SPA)
11th Filmsalat Kurzfilmfestival (GER)
12th Jameson Cinefest (HUN)
5th Ickle Film Festival (UK)
7th Baghdad International Film Festival (IRA)
8th Filmzeitkaufbeuren (GER)
10th Orland Film Festival (USA)
17th Youki Interntl. Youth Media Festival (AUT)
4th Hollyworms Kurzfilmtag (GER)
22nd International Film Festival Etudia&Anima (PL)
2nd Mov International Student Film Festival (BRA)
17th Bunter Hund Film Festival (GER) March 16
4th Secrets of the Heart Film Festival (NY)
4th Juggernaut Film Festival (USA)
6th Dortmund Tresen Film Festival (GER)
4th Philip K Dick Science Fiction Film Festival (USA)
17th Bunter Hund Short Film Festival Munich (GER)
41st Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival (USA)
27th Istanbul Short Film Festival (TUR)
18th Milano International Film Festival (ITA)

Reviews:
“A total discovery. Visionary, weird and yet simplistic like a good fable. Both timeless and timely!”
– Amy Dotson (IFP New York)

„The world has never seen a more unexpectedly poignant film about moving to New York City and drinking oneself into a depressed stupor before hitting rock bottom and returning home defeated once again. A less creative type would make a self-confessional drama about this subject, cast someone who kinda/sorta looks like them and embarrassingly romanticize this situation. But here, Rainer makes his depressed alcoholic person be a robot, while still delivering a truly emotional experience. Based on this short alone—and very unlike the lead character in his film—the future looks incredibly bright for Christoph Rainer.“
- Michael Tully (Hammer to Nail)

Credits:
Cast - Iris K. Shim, Joe LoGrippo
Written & Directed by Christoph Rainer
Cinematography by Michael McSweeney, Christoph Rainer
Music by David Furrer & A Silver Mt. Zion
Associate Production by Claudia Woelfl
Production by Maximilian Haslberger

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05:53 min 21. July 2014

The War on Work

a lecture in English

The U.S. government has spent trillions of dollars in recent decades attempting to combat poverty, yet the poverty rate has remained virtually unmoved. Why? As social economist Michael Tanner explains, the "War on Poverty" has both discouraged work and ensnared people in hardship. The "War on Poverty," it turns out, is actually a "War on Work." In five minutes, learn the truth about government's counterproductive efforts to eliminate poverty.

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06:15 min 22. August 2009

TARBOY animation - an epic, animated short film/ 2D Flash animation

a narrative film in English

Tarboy is an epic animated short film about explosions and fighting robots.
Facebook Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/JamesLeeAnimation
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/jameslee03

Music by Hania Zdunek: http://www.youtube.com/TheHaniaShow
Voice by Eric Gusky and Zack Gusky: http://www.voiceovertogo.com

SOUNDTRACK now available here: http://www.hanialee.com/?page_id=200

Sponsored by Newgrounds.com - Watch the FLASH version here http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/509092

Tarboy was completed in 2007 as part of my honors study at the Griffith FIlm School. It was my second real film, after completing Purged the year before.

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21:28 min 23. December 2014

Xatar in Prison: VICE INTL (Germany)

a report in German

Giwar Hajabi, aka Xatar, is a German rapper of Iranian descent who was released from Prison in December, 2014. He was originally sentenced to eight years in jail after robbing a gold transporter in 2009, stealing gold worth $2.2 million (and it's still missing). Previous offenses included breaking a playboy bunny's nose in Hugh Hefner's mansion during a trip to the USA, and alleged drug dealing during a stay in London. After the gold robbery, he fled to Iraq via Moscow where he was jailed, tortured, and finally handed over to Germany.

VICE Germany was the only camera team admitted during his stay in prison. In Xatar in Prison, we discuss his newly-found religious beliefs, follow him around during a typical day in jail, and attend a group therapy session. While assuring everyone that he has changed, his and his labels' music continue to spread messages of crime and violence. One of his most notorious music videos showed the exact circumstances of the gold robbery months before he actually committed the crime.

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11:17 min 21. June 2011

Everything is a Remix Part 3

a lecture in English

*** My new series, This is Not a Conspiracy Theory, is now live: http://www.thisisnotaconspiracytheory.com ***

Creativity isn't magic. Part three of this four-part series explores how innovations truly happen.

If you'd like to support my work, you can do so here: http://everythingisaremix.info/donate/

And you can send cryptocoins to these addresses:
Bitcoin: 17myfkig9gaDHS8HcnUgjwkHntyRohUuZb
Litecoin: LbAefJihYQMD4F3Az3EXDqFXNj56mYQCtQ
Peercoin: PBe7VYQsKTyoQhvcoMdt5oRzB261PBVQaS
Dogecoin: DD5pGYCDxv5BBqzUzDso4fHvGBUPZ6QTFD

Buy the music at: http://www.everythingisaremix.info/part-3-soundtrack/

Nelson and Valdez of Wreck and Salvage each produced videos inspired by Part 3. Check 'em out:
http://vimeo.com/25379446
http://vimeo.com/25382384

Visit us on the web: http://www.everythingisaremix.info
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/remixeverything
Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/everythingisaremix

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11:21 min 11. January 2015

He Took His Skin Off For Me

a narrative film in English

The story of a man who takes his skin off for his girlfriend, and why it probably wasn't the best idea...

BEHIND THE SCENES - https://vimeo.com/116467047

Please turn off the lights. Use headphones. Go full screen. It's worth it.

'He Took His Skin Off For Me' is a practical SFX fairytale. No CGI whatsoever. Based on the short story by Maria Hummer it is my grad film from the London Film School. It took myself and producer Fiona Lamptey 2 years, 217 Kickstarter backers and a whole lot of fake blood to pull off. SFX legend Colin Arthur (NeverEnding Story, 2001: A Space Odyssey) helped us achieve the impossible, allowing SFX Supervisor Jen Cardno and her team set a new standard for anatomical practical effects. Actor Sebastian Armesto (Anonymous, Pirates of the Caribbean) spent as long as 8hrs in makeup each day to bring this story to life. Alongside Anna Maguire (Saving Private Ryan, Parade's End) they both give us something wonderful, horrible and completely unique. I don’t want to tell people what the film should be. Even finding a genre to describe it is difficult. I want people to come to this film just like I came to the original story, completely unprepared.

If I can leave with one pearl of wisdom, though; if you take off your skin just to be with somebody? That’s only ever going to end messy…

Extra Materials
Behind the Scenes documentary (23mins) - https://vimeo.com/116467047
Maria Hummer reads her original story - vimeo.com/67548806
Early makeup tests - vimeo.com/67283889
Teaser Trailer (aka deleted scene) - vimeo.com/77898342
Condensed score by Mark Sayfritz - https://soundcloud.com/mark-dog-sayfritz/he-took-his-skin-off-for-me

FOR MORE, Check out-
http://hetookhisskinoffforme.com
facebook.com/HeTookHisSkinOffForMe
https://twitter.com/SkinShortFilm
https://benastondirector.com
https://twitter.com/BenAstonDir

ALSO, check out our other recent Sundance film and Vimeo Staff Pick 'Russian Roulette' https://vimeo.com/90733535 as well as our previous film 'Dinner and a Movie' https://vimeo.com/46071455. You can check out the wonderful writeup about the film by Rob Munday at SotW here - http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2015/01/12/he-took-his-skin-off-for-me/

AWARDS

WINNER: Best Student Film 2015: Short of the Week
WINNER: Best Production: Underwire 2015
WINNER: Audience Award: Toronto After Dark 2014
WINNER: Screentest London 2015 awards
NAMED: 21 best shorts of the 21st century - XFDR

OFFICIAL SELECTION

BFI London Film Festival 2014
Palm Springs International Shortfest 2014
Fantastic Fest 2014
London Short Film Festival 2015
Rhode Island International Film Festival 2014
St. Louis International Film Festival 2014
Cinequest International Film Festival 2015
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2015
Hollyshorts International Shortfest 2014
Underwire Women's Film Festival 2014
Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2014
Leeds International Film Festival 2014
Brussels International Short Film Festival 2015

PLUS

Paris International Fantastic Film Festival 2014 /Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival 2014 / Nitehawk Short Film Festival 2014 /Filmquest 2015 / FEST New Directors | New Films Festival / ComicCon 2015 / Crested Bute 2015 / Stanley Film Festival 2015 / Leiden International Film Festival 2015 / Meme Pas Peur Iternational short film festival 2015 / Horror dog Hotdog Short Film Festival / Golden Anteaters 2015 / British Shorts Film Festival 2015 / Imagine international film festival 2014 / Maryland 2014 / Down The Rabbit Hole Netherlands / Noci Cortin Film Festival 2014 / Knoxville Horror Film Festival 2014

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08:18 min 15. August 2014

Lars Von Trier : Son court-métrage réalisé à 14 ans !

an experimental film in no language

Un court-métrage de Lars Von Trier (Nymphomaniac) alors qu'il n'avait que 14ans. Réalisé en 1970, le projet de 8 minutes s'intitule "Hvorfor flygte fra det du ved du ikke kan flygte fra? Fordi du er en kujon" à traduire par "Pourquoi fuir quelque chose lorsqu'on sait qu'on ne peut pas fuir ? A cause de la lâcheté".

http://www.eklecty-city.fr/

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14:35 min 13. November 2012

It Felt Good to Have This Pain

a narrative film in English

WINNER - Best Short Film & Best Cinematography - 2013 Fresno Film Festival
WINNER - Best Cinematography - 2013 NoBudge Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2014 Melbourne Queer Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Emerging Filmmakers Forum
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Short Indies
OFFICIAL SELECTION - HollyShorts Monthly Screening Series

ONLINE PREMIERE - NoBudge

Follow on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/itfeltgoodtohavethispain

IT FELT GOOD TO HAVE THIS PAIN

Written, Directed, Produced, Photographed, Edited by Matt Latham

Sound and Co-Producer: Nick Toti

Starring: Anais Dg, Meredith Jane McCarty, Jimmy Sparks

Synopsis: June and Olivia are very close friends. When June develops romantic feelings for Olivia, their mutual inability to deal with it leads to an accident that kills June. The ghost of June returns to say what went unsaid in life.

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04:10 min 1. April 2016

Will Extreme Heat Force Penguin To Abandon Its Egg? - Africa - BBC

a documentary in English

These Penguins must protect their eggs from the African sun but will they all survive to see their chicks hatch?

Taken from Africa.

Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCEarth
BBC Earth YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BBCEarth

BBC Earth Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bbcearth (ex-UK only)
BBC Earth Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bbcearth

Visit http://www.bbc.com/earth/world for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos

This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.

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17:36 min 26. July 2009

James - Sundance 2009. Written & Directed by @ConnorClements.

a narrative film in English

Written & Directed by Connor Clements https://twitter.com/connorclements
https://www.facebook.com/shortfilmjames
Niall Wright as James https://twitter.com/#!/Niall_Wright

Northern Ireland - 2008
Shot at 720p on the JVC GY-HD200

Young James struggles as the outsider kid at his school. His teacher, Mr. Sutherland, is the only person he feels he can connect with. When James finally puts a voice to his feelings, Mr. Sutherland's response isn't what James had hoped for.

If you liked the film please share it with your social networks, blogs or websites. If you'd like to help support for my future work, I sell signed DVDs through my website http://www.connorclements.tv/

Best Northern Irish short, Belfast Film Festival 2008
Best First Irish Short 2nd Place, Galway Film Fleadh 2008
Best Short Gaze Dublin International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2008
Jury Award Best Student Short Palm Springs Shortfest 2008
Best Student Cinematography 2nd Place, Palm Springs Shortfest 2008
Best UK Short Iris Prize Festival 2008
Outlook Award Best LGBT Short Film 53rd Corona Cork Film Festival 2008
Award of Merit Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2008
Best International Short 17th Annual St Louis International Film Festival 2008
Bronze Palm Award, Mexico International Film Festival 2009
Best Foreign Film, NYC Downtown Short Film Festival 2009
Gold Kahuna Award Honolulu International Film Festival 2009
Best GLBT Short Breckenridge Film Festival 2009
Audience Award Breckenridge Film Festival 2009
Best Drama UK National Student Film Festival 2009
Grand Jury Award UK National Student Film Festival 2009
Best Short Film, Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival 2009
Best Short (Male) Fort Worth International Gay&Lesbian Film Festival 2009
Chessie Award Best Short Film, Cineslam Vermont 2009
Best Short, Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2009
Jury Prize for Best Short, Image+Nation LGBT Film Festival Montreal 2009
Best Screenplay, Grand OFF World Of Film Awards 2009
Best Short, Coming Of Age Movie Awards 2010

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07:57 min 14. June 2014

Mumma's Boy

a narrative film in English

no description found

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04:29 min 3. October 2014

!!RENEGADE!!

a narrative film in English

ACTION, ADVENTURE, ROMANCE all here for you in 3 minutes! Join Renegade as he Battles the Evil Dr. Monocle to save his Love Gwenyvier.
Renegade is an homage to the 1940's American pulp magazines, like Thrilling Wonder Stories, Terror Tales and Thrilling Mysterys. These magazines featured cover art by artist like Rudolph Belarski, Tom Blame and Earle Bergey who often drew thinly clothed heros and heroines fighting off mad scientist, druids, henchmen and goblins. Renegade is Pulp comic fun, with classic arch characters, romance and adventure.

http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2014/10/06/renegade/
http://www.apar.tv/cinema/film-les-genres/
http://geektyrant.com/news/bizarre-and-badass-short-film-renegade
http://io9.com/an-entire-and-completely-bonkers-pulp-movie-packed-in-1644341836/all

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04:04 min 25. August 2014

Melancomedy Presents: THE BOX

a narrative film in English

A short satirical movie about England's political approach to the 2014 Scottish referendum for independence.

Broadcasting from a secret, underground, military bunker, this political broadcast is aimed at the Scottish populace and seeks to persuade them to remain in the UK by informing them of a device simply known as 'The Box' - a device developed and maintained on English soil, that modulates the vocal communication for all of the UK.

This is the very first film by the creative collective 'Melancomedy'.

www.facebook.com/melancomedy

Melancomedy are: Andrew McBurney, Jody Whittle, Danny Rowe, John Wallace & Stacey Cross

Also featured on www.FilmShortage.com
www.http://filmshortage.com/dailyshortpicks/the-box/