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04:26 min 4. July 2013

TOYSHEN

an experimental film in no language

Short movie that deals with dead end situations in which we encounter in life.
In order to run away from those situations we frequently seek for shortcuts in life.
The Toyshen is a magical pyramid that has the power to change human’s destiny in a sec and for life.
Created as a film project by Miki Heldy.
HIT 2013

DIRECTED, EDITED AND PRODUCED BY MIKI HELDY
CINEMATOGRAPHY ITTAI MEYER
ACTING AND DANCING GAYA BEER GOROVICH
MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN ODED KOVACH
STYLING MIKI HELDY, REUT DOR
MAKE UP AND HAIR OR SAPIR
3D ANIMATION SHULTZ BUBERMEN
3D ANIMATION MOVIE BOARD TOMER BEN SHUSHAN
LIGHT B.RIMON AGENCIES

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01:40 min 11. July 2015

Vagabond Mutant Liquid

an experimental film in no language

Animated short film for Off The Air episode Liquid on Adult Swim
http://www.adultswim.com/videos/off-the-air/liquid
Produced by Dave Hughes, Cody DeMatteis and Alan Steadman
Written, Directed, Animated and Sculpted by Toby Stretch
http://www.tobystretch.com
Music - Great River Road by Zach Schimpf
https://zachschimpf.bandcamp.com
Production Assistants
Natalye Barrios
Karen Mahoney
David Gillespie
Duncan Smith
Eamon DeFabbia-Kane
Todd Crawford
Jay Tesla

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05:26 min 15. June 2013

Sometimes it is only in great darkness that we can fully see the light

an experimental film in no language

My work has been an attempt to create a visible void while still maintaining the form of portraiture - an observation of what is is infinite from the inside although finite from the outside.

Made by Soleil du Midi

The Flight
A poem by Sara Teasdale

Lyric soprano Jeffri Lynn Carrington
Music composed by Dent-de-Lion du Midi

Talent
Michael Roloff

Designskolen Kolding
Kolding School of Design
2013

More Information
alien.ch

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27:39 min 18. January 2012

GAYNIGGERS FROM OUTER SPACE

an experimental film in English

THE BEST MOVIE THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274518/

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09:09 min 16. September 2010

Somatic

an experimental film in English

Directed by Christian Weber
Featuring Corona Radiata by Nine Inch Nails.

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03:12 min 6. October 2012

Aquaphobia

an experimental film in English

Winner: Best Experimental Short, Intendence Film Festival 2013.
This poetic piece deals with l'appel du vide and ego-death as represented by the lure of the deep.

http://www.wedrinkitblack.com/aquaphobia

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03:44 min 17. April 2013

"Semantics" Short Film

an experimental film in English

"Semantics" is a collaborative film project by Ryan Chen and Anna Lydon.

Given the prompt "First impressions can often be misleading", we wanted to tell the story of how one is capable of falling out of love just as easily as one falls in love. This narrative follows a woman as her ordinary routine is interrupted when she enters into a new relationship. In the form of a vintage audio cassette tape, the narrator uses vowel sounds that corresponds with images from her life. These images, when paired with words, can also be misleading.

Music by Studiocanoe
Edited in Adobe PremierePro CS6

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07:47 min 27. March 2012

Once It Started, It Could Not End Otherwise | Future Shorts

an experimental film in English

Dir: Kelly Sears / US / 2011

Part disaster film, part Freudian animation, Once It Started... bears witness to a series of absurd and horrible disasters that strike an American high school, eerily mirroring larger political and social markers of the recent past.

Supported by the Rooftop Filmmakers' Fund. kellysears.com

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04:55 min 9. March 2011

BOUT (2011 - HD)

an experimental film in no language

BOUT - definition -
1. A short period of intense activity
2. An attack of illness or strong emotion
3. A wrestling or boxing match

A short animated film by Malcolm Sutherland in 2011. Animated in Toon Boom Studio 4.5

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10:04 min 20. July 2012

MEMENTO-MORI

an experimental film in no language

MEMENTO MORI'S WEBSITE

http://www.danielawayllace.be

ARTICLES ABOUT MEMENTO MORI
Revista The Mag- Human Rights UK
http://the-mag.net/bolivia-womens-rights-are-not-respected/
The European Independent Channel
http://euroifc.com/?p=3858
Festival de Cine sobre los Derechos Humanos- Sucre Bolivia
http://www.aldeacultural.com/blog/2013/07/23/festivalcinesucre2013_2/
Critica de Memento Mori en el 24 Festival Internacional de Sao Paulo, Brasil (kinoforum)
http://kinoforum.org.br/criticacurta/uma-quase-morte/
Awards:
Animacion, Premio Eduardo Abaroa del Ministerio de Culturas, Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, 2013
Best animation short, Corto Helvético al Femminile, Losone, Switzerland, 2013
Mención Especial del Colectivo Cartón, III Festival Internacional de Animacion La Tribu, Colectivo Carton, Argentina 2013
Mejor Cortometraje Experimental, IX Festival Internacional de Cine PASTO FICBA, Pasto, Colombia, 26-31 Agosto, 2013
Mencion especial Animacion SIMONA GESMUNDO CORTI D'ANIMAZIONE 2013,
Napoli-Italia,October 2013
CONCOURS SPÉCIAL FILM D'ANIMATION 2013 sur ARTE , 2ème prix des internautes :
Memento Mori de Daniela Wayllace Riguera (ENSAV La Cambre)
Mejor Sonido y Musica- Festival UNASUR 2014
Mejor animacion- Animandino 2014 Caracas-Venezuela

Festivals and projections, please check MEMENTO MORI's website in the festivals part

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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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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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08:28 min 21. October 2010

METACHAOS

an experimental film in no language

Alessandro Bavari: Camera Tremula 1, Noise Melange, XYZ Ocula Depth
Fulvio Sturniolo: Camera Tremula 2
Jeff Ensign aka Evolution Noise Slave: Sonic Harmonium

Format: Pal Widescreen 1050x576
Duration: 8:27 mins

Prizes

- Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica 2011.
- Special Award IED at Skepto International Film Festival.
- Best Experimental Film at the 2nd Stortford Film Festival.
- Best Direction Prize at the Cinemavvenire Video Festival.
- 1° Prize Art Lab at the Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte.
- 1° Prize ex aequo at the Corto Dorico Short Film Festival + a Special Mention Prize.
- Best Design Prize at the 13th Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams.
- Finalist as Best Direction at the Animago Award.
- Finalist at the Bolzano Short Film Festival.

http://www.alessandrobavari.com/
info@alessandrobavari.com

SINOPSYS
Metachaos, from Greek Meta (beyond) and Chaos (the abyss where the eternally-formless state of the universe hides), indicates a primordial shape of ameba, which lacks in precise morphology, and it is characterized by mutation and mitosis.
In fact the bodies represented in METACHAOS, even though they are characterized by an apparently anthropomorphous appearance, in reality they are without identity and conscience. They exist confined in a spaceless and timeless state, an hostile and decadent hyperuranium where a fortress, in perpetual movement, dominates the landscape in defense of a supercelestial, harmonic but fragile parallel dimension. In its destructive instinct of violating the dimensional limbo, the mutant horde penetrates the intimacy of the fortress, laying siege like a virus. Similar to the balance of a philological continuum in human species, bringing the status of things back to the primordial broth.

STATEMENT
METACHAOS is a multidisciplinary audio-visual project, articulated in a short film, a set of photography (http://www.alessandrobavari.com/english/Metachaos-photographies/gallery_Metachaos-photographic_series.htm) and mix-technique paintings. The purpose of the project is to represent the most tragic aspects of the human nature and of its motion, such as war, madness, social change and hate. An accretion of feelings that are metaphorically represented by specific visual forms, which are abstract conceptually, but concrete and tangible formally. The application of acid and monochromatic tints, besides the strong contrasts, makes everything intentionally more oppressive and tragic.

In order to obtain a more immersive and plausible version, the shot was taken adopting the camera live technique. The extreme and frenetic motion of the shoulder camera, similar to the subjective one, becomes a main constant, so that, along with the persisting cuts used to edit the video, create a bigger sense of instability and danger. In fact, thanks to the dissemination of Technology, it is possible to notice that the unconscious-esthetic potential of the shots available on Youtube, characterized by a pseudo-documentary and amateur approach, often offer an unexpected emotional involvement, which trigger an exhibitionistic-voyeuristic interchange between the author and the consumer.

The irrational gesture and action of the bodies, as if a collective form of madness controlled them, are inspired by artists like Bosch and Bruegel who, between the ‘400 and ‘500, produced an iconography where irrational images show sickly madness and pain.

The project has been realized using different techniques: live shots taken in discharged industrial sites, CGI animations, tracking and motion captures, besides various other analogical ones.

American Jeff Ensign, aka Evolution Noise Slave composed the original sound track, which has been progressively updated during the video production. The musical score was inspired by 6 separate pieces Jeff had previously created that were then combined into a hybrid. The composition was also based in part from a sonic interpretation of the ideas presented in Antonin Artaud’s the Theater and Cruelty overlaid on Bavari’s images.

JURY STATEMENT FROM PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA 2011.

Alessandro Bavari’s “Metachaos” is an impressive display of the amazing graphics that can be produced with leading-edge hardware and software. The 8-minute clip begins with a sequence of clear, geometric forms that suggest a serene world. But it doesn’t take long until it’s apparent that this was just the calm before the storm. Shadowy creatures and shockingly grotesque figures intrude into this domain rendered in black & white and sepia tones and rip it to pieces. Using the interplay of light and shadow, intentionally shaky camera movements and quick cuts, Bavari takes us on a tour de force through an unsettling imaginary cosmos that grips viewers and doesn’t let them loose. In addition to its extraordinary visuals, “Metachaos” features an impressive composed soundscape of incredibly concentrated intensity—noise elements paired with driving beats, panic-stricken screams, the rattling of bones and gale-force winds.

While some of as did not necessarily share the apocalyptic view of this film, we found that it left the most indelible impression. Narrowly passing through the first round, it grew on us, so that on repeated viewing it miraculously made its way to the top.
What starts as a cinematic, kinetik, yet clean field of geometry and bodies, gradually evolves, or devolves, into the artist’s vision of a nightmarish black-and-white world created by a continual collision of the human and the architectural form. It finally culminates in a screaming dance among the ruins. In a impressive virtuoso tour de force, Alessandro Bavari creates a constant mêlée of grime, projectile muck and dust among collapsing spaces at the stage for metamorphosing human bodies with branching limbs that seem constantly to break the architectural environment apart. Zombies with missing limb sand decaying skin and faces sometimes stand around listlessly and other times appear to engage in orgasmic sex. The human forms become insect-like and multiply in hordes across the building forms. Dust particles and snakes of turbolent, ferrous liquid finally explode into an apocalyptic ocean of flotsam and sludge.
Bavari’s few collaborators helped shape what the credit call “camera tremula” (shaky, documentary-style camera) and sound design. We commend his dedication to a singular artistic vision that is grounded in his practice as a photographer. This is a representation of a caustic end of the world, a world of a audible pain and hopeless destruction rendered with a disturbing reference to 80s-style computer-generated animation as well as 60s “actionism”.

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05:35 min 9. September 2010

Umbra (HD - 2010)

an experimental film in English

An explorer adventures into an unknown world, yet it seems that he has been there before.
A short animated film directed by Malcolm Sutherland in 2010. With music by Alison Melville and Ben Grossman, and foley by Leon Lo. Sound design / mix by Malcolm Sutherland.

The animation is all hand-drawn; a mix of drawing / pastels on paper and digital animation with Toonboom Studio and a wacom cintiq tablet, assembled in After Effects 7 and edited in Sony Vegas 8.