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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

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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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06:00 min 17. March 2011

Noise

an experimental film in no language

www.kijekadamski.com
Film inspired by the theoretic work of George Berkeley and basics of synesthetic perception.
It's a game of imagination provoked by sound. Individual sounds penetrating into the apartment of the main character relieved of their visual designates evoke images distant from its origins.
Now full film is online.

video - Kijek/Adamski
audio - Grzegorz Mańko
trumpet solo - Tomasz Stańko
cast - Wojciech Juchniewicz, Tomasz Stańko, Leszek Musiał, Izabela Pągowska, Oleh Kryzhanovskyy
production manager - Małgorzata Kozioł
make up - Magdalena Prusińska
crane operators - Marcin Weber, Janusz Dybowski
gaffer (stairwell scene) - Łukasz "Czacza" Proch
artistic supervision - Hieronom Neumann

Production © 2011
Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich - Studio Munka, TVP S.A.
With financial participation of Polish Film Institute
Thanks to: AGICOA, Canon, Joanna Kijek, Katarzyna Wiechowska
Realized as a part of "Young Animation" program (edition 2008/2009) with The Artistic Board: Marcin Kobylecki, Krzysztof Kiwerski, Maria Niedziółka, Marek Serafiński, Alina Skiba, Mariusz Wilczyński, Tomasz Wolf

More at
http://kijekadamski.blogspot.com/2010/12/noise-preview-screens.html and
http://kijekadamski.blogspot.com/2010/08/noise-making-of.html.

MAJOR SCREENINGS:
Animator Festival, Poznań
Warsaw Film Festival
DOK, Leipzig
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Anima Mundi, Rio de Janeiro
Anifest Festival, Praha
Interfilm, Berlin
Kiev International Short Film Festival
Festival "Premiers Plans" in Angers
Gulf Film Festival, Dubai
Festival Internacional Cine de Huesca
Festival des Nouveaux Cinémas, Paris
The Short Shorts Festival, Tokyo
Eurasian Film Festival, NYC
Anibar International Animation Festival, Peć
Reikäreuna Film Festival, Orivesi
29 Cine de Bogota
XXIV Fano Film Festival
"2 in 1" Festival of Contemporary Cinema, Moscow
31st Uppsala International Short Film Festival
Kaohsiung Film Festival
LIAF, London
CutOut Fest, Querétaro
Unlimited - Das Europäische Kurzfilmfestival, Cologne
22nd Madrid Experimental Cinema, Madrid
38th Badalona Film festival, Badalona
Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden
Tabor Film Festival
Beauvais Film Festival
"Żubroffka", Białystok
Animateka Festival, Ljubljana
Animated Dreams Film Festival, Tallin
Festival of Contemporary Music & Media Art MIGZ, Moscow
River Film Festival, Padova
Dokumanimo, Moscow
Roanne Film Festival
Jour le plus Court, NYC
Thess International Film Festival, Thessaloniki
Brasil Stop Motion International Festival, Recife
International Short Film Competition of the Festival Tous Courts, Aix-en-Provence
Stoptrik Festival, Maribor
Festival International du Film D'Animation "Animatou", Genève
5th CinEast, Luxembourg
Ozu International Film Festival, Sassuolo
9° Sedicicorto International Film Festival, Forlì
Lund Intl. Fantastik Film Festival
Festival international du court métrage de Lille
27e Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest
InVideo - International Exhibition of Video Art and Cinema Beyond, Milan
33rd Durban International Film Festival
CineFiesta, Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Puerto Rico, Caguas
5th International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, Lviv
Imaginaria film festival, Conversano
Festival Internacional de Cortos Metrajes "La Boca Del Lobo", Madrid
Scratch! International Animation Film Festival, Lecce
7th Sardinia Film Festival, Sassari
Filmets Badalona Film Festival, Spain, Badalona
10th In The Palace International Film Festival, Sofia
Fest Anča Festival, Žilina
24th Istanbul International Short Film Festival, Istambul

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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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07:36 min 5. December 2013

SYMMETRY - A PALINDROMIC FILM

an experimental film in no language

Graduation project.

This film has been written symmetrically:
the second half is strictly like the first, but played backwards and mirrored.
The second part doesn't act like a simple rewinding, but as the following of the first.
It explores all sorts of symmetry: compositions, shapes, sounds and music, scenario, colors, actions, time...

Written, directed & edited by Yann Pineill
Music by Cliff Martinez & Joseph Haydn
Starring Edouard Sanville, Daphné Sanville & Romane Pineill

http://parachutes.tv/

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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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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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02:19 min 7. August 2013

The Abramovic Method Practiced by Lady Gaga

an experimental film in no language

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At a three-day retreat in upstate New York, Marina instructed Lady Gaga in the Abramovic Method--a series of exercises designed to heighten participants' awareness of their physical and mental experience in the present moment.

Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI) will be the first space dedicated to practicing the Abramovic Method, which prepares participants to both perform and observe long durational work.

For more about the Abramovic Method, see our website (http://bit.ly/176oqto) and this video from Bonsai TV (http://bit.ly/14z2ZVO).

Visit Marina Abramovic Institute on Twitter (twitter.com/hudsonMAI) and Facebook (facebook.com/MAIhudson).

For more information or press requests, e-mail contact@MAI-hudson.org

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04:55 min 29. July 2015

L'Œil du Cyclone

an experimental film in no language

EZ3kiel "L'Œil du Cyclone" Video clip
Director and animation Masanobu Hiraoka

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02:23 min 16. June 2015

The Exquisite Corpse Project 2

an experimental film in no language

The Exquisite Corpse Project 2 is a motion graphics piece directed by Michael Waldron and created by a group of artists from around the world. It debuted at this years Motion Conference in Santa Fe. The idea was to create a piece of art that you share with another artist. That artist has to figure out how to seamlessly transition into their piece and then they hand off their work to another artist. This repeats until the final animation is complete.

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04:15 min 18. November 2014

Light Motif

an experimental film in no language

Prix Ars Electronica 2014, Honorary Mention. Special Mention and Tele5 Special Award at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2015. Awarded at Multivision 2014 for "The Best Music Interpretation". Special Distinction at Animanima 2015. Special Mention at Athens Animfest 2015. 2nd place on East-West Art Award Competition 2015.
Official Selection at Siggraph Asia, Clermont-Ferrand, Aspen Shortsfest, Ann Arbor, Oberhausen, Anima Mundi, Encounters, Giffoni, European Film Festival of Lille, Vienna Independent Shorts, Future Film Festival, Animatou, Message to Man, Motion+, Giraf, Future Shorts, Videoformes, ArtFutura, Fest Anca Slovakia, OFF Odense, Anim'est Bucharest, Milwaukee Film Festival, Anilogue, Tehran Short Film Festival, Short Shorts Tokyo, BAMkids Film Festival, Children’s Film Festival Seattle, Nice Short Film Festival, Lahore International Childrens Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, Interfilm Berlin...
Screened at TED Talks, Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Theater, Mercedes-Benz Museum, CCCB Barcelona, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Erarta Museum, MAMAC of Nice, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, ICFFI Hyderabad, Transnumeriques, Tampere Film Festival, Anima Brussels, Holland Animation Film Festival, Fantasia Film Festival...
Featured on The CreatorsProject, STASH Magazine, CreativeReview, FACT Magazine, Fubiz, Design Indaba, Journal du Design, Artribune...

Light Motif is conceived as a synaesthetic experience based on a visual transposition of Music for 18 Musicians – Section II, by the American composer Steve Reich. The ambition of the film is to cinematically capture the extraordinary life force that animates this essential work of contemporary music by offering a truly hypnotic experience where music can be “seen”.
The inspiration for the project stems from the relationship between music and the visual arts, illustrated by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Oskar Fischinger, Norman McLaren or John Whitney. These works try to establish precise connections between sounds, shapes, colors and movements, to visually translate the concepts of rhythm, melody, harmony, pitch, timbre and intensity. Light Motif proposes applying the construction principles of Steve Reich’s compositions to visual language.
Rigorously architected, his compositions are based on the repetition of short melodic patterns subjected to the gradual processes of dephasing, lengthening pattern, rhythmic saturation and tonal changes. The result of these subtle variations in the repetitions is a sound texture in constant transformation. The listener passes progressively from a polyphonic perception to a global perception, from the perception of a discontinuous sound phenomenon to a continuous one. In Light Motif it is this perceptual phenomenon that is transcribed into images.
Procedural generation techniques are used to transpose the motifs and compositional processes into a semi-abstract visual form made of colored lights and geometric shapes.
Light Motif explores the possibilities of synergy between music and image through a subjective experience that can speak directly to the subconscious of the viewer.

Producer / Director / Editor / CG Supervisor: Frédéric Bonpapa
Music: Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians, Section II. Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians. Used by permission of Boosey & Hawkes UK Ltd.
Character Modeler: Eric Prebende
Character TD: Frédéric Bonpapa
Character Animators: Barthélémy Boirot, Frédéric Bonpapa, Mathilde Fabry, Romain Pamart
FX Animators: Olivier Barré, Frédéric Bonpapa, Jon Uriarte.
Shading / Lighting TD: Frédéric Bonpapa
Compositors: Frédéric Bonpapa, Jon Uriarte

© 2014 Frédéric Bonpapa

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05:40 min 30. June 2010

cosmos - a microfilm (extended version)

an experimental film in no language

The Extended Version of João Paulo Simões's microfilm 'cosmos'.
From the generic theme of poverty, the director conceived a cinematic take on social exclusion which suggests the outlines of a more personal drama - part gritty observation, part poetic celebration of motherhood.

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08:30 min 21. March 2015

OFFF Quebec 2015 by Jean-Paul Frenay

an experimental film in no language

They say you should observe a piece of art deeply to understand its concept and interpret it in your own way, we think that Jean-Paul Frenay took this idea and twisted it into something even bigger than just an interpretation. He made sure to create an introspective “sarcastic” adventure.

We were so astonished when we received this and proud to present to you a visual piece communicating social behaviors in different sceneries that will put you into a hypnotic experience.

Ladies and gentleman, OFFF on Tour’s second edition in Quebec Main Titles 2015 by Jean-Paul Frenay!

A Bang Bang Club Production

Written and Directed by Jean-Paul Frenay
Executive Producer: Geoffroy Rouffiange
DOP: Francois Starr
Editor: Aaron Fuks
VFX: Prodigious CGI
Music: "Evox" by 2ND GEN (Written by Wajid Yaseen & Alice Kemp)
Sound Design & Mixing: Combustion

www.frenayjp.be

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04:44 min 24. July 2015

BIOSPHERE

an experimental film in no language

Animation & Visual Arts by Tatyana Zabanova (Tatasz)
Original Soundtrack by Matías Schwartz (Lemmonias)

BIOSPHERE, a fractal animation by Tatyana Zabanova
29 may. 2015

Links:
Tatyana Zabanova: Fractal Artist
- http://tatasz.deviantart.com/
- https://www.behance.net/tatyanazabanova
- https://www.facebook.com/tataszabanova/timeline

Matías Schwartz: Composer
- http://lemmonias.bandcamp.com/
- https://matiaschwartz.bandcamp.com/

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06:12 min 15. February 2012

For The Remainder

an experimental film in no language

An atmospheric and vague, painterly animated short that envisions a view upon an old house cat who bids farewell to his home in his final moments.
Done as my graduation film from Bezalel Art Academy.

Story: Omer Ben David & Or Garmolin
Soundtrack: onili (www.onili.com)

Check for more: http://www.hoopoedream.com/#!for-the-remainder/jvap7