Folksonomy | Short Films is a structured repository of digital culture and creative practice. en-au Creative Commons License: (cc), Simon Perkins Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:05:01 +1000 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:05:01 +1000 Constellations 2.0 60 Cognitive closure and the price of certainty during times of fear and anxiety mdash like for example right now mdash everybody rsquo s need for closure increases We tend to make judgments more quickly regardless of the facts We rsquo re also drawn to leaders who are decisive and paint solutions in simple terms After the attacks of Sept 11 2001 Dr Kruglanski and his team of researchers found that as the color-coded terrorism threat system increased support for President George W Bush went up accordingly The more uncertain our world seems the more we compensate by seeking out certainty Daniele Anastasion 1 November 2016 The New York Times Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:05:01 +1000 Colloque de chiens Monique apprend que sa m egrave re n est pas sa vraie m egrave re Agrave partir de maintenant plus rien ne sera pareil Fri, 26 May 2017 13:03:10 +1000 Kung Fury nostalgic homage to 1980s retro style Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:59:59 +1000 Lights Out scary low-budget horror short film becomes feature Based on a short film made for a UK-based film challenge by Swedish director David F Sandberg and his wife Lotta Losten the two were more than surprised that their 162-second movie mdash that didn t win best film mdash went viral generating the attention of millions including Hollywood and famed horror producer James Wan Catherine Chapman 29 April 2016 The Creators Project Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:36:26 +1000 Jean-Luc Godard s first film Une Femme Coquette 1955 The film based on a Guy De Maupassant short story was Godard s first shot at a narrative It s often listed as lost by biographers and the find is tremendously significant for French New Wave enthusiasts There are also several easter eggs in the work for Godard fans the director cameos two minutes in the story is later re-adapted in Godard s 1966 film Masculin F eacute minin and the work itself is credited to his film-critic pseudonym Hans Lucas Just five years after shooting Une Femme Coquette Godard would release his early masterpiece Breathless There is so much of the energy of that latter work in this earlier vision shot on a borrowed 16mm camera William Earl 18 February 2017 Indiewire Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:46:27 +1000 The Phone Box allegory about the consequences of dehumanisation In a bland square in Madrid some workers who are wearing a strange uniform are installing a phone box Some moments later an anonymous citizen after taking his son to the school bus gets trapped in the box for no understandable reason As the day goes by all kind of strangers go there to see the strange event some of them try to free him others make fun of him hellip Everyone looks interested in this little man After a distressing delay full of surrealistic moments the trapped man is taken to a strange factory full of thousands of phone boxes In each one a single corpse is trapped in some strange ritual The movie ends with a new phone box in another square of the city Aaron Rodriguez World Cinema Directory Antonio Mercero 1972 La Cabina The Phone Box -phone booth location Calle de Rodr iacute guez San Pedro 5 Madrid Spain http filmap tumblr com post 98879196634 la-cabina-antonio-mercero-1972-phone-booth-calle Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:50:41 +1000 Zbigniew Rybczynski New Book The screen is divided into nine different squares Each representing one place The uniting element of all the actions is a book passed from one hand to the other All stories run parallel as if in realtime yet linked in a linear way at the same time through the narrative of the action Fig 1 Zbigniew Rybczy amp 324 ski 1975 Nowa Ksi amp 261 amp 380 ka New Book 35mm short film 10 26 SMFF Se ndash Ma ndash For Lodz Poland Wed, 10 Dec 2014 23:42:51 +1000 A series of short videos exploring augmented reality hypermediacy Hyper ndash Reality is a series of short films exploring a future city saturated with technology and media It is an extension and re ndash imagining of the Augmented hyper Reality project this time set in Medell iacute n Colombia Keiichi Matsuda 2013 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:50:11 +1000 Hollow An Interactive Documentary Hollow is a web ndash based documentary and participatory project that examines the future of rural America through the residents of West Virginia s McDowell County the project is also primer for how to make the most of the college experience ndash Director Elaine McMillion leveraged resources at Emerson College where she was earning an MFA to produce Hollow Shannon Carroll 6 September 2013 PBS Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:09:42 +1000 Mike Leigh The Short And Curlies 1987 The Short amp Curlies is a short film written and directed by Mike Leigh It stars Alison Steadman Wendy Nottingham Sylvestra Le Touzel and David Thewlis The short 18 minute film made after three weeks rehearsal concerns a chatty hairdresser Betty Alsion Steadman her shy daughter Charlene Wendy Nottingham and one of her customers Joy Sylvestra Le Touzel Joy works in a chemist s shop and is chatted up by Clive David Thewlis ndash in the first of his three Leigh roles Romance ensues in a Thatcherite England a great little watch for a sunny afternoon Calum Sager 10 April 2013 Spilt Milk Sat, 28 Jun 2014 08:39:26 +1000 Voice Over a short film about what is to become Sun, 29 Dec 2013 09:14:23 +1000 Bunny tale of a cranky elderly bunny baking in her kitchen when a pesky moth flies in to disturb her lonely late-night activity Fig 1 Chris Wedge 1998 Bunny Blue Sky Studios Tue, 24 Dec 2013 22:26:59 +1000 ShortsTV short film cable and satellite television channel ShortsTV is the global home to short film where short stories come to life in stunning high definition Available across the USA and Europe the channel brings audiences captivating contemporary short form content from filmmakers across six continents Following unprecedented growth in the demand for short films it is now available to 40 million homes and is successfully entertaining over 11 million subscribers ShortsTV is a world ndash leading short film media group designed with movie enthusiasts and experimental lean forward viewers in mind Combining cutting edge short films with new spectacular HD technology audiences of all ages can expand their viewing pleasure from the comforts of their own home or on the move through mobile devices ShortsTV obtains only high quality live action animation and documentary movies from the world s most famous film festivals and independent suppliers Through the acquisition of these films the channel offers professional short filmmakers an unparalleled commercial medium to develop their careers ShortsTV is owned and operated by Shorts International Ltd headquartered in London with its US head office in Los Angeles Since 2006 Shorts International has produced the OSCAR Nominated Short Film theatrical release distributing it to cinemas across North America and Europe with its special global media partners In 2008 Shorts International became one of the earliest iTunes movie partners bringing hundreds of the world s best independent shorts to the iTunes audience years before the iTunes Movie Store launched The films are now available in 54 countries worldwide Sun, 15 Sep 2013 09:23:23 +1000 David Reid s 1993 short film Traffic Island A disturbing drama A group of rough young men walk down a deserted dark street at night drinking and boasting about a fight they ve just been in Kev the younger brother isn t drinking and obviously feels uncomfortable with the situation He sees someone lying on a traffic island and they cross over to investigate It s an old man conscious but not talking Scaz Jax and Marty start hassling him looking for money and generally intimidating him Kev suggests they try to get help and makes an attempt to wave down passing cars Scaz pulls a knife on the old man and threatens to give him a hiding The old man wets himself in fear and Marty decides to give him a shower Kev disgusted with his brother Marty punches him Marty retaliates and Kev falls heavily Scaz and Jax taunt Marty as they walk away Marty checks Kev is all right and leaves him saying he had to do it otherwise what would his friends think As Kev lies there crying the old man sits up and pats him on the shoulder Thu, 22 Aug 2013 23:53:55 +1000 Hamburg International Short Film Festival Since its foundation 28 years ago the Hamburg International Short Film Festival has been celebrating short films as an independent art form while offering an opportunity for film makers from all over the world to get in touch with an eager audience and with each other The International Competition mirrors current global aesthetic tendencies and narrative structures The German Competition offers an overview of the state of the nation s short films and film academies Sat, 27 Jul 2013 17:33:24 +1000