Check√Out
by Bobby Marinelli
00:10:21 | 2013
Hudson, Florida
Country : USA









Synopsis
Kelly and Allison are two twenty something grocery store employees who find out that the best friendships blossom when they are most needed. Kelly, a bagger who has Downs Syndrome requests some time to talk to Allison, her manager about a promotion. During their meeting Allison fails to give Kelly the respect she deserves.

BOBBY MARINELLI - Writer/Director
Bobby Marinelli is a writer/director and production designer from Tampa, FL. In 2006 he graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Telecommunication Production.  Soon after he began working in television, with production credits on Discovery Channel's Miami Ink and Dual Survival and TLC’s What Not to Wear.  In 2010 he received his MFA in Film Production from Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts.  His thesis project “Waking Eloise,” which he co-wrote and directed, has won, among other honors, a College Television Award for comedy short, and the Grand Jury Prize for a short at Dances With Films. It was also chosen for the American Pavilion's Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at Cannes.  As “Waking Eloise” continues to screen at festivals worldwide, Bobby works as Production Designer and Art Director on feature films, including Roswell FM and The Rambler.







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by Sandra Araújo (s-ara)
00:04:12 | 2013
HD | Screen Format 16:9
Country : Portugal



sandra araújo aka s-ara
s-ara is a visual artist that spent endless hours shooting at monsters and strolling through mazes. So, it only felt natural for her to evolve through an experimental and explorative process of the visual culture of video games and popular gif files in her animations. She still plays old school computer games.

artist statement:
Video games are a pervasive media that are influencing a wide range of social and cultural practices, so it only felt natural for Sandra Araújo to evoke them for inspirational source. The endless hours shooting at monsters and strolling through mazes heavily influenced her discourse and aesthetic when she first pursued photography as the medium of choice to complete her academic studies. Nevertheless, in a single-shot image the visual and audio immersiveness of video games got lost in the threads of the creative process. In order to achieve some of the interaction and game play qualities of video game she became involved into 2D computer animation. That gave her the opportunity of mashing-up iconic video game characters and scenarios with 8bit music. The gif format is also used for its animation abilities and widespread browser integration. It also resembles game patterns and gives it a playfulness feel and nonsense aura by splattering different mediums into a single-channel video screening. When trying to sum up that work / play affair she says,
ʻThe main purpose is to create animations that evolve through an experimental and explorative process of the visual culture of video games and the spread of popular gif files. That aesthetic choice reflects and reiterates lo-fi quality and bug / glitch images of early computer games.ʼ She still plays old school video games. Sandra Araújo is a visual artist undergoing the MA in Artistic Studies – Theory and Critic of Art program at Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Porto. Her experimental animations have been screened mostly in independent film and new media festivals across Europe, Canada and the United States.





Best Man
by Tomer Werechson
00:05:30 | 2013
HD | Screen Format 16:9
Country : Israel









Tomer Werechson
Tomer Werechson is a Tel Aviv university film and television graduate. During his studies he has written and directed many short films that were screened at festivals around the world and won many awards . These days he works as an assistant director at TTV productions and is the head of the video department of the Tel Aviv university student association.

synopsis
On his way to his best friend's wedding Hezi's car gets stuck. After driving for hours in the opposite direction, fortetting to pick up the groom and almost running over a bum on a bike , he arrives on time and proves that he is somebody you can count on kind of.....




ZWEIBETTZIMMER
(Double Occupancy)
by Fabian Giessler
00:09:23 | 2013
HD | Screen Format 16:9
Country : Germany









Fabian Giessler
born 1980 in Germany. He studied Media Art and Design at Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany, and produced several short films that were presented and honored on international Film Festivals. He works as freelance Filmmaker and lecturer for Film and Animation at the Bauhaus Film-Institute as part of the Bauhaus-University. He lives in Weimar together with his wife and little son.


synopsis
Two old men share a hospital room, in which the window is the only connection to the outside world and thus becomes a highly demanded resource. "Double Occupancy" is a parable about the greed of man - an animated intimate play about the power of imagination and illusion.


director's note

The Screenplay is based on a short story by German author Wolfdietrich Schnurre (1920-1989) - The story about a universal conflict between two static characters was inspiring! I decided to create an animation that reflects a problem of today's society: The greed of man. For me it was even more than that – the story circles around a self-reflexive layer about storytelling and the power of imagination. On the other hand I wanted to show human abysses: What is the slightest difference between two people that causes the desire for killing?

team
Written, directed & produced by Fabian Giessler
Animation: Uwe Fährmann, Tobias Gembalski
Background design: Fabian Giessler
Voices: Kaspar Eichel, Freimut Götsch, Roswitha Dost
Voice recording: Philip Hansmann
Sound design: Kilian Görl
Music: Fabian Giessler

Web:
www.zweibett-film.de





Eye Candy
by Neerav Doshi
00:05:18 | 2013
HD | Screen Format 16:9
Country : India
 
 

 
Neerav Doshi
An Animation film maker and illustrator, Neerav loves watching films and meeting new people. He believes in creative collaboration. He has studied Visual Communication at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. He is keen to explore new domains where animation can be applied.

synopsis
 A short film about a boy obsessed with a pair of spectacles! The film shows how the boy's "vision" changes through his adventures.




Mr. Bear
by Andr?s Rosende
00:14:15 | 2012
HD | Screen Format 1:2:35
Country : USA









Andr?s Rosende
(Santiago de Compostela Spain 09/21/1980) Received his M.F.A. in Film from Columbia
University in New York. His film "Escape? premiered at the 2010 Sitges International Film Festival and it has
gone on to numerous festivals. "Mr. Bear" is his latest film. Andres has also co-written several feature
screenplays. Among them Christmas Kills an action comedy was quarterfinalist in the Nicholls Fellowship in
Screenwriting.

synopsis
It’s Christmas again: family presents parties…
the worst time of the year for Steve. Driving through New York City for Christmas Eve dinner
his car brakes down and he accidentally stumbles upon a crime scene. Mistaken for the notorious
cleaner Mr. Bear Steve has to face a difficult choice: dismember and get rid of some bodies
or become a corpse himself.





NGUTU
by Felipe Del Olmo & Daniel Valledor
00:4:54 | 2012
HD | Screen Format 16:9
Country : Spain










Daniel Valledor
(Caracas Venezuela 10/07/1983) Graduated in both Media Studies and Advertising he specialised in film direction at TAI and as a cinematographer at ECAM. He works as a DOP for short films documentaries and editorial video earning various awards. In 2006 he directed his first short film “Lebensraum”. “Ngutu” is his second work as a director.

Felipe Del Olmo
(Madrid Spain 04/13/1985) Graduated in Media Studies at Universidad Europea de Madrid. Works as a videoclip and editorial video director. He also writes and directs his own short films: “Serse” (2003) “Pies desnudos corazón roto” (2005) “Alas de papel” (2006) “Noche de rayos” (2010) and “Ngutu” (2012) winning various awards for his work.

synopsis
Ngutu is a newspaper street vendor who hardly sells any copies at all. Resentful, he starts watching the passersby closely in order to make progress in his business.





Umbrella Factory
by Lexie Findarle Trivundza & Nick Trivundza
00:4:00 | 2013
HD
Country : USA




synopsis
The Umbrella Factory is an animated short film based on the horror short story, The Monkey’s Paw, by W.W. Jacobs. It is about a traveler that one evening knocked upon the door of three brothers. Asking for a place to stay, as he has nowhere else to go, he offers them his magic talisman for payment in exchange for room and board to come in out of the pouring rain. What the brothers learn is that the talisman is capable of granting three wishes. But they must be careful for what they wish for. The Umbrella Factory was created by Naissance creative lab and directed by Lexie and Nick Trivundza. It perfectly resembles the horror story with classic drawn characters in animation. The music is a strong factor in creating it’s macabre mood, also the alternation of colors in the general scheme is very fluidly completing the narrative part.




Zombierama
by Marilina Sanchez
00:7:00 | 2013
HD | Screen Format 16:9
Country : Argentina









Nationality: Argentina
Production: Caramba Estudio, Marilina Sánchez Director: Ariel López, Nano Benayón Script: Ariel López, Nano Benayón Cinematography: Ariel López, Nano Benayón Music: Nicolás Di Paolo Editing: Ariel López, Diego Gambarotta Animation: Ariel López, Nano Benayón, Marcelo Melillo, Martín Urquijo

synopsis
On March 24, 1976 begins a dictatorship in Argentina. Along seven years the military government kills 30,000 people and installs a macabre system that deepens social and economic injustices. Coincidentally, that day, Buenos Aires is invaded by a group of zombies. The plague grows, spreading fear and desolation in the city, and reaches the peak in the Nineties.



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