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Berliner

An ode with elegiac tones that celebrates the German capital through the faces of its inhabitants and the intimacy of their homes.

0 – 5 | 2014 | Anthropology | Turkey | Video Art | Visual Poem

“Friendliness”: this is the word that, according to young Turkish director Elif Kalkan, best describes Berlin. And it is exactly around this feeling that the “visual-spatial juxtapositions” of this “school project” (Bahçeşehir Üniversites // Juxtapositions Project 2014) revolve around. Accompanied by Clint Mansell‘s melancholic music, this “visual poem” celebrates the German capital by searching an…

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Schermata 2014-09-07 alle 23.17.48

The Sand Storm

A sci-fi dystopian tale set in Beijing during a water shortage. Starring Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, the short led to some controversies during its development.

2014 | 5 - 10 | China | Dystopia | Sci-Fi | Special FX

There are many interesting facts about The Sand Storm. First of all, the protagonist is Ai Weiwei, one of the most important artists in the world- his presence, however, led to some controversies. In addition, director Jason Wishnow has been the director of the TEDTalks for years, and is considered to be one of the most…

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The surreal animations of Jan Švankmajer

As the Milano Film Festival hosts a retrospective on Jan Švankmajer, we take a look at the career of the great Czech director and animator.

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When The Guardian asked Terry Gilliam to pick his ten favorite animated films, the director included “Dimensions of Dialogue“, a 1982 short by Jan Švankmajer. According to Gilliam, the Czech director’s stop-motion animations are characterized by a disturbing, nightmarish atmosphere that springs from a particular use of everyday and common objects in unexpected ways. This…

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Movie Creative Contest: the winner!

"Support the superheroes" is the script winner of the I edition of the contest: a modern tale about the "greatness of being a researcher."

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Emanuele Milasi (pictured above), 30, from Reggio Calabria, is the winner of our first Movie Creative Contest: an initiative of social responsibility promoted by the Gruppo biofarmaceutico Dompé  in collaboration with Good Short Films. In addition to the money price (5000 euros), the winner will have the satisfaction to see its own script realised in an actual…

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Schermata 2014-08-28 alle 18.57.15

Miss Candace Hillligoss’ Flickering Halo

A claustrophobic and dreamlike experimental short in which frames from a 60s horror are manipulated in order to reflect on vision and on our relationship with images.

10-15 | 2011 | Experimental | Italy | Meta-filmic | Video Art

Miss Candace Hillligoss’ flickering halo. The title of this experimental short provides in itself the necessary information to face its vision: 13 minutes of flickering, distorted, manipulated, multiplied images of the American actress. Director Fabio Scacchioli’s starting point were a few scenes from “Carnival of Souls“, a 60s horror-noir, he then worked on individual frames,…

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