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The Chickening – by Nick DenBoer and Davy Force

A parody? Maybe. A trailer? Possibly. An animation? Partially. A short film? Why not.

2015 | 5 - 10 | Canada | Grotesque | Meta-Filmic | Mixed Footage

It’s not so easy to talk about what Nick DenBoer and Davy Force‘s The Chickening really is. A parody? Maybe. A trailer? Possibly. An animation? Partially. A short film? Why not. Through the use of various digital animation techniques, and particularly of face-morphing, DenBoer and Force produce a sort of schizoid version of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Without shooting…


Ormie – by Rob Silvestri

Ormie is a pig, in every sense of the word: see his attempts to gain the warm sweet taste that is his obsession

0 – 5 | 2010 | Animation | Canada | CGI | Comedy

Ormie is a pig (in every sense of the word) and he has one goal: eat. Food is his obsession. Ormie sees biscuits, Ormie wants biscuits, it’s impossible to resist. In the four funny minutes of the animated short film Ormie directed by Rob Silvestri, there are a number of funny tricks implemented by the pig…


Are You With Me? – by Erica Genereux Smith

A sweet, ironic and sincere exploration of modern solitude (at a call center)

2016 | 5 - 10 | Drama | Experimental | Solitude | USA

After the good result of Night Life (2015), Erica Genereux Smith keeps talking about modern tragedies. In fact, the leading character of Night Life was a lonely girl, looking for a job, attached to her juvenile dreams and with a messy private life. In Are You With Me? we see the twenty-something Melissa struggling with financial problems.…


FOCUS ON: Myrsini Aristidou

Exploring human relationships in the most honest, or genuine way possible: small talk with award-winning director


When I interviewed Myrsini Aristidou, she gave me the impression of being delicate and authentic – and her way of being reminded me of her way of making films. She was born in Cyprus, currently receiving her MFA in Film Production at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU with a full scholarship. Her last film, Semele, was selected in…


Chop My Money – by Theo Anthony

This world is not the world: a day in the life of three street kids in the Eastern Congo

10 – 15 | 2015 | Childhood | Documentary | USA | War

Patient, the protagonist of Chop My Money, short doc directed by Theo Anthony, lives in Goma, Congo. In Congo there is a cruel war and Patient and his friends auto-proclaimed themselves as gangsters of their devastated city. They spend their days smoking weed, stealing and getting drunk, and dancing Michael Jackson’s song till passing out. Patient’s mother died…

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