Pocket Shorts--Soap, dinosaurs and dismay in "Evil Fun" Video
Through modern rotoscoping technology, filmmaker Matthew Austin\r\ngives us four quick and poignant moments animated with vibrant color and\r\ncinematic elegance. Presented by Pocket Shorts UK and featured in the\r\n2006 San Francisco International Film Festival.
Five animated films from Pocket Shorts UK show there may be more\r\nlife in your cell phone than you thought. A stressed smiley face finds\r\nitself trapped in Cellular Hell in Leo Earle and Philip Walker's\r\n"Release," while Ellie Weir's "Gremlin" wreaks havoc. Featured in the\r\n2006 San Francisco International Film Festival.
In 'While You Were Waiting,' Andrew Quinn and Gary McKeown create\r\nas many arms, legs and bodies as they need for themselves to create\r\nquick, improvisational beats, all in the name of killin' some time.\r\nPresented by Pocket Shorts UK and featured in the 2006 San Francisco\r\nInternational Film Festival.
PORTLAND, OREGON - The FOREST FILM FEST, Portland's own annual short film and video festival, announced the FOREST FILM FEST: "Best Of" DVD, Volume I, an entertaining compilation DVD of the 2004 winning films representing the best in animation, documentary, experimental, student and short fiction films. Bonus material is also included celebrating the festival's inaugural year. The FOREST FILM FEST holds it annual festival in May at the Clinton Street Theater. The festival is an opportunity for local, independent and student filmmakers to showcase their work and to educate while entertaining the public on the importance of short film. A DVD is planned for each festival year. 'The Volume 1 DVD is a great gift idea for the holidays. The profits are shared by selected student and independent filmmakers and it's an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support for local filmmaking in Oregon," said Tracey Rowatt, executive director of the festival. FOREST FILM FESTIVAL: Volume 1 WINNING SHORT FILMS OF '2004' Includes bonus material Best Student Short: "ANNIVERSARY" Directed by: Ham Tran 2nd Place, Best Short Animation: "BLUE" Directed by: Christopher Mullins Best Short Fiction: "FORTUNATE SON" Directed by: Quinn Saunders 2nd Place, Best Short Fiction: "FLUFFY" Directed by: Samara Paysee Honorable Mentioned, Documentary: "CITY REPAIR" Directed by: Jason Porath. Best Short Documentary: "MY DAYS of AWE & GRIEF, PART 1: DIRK and ME" Directed by: Aaron Douglas. Best Short Animation: "REX STEEL" Directed by: Alex Woo. Best Experimental Short: "STALL" Directed by: Brian Kerr. Director: A.Douglas, B.Kerr, C.Mullins, S.Paysee, J.Porath, Q.Saunders, H.Tran, A.Woo. Awards: REGIONAL ADDY AWARDS: GOLD MEDAL WINNER, FOREST FILM FEST POSTER. 47th ANNUAL ROSEY AWARDS: MERRITT WINNER, MINI POSTER CAMPAIGN. Film Festivals: Forest Film Festival WWW.FORESTFILM.COM WWW.FORESTFILMFEST.COM Get the DVD at http://www.customflix.com/206465
Named Best Film at the recent Australian Academy Awards and winner of the Discovery Award at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, "Look Both Ways" is the first feature written and directed by Sarah Watt, an acclaimed creator of animated shorts. Mixing animation and live action, "Look Both Ways" follows the misadventures of Meryl (Justine Clarke), a woman who sees disaster everywhere. One day Meryl is witness to a real accident that connects her to the lives of others affected by the tragedy, among them Nick (William McInnes), a photographer emotionally inhibited by his own fears. As Meryl and Nick tentatively attempt to connect, their story is shot through with humor, whimsical insight and compassion.
Tyrone Davies has created several experimental films and resides in San Francisco's Mission District. As well as a filmmaker, he is also the co-founder of the Free Form Film Festival (freeformfilm.org), a traveling festival of eclectic and innovative films and videos. Many of Davies' works will soon be available at loaf-i.com. This footage is what happens when his hangover gets the best of him on a local news program.
"You Got Beef?" was featured in the 2005 Vietnamese International Film Festival and has appeared in local and national news headlines. "You Got Beef?" is firmly cemented in the Asian pop-culture lexicon and heralded Chuckie Akenz as Vietnamese rap's newest anti-hero. Mature audiences only.
"Slither" is an edgy blend of heart-stopping terror, wry humor and surprising humanity from genre-bending screenwriter James Gunn, whose "Dawn of the Dead" became one of 2004's most surprising hits. The sleepy town of Wheelsy could be any small town in America-somewhat quaint and gentle, peopled with friendly folks who mind their own business. But just beneath the surface charm, something unnamed and evil has arrived...and is growing. No one seems to notice as telephone poles become clogged with missing pet flyers, or when one of the town's richest citizens, Grant Grant (Michael Rooker), begins to act strangely. But when farmers' livestock turn up horribly mutilated and a young woman goes missing, Sheriff Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion) and his team, aided by Grant's wife Starla (Elizabeth Banks), uncover the dark force laying siege to their town...and come face-to-face with an older-than-time organism intent on absorbing and devouring all life on Earth. "Slither" is the feature film directing debut of screenwriter James Gunn and stars Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry and Michael Rooker.
Director Macomber captures, in documentary style, the youthful energy and approach to life of a girl whose "other browser is a surfboard." "Daredevil," will be short-listed for the NY Festival of Advertising's 2006 International Advertising Awards in May 2006.
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