Archive for the ‘Stop Motion’ Category

Animated Short Film: Queenie

Intricately handmade from paper and cardboard, this stop-motion animated tragicomedy follows Danny, a university Geography tutor, as he and his students stray from the syllabus in order to break new academic ground. After managing only to break some homewares, Danny is forced to confront the true nature of his project.

Directed by Paul Neason • Written by Sam Burt & Jeremy Liss • Produced by Melissa Donald.

Warm Snow by Ira Elshansky

Warm Snow is an animation short about the relationship between a father and his grown up daughter. It starts out in an ordinary situation with the father and daughter sitting at the kitchen table. The daughter is waiting for her food to get warm and is annoyed by her father’s questions and suggestions.

The situation then develops and transforms into a surrealistic world full of love and pain.

Direction & animation: Ira Elshansky • Sound design: Tal Bar-Levav • Music: Fika Magarik.

But Milk Is Important

A man with social phobia gets followed by a naive and clumsy creature. Terrified the man tries to escape, unaware that the creature is a helper with quite unconventional methods…

In the fjords of Norway Anna Mantzaris & Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen spent one year making their graduation film, a tragicomical surrealistic stop motion animated short.

Music by Phil Brookes • Sound by André Parklind.

Vagabond Mutant Liquid

Animated short film for Off The Air episode Liquid on Adult Swim.

Written, Directed, Animated & Sculpted by Toby Stretch • Music: Zach Schimpf Great River Road.

The Last Bus

The Last Bus is a short film about people who are hunted.

Since 2011, it’s been showed on more than one hundred international film events. Film attracted attention, it provoked by its ambiguous cross-animation-fiction nature, and by its content. It was awarded by dozens of awards including the top prizes of the short film festivals in Tampere, St. Petersburg, Kiev and animated film festivals in Stuttgart, Dresden, Ljubljana and others.

Its real importance comes in 2015 when Europe faces a huge humanitarian disaster and Europeans must look straight into the eyes of refugees.

Directed by Martin Snopek & Ivana Laucikova.

How To Catch A Bird

How To Catch a Bird is a stop motion short based on a childhood memory. It’s the graduation film made by Vera van Wolferen for her masters in animation at AKV St. Joost Breda.

When I was eight; my dad taught me how to fish. He told me to take the worm off the hook after fishing, but I had no idea why. After fishing I forgot about the worm and left it dangling on the hook. If I only knew then what the consequence of this action would be.

Animation by Vera van Wolferen • Music by Gerard van Wolferen

Lego Adventure In The City

This is a short stop motion animated story written & directed by Rogier Wieland for Lego China.

Head Over Heels

Nach vielen Jahren der Ehe haben Walter und Madge sich auseinander gelebt: Er wohnt auf dem Boden und sie an der Decke. Endlich ist dieser vielfach ausgezeichnete Stop-Motion-Kurzfilm “Head over Heels” nach Ausstrahlungen auf Festivals weltweit wieder online im Netz.

British stop motion animated short film written & directed by Timothy Reckart.

“After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. When Walter tries to reignite their old romance, their equilibrium comes crashing down, and the couple that can’t agree which way is up must find a way put their marriage back together.”

Pure Concentricity

Dieser experimentelle Kurzfilm von Evan Mann wurde in einem Zeitraum von lediglich 2 Wochen erschaffen. Bestehend aus sequentiellen Fotografien, wurde diese Animation auf Naturlandschaften, einer menschlischen Figur und konzentrischen Kreisen aus Rasierschaum berenzt.

Composed of sequential photographs, the animation was limited to the natural landscape, the human figure, and concentric circles of shaving cream.

Directed by Evan Mann • Official Selection of the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival.

OTTO by Salvatore Murgia & Dario Imbrogno

OTTO is a video created with the intention to talk in a metaphorical and abstract way about the natural circle of events, which often switches the rules of the characters involved.

Directors: Salvatore Murgia & Dario Imbrogno.

Director of Photography: Giancarlo Morieri • Animator: Dario Imbrogno.