Tuesday, March 22, 2011

NZ Book Council - Going West

The book in the animation is Maurice Gee's,a distinguished fiction writer from New Zealand.

Film for New Zealand Book Council

Produced by Colenso BBDO
Animated by Andersen M Studio

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Animated History of Poland-Tomek Bagiński (2010)

Animated History of Poland

A tale about 1,000 years of Polish history in the format of a musical-visual poem. The story starts with the beginning of the Polish nation in the ninth century, and shows the most important events and processes that took place until the 21st century.

Running time: 8’51″
Directed by Tomek Bagiński (Fallen Art)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Inception - Done in 60 seconds - Wolfgang Matzl (2011)

Inception is one of the finalists of the film competition "Done in 60 Seconds" by Jameson Whisky in Germany.

Using Victorian prints, Wolfgang Matzl created this stop-motion version of Christopher Nolan’s Inception for a contest that required filmmakers to produce a movie with a maximum length of 60 seconds.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


This decidedly creepy animated short takes audiences inside a gloomy orphanage where an evil caretaker seasons the children’s gruel with poison. A newly arrived little girl decides to take matters into her own hands—aided by an unlikely secret weapon. 

Play Pin Point

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Chienne d'Histoire (Barking Island) - Serge Avédikian-2010

A great film.
The English translation, “barking island,” fails to capture the meaning of the original French, literally “dog of history.”

Synopsis: Constantinople, 1910. Too many stray dogs in the city streets. The newly established government, influenced by the model of Western society, tries to find out from European experts how to get rid of them before deciding, alone, to deport thirty thousand dogs to a deserted island off the coast of the city.

Director of the film: "Of course, the hidden meaning of the film is the Armenian Genocide" - said Avedikian during his last visit to Armenia. "And we can not forget that the same Young Turks organized, and committed horrific murder of 30,000 Armenians in 1909 alone," - added the director.

Palme d'Or - Short Film, 2010

Title:Barking Island
Original title:Chienne d'histoire
Director - Scenario:Serge Avedikyan
Paintings: Thomas Azuélos
Composer:Michelle Kars
Translation:Not required

Official site

Monday, March 07, 2011

Festival SFF-rated ATHENS 2011

To SFF-rated ATHENS 2011, με νέο λογότυπο και νέα εικόνα θα διεξαχθεί στον κινηματογράφο ΜΙΚΡΟΚΟΣΜΟΣ 10-16 Μαρτίου. Θα προβληθούν ταινίες μικρού και μεγάλου μήκους από 23 χώρες.
Μεταξύ αυτών και η Παγκόσμια Πρεμιέρα της ταινίας “The Whisperer In Darkness” βασισμένης σε διήγημα του H.P. Lovecraft και σε σκηνοθεσία Sean Branney. Μια μέρα πριν την έναρξη του φεστιβάλ ο Sean Branney θα είναι στην Αθήνα σε μια ειδική εκδήλωση αφιερωμένη στην ταινία, και την H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society της οποία αποτελεί ιδρυτικό μέλος.
Στο 6ο SFF-rated ATHENS δοκιμάζουν τις ικανότητές τους στην σκηνοθεσία και δύο ιερά τέρατα των Ειδικών Εφέ, βραβευμένοι με Όσκαρ: Ο Phil Tippet (Όσκαρ για Return of The Jedi και  Jurassic Park) με ένα 4 λεπτο μεταλλαγμένων που κόβει την ανάσα (και διάφορα μέρη του σώματος), αλλά και ο Greg Nicotero (Όσκαρ για το The Chronicles of Narnia) με μια χιουμοριστική ταινία με θέμα ένα … Πρακτορείο Τεράτων.

SFF-rated ATHENS 2011 will take place in MIKROKOSMOS FILMCENTER, March 10-16. We will screen short films and features from 23 countries including:
The World Premiere of “The Whisperer in Darkness” , the new H.P.Lovecraft film by the H.P.Lovecraft Historical Society, directed by Sean Branney. Sean will be with us here in Athens from Wednesday March 9, for a special event celebrating the film and the artistic achievement of HPLHS.
In the 6th SFF-rated ATHENS, two holy men of Special Effects are trying their hand (and devices) in directing: Phil Tippet (Special Effects Academy Award for “Return of the Jedi” and also for “Jurassic Park”) offers a 4-minute mutant short that takes your breath away (along with various parts of your body), while Greg Nicotero (Special Effects Academy Award for “The Chronicles of Narnia”) gives us a humorous short about a … Monster Talent Agency.

Κατεβάστε το αναλυτικό Πρόγραμμα Προβολών του SFF-rated 2011, εδώ.
Download the detailed Screening Schedule of SFF-rated 2011, here. 

Επίσημο site του Φεστιβαλ

Saturday, March 05, 2011

The Thomas Beale Cipher - Andrew S Allen (2010)

The Thomas Beale Cipher from Andrew S Allen on Vimeo.

Based on a true legend of the famous unsolved code.

The film contains 16 hidden messages that hold clues to the characters' secrets. Eight are fairly easy requiring only a close eye. Six are moderately difficult using various encryption methods. Two are extremely difficult requiring a genius mind to decrypt.

"The film uses a unique style of rotoscoping to build a flat, graphic, world that that I have yet to see elsewhere. Based on a true legend of the most difficult cipher ever created, the 10 minute film centers on Professor White, cryptographer extraordinaire, who is on the trail of the notoriously uncrackable Thomas Beale cipher—a century-old riddle hiding the location of a fortune in gold that has tormented its pursuers since inception. But White is not alone—shadowy forces are tight on his tail".

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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The Lost Thing - Oscar Best Animated Short Film 2011

83rd Academy Award - Best Animated Short Film 2011

The short is based on Shaun Tan’s 2002 children’s book of the same name.
A boy finds a strange creature on a beach, and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.

Directed by Andrew Ruhemann - Shaun Tan
Running time     15 minutes
Country     Australia
Language: English (narration) Narrated by Tim Minchin