(PG-13: Language) Filmmakers Thibaut Duverneix and Mathieu Léger take us on a wild ride through the disjointed mind of rapper Tierra Whack, playing out as 15 one-minute mini movies, each shot on a different set. The scenes are loaded with style, humor, and attitude.
THE BEST Short Films
Chinese lion dancing is a beautiful and vibrant artform that has gradually been fading from existence. In this wonderful documentary by Law Chen, we meet Sara Lai, a dancer who has trained to become the head of the lion in the traditionally male-dominated performance.
A hiker discovers that her world is far more limiting than she thought it was, and finds herself stuck in quite the predicament. Animator Kris Stanton’s short film is proof that a simple premise can make for great storytelling. One of CalArts’ 2018 character animation student films.
(PG-13: Language, Gore) A stranger finds himself in a Wild West saloon, and has a run-in with a local who doesn’t understand who he’s messing with. What School of Visual Arts students Andy Tai and Eduardo Enriquez’s animated short lacks in depth, it makes up for in style.
Enter a richly textured and beautifully lit world in Ged Sia and Pet Punk’s animated short film about two children and their first exposure to death, after they find a deceased rabbit by the side of the road. Despite the dark subject matter, there’s a sense of wonder about it.
Director Douwe Dijkstra presents a transportive short film in which a man travels the streets and beaches of Brazil carrying a portable green screen. After capturing the vignettes of modern life, he replaced the contents of the screen with other scenes from around the country.
A secret agent must navigate his way through an evil villains lair to save the world from destruction in this fabulously well-executed bit of machinima created using Source Filmmaker by a team of dedicated fans. Picked as Overall Winner in Steam’s 7th Annual Saxxy Awards.
Bad guys super-powered and otherwise hit the arena in ArtSpear Entertainment’s latest crossover animation. Can Agent Smith outrace Enchantress in converting everyone? Is Thanos overpowered? Will Darth Vader approve of Kylo Ren? All that and more in this silly short film.
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