Fruit by Gerhard Funk
"Rise into being, mature, perish – 'Fruit' tells a creation story.
As the animated short film unfolds, it brings forth a play of shapes illustrating the dialog between two mythological forces – the West and the East."
Music by Tobias Schneider
Character design by Paul Muresan & Gerhard Funk
The Fishman by Leto S. Meade
"The journey of a dying fish’s last moments. 'The Fishman' formally embodies the transitory, shapeshifting nature of life and the inevitability of change by plunging its disembodied anthropomorphic protagonist between different mediums and styles."
From Over Here (On Stuttering) by Patrick Buhr
"This is a film about stuttering. Oh, and also about apple trees, catcallers, Goethe's Faust, pigeons, forests and girls on horses."
More info: shortoftheweek.com/2021/12/30/from-over-here
DisInteGrated by Wade Robson and Tony Testa
"A mind-bending meditation of movement and sound, on letting go of what was and surrendering to what is.
Filmed in Maui, Hawaii
Directed, Choreographed & Edited By: Wade Robson and Tony Testa
Featuring: Tony Testa
Music composed, performed and produced by Zara McFarlane
Cinematography By: Wade Robson
Title Animation By: Laurence Muleh
Assistant to the Choreographers: Cody Bingham
Music Mix & Mastered By: Ed West
Colorist: Will Adashek
Re-Integrators: Amanda and Koa Robson
Featured Songs: Asunder, Disintegrated. Emotif, Grit, Receive, Nya"
Planktonium by Jan van IJken
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"... Planktonium is a short film by Jan van IJken about the unseen world of living microscopic plankton. It is a voyage into a secret universe, inhabited by alien-like creatures. These stunningly beautiful, very diverse and numerous organisms are unknown to most of us because they are invisible to the naked eye. However, they are wandering beneath the surface of all waters around us and they are of vital importance for all life on earth.
Jan van IJken filmed the plankton through his microscopes, revealing the beauty and delicate structures of the minute organisms in the finest detail. The film is without any voice-over or explanation.
Renowned Norwegian artist Jana Winderen made a sound composition for the film. She is recording audio environments and creatures which are hard for humans to access, both physically and aurally – deep under water, inside ice or in frequency ranges inaudible to the human ear.
Phytoplankton (small plant-like cells) are producing half of all oxygen on earth by photosynthesis, like plants and trees do on land. Zooplankton are forming the base of the food chain of aquatic life. Plankton are also playing an important part in the global carbon cycle. The plankton are threatened by climate change, global warming and acidification of the oceans. ..."
Filmed, directed and produced by Jan van IJken
Sound composition by Jana Winderen
Edited by Jan van IJken and Metje Postma
Rules Of Play by Merlin Flügel
"A group of tired playground visitors meet at night for a last contest."
Story, Direction and Animation by Merlin Flügel
Sound Design – Jonatan Schwenk
Says You by The Luyas
"A wandering woman is swallowed by the blooming desert."
Music by The Luyas
Directed by Amanda Bonaiuto
Nothing is Original by Alberto Sáenz Gómez Tello
"Nothing is Original" is an extract of the article "Things I’ve Learned: Jim Jarmusch"
Written by Jim Jarmusch.
Direction, Art & Animation by Alberto Sáenz Gómez Tello.
Additional Art by Giovana Hernández Constantino.
poligonic.com / gomeztello.com