MUTE – Job, Joris & Marieke

In a world populated by people without a mouth, a gory accident leads to the discovery a mouth can be created by cutting yourself. This unleashes an enthusiastic chain reaction among the population!

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Blessing in Disguise – Eric Kissack

Yes, Blessing in Disguise is a romantic comedy about the infamous venereal gift that keeps on giving.

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Slimtime – Bertrand AVRIL, Pierre CHOMARAT, David DANGIN, Thea MATLAND

While his wife is undergoing slimming treatment, André goes on a discovery tour of this very unusual center…

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Drawcard – Antonio Oreña-Barlin

One of the great things about the short format is that it allows talented directors to dabble in a variety of genres. Case in point: director Antonio Oreña-Barlin. A SotW alum, his previous featured short, Suburbia was an intense single-shot portrayal of an active shooter event—suspenseful and emotionally harrowing.  His latest, Drawcard, is a comedy about a guy who draws a dick on a sympathy card. If that doesn’t’ show directorial range, I don’t know what does.

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Fired on Mars – Nate Sherman & Nick Vokey

Losing your job sucks! Often the only thing that keeps you going in this situation is the thought that things could always be worse. Sadly, this isn’t the case for Jeff, the protagonist of Nate Sherman and Nick Vokey’s 7-minute animated comedy Fired on Mars. Over 30-million miles from home, with his wife spending an unhealthy amount of time with her yoga teacher and no new jobs on the Red planet’s horizon, things are certainly looking pretty crappy for this Mars-based graphic designer.

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Wednesday with Goddard – Nicolas Ménard

The complexity of simplicity is a challenge for all designers, and few in the animation and motion design space have more effectively met that challenge than Nicolas Ménard. His minimalist style demands precision—every line, every beat, needs economy and purpose.  Read more…