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01.21.14 Marina Galperina

The First Wave is a new seven-minute film from Irish director David Freyne about a young woman waking up in a hospital after a viral outbreak. Apparently, successfully eradicating the virus that made you do horrible things is only a physical cure. There are also… the things. Nice little humanist twist on the genre.   […]

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09.16.13 Marina Galperina

The short student film “Noah” follows a teenager mid- and post-girlfriend drama in form of screen recordings of his internet activity. It’s smart. And depressing. Has POV like this been attempted before? Stalkerish Facebook behavior. Chats. Skypes. Porn. Exciting stuff. And then, a cathartic opus with a stranger on Chat Roulette at the end. Directed by […]

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09.12.13 Marina Galperina

For this year’s Venice Film Festival, 70 renowned filmmakers made 60-90 second short films. Their concept: Future Reloaded. They that were screened at the festival and just uploaded to YouTube. Well, Todd Solondz owned this little assignment. Remember Life During Wartime? “Are you seeing anyone?” “No, I’m more focused on China right now. Everything else is history, it’s just a […]

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04.29.13 Andy Cush

Wildcat, the latest from filmmaker Khalil Joseph, is a meditation on a town in Oklahoma and the “little-known African-American rodeo subculture” that exists there. Joseph’s black-and-white imagery is astounding, from the adolescent boy wearing shutter shades perched atop a horse to the girl in a bridal gown standing on deserted bleaches, and the film doesn’t require […]

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01.17.13 Marina Galperina

Kat Candler’s fictional short Black Metal premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and it’s now ready to watch on YouTube. That is if you’re into murder. And metal. Or short films. It’s not officially based on Varg Vikernes but it definetly deals with the mystique. After a career spent mining his music from the shadows, one fan creates […]

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08.31.12 Andy Cush

“Time is a a long string of nows that stops abruptly at the present,” says a disembodied voice at the start of this tripped-out short from filmmaker Matthew Beck. “It is always now.” And so begins an eerie, transfixing look at our city. The film, entitled NYC // on the issue of time, features silent, […]

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07.16.12 ANIMAL

Every Monday, ANIMAL showcases original films from ANIMAL and our friends. Here’s another: Alive in the Trunk. […]

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07.02.12 ANIMAL

We’re premiering a new original short film from ANIMAL and our friends every Monday. Here’s another: “Sarah.” […]

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06.18.12 ANIMAL

Beginning this Monday, we will be premiering new original short films from ANIMAL and our friends. Here’s the first: “Bowl of Beer.” […]

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05.24.12 Joshua Rivera

NY filmmaker Mark Nickelsburg’s next short film is a love story. It’s about being on your own in the city. It’s about being eighteen months old. After winning awards for his first short Expiration, Nickelsburg wanted to continue making films but was loathe to spend time away from his son–so he made him the star […]

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