3.18.2010

Rodeo

And now for my review of the ASIFA-East Film festival. I will restrict my opinions to one short sentence:

Top 5 Student Films:
5 -
"A Rant" by Matt Christensen A clever stream-o-consciousness piece about the struggle over making student films.
4 -
"New Soul" by Audrey Skalkowski A roughly animated but sensuous story of a tormented trapeze artist.
3 -
"Down to the Bone" by Peter Ahern A creepy hilarious story about allergies gone horribly wrong.
2 -
"The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9" by Jake Armstrong The cutest sharptoothed 6 eyed space monster ever!
1 - "Singles" by Rebecca Sugar. A hallucinatory reflection upon the self and loneliness.



Top 3 Independent Films:
Honorary Mention -
"Aesthetic Species Maps" by David Montgomery Beauty in form and color found in ordinary and exotic nature cross sections.
3 -
"The Thing in the Distance" by Elliot Cowan A primal story of two best friends dealing with the world.
2 -
"The Hybrid Union" by Hybroll Animation 3 machines. 1 cloud. The desert.
1 - "Off-Line" by Tom Gasek. A microwave's circuit board flawlessly brought to life.


Woody Award - "Batman: A Death in the Family" by RobsMedia

Top 3 Sponsored Films under 2mins:
3 -
"My Daughter Studies" by David B Levy A funny and educational short about punctuation.
2 - "Don't Miss It" by David Cowles & Jeremy Galante. A slickly polished and action packed commercial for an orchestra.


1 - "Midtown Twist" by Twinkle LLC (loses points for being unGooglable). A sketchbook of NYC brought to life.

Top 3 Sponsored Films over 2mins:
3 -
"Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" by Weston Woods Studio You must not let the pigeon drive the bus.
2 - "One Time We Lived" by Slippery Rock Creative LLC. I <3>

1 - "ELECTRIC CAR" *CLAP CLAP* by Tiny Inventions I almost sang along to this "They Might Be Giants" song in the theatre itself.

3 comments:

  1. Glad you liked it...
    I'll have it on Youtube sometime soon...

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  2. yaaaaaaay. maybe i'll enter your contest too

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