Film/TV Video RESOURCES
Fiction Shorts (under 10 mins)
Winner Take Steve (2:00), Jared Hess
Porcelain Unicorn (3:02) Keegan Wilcox
Porcelain Unicorn is a three minute film about a German youth who befriends a Jewish girl in hiding during World War II. The film was carefully crafted around 5 fixed lines of dialogue as part of the Philips Parallel Lines international competition.
Mama (3:10) Andy Muschietti / horror
Tides (3:54) Irem Dogancali / George Mason University
A grieving woman goes through different emotions of struggle, hope, diligence, and survival during a therapy session.
Synesthesia (4:10, 2009) Terry Timley
Suspend your disbelief in this alternate universe of food inspired sound creations and the best newspaper turkey ever to be roasted.
KOM (4:12, 1995) Marianne O. Ulrichsen / Norway
Army Of Me (4:26) Michel Gondry
Music video for Björk
Inside (5:07) Trevor Sands
Starring Jeremy Sisto
From 1994 (5:37) Casey Warren
"What you say to a loved one if you only had one chance to say it all?"
Offside (5:57, 2005) Erez Tadmore & Guy Nattiv, / Israel
Offside is the second short film in the trilogy by Erez Tadmor & Guy Nattiv regarding the Middle East conflict. This short is a fallow-up to their last short film Strangers, Offside was shot in Israel, during September 2005, at the security zone that separates between Israel and the Palestine Authority.
JD Superhero (6:51) April Wilson
JD wants to be a superhero but he learns that dreams and reality don't always mix. Made by a woman of color.
Phil Touches Flo (6:50, 1998) David Birdsell / comedy
Flo is a dog. Flo's owner doesn't like it when people touch Flo. Flo's owner is not a nice man. Phil touches Flo.
The War is Over (7:00, 1997) Nina Mimica / Italy
Gulp (7:13), Jason Reitman
Room 8 (7:19) Imagination Series, film 1
BAFTA award, best short 2014; from the “Imagination Series” sponsored by Bombay Sapphire Gin; 1 script, five films
Water Song (7:21) Imagination Series, film 2
The Mrs (6:14), Imagination Series, film 3
Crab (4:52) Imagination Series, film 4
Concrete (6:52) Imagination Series, film 5
Peluca (8:14) Jared Hess
The short that became Napoleon Dynamite
Sunday (8:50) John Lawlor
Seven words on the seventh day
House Hunting (9:38, 2003) Amy Lippman
Starring Paul Rudd & Zooey Deschanel
City Lights (9:15, 2018) Ed Wiles
3x3- Basketball VS Engineering (4:43) Nuno Rocha
How They Get There (2:25) Spike Jonze
Game Night (4:43) Nuno Rocha
Hobby (4:00) Colin Read
Double Tap (3:00) Eros Vlahos
5 Films about Technology (5:00) Peter Huang
Funnel (7:00) Andrew Hyland
Fiction (over 10 mins)
The Runaway/La Huida 10:45 min. Victor Carrey/comedy-experimental
Clever, well-crafted experimental narrative short with humor, irony and good design.
Blue City (10:02 / 1997) David Birdsell / comedy
A depressed old man's elaborate suicide attempt is interrupted by strangers who cross his path.
The Lunch Date (10:22, 1990) Adam Davidson
Won the Student Academy Award, the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and the Oscar, a simple story with great performances and the camera always in the right place; a second-year exercise, not a thesis film at Columbia University. Also on the Cinema 16 American Short Films.
The Christmas Tree (11:21) Angel Kristi Williams
Made by a woman of color.
New Boy (11:30) Steph Green
Obras (11:59, 2004) Hendrick Dusollier / France
In one single shot, Obras is a poetic and graphic journey through time and space, exploring Barcelona's wild irreversible destruction and reconstruction. In a virtual 3D space, Obras offers a plastic interpretation of urban mutations. Extraordinary CG film
Faster! (12:00, 2010) Marie Ullrich / UFVA member
Became the feature ALLEY CAT.
The Saddest Boy In The World (13:36) Jamie Travis
The world has conspired against poor Timothy Higgins and he has no choice but to hang himself. Always the dramatist, he chooses his own 9th birthday party as his stage. If you find this funny, good. If you're offended, it's okay—our paths were never meant to cross.
Kitchen Sink (13:40, 1989) Alison McLean
Capture The Flag (13:59, 2007) Lisanne Skyler / UFVA member
Based on the critically praised novel by Rebecca Chace, stars Scott Cohen (NECESSARY ROUGHNESS ), Jane Stiles, Emmy Clarke (MONK) Will Denton, Lola Kirke (GONE GIRL), Gretchen Egolf, Kevin Black and Rebecca Chace.
Passing Hearts (14:05 / 2004) Johan Brisinger / Sweden
Audience Ward, Berlin Film festival
Kitchen (14:31) Alice Winocour
Possum (15:43, 1997) Brad McGann / New Zealand
White (15:51) A. Sayeeda Clarke / futurestates.tv
It's another 120-degree day with five more days to Christmas and hot is the only season left in New York City. Global warming has become a tangible threat and everyone is creating new ways to protect themselves from the sun. Bato and his wife Gina are expecting a baby, but they weren't expecting it so early. Although they planned to have the baby at home, Gina now requires the services of a clinic for the premature delivery. With no money for the clinic, Bato enters into a race against the sun, the birth, his community and even his own identity to save his family.
Le Poulet (The Chicken, 15:53) Claude Berri
Oldie but goodie, won an Oscar in 1965, it’s a treat and fun to discuss; also on the DVD of The Two of Us.
Immaculate Reception (16:20), Charlotte Glynn / futurestates.tv
It's 1972 during the famous football game between the Steelers and Raiders. Can Joey, a shy 16 year old, win over the girl of his dreams? The second film in The Pittsburgh Trilogy.
Sundance 2014 selection; her PRESS KIT is a nice model for students as they complete their films and prepare for festival submission: http://theimmaculatereceptionfilm.com/img/IR-press-kit.pdf
The Last Farm (17:02, 2004) Rúnar Rúnarsson / Iceland
In a remote corner of Iceland, winter is coming on. An aging farmer named Hrafn is doing has last chores before leaving with his wife Gróa for a retirement home in the city. Their daughter Lilja will be coming after the weekend to pick them up. She calls her parents, interrupting her dad’s lunch. Her mother is napping. The stoic Hrafn wants to make sure she won’t come before Monday. What are these last chores? Ocasr nominated.
I Am John Wayne (17:48) Christina Choe
A young black cowboy struggels with tehd eath of his best friend. Slamdance 2012.
The Wormhole (19:15) Jessica Sharzer
The Neighbor's Window (20:37)
Game Night (14:49)
Fiction (over 20 mins)
Gina, An Actress, Age 29 (22:00, 2001) Paul Harrill / UFVA member
A budding actress in Knoxville, Tennessee is hired to help bust a union-organizing effort, but in her eagerness to take her first paying role, Gina ignores the ethical dimensions of her job and gets in over her head.
Advantageous (23:18) Jennifer Phang / futurestates.tv
Gwen is the spokesperson for a radical technology allowing people to overcome their natural disadvantages and begin life anew. But when her job and family are in crisis, will she undergo the procedure herself? The short eventually became a feature (on Netflix now) It’s longer than you seek.
Medianeras (28:35, 2005) Gustavo Taretto
It later became a feature; Spanish w/ English subtitles.
Most - The Bridge (32:42)
Non-Fiction (under 10 mins)
Master horologist John Metcalfe takes us inside his "hospital for clocks," a precisely-tuned world where time never stops.
Massacre At Murambi (5:17, 2006) Sam Kaufmann
“I made this film when I was teaching at the National University of Rwanda in 2006. In 2007, it was broadcast on P.O.V., the PBS documentary series. That year it was posted on YouTube by Media That Matters, as part of their film festival website, where it's been screened and discussed by over 1,200,000 people.”
Amar (all great achievements require time) (9:41, 2011) Andrew Hinton
Amar is 14 and top of his class. Someday he'd like to be a professional cricketer, but for now he's the family's main breadwinner, working two jobs six and a half days a week on top of attending school in the afternoons. This short observational documentary is a simple journey with Amar through his daily life.
Aluminum Fowl (13:07, 2006) James Clour
produced by Harmony Korine and Nadja Romain
Girl’s Room (9:44) Maria Gigante
Mum (10:19) Alex Bohs
Gasman (13 minutes)
A feature film composed of nine different dramatic shorts, each about a turning point in the life of a woman. Each short is done in a single take. The first two (about 11 minutes each) are extremely good and go over very well with students.
David Lynch, The Short Films of David Lynch
Online Short Film Sites:
ITVS funded series is ripe with inspiring films made over several seasons.
From Australia; recommended:
Netherland Dwarf, perhaps my favorite dramatic short (14 minutes)
Spider (8 minutes) has over a million views on YouTube and generates lively discussion.
I Love Sarah Jane (12 minutes) is another winner – a teen romance with zombies, starring a young Mia Wasikowski.
Other Great Film & TV Resources
Every Frame A Painting - YouTube Channel
How Does an Editor Think & Feel - Tony Zhou
TUILERIES – Coen Brothers
QUARTIER DES ENFANTS ROUGES – Olivier Assayas
14e ARRONDISSEMENT – Alexander Payne
PÉRE-LACHAISE – Wes Craven
75th Oscar Shorts
Fait d’hiver (Gridlock), a 6-minute short. It’s a great example of a film with a punch line.
Wholphin - The McSweeney's Store - DVD Collection Magazine
Cinema 16 - American Short Films
Cinema 16 - European Films
Cinema 16 - World Short Films:
TV Series Bibles - https://www.shorescripts.com/tv-series-bibles/
Crew Call - http://www.callingallcrew.com/crew-rates/
Nelson Mandela's History https://soundcloud.com/triple_j/a-short-audio-history-of
Jungle Jeopardy https://vimeo.com/116860092
Munroe, Roberta. How Not To Make A Short Film. New York: Hyperion Press, 2009
Raskin, Robert. The Art Of The Short Fiction Film. London: McFarland and Company, 2002
Will Akers, Belmont University
Ann Alter, Humboldt State University
Giovanna Chesler, George Mason University
Angela Criscoe, Georgia College & State University
Dan Kleinman, Columbia University
Mitch Levine, Loyola Marymount University
Vaun Monroe, Columbia College
Michael Mulcahy, University of Arizona
John Philbin, Grand Valley State University
Jen Proctor, University of Michgan
Shannon Silva, University of North Carolina Wilmington