What’s Up?! World Day of Short Film!

"X-Story" animated short filmwhat’s up, good people?! don’t let the polar vortex keep you from celebrating A world day of short film!

“X-Story” is the stuff of lore. It’s being described as Akira meets Indiana Jones by people like the folks at The Verge. It took two years for animator Vitaliy Shushko and his team to create this masterpiece. And guess what: there’s not even any dialogue. That’s impressive storytelling. The adventure of a Lara Croft video game with the gravitas of a silent film is no small feat.

We can dig it! You can, too. Click the link to peep this masterpiece.

 

This Week’s Short

"Eve & Steve" Short Film/Web Series“Eve & Steve” is a fun and light webseries written, directed, and produced by Nell Teare and John A. Griffin about a young woman and her gay best friend. It’s billed as the “edgier Will & Grace for the mobile generation.” Would you be able to school your bestie on…ahem…adult matters? In the “Sexting” episode, Eve learns all there is to know about what the pool boy and the pizza delivery boy do behind closed doors.

Click here to watch. Just to be clear, we’ll only link to the webseries, not the pool boy’s videos.

 

Around the Web…

Flickerfest-2017If you want to celebrate the holidays with short film programs from Down Under, Flickerfest 2017 is kicking off just after the new year. Flickerfest is Australia’s leading Academy® Accredited & BAFTA Recognised Short Film Festival, so it’s the real deal. From indie short film premieres to re-realizing Oscar award nominated and winning short films, you’re bound to find something to love. Click the link to see the complete schedule.

Watch the trailer below to get a glimpse of what’s to come!

 

Oh, and in case you were interested in a free program honoring World Day of Short Film, we got word from CyprusMail that International Short Film Festival of Cyprus (ISFFC) is having a shindig.

CyprusThere’ll be food from a team of barbecuers named Serial Grillers and, of course, booze. December 21 at 6pm is when you can attend this event. Market of the Old Town Hall of Nicosia is where. We can hear your eyebrows raising in anticipation. Check out the parent short film festival here.

Exciting stuff, good people.

 

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What’s Up: When Comedy Gets Real for Real

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Australia is not the first place that would inspire one to think about the big ‘ism’ racism, is it? Certainly not the racism that we have come to know in the US. Yet, below is a short video from a young Australian comedian who offers a  unique view of racism. But, let’s throw a little shade on this conversation…no pun intended! In a published interview with an African American professor who teaches on the subject of race and is bi-racial but identifies as ‘black’, she reports that the US is increasingly multi-racial which is beginning to have a curious effect on the ‘race’ conversation. For the first time in her class, more than half her class identified as bi or multi-racial and chose not  to identify as one race but as bi or multiracial. The idea of race as an identity is changing in the US. Identity is just one thread of a very complex discussion on ‘race’. There is another ‘race’ conversation that is about a state of mind. This comedian brilliantly illuminates, again no pun intended, the race discussion as a state of mind. Check it out! 

Fear of the Browning of America

 

Keep the conversation going…

Our collective thinking on this issue continues to evolve…and this 2 minute ‘chat’ makes it clear that our collective ideas about #racism as a shared experience needs to be better understood. For more short video, short film and new webisode series, please register on itsashort.com!