1. Justin has always managed to escape his own story. But his past catches up with him when he discovers his father’s VHS recordings and sees his mother as he’s never seen her before - young and healthy. When Justin was four, a brain stroke left her partially paralyzed and unable to speak. Seeing the mother he longed to have in his father’s recordings triggers him to confront his family’s misfortunes. With his father dead, his mother is the only person he can turn to for answers. While she struggles to communicate with the help of a computer, she is sharp and witty. Justin begins to draw the connection between the mother he longed to have and the woman in the wheelchair.

    Winner of the Vimeo Staff Pick Award at the 2018 Palm Springs International ShortFest.

    Awards...
    WINNER - 70th Locarno Festival - Pardino d’Oro – Best Swiss Short
    WINNER - 22nd REGARD Festival International Saguenay - Best Documentary Short
    WINNER - 24th Palm Springs ShortFest - Vimeo Staff Pick Award
    WINNER - 13th Sapporo Short Fest - Grand Prix
    WINNER - 2018 KO:SH Short Film Festival - Best Documentary
    WINNER - 16th International Festival Signs of the Night Paris - Main Award
    WINNER - 2018 Upcoming Filmmakers - Audience Award & Second Jury Award
    WINNER - 6th La Guarimba Film Festival - Best Documentary
    WINNER - 16th International Festival Signs of the Night Bangkok - Audience Award
    SPECIAL MENTION - 21st Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur - Best Swiss Short
    NOMINATION - 2018 Swiss Film Award - Best Short Film

    Festivals...
    48th ALCINE Festival Internacional de Cine - European competition
    7th OFF CINEMA International Documentary Film Festival - Main Competition
    13th Sapporo Short Film Festival - Competition
    2018 Upcoming Filmmakers - Main Competition
    16th Festival Signs of the Night Paris - Competition
    24th Palm Springs International ShortFest - Competition
    47th Molodist IFF, Kiev - Competition
    16th Festival Signs of the Night Bangkok - Competition
    46th Huesca International Film Festival - Competition
    6th La Guarimba International Film Festival - Competition
    10th Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen - Competition
    22nd REGARD Festival Saguenay - International Competition
    39th Max Ophüls Preis - MOP Shortlist
    53rd Solothurner Filmtage - Pan Short
    21st Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur - National Competition
    60th Dok Leipzig - International Competition
    70th Locarno Film Festival - Pardi di domani - National Competition

    Credits...
    authors.....................................JUSTIN STONEHAM, KALEO LA BELLE
    director.....................................JUSTIN STONEHAM
    director of photography............ANDI WIDMER
    editor.........................................CORINA SCHWINGRUBER ILIĆ
    music........................................HEIDI HAPPY
    sound design & mix..................OSWALD SCHWANDER
    online & grading........................UELI MÜLLER, PETER GUYER
    commissioning editor................URS AUGSTBURGER, SRF Swiss Radio and Television
    producers..................................KALEO LA BELLE, EMMA MARXER

    COPRODUCTION: SRF Swiss Radio and Television

    PRODUCTION: LA BELLE FILM GmbH
    Birmensdorferstrasse 51, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland
    info@labellefilm.com

    DISTRIBUTION: Emma Marxer | LA BELLE FILM GmbH
    Birmensdorferstrasse 51, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland
    emma@labellefilm.com
    +41 78 790 06 49

    Links:
    labellefilm.com
    justinstoneham.com
    andiwidmer.com
    corthafilm.com
    heidihappy.ch
    Vimeo page Justin Stoneham:
    vimeo.com/user2981593

    ©LA BELLE FILM GmbH 2017

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  2. A broken simulated short film about kindness and coexistence.

    ugly-film.comfacebook.com/Uglyshortfilm

    "Ugly" is this week's Staff Pick Premiere! Read more about it here: vimeo.com/blog/post/ugly

    Direction: Nikita Diakur & Redbear Easterman
    Music: Enrica Sciandrone, Cédric Dekowski, Felix Reifenberg
    Recording, Mix, Sound Design: Nicolas Martigne, David Kamp / studiokamp
    Mastering: Bernd Thurig
    Animation Assistance: Gerhard Funk, Phil Maron, Nicolas Trotignon
    End Titles: Bastian J. Schiffer
    Assets & FX: Ozan Korkut, Chris Lühning, Mitch Martinez from mitchmartinez.com, Julia Merkschien, Hannes Raff
    Associate Producer: Amid Amidi
    Production Funding Liaison: Karsten Matern
    Made with support of 206 backers at kickstart.ugly-film.com,
    FFA, Cartoon Brew, Maxon Computer, Insydium ltd, RebusFarm, Google Zync

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  3. In this animated retelling of the Noah’s Ark story, various unholy activities fill the great ship, as the animals discover the darker side of their nature.

    Official Selections:
    Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto, ON), AFI Fest (Hollywood, CA), Fantastic Fest (Austin, TX), Ottawa International Animation Festival (Ottawa), Sapporo International Short Film Festival (Sapporo, JPN), Atlantic Film Festival (Halifax, NS), Cinefest Sudbury (Sudbury, ON), Vancouver International Film Festival (Vancouver, BC) Festival du Nouveau Cinema (Montreal, QC)Outlier film festival (Halifax, NS), Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival (Toronto, ON), Slamdance (Park city, UT), Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Santa Barbara, CA), Sci-Fi + Fantasy Short Film Festival (Seattle, WA), Sun Valley Film Festival (Sun Valley, ID)
    Rockland Shorts Screening Series (Rockland, ME), Hong Kong International Film Festival (Kowloon, Hong Kong), Sun Valley Film Festival (Sun Valley, ID), Dallas International Film Festival (Dallas, TX), Florida Film Festival (Maitland, FL), Arizona International Film Festival (Tucson, AZ), Calgary Underground Film Festival (Calgary, AB), Rincon International Film Festival (Rincon, Puerto Rico), Nashville Film Festival (Nashville, TN), River Run Film Festival (Winston-Salem, NC), Dead by Dawn Film Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland; UK), Maryland Film Festival (Baltimore, MD), Hamburg International Short Film Festival (Hamburg, Germany), Annecy (Annecy Cedex, France)

    Awards:
    Canadian Screen Award: Best Animated Short (nominated
    TIFF: Canada’s Top Ten
    Fantastic Fest: Best Animated Short (runner-up)
    Outlier Film Festival: Best Short Film
    ARTBEAST.ca

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  4. On his way to work, Ruben is haunted by obsessive-compulsive thoughts; is the front door locked? Is the stove really turned off? As Ruben’s creative mind is invaded by increasingly absurd scenarios, reality and imagination begin to merge…

    "Ruben Leaves" is this week’s Staff Pick Premiere! Here’s an interview with the film’s director, Frederic Siegel: vimeo.com/blog/post/staff-pick-premiere-ruben-leaves

    "Ruben Leaves" on Short Of The Week:
    shortoftheweek.com/2017/02/23/ruben-leaves/

    *2016 Swiss Film Award, Best Graduation Film
    *2017 Best Student Film, Be There! Corfu Animation Festival, Corfu GR
    *2016 Best Mini Short, Sapporo Short Film Festival, Sapporo JP
    *2016 Anca Student Award, Fest Anca, Zilina SK
    *2016 Best Animated Film, Sehsüchte, Potsdam DE
    *2016 Best Animation, ZOOM Zblizenia, Jelenia Gòra PL

    *2016 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Official Selection
    *2016 Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival Bristol, Official Selection
    *2016 Pictoplasma Conference Berlin, Official Selection
    *2015 Dok Leipzig, Official Selection
    *2015 Fantoche International Animation Film Festival Baden, Official Selection (Premiere)

    Full Awards-, and Festivallist: fredericsiegel.ch/rubenleaves
    Ruben Leaves on Facebook: facebook.com/rubenleaves/
    Project page, Making Of: teamtumult.ch/ruben-leaves

    5'00" | Short Fiction | 2D Digital Animation | Switzerland | 2015

    Created, Directed & Animated by: Frederic Siegel
    Production: Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst / Studienrichtung Animation, Jürgen Haas
    Co-Produced by: SRF, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
    Promotion: SWISSFILMS
    Music: Nico Kast
    Recordings, Sounddesign & Soundmix: Thomas Gassmann
    Soundediting & Sounddesign: Kilian Vilim
    Foley Artist: Dieter Hebben
    Additional 2D Animation: Martin Hofer, Zéa Schaad, Christelle Serrano, Viviane Tanner
    Additional 3D Animation: Ramon Arango, Michael Zünd
    Mentor: François Chalet

    © 2015 / Frederic Siegel, Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst

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  5. Story
    Our planet Earth is traveling around sun with 1 year cycle.
    This is producing seasons and environment of Nature on Earth.
    Ancient Japanese people made 72 poems about seasonal tiny / amazing changes of Nature, called KOYOMI.
    KOYOMI is an ancient calendar which shows 72 seasons in Japan

    Animation Short Film (2012)
    7th Sapporo International Short Film Festival, Best Hokkaido Short Award
    9th Green Film Festival in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
    7th Busan International Kid’s Film Festival, Busan, South Korea
    14th Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Hiroshima, JAPAN
    MICE Internstional Film Festival, Valencia, SPAIN

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