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Coalition Of The Willing

Coalition of The Willing is a film that discusses how we can use new Internet technologies to leverage the powers of activists, experts, and ordinary citizens in collaborative ventures to combat climate change.

The film has been directed and produced by Knife Party, written by Tim Rayner and crafted by a network of 24 artists from around the world using varied and eclectic film making techniques.

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Waiting for Superman: Pledge to See this Film

Waiting for Superman is a documentary by Davis Guggenheim which examines the crisis in public education in the United States through multiple interlocking stories.

This viral video is part of the social action campaign by Take Part to offer initiatives for people to explore and be a part of long-term strategies that offer systemic changes.

The video has been produced at Buck. Art Director: Joe Mullen. Animation: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada. Original Music and mix: John Black at Cypher Audio.

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Invisible Wars: Redefining Aid

Invisible Wars is a motion piece by James Bartley and Jake Graydon, their final project at VFS in the Digital Design program.

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Eat Real. Eat Local.

Looks like a typical Canadian family dinner.


The short film explains what is happening to the food system of Canada (as any other highly “developed” country) and why you should care more about what you eat.
The infomercial has been directed by Steve Gordon (live action) and Crush (animation). Produced by Kate Dale at Sons and Daughters [...]

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Iran: A Nation of Bloggers

A country and its people are more thanthe narrow view points of the politicians.

You know of Iranian election, protests in favour of Mousavi and against the alleged fraud. The video is not new, but the way.
But in a few months, this visual essay might well be talking about Italy. After all, the flags and the [...]

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ALEXANDER LEHMANN – Du bist terrorist

Erst kürzlich haben wir herausgefunden, daß in Deutschlandmehr als 82 Millionen versteckte Terroristen wohnen.

Just recently has been found that there are more than 8 billion terrorists hiding in the world. You are one of them.
A satiric campaign ideated and executed by Alexander Lehmann. Narrator: Ernst Walter Siemon. Music: Iambic.
NOTE: Some clips have subtitles in [...]

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The Veiled Commodity

Help make modern-day slavery a thing of the past

“The short deals with the past and present day issues of slave labor around the world.”
The film is structured in three parts which employ different techniques to have the message delivered.
Designed and directed by Dickson Chow and Vinh Chung. Additional design: Lynn Wang, Kennis Chow, Rajeswaren Shanmugasundaram.
3D [...]

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KYLE DOWNES – A Short Visual History of Videogames

But my mum says I’m cool!

“A 3 minute long visual essay (or whatever you call these things) about the history of videogame consoles, from 1972 when Ralph Baer invented the Odyssey with Bob Tremblay, to the launch of the current generation of consoles and beyond.”
Kyle Downes‘ major project for 3rd year of his Bachelor of [...]

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Resistance 2: Twisted History

This struggle, ladies and gentlemen, may now be forever lost.
Full HD Video available in the underneath links.

In the alternate reality of this videogame, “World War II never happened and there was no Nazi enemy. Instead, humanity is threatened by brutal invaders, the Chimera. And the situation is looking desperate…”
The clip has been produced at Logan [...]

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AXEL RUDOLPH – Knowledge

HD Video available in the underneath links.

A five minute long explanation about the roots of the conflict in the Middle East.
The aim was to create a “virtual TV format that gives current important matters a more visually attractive shape.”
A short movie by Axel Rudolph, his degree project on Media Design at the Ravensburg College.
Voice over: [...]

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China Conquers North Korea

A short film about “life, peace, war and cellular mitosis”. Apply directly to the cerebral cortex…
The Cell has been directed, produced and animated by Eugen Neacşu at Intermotion. It is his final project at the West University of Timişoara, Romania, developed under the supervision of Dieter Penteliuc Cotosman.
Narration: Christine Cizmaş. Text written [...]

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History of Sicily in One Hundred Seconds

Storia della Sicilia in cento secondi.

“As the title suggests, it’s a fast-run across a pressing and hyper-compact narration.
“Those who knew little or nothing about the events told, will be surprised by the great number of conflicts, wars, monarchies, dominations, martyrs and crimes that plagued the island in millenniums.”
The short film has been ideated and directed [...]

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KRISTIAN LABUSGA – Rebel with a Cause

two hundred grams of cotton

“The short outlines the socio-environmental impact of chasing the newest clothing trends, or rather the ecological backpack of that new shirt you just picked up.”
Written and directed by Kristian Labusga as part of his final thesis at Stuttgart Media University. Music: Florian Gubba. Voice: Daniel Winter.
“Il corto delinea l’impatto socio-ambientale del [...]

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Costs of War

End the War in Iraq.

“Poignant short film on USA involvement in Iraq with concept, direction, soundtrack, animation by Bran Dougherty-Johnson at Grow Design Work.”
Visit National Priorities to learn more.
“Un pungente corto sul coinvolgimento degli Stati Uniti in Iraq. Concept, regia, colonna sonora, animazione di Bran Dougherty-Johnson presso Grow Design Work.”
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A brief guide about Bridesmaids


A nuptial ceremony ain’t something you can leave to fate. Bride’s maids are there just to help you get the best from the best day of you life (yeah…)
A brief guide about Bridesmaids is a short movie by Yaniv Fridman, Amber Mackay and Nicolas Alexander, their final project at the Vancouver Film School.
The movie is [...]

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