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Short Film Spotlight: Regular Rabbit

Written and directed by Eoin Duffy.

Regular Rabbit screened at over 60 international film festivals and was handpicked by Whoopi Goldberg for the Tribeca Film Festival. The film won top honors at the Portland and Oxford International Film Festivals and received nominations at others.

The filmmaker says, “Regular Rabbit challenges our readiness to believe absurd misinformation by deliberately separating visuals from narrative. One does not match the other. It prompts us to question our own gullibility in the face of even the most outrageous claims, i.e. a mass murdering rabbit.”

Short Film Spotlight: Alan the Infinite

Written and directed by Oscar-nominated (Robin Robin) filmmakers Mikey Please and Dan Ojari.

Synopsis: Alan’s excited! It’s his first day at Lamin’8 — a stale, grey, humdrum lamination company. Oh boy! If he buckles up, stays focused and impresses Gary, his unhinged boss, this might just be a job for life.

But all is not quite as it seems, and when Alan accidentally unleashes cosmic, supernatural forces into the office, he realises that fitting in at Lamin’8 is going to be infinitely more tricky than he ever could have dreamed.

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Short Film Spotlight: Watermelon Girl

Filmmaker SouthernShotty describes Watermelon Girl as “the story of a girl born from a watermelon seed in a departed king’s stomach…[who] discovers the true joy of giving and building community.”

Director’s statement: I love the convenience and power of digital art, but there is something magical about analogue art. So, I’ve set out to challenge myself to bring that analogue joy to a digital piece.

I spent a ton of time dissecting crafts, textures, proportions, and more to build a 3D world that felt hand built. However, I wanted to lean into the strengths of digital art and pull off scenes not possible in analogue.

I hope this blended approach to animation brings you as much joy as it was to produce.

Quick Facts:

– All visuals done by myself
– Learned 3D as I went
– 230+ shots rendered
– Around 18,000 frames rendered
– 5 years spent from initial writing to final production

‘WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko’ Wins Best Animated Short Film at 96th Academy Awards

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko is an anti-war story by Sean Lennon and Dave Mullins that features John & Yoko’s Happy Xmas (War Is Over).

Synopsis: WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko is an 11-minute animated film set in an alternate WWI reality where a senseless war rages on, in which two soldiers on opposite sides of the conflict play a game of chess.

A heroic carrier pigeon delivers the soldiers’ chess moves over the battlefield as the fighting escalates. Neither soldier knows his opponent as the game and the war builds to its climatic final move. Whoever wins the game, one thing is for certain: there are no winners in war.

Short Film Spotlight: Gnome

Gnome, written and directed by Sacha Goedegebure, tells the story of a gnome who finds a caterpillar struggling to reach for leaves outside his house. The gnome helps by cutting down and stacking leaves for the caterpillar. But the gnome soon regrets his act of kindness when the caterpillar’s gnawing keeps him from falling asleep. How far will the gnome go to sleep peacefully?

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