When relying on social scripts to survive the social world, it’s not easy to go off-script. Especially if you’re obsessed with German dive bombers and just want to date a girl.
Anima, Brussels Animation Film Festival 2019 – Audience Award!
Tribeca International Film Festival 2019
Go Short Film Festival 2019
Quote: ” “Mind My Mind” is a highly original animation that portrays the
experience of an autistic young man as he navigates starting a romantic
relationship and coping with the challenges of conversation and social
interaction. The film has a beautiful message: be yourself, and
celebrate the many positive qualities of being autistic. The animation
team are to be congratulated for their insight into how to convey what
goes on inside the mind of an autistic person during everyday
decision-making, including dealing with the stresses that arise from
ambiguity and sensory overload. It is encouraging that autistic viewers
themselves have endorsed this film as a way of helping others to
understand their experience.” Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Director,
Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University”
A desolate street in a small village in the Old West. Two cowboys face each other in a good-old-fashioned shootout! But when both of the colts fire their deadly bullets, those bullets immediately fall in love with each other, forgetting what they’re supposed to do! This has dramatic consequences…
Special jury distinction at Athens Animfest (Greece, 2017)
Audience award at Zwols Animatie Film Festival (Netherlands, 2017)
Golden Wings award for Best Animation Film at Eindhovens Film Festival (Netherlands, 2017)
March winner Best film at Shortcutz Amsterdam (Netherlands, 2018)
Prize of the Public to the Best Vermouth Short (Festival De Cine de Madrid ‘17)
Best Music (Tilburgs Film Festival ’18)
Best Animation (FilmQuest Film Festival Utah, USA ’18)
Best Narrative Short (Routes to Roots Film Festival Ontario, Canada ’18)
A portrait of one night’s intimacy between two men that just met. Their physical connection is immediate and they get carried away and have unsafe sex. Once the sexual tension has been released they’re having an intimate conversation, about gay men sexual roles, about preferences and self-image, about manhood.
As morning approaches, their moment is nearing its end and one’s need for reciprocity may question the other’s ability to love.
71st Cannes Film Festival – Cinéfondation Official Selection (France, May 2018)
34th Haifa film Festival – Official Selection (Haifa, Israel, September 2018)
24th Athens International Film Festival (Athens, Greece, September 2018)
41st Denver Film Festival – Official Selection (Denver, Colorado, USA, November 2018)
24th Chéries-Chéris Film Festival du Film LGBTQI de Paris – Sélection Officielle (Paris, France, November 2018)
23rd Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS – Official Selection (Riga, Latvia, November 2018)
5th Rajasthan International Film Festival – Official Selection (Jaipur, India, January 2019)
Pendance Film Festival – Official Selection (Toronto, Canada, February 2019)
Queer Screen’s 26th Mardi Gras Film Festival (Sydney, Australia, February 2019)
Abigail is heavily pregnant, But something is missing. Terrified about the imminent birth, she kidnaps a comforting partner in crime for one afternoon.
2018 Tel Aviv Student Film Festival- opening film
2018 Palm Springs ShortFest
2018 Encounters Film Festival
2018 Hamptons International Film Festival
A deliciously dark comedy about a husband and wife whose different ideas of gender conformity lead to an unexpected confrontation. A short film from the animation trio who brought you the Oscar nominated short A Single Life.
Winner 2019 Dutch Directors Guild award
In the short film SOAP, we accompany the Flemish retirees Gerben and Louise during a weekend getaway in Amsterdam. Their stay at Hotel Aphrodite initially seems solely about muddling through tourist masses and joint silent meals. But when Louise discovers the Aphrodite hotel soap, the weekend takes an unexpected and magical twist.
Akiko Takakura is one of the last survivors of the atomic bomb explosion of Hiroshima. During Obon, she receives the spirits of her parents and is haunted by memories. Her father is an authoritarian and traditional man. Akiko’s childhood consists of constant rejections and beatings. But the horrors of the atomic bomb and Japan’s subsequent capitulation change everything. Finally Akiko experiences fatherly love in the midst of Hiroshima’s ruins.
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
Krakow Film Festival (Silver Dragon Award, for best animation)
Huesca International Film Festival
Palm Springs Shortfest
Grosse Klappe Award, Duisburg
Prize CINANIMA 2018 – City of Espinho Award
2019 Sundance Film Festival
A girl is studying the uneven bars. By presenting the girl’s life growth, from childhood to puberty, success of career and her relationship with her father, the film draws a picture of the girl’s life experience.
An empty room with five people sitting at a table that seats six. Their withered bodies adorned with lush fabrics and jewelry, they spend eternity playing with their food. A charged silence fills the air. When the fragile equilibrium in the group is broken by the boy, the results are explosive.
Left behind at an isolated boarding school, young Will quickly becomes a target for bullying. Only the friendship from a small bird brings him solace. But as the bullying worsens, Will’s means of escaping the world grow darker..
English / French
The 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1955. 300.000 spectators are watching from the sidelines. It is 6:00 PM when Pierre Levegh’s car ploughs into the spectator stands, scattering the crowd with his car engine’s hot debris. It is a tragedy that will cost more than 80 lives. And yet, the race goes on. At Mercedes, a friend and co-pilot of Pierre Levegh’s is ready to take the relay. His name is John Fitch.
Best Animated Short Film at Saint Louis Film International Festival
Shortlisted for best animation short César 2019
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2019
Anima, Brussels Animation Film Festival 2019
As the world starts moving around him, the young desert dweller decides to follow the footprints of his fellow tribesmen to the origin of natural forces, time.
Staring at the Smartphone all the time, people are gradually alienating themselves from normal life and others nearby. This film, Life Smartphone, with its satirical and humorous style, serves to depict the current social situation and give people a chance to be introspective.
2017 Student Academy Award Winner and shorlisted for the 2018 Academy Awards.
There are things in life you never forget. One of them, like it or not, is “The Talk”.
In the film, adults share memories of the time when their parents first tried to explain sex to them. Using actual recordings of these recollections and a mix of hand drawn images, photographs, computer generated images as well as stop frame animated toys and props, the memories of several individuals have been caringly recreated in order to best present the awkwardness of one of life’s strangest occurrences.
– BEST ANIMATED SHORT: WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL, WARSAW, POLAND (2016)
– FIRST PRIZE – BEST ANIMATION: FLICKER’S RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, RI, USA (2016)
– BEST ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL: WINDY AWARDS, WINNIPEG FILM GROUP, WINNIPEG, CANADA (2017)
– PRIX DEVARTI AWARD: ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL, ANN ARBOR, USA (2017)
– HONARABLE MENTION: ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL, ATLANTA, USA (2017)
– AUDIENCE FAVORITE AWARDS: DAWSON CITY INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, YUKON, CANADA (2017)
Every night, Bob is transfixed by the vision of a woman dancing outside his window; every morning, he struggles to make sense of it. The line between a leap (of faith) and a pas de deux grows increasingly fine as the dance beckons.
Selected for TIFF 2016
Selected for Aspen 2017
When a little bird suddenly drops dead in its cage, all eyes are on the cat. Desperately he tries to make everything right again, but actually making everything worse in the progress.
Selected for TIFF 2017!
After a traumatic encounter, a young, gay Egyptian joins the LGBT rights movement. When his safety is jeopardized, he must choose whether to stay in the country he loves or seek asylum elsewhere as a refugee. HALF A LIFE is a timely story of activism and hope, set in the increasingly dangerous, oppressive, and unstable social climate of Egypt today.
Film Festivals & Screenings
*2017 Docfest Sheffield
*2017 International Animation Film Festival Annecy
Drama / Thriller
The ordinary life of a Boston bred baggage handler is turned upside down when he steals a suitcase that contains terrorist plans. Inspired by true events on 9/II.
Starring Mojean Aria, Joseph Reitman and Charley Rossman.
Awards & Recognitions
*BAFTA Shortlist 2017 BAFTA Student Film Awards – Live Action
*WINNER Best Drama USC School of Cinematic Arts First Look Film Festival 2017
*WINNER Audience Award Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Moebius Showcase 2016
Film Festivals & Screenings
*13th HollyShorts Film Festival 2017 (Competition), USA
*21st LA Shorts International Film Festival 2017, USA
*6th Long Beach International Film Festival 2017, USA
*35th Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017 (Competition), USA
*Palm Springs International ShortFest 2017 – The Moments that Define Us (Competition), USA
*Tribeca Film Festival 2017 – Shorts: Disconnected (Competition), USA – World Premiere
*USC School of Cinematic Arts First Look Film Festival 2017 (Competition), USA
*Screening at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Moebius Showcase 2016 (Competition), USA
In a universe where people are seeking connections with others, a
woman and a small child are brought together as mother and daughter. Inside the bubble of the mother’s protection, the child learns about love and trust, and ultimately how to form her own attachments.
Torill Kove was born and raised in Norway and now lives in Canada. Her three previous short films have all been nominated for the Academy Award, and Kove won the award with The Danish Poet. Kove has directed the feature film Hocus Pocus, Alfie Atkins and
written and illustrated several children’s books.
Selected for a.o. TIFF 2017 and BERLINALE 2018.
Horror - LGBTQ
Mikaela had a sex reassignment surgery . One night out she meets a guy who follows her home. The movie Undress me examines our perceptions of gender and how our identity can be formed by the perceptions of others.
Teddy Award – Best Short Film, Berlin International Film Festival.
Best International Short Film – Tel Aviv International Film Festival, Israel.
Best International Short Film – Filmout, San Diego (US).
Special mention – Sicilia Queer Filmfest, Italy.
Best Short Film – Mezipatra Queer Film Festival, Czech Republic.
The high school jury’s special price of the conseil general de l’Essonne – Festival of european cinema in Essonne, France.
Best Short Film – Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival, Russia. International award – Festival International of Short Film and Animation of Barcelona 2014.
Special Mention – Next Film Festival 2014, Romania.
International Jury Award Best Short Film – Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival South Africa.
Loke’s Sister 2014 – Tupilak, Nordic Rainbow Cultural Worker’s. For outstanding contributions to trans culture.
Lolly Award for best xposed short, XPOSED International Queer Film Festival, Tyskland