RSA Shorts – The Attention Economy
4:15 | 2020
Commissioned by the Royal Society of Arts and based on a lecture by James Williams, Makarchuk’s short is a vibrant accompaniment to an insightful (if off-putting) look at modern technology.
Look At Me
2:44 | 2017
Rémon creates a dreamy depiction of Instagram self-reflection in this video for Shkyd.
Nicholas Olivieri, Shen Yi, Juliana De Lucca, Varun Nair, David Feliu
5:46 | 2018
How addictive will augmented reality be when it makes the real world drab in comparison? A team of Gobelins students offered a bleakly compelling vision in this 2018 short.
4:16 | 2016
Another gem from animation school La Poudriére, this lighthearted selection uses exaggerated character design and intricate cutouts for a story about the perils of perfectionism.
A Mind Sang
6:11 | 2020
The mind reels at how Vier Nev managed to piece together so many optical illusions into such fluid storytelling. A haunting film where everything is more than it seems.
2:53 | 2021
Reflections, refraction, glass and liquids—Christopher Rutledge renders impossible forms in an eerily soothing abstract CG animation.
The End of the World Has Not Yet Come
Haomin Peng aka MP
4:20 | 2021
Does that title count as optimistic? It’s hard to get a read on the outlook in Haomin Peng’s trippy video for Cocoonics’s song, but this colourful, chaotic world is one that won’t leave you any time soon.
The Cosmic Bicycle
6:48 | 1972
Based on the work of Wilfried Sätty, Les Goldman’s film feels like a halfway point between Harry Everett Smith-style occult collage and Fantastic Planet’s cosmic sci-fi, full of baffling, absurd and unsettling imagery, set to a magnificent synth score by Parasound, Inc.
4:36 | 2008
Calgary animator Kim Anderson takes us on a visceral journey into the heart of creation and destruction, blending hand-drawn animation and collage art in this Quickdraw-assisted short.
Le Repas Dominical
13:58 | 2015
We’ll end this side of the mixtape with a more grounded film in Devaux’s portrait of the strange mix of love, judgement, resentment, and connection that can only come from family gatherings. Read more about our take on this one in our recent Monday Shorts post.