It's hard to believe but none of these outstanding animations use CGI

Susi Sie refuses to use computer animation and effects. She just likes to explore all kinds of physical substances and push it around to create amazing animations. Some of her work defies belief as in "I can't bloody believe these are made just using real stuff and not computers." This is her showreel: » 1/19/15 9:30pm Monday 9:30pm

It's hard to believe this horror short was not filmed with real cameras

I was zombied-out after Dawn of the Dead and Night of the Living Dead, the seminal horror movies by filmmaker George A. Romero, but apparently you kids keep loving those dumb walking corpses. You will like this fantastically crafted 3D animation short, which feels like the beginning of a full feature. » 1/14/15 8:23am 1/14/15 8:23am

Guy spent one year crafting one second of this crazy animation per day

Greg McLeod—from BAFTA Award-winning animation studio The Brothers McLeod—created "one second of animation every day for the 365 days of the year 2013." According to him, there was "no storyline, script or storyboard. The ideas come from things read, seen or experienced on the day." Brilliant. » 1/13/15 9:06pm 1/13/15 9:06pm

This short film on the nature of violence is a must watch today

Without further commentary, here's a new short film set to Robert F. Kennedy speech at the Cleveland City Club, on April 5, 1968: The Mindless Menace of Violence. After today's events in France, it seems appropriate. Senator Kennedy was assassinated on June 6, 1968, only two months after these words. Dr. King was… » 1/07/15 10:33pm 1/07/15 10:33pm

This is what your in-laws are really thinking when they first meet you

Ali Vingiano made another hilarious subtitled short, this time dedicated to all of your who had to bring your significant other to meet your parents over the holidays (or worse, those who will have to do it this year. I'm sorry! Best of luck!)Like the previous one, this short is funny because it's exactly how it is. » 12/19/14 6:42pm 12/19/14 6:42pm

Excellent short on relationship problems and interdimensional physics

BAFTA-winning animator Jonathan Hodgson said Rabbit and Deer—a short film by Péter Vácz and Attila Bertóti—"is a stunningly directed and beautifully crafted play on the universal conflict of emotional incompatibility." He's completely right. Some of the best 15 minutes I've spend in front a screen this year. » 12/16/14 6:21am 12/16/14 6:21am

Short film: The nightmare of living with a crappy roommate

Director Alexander Engel sent us his short This Is It—a 3-minute look into the daily life of roommates with a dialog entirely constructed with questions. It is funny because this is really it, this is exactly how it is. My advice: Don't live with a roommate. Try to avoid it at all costs because all roommates suck at… » 12/15/14 10:02pm 12/15/14 10:02pm

One of the greatest, most electrifying speeches in history

There have been some great speeches through history. On rallies, radio, TV, books, or movies, they move people in unexpected ways and against all odds. They ring so true and meaningful inside us that they make us aspire to be something greater than ourselves. To be better humans. Here's one of the very best—a true… » 12/11/14 2:19am 12/11/14 2:19am

The hard but charming daily lives of people who work in Antarctica

It's hard to imagine the size and hostility of Antarctica from the comfort of our warm homes. Its overwhelming vastness feels like an alien world right here on Earth. Yet, this Wes Andersonian documentary makes it look fun to live there. These are the daily adventures of the people who work at Union Glacier, in West… » 12/08/14 9:29pm 12/08/14 9:29pm

Excellent short film about losing everything you love and starting again

Sploid readers Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson—part of the California-based production group Lucky Treehouse—sent this excellent short about lost love and new beginnings, which they defined as "one part Moonrise Kingdom and two parts Raising Arizona." The Moped Diaries is the title—and it's excellent. » 12/03/14 6:41pm 12/03/14 6:41pm