Short Film

Haoma

Harmony. Pain. Love. Cycle of Life. Haoma reaffirms ESMA artisans' gift for imaginative and highly creative filmmaking. Originally a 2008 ESMA (Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques) graduation project, this short film was directed by students Matthieu Deltour, Melissa Lafon, Elodie Legros and Yann Moalic. The music was composed by Martin Romberg and performed by the Orchestre National de Montpellier.

MADE BED

Liberate some love in Made Bed, a five-minuter short that combines voice and vision. Written and directed by Kevin Oestenstad, this litte piece of visual masterpiece conveys raw emotion about courage, life, and great men. Mainly using narration, the filmmakers takes us on a tour that savors on picturesque images and brilliant shots. Much is given credit to Kevin Oestenstad and Tony Swaney's acting prowess. The undeniable talent that they have showcased served as the backbone for such a polished film.

Metro

Gentle yet compelling, Metro by Jacob Wyatt is a beautiful animation that will take you to surreal worlds and parallel universes. This four-minuter student film at the Bringham Young University shows the adventure of a girl through the city's underground passageway as she follows a mysterious fox that snatched her metro ticket. Wyatt certainly has a handle on his craft. He makes good use of soft tones, watercolor visuals, and subtle pacing to evoke a feel-good and heart warming emotion. The selective framing and composition abstracts adds texture to the short, adding spice to a linear narrative.

Jericho: On His Biggest Heartbreak

Written and directed by Liam Gavin, this award-winning film Jericho follows the journey of a man who was losing his own life as his wife just lost hers out of a medical condition. You may find yourself empathizing for this man as you feel the sadness in his silence. The brilliance of the acting and direction are projected as you look at his face–the age, loneliness, and desperation.

Sea Bites

Explore the thin line between bravery and death in Sea Bites, a 12-minute documentary by David Berain under enpiedeguerra, a group of multimedia reporters. The film tells the story of Serxo and his comrades as they try to gather goose barnacles, an expensive delicacy famous for its sea-like taste. With only a rope tied to their bodies, the fishermen hang on large rocks braving the merciless beating of huge waves.

My Favourite Things

Encapsulating beauty and innocence, My Favourite Things is that kind of film that you'd want to watch over and over again. Directed by Edward Styles under kidswithcrayons production, this five minute short film shows the innocent tale between two friendsk who meets in the most unlikely manner. It has already rounded the festival circuits including a latest selection on the Little Big Shots International Film Festival last 2011.

GOM

A story of courage and bravery, GOM streches our imagination with a kick of comical humor. The film was created by the talented team of Anthony Delliste, Tristan Evin, Maxime Guillemin, Florent Razafimandimby, and Alexis Vallauri for ESMA. With a 7-minute runtime, the film tells the story of Gom, a young boy who works in Acme Circus. Despite his fear of turning soft after hearing a loud noise, he tries his best to overcome this weakness.

Barackula

Blow your minds with Barackula directed by Mike Lawson and written by Justin Sherman. As said on its website, this short political horror rock musical is about a young Barack Obama who has to stave off a secret society of vampires at Harvard when he was inducted into presidency at the Harvard Law Review in 1990. Obama finds that he must convince the vampire society that opposing political philosophies can coexist or else the society may transform Obama to the dark side.

Frankie Rulez!!!

In just about five minutes, watch Frankie the space alien as he takes over the universe by claiming property over planets one by one. Written and directed by San Charoenchai, this short film has already taken over the animation landscape as it won three Best Film awards this year and numerous selections in various film festivals.