Cannes Film Festival


Watch an arctic love triangle between a walrus, a seal, and a lobster in Cooked. This 7-minuter animation is directed and designed by Jens Blank, produced by Tom Legget, and written by Caroline Brucker. Cooked became an official selection in the Cannes Film Festival last 2010.

One Step Forward

At first you wonder why this film won the 48 hour film project, was selected to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival, and gathered awards like the judges had no choice. It began, after all, with plain looking person who appears happy yet dirty and in his long sleeved polo shirt and slacks. That is of course until you reach that part that made your heart skip a bit.

ARK (2007)

Grzegorz Jonkajtys has already contributed as a visual effects artist for films such as Sin City, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Blade III, Iron Man 2, and Star Trek, to name few. Ark, Jonkajtys' animation short, is an excellent representation of the level of skill and creativity that first led him inside of the Hollywood productions. Nominated for the Golden Palm for Best Short Film at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and the winner of the main prize at the 2007 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, the short takes us to the time when an unknown virus has led almost the entire human population to extinction leaving the few survivors to flee on ships in search of safe new land. Simply another classic creation.


Outliers, starring Mendy St. Ours as a lone woman who all of the sudden finds herself in a chaos of a city besieged by what seems to be a lethal virus, is a spectacular nine-minute long action filled drama with even more amazing twisted ending. First released as a part of the 48HR Film Festival and finding its way as an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010, the short is undoubtedly one of the best produced, polished, and original works I have seen in a while; something that should take on even greater meaning as it was done in less than 48 hours. So if you enjoyed the 'end of the world' productions from the past and the many elements of surprise in hits such as The Truman Show be sure to give Outliers well, at least, a glimpse.