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Stretching out the film reel, we showcase everything from the most beautiful, independent short films to the most inspiring, top end feature films and stop motion animations. We dig and dive for the hottest upcoming film talents, the tastiest cinematography and the most bizarre story lines.

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Fear of Flying: brilliant animated short by Conor Finnegen

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Monday 12 August 2013

The brilliantly talented Conor Finnegen finally released his short Fear Of Flying online recently and it’s worth the wait. A great story about a bird who tries to avoid heading south for the winter lovingly created with a mix of puppetry and animation.

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Planet 7: a new animation from Andy Martin

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Saturday 10 August 2013

Here is my latest Planet animation from my ongoing Illustrated Aliens project. I’m now up to Planet Seven, where we find two of its inhabitant having a chat that gets a bit too much for one of them. If you’ve missed any of the other six planets, catch up with them on their dedicated Vimeo […]

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Passenger Side: written and directed by Matthew Bissonnette

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By Xavier Toby in New Film on Friday 2 August 2013

As a species, our attention spans are supposedly shrinking, and most mainstream films pander to this assumption. Images, action, strands of story and scene changes are ceaselessly thrown at us in an effort to keep our attention, and distract from the lack of meaningful plot and characters worth caring about. Passable movies keep you awake […]

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He Took His Skin Off For Me: turning a short story into a reality

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Film on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Maria Hummer’s brilliant short story, He Took His Skin Off For Me, is in the process of being adapted to film. This morbid modern fairytale is an allegory about an ‘imbalanced investment in another person’. In order to bring this beautiful story to life, a team of talented SFX artists are required to give the […]

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Timelapse of light streaks from planes flying at night

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By Low Lai Chow in New Film on Friday 12 July 2013

Wow, wow, wow. Singaporean photographer Milton Tan usually deals with subject matters like high fashion models, but after accidentally capturing airplane lights streaking across the frame one night, he decided to make a time-lapse short film dedicated to planes flying at night. The action really gets majestic midway through the short with these almost celestial […]

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The East: an indie thriller starring Ellen Page

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By Lost At E Minor in New Film on Saturday 29 June 2013

This American thriller starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson and directed by Zal Batmanglij, focuses on Sarah Moss, a former FBI agent now paid by pharmaceutical companies to watch eco-terrorist groups. She is sent to infiltrate an anarchist group called The East, who are self-styled fighters of what they consider to be poisonous and illegal activities.

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Publix Sex, Private Lives: a documentary about the real life of porn stars

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By Annie Churdar in New Film on Wednesday 26 June 2013

The porn industry is one that, for the most part, seems to be shrouded in mystery. Society just doesn’t talk about it. Whether you believe that adult entertainment business to be an ethical career path or not, hearing the true stories of three girls who chose that path is fascinating. According to these ladies, they are […]

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The East: an indie thriller starring Ellen Page

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By Lost At E Minor in New Film on Tuesday 25 June 2013

This American thriller starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson and directed by Zal Batmanglij, focuses on Sarah Moss, a former FBI agent now paid by pharmaceutical companies to watch eco-terrorist groups. She is sent to infiltrate an anarchist group called The East, who are self-styled fighters of what they consider to be poisonous and illegal activities.

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James Cooper creates an ad for the Coolest Block in America

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By Lost At E Minor in New Film on Thursday 20 June 2013

Director James Cooper recently visited Venice Beach’s Abbot Kinney Blvd. Taken with the boulevard, he started shooting. On the flight back to New York, he decided to cut something together from the rushes. But what? Digging around the web he found that GQ Magazine had named Abbot Kinney Blvd the Coolest Block in America. So […]

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Marfa Girl: a new film by Larry Clarke

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By J. Cooper in New Film on Tuesday 18 June 2013

I was hanging out in Saturdays Surf NYC recently reading an article in their mag about filmmaker Larry Clarke’s new Marfa Girl feature, which won Best Film at the seventh Rome Film Festival. You’ll notice while watching the trailer an awesome on-screen chemistry between leads Adam Mediano and Drake Burnette. Clarke has an interesting shooting […]

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Short film by Jakob Daschek starring Norman Reedus (from Walking Dead)

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By J. Cooper in New Film on Thursday 13 June 2013

This is a magically crafted, black and white new short from director Jakob Daschek through Syrup Films/Saints New York. You might recognise the lead from the huge hit series The Walking Dead. Cut together utilising super slo-mo, I’m sure you’ll agree it is a stunning and moving piece.

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Lucky Story: a new short film by Anaïs La Rocca

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By J. Cooper in New Film on Thursday 13 June 2013

I caught this new short by Art Director Anaïs La Rocca at the School of Visual Arts NYC last Friday night. A wonderful, charming, beautiful film, I expect we’ll be seeing much more from La Rocca who may drop the ‘Art’ in her title and perhaps settle for just simply ‘Director’? Here’s hoping, anyhow.

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Williston: a film about the real North Dakota oil boom

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By Colin Archdeacon in New Film on Thursday 13 June 2013

Oil: it runs your car, it makes men rich, and it starts wars. But sometimes the effect it has on small communities is the most provocative. After reading a bevy of contradictory media coverage of the current oil boom in North Dakota, my friend Skyler Swezy and I decided to head out to the prairie […]

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Help Spencer Dale’s remarkable story come to light

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Film on Tuesday 11 June 2013

When Australian Spencer Dale was 26 he travelled to Cambodia’s Phnom Penh, narrowly escaping capture by the communist Khmer Rouge fighters. After being rescued by General Norodom Chantaraingsey, the two shared an amazing friendship over the five following years which saw Dale fight in one of the bloodiest civil wars of modern times. Fourty two […]

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Alphabets Heaven: a new animation by Renata Gąsiorowska

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By Heidi Romano in New Film on Wednesday 5 June 2013

I really like this strange but captivating fantasy animation, Alphabets Heaven – Birthday, by Polish animator Renata Gąsiorowska. Her whimsical sketches transform this animation into a delightful video, all to the quirky tunes of Alphabet Heaven.

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