Dji. Death Fails by Dmitri Voloshin (2013) (Moldova) (4m) *

The overall winner of the amazingly high quality 7th FILMSshort comptition, the comic animation Dji. Death Fails is as good as Pixar. It was created by the Moldovan studio Simpals. Dji is an unusual manifestation of Death, who does not seem terribly good at his job and suffers from bad luck. All he has to do is to take the soul of a dying trucker, but that seems to be easier said than done!

Dji Death Fails

Greedy Germ by Yu Hsu (2015) (Taiwan) (5m) *

Greedy Germ is a wonderful animation set in a world where a group of friendly bacteria are living in happy harmony. When a daddy bacterium rescues another microbe from certain death, the microbe responds by consuming part of the bacterium and going on a violent rampage. The bacterium's son manages to save his daddy but can the bacteria possibly stop the ever-growing microbe from destroying their world?


Oktapodi by Julien Bocabeille + (2007) (France) (3m) *

Oktapodi, made by a consort of French animators, could easily be used as an example of the animation short film as well as a short short movie. In it an octapus fights with great gusto to save his tentacled lover from the chef's knife. Set on the Greek island of Santorini, it is beautiful and funny. Oktapodi's six credited directors: Julien Bocabeille, Francois-Xavier Chainous, Olivier Delbarre, Thierry Marchand, Quentin Marmier and Emud Mokhberi.


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Yearbook by Bernardo Britto (2014) (USA) (11m)

Yearbook is a comic animation written and directed by American filmmaker Bernardo Britto. Although comical, Yearbook has a deep heart, questioning what we value as noteworthy. The story centres around a man who is asked to compile a yearbook for man's time on planet Earth. He is given seventeen years in which to create this document as this is how long it will take an alien missile to reach and destroy us. However, he has a finite amount of space...

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