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UK finalists at the Vimeo Awards 2010

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 by Alex Fice

Vimeo just released the top 5 finalists (chosen by the judges) per category (9 categories) for the Vimeo Awards.  Seven finalists were from Great Britain, including:

You can see the full list of 45 finalists by category at www.vimeoawards.com/finalists

Lost Boys (an Interactive Agency) invited me to do something for their agency Christmas card.

An entire relationship told through photos in four minutes.

Directed by Gabriel Bisset-Smith and Graham Turner.
Written by Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Music by Golden Silvers

‘Coalition of the Willing’ is a collaborative animated film and web-based event about an online war against global warming in a ‘post Copenhagen’ world.

‘Coalition of the Willing’ has been Directed and produced by Knife Party, written by Tim Rayner and crafted by a network of 24 artists from around the world using varied and eclectic film making techniques.

Episodes 1-3 (each 10 mins approx)
‘The Specials’ is a documentary series following the ups and downs in the lives of Sam, Hilly, Lucy, Lewis and Megan, 5 friends with special needs who share a house in Brighton, UK. Series premiered on Vimeo in September 2009 & ran for 10 x 10 min episodes.
Produced by Kada Films. http://www.the-specials.com

Holographic Drumkit and Turntables test.

DRUMS: WILL CLARK
TURNTABLES: JFB
HEADS: BEARDYMAN

Huge thanks to Bonnie Anthony, Jordan McGarry and Partizan Darkroom, Remi Dessinges, Neil Mendoza, Daniel Bronks, Luke Palmer, Daisy Popham, Alex Marden, Daniel Alexander, Ian O’Connell and Oliver Gingrich.

This is a short film about my job as a Projectionist. I am quite proud of this film, mostly because I’m so proud of my job – it seems like a fulfilment of my childhood romantic notions of what I wanted to be when I grew up. Nonetheless what it most discernibly omits is how truly magnificent all the other staff are who work there too. It is dedicated to the other projectionists I know; some of whom are under threat of redundancy, and unquestionably to Sammy; for the lessons and facts about Projection.

Maybe some people are just born unlucky? This documentary film weaves together a diverse collection of different voices from London’s Jewish community to explore the concept of “luck” or “mazel”. From lucky charms and curses to global economics and quantum physics, this humorous and philosophical piece of visual poetry navigates the boundaries between religion and superstition to ask how the invisible hand of mazel has touched us all.

Commissioned by The Jewish Film Festival & supported by the Pears Foundation

Co-produced with Pilgrim Films in 2009

Director: Christopher Thomas Allen
Producer: Andrew Hinton
Music: Malcolm Litson

Festival screenings:

London Jewish Film Festival, Tricycle Cinema, London, 2009
London Short Film Festival, Roxy, London, UK, 2010
By Design, Northwest film forum, Seattle USA, 2010
SXSW – South by Southwest, film festival, Austin, Texas, USA, 2010

more info:
http://www.lightsurgeons.com
http://www.pilgrimfilms.com

 

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