Category Archives: short films

Kensho

Kensho, 見性, in Japanese and in the Zen tradition, means initial insight or awakening, but not yet full Buddhahood or satori. It literally means “seeing” (ken) “nature” or “essence” (sho).

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“A Tale of Momentum and Inertia”

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“Яблочко”

xxx This film, created in 1946 by Ivan and Vladimir Nikitchenko, was produced by the Soyuzdetfilm, later called the Gorky Film Studio, originally founded in 1915. “Яблочко” (or “Little Apple”) is a masterful short film of pioneering special effects, specifically the … Continue reading

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This is Water

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Two Sisters by Carolyn Leaf

This haunting film created by Caroline Leaf in 1991, is scratched directly onto the film celluloid itself — a masterful technical feat which adds to the power of the narrative.

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“A Truncated Story of Infinity”

This short film on the infinite possibilities in which our lives unfold is directed by Paul Trillo, who cleverly animates this limitless plenitude of probabilities. Co Produced By Keith Ferreira Director of Photography Andrew Georgopoulos Sound Design and Score by Noah … Continue reading

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The Danish Poet

This charming tale is narrated by Liv Ullman. It won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. It was directed, produced, and animated by Torill Kove, co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada and Norway’s MikroFilm AS.

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