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OFFF 2015 comes of age in new teaser film

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Barcelona-based creative conference OFFF has launched a teaser to this year’s festival campaign.




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Drake made an experimental art film and it’s peak Drake

As far as I’m concerned there are two Drakes. The one we all know is Drake, the multiplatinum rapper / singer / recording artist, who in five years has amassed more Billboard hit songs than The Beatles. The other Drake is Internet Drake, who exists solely in the land of memes and gifs to be constantly ridiculed under the hashtag #drakethetypeofguy. Today, the two Drakes have come together in a short film called Jungle.

Jungle is a 15-minute arthouse film that follows Drake around Toronto as he reminisces and hangs with his friends. It begins with Drake talking in his strongest Degrassi accent to his driver, conveying his angst that “the energy out here is changing, you know?” It’s dark and moody, with clips of a young Aubrey Graham…

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Who knew a short film about building a bridge could be so moving?

Even the simplest stories can be effective — and affecting — depending on the execution, and this short film is a master class in animated storytelling. Le Gouffre (meaning “The Gulf”) is a short created by animators Carl Beauchemin, Thomas Chrétien, and David Forest at Lightning Boy Studio, telling the story of two friends forced to build a bridge in order to cross a massive canyon in the wilderness. Even though the film is mostly wordless, the score and the bright, fluid animation style draw you in until the end. You’ll be moved even if you saw it coming.

Le Gouffre is the product of a successful Kickstarter campaign from two years ago, and the short went on to win a number of accolades on the festival circuit. We’d love to see more…

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SXSW unveils film festival lineup, including new Steve Jobs documentary

SXSW, one of the year’s biggest celebrations of startups, film, and music, kicks off next month. The weeklong festival’s film lineup has just been announced, and it features a number of heavy hitters, including the world premiere of Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney’s new documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.

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This quadrant explains why Drive is such a stylish film

Tony Zhou’s masterful “Every Frame a Painting series returns to take on Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 film starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, once described by the late Roger Ebert as “an elegant exercise in style.”

Zhou shows how the film comes “alive” by taking a few scenes and dividing them into quadrants, demonstrating how Refn uses an otherwise conventional storytelling tool to do unconventional things. Shots that split the actors left and right help tell two different stories at the same time. Splitting top to bottom helps the characters show their inner feelings through gestures and fidgeting in a way that faces and dialogue can’t. The effect makes Drive predictable and unpredictable at the same time, and stands in…

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Sundance 2015: Rabbit : A narrative fiction film exploring a correctional facility’s pet partnership program

Sundance 2015: Rabbit

Of the thousands of applicants at the annual Sundance Film Festival short film competition, only 60 make it into the festival. And, while this year has already provided many standouts, “Rabbit” truly stunned by way of message and execution. The beautiful……

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Sundance 2015: New Frontier Immersion: Four works prestented at the film festival that challenge the storytelling norm

Sundance 2015: New Frontier Immersion


While virtual reality filmmaking has been getting much attention at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, other groundbreaking content from the New Frontier films and installations division reimagines storytelling in equally compelling, immersive ways……

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Test Drive: 2015 Acura TLX in Park City, Utah: Auto-steering up the mountains to the Sundance Film Festival

Test Drive: 2015 Acura TLX in Park City, Utah

En route to this year’s Sundance Film Festival, we hopped into a 2015 Acura TLX, the brand’s latest mid-sized performance sedan, to drive from Salt Lake City to Park City, Utah. Acura has been a premier sponsor of the festival for five years now……

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The Weekender: on film noir, Sundance, and Portland punks

Hello fellow weekend-goers, and welcome back to The Weekender. The week’s big news may have included Windows Holographic — and we’ll certainly be catching you up on anything you might’ve missed — but we’ll also be setting you up for a stellar weekend back on this terrestrial plane. So sit back, strap on your weekend-approved augmented-reality device (sunglasses will suffice) and take a journey with us.

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Arts Recommendations from The Mirror Cube: A site dedicated to music, film and artistic happenings, as recommended by an array of working artists

Arts Recommendations from The Mirror Cube

Perhaps no one knows the music, film and art scenes better than those within them. Communities form and flourish, and engage other active creators. Highly collaborative art leads to highly connected scenes with an escalated awareness of what’s working……

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