We are pleased to announce US Competition, Children’s Competition, and International Showcase selections for GLAS 2016.

 

US COMPETITION SELECTIONS

 

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Bottom Feeders
Matt Reynolds
USA – CalArts –  3 min – 2015

Two disparate species fight to survive in a deliciously unsympathetic world.

 
 

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Business Hours: The Life and Death of a Bureaucrat
Simon Whilches-Castro
USA/Columbia – USC – 7 min – 2015

Death visits a bureaucrat and it makes him work overtime.

 
 
 

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Dogs of Life
Jack Wedge
USA – 13 min – 2015

Dogs of Life explores the line between passivity and consideration. It tells the tale of a retired bounty hunter who goes above and beyond the appropriate call of duty to help his neighbor, who is like a stranger to him.
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GAWI
Daylen Chiang
USA – USA – 3 min – 2015

A girl caught in a state of sleep paralysis, plunges through the textures of dreams.
 
 

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Annapurna Kumar
USA – CalArts – 2 min – 2015

In February 2014, the Apache helicopter’s targeting systems were updated from standard definition black and white to high-resolution color video, touted as a boost to pilot safety and U.S. Military dominance.
Infinite_Water_300Infinite Water
Sunny Liang
USA – CalArts 4 min – 2015

Let us dive deep into the infinite water of the beautiful universe, and feel the heartbeat of life itself resonating through the city, celebrating its inhabitants.
 

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Christian Laravve
USA – RISD – 4 min – 2015

Lesley the Pony goes on a fun-filled adventure through the town of Merryville while making lasting memories with his friend, The Duke.

 

 

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Steven Subotnick
USA – 4 min – 2015

The pig is everything.

 

 

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Ryan Gillis
USA – USC – 8 min – 2014

An old crop-duster discovers a mysterious crate floating in the Florida Everglades, and it ruins his day.
 
 

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Noah Malone
USA – CalArts – 1 min – 2015

A young entrepreneur takes pity of the downtrodden.

 
 

 

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Zachary Zezima
USA – CalArts – 3 min 2014

Based on a true story, CRUISING follows a young man through an extrovert’s dream and an introvert’s nightmare; the chaotic and cacophonous world of forced-fun aboard an insular cruise ship.

 

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Alan Jennings
USA – CalArts – 3 min – 2015

Gym class can be tough. Someone is bound to lose an eye.

 
 
 

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Ted Wiggin
USA – 4 min – 2015

Red blue green, circle square triangle, dog star man. The life and death of a star.

 

 

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Eric Ko
USA – 4 min – 2015

i feel i am lapsing.

 

 

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Laura Harrison
USA – 8 min – 2015

A drug addict in love with her bisexual boyfriend throws a “lingerie show” (essentially a drug fueled orgy) to lure him away from his sugar daddy, Wade. A portrait of fringe characters at the edge of society.

 

Swim_meetSwim Meet
Samantha Mauer
USA – 1 min – 2015

A nostalgia inducing essence of a swim meet.

 

 

CHILDREN’S COMPETITION SELECTIONS

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My Grandfather was a Cherry Tree
Olga and Tatiana Poliektova
Russia – 13 min – 2015

This is a movie-memory, narrated by a young boy about his views on life and death. It’s also a story about an unusual grandfather, who could listen to the trees breathing and believed that “Person can’t die if someone still loves him”.

 

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Pedro Ivo Carvalho
Denmark – 7 min – 2015

Following his dog’s kidnapper through a relentlessly moving city, the warmhearted vagabond Dio discovers how bad society has gone to keep up its pace.

 

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Bear Story
Gabriel Osorio
Chile – 10 min – 2014

An old, melancholy bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama.

 

 

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Millivette Gonzalez, Tabia Lees, Valerie Sattazahn
USA – Ringling College of Art and Design – 4 min – 2015

Pluto goes on a journey to fulfill his dream of becoming a planet.

 

 

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Perfect Houseguest
Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter
USA – 2 min – 2015

A house is visited by a clean, organized, well-mannered guest.

 

 

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Bicycle
Dana Sink
USA – 1 minute – 2015

I want to ride my bike.

 

 

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Taking Flight
Brandon Oldenburg
USA – 5 min – 2015

What begins as a small boy’s boring day with Grandpa turns into a larger-than-life journey, narrowly escaping wild monkeys and battling aliens to save the universe.

 

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A Horse Throat
Jenna Marks and David Barlow-Krelina
Canada/Germany – 2 min – 2014

A horse sitting in a quiet café breaks the silence with an unstoppable cough.

 

 

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Juste du l’eau
Carlos De Carvalho
France – 5 min – 2014

Celebrating the safe return of a ship of intrepid explorers, a young pig wonders where he fits into it all.

 

 

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The Orchestra
Mikey Hill
Australia – 15 min – 2015

In a world filled with beautiful music, Vernon always seems to strike the wrong note.

 

 

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A Single Life
Job, Joris & Marieke
The Netherlands – 2 min – 2014

When playing a mysterious vinyl single, Pia is suddenly able to travel through her life.

 

 

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Dwarf Giant
Fabienne Giezendanner
Suisse/France – 12 min – 2014

According to tradition, Petite Neige, a young inuit, needs to capture a low flying bird in order to pass into the world of grown-ups. On the verge of catching it, she falls into a mysterious crevice.
An initiatory tale for grown-ups and little ones.

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Hamster and the Fox
Kyoung Ha Kim
South Korea – 7 min – 2015

An abandoned old and sicken hamster in the woods is discovered by an inexperienced hungry young fox.

 

 

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The Hole
Bart Wasem
Switzerland – 2 min – 2015

Balding macho Bruce is losing his appeal. But one day a mysterious hole offers him an unexpected chance to recapture his former glory. Will it be worth it?

 

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Autumn Leaves
Patrick De Carvalho
France – 11 min – 2014

Abel lives in winter and Apolline lives summer. Isolated in their “natures”, they never met each other. They are not even supposed to meet. Abel crosses the border and discovers Apolline and curiosity is overwhelming. Their encounter soon becomes more complicated than they could imagine.

 

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Tsunami
Michelle Nardone
Denmark – 7 min – 2-15

Haru, in denial after a tsunami, discovers a magical Sea Spirit. Through it, he realizes the necessity of facing reality, and dealing with his loss.

 

 

 INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE SELECTIONS

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Dissonance
Till Nowak
Germany – 15 min – 2015
 

A genius musician lives a lonely life in a surreal, floating world. He plays the piano every day in a gigantic concert hall, but there’s nobody to listen. One day his animated world collapses and reality breaks out.
My_HomeMy Home
Phuong Mai Nguyen
France – 12 min – 2015

Hugo’s mother is back home.
The following day, when Hugo wakes up, he finds black feathers all over his house.

 

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Fluorescent Hill
Canada – 6 minutes – 2015

A vintage nature film explores the migratory pattern of a herd of wild creatures.

 

 

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Sophie Koko Gate
UK – RCA – 7 min – 2014

A man with large pores tries to escape the realization that he’s slowly evaporating, whilst pining over an ex-girlfriend that turns out to be incredibly dull.

 

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Priorities
Gints Zilbalodis
Estonia – JRRMV – 9 min – 2014

After his plane crashes on a small uninhabited island, a young man and his dog must find a way home.

 

 

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Looper
Melanie Tourneur / Eve Deroeck
Belgium – 5 min – 2015

When the night is falling down, it’s the time where all of the animals going out and make a crazy party!

 

 

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Nuggets
Andreas Hykade
Germany – 5 min – 2014

Kiwi tastes a golden nugget. It´s delicious.

 

 

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Teaser
Pierre Bassil
France/USA – Gobelins/CalArts – 3 min – 2015

Relax… Sit comfortably in your chair… Allow yourself to get lost in the sounds… images… movements.

 

 

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L’attesa del Maggio
Simone Massi
Italy – 8 min – 2014

The month of May, the blackbird: they hide while they sing.

 

 

 

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Zdravstvuite!
Yoko Yuki
Japan – 6 min – 2015

Story with the uncle of the Russia enthusiast which came on a certain summer day.

 

 

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Wei-Yuan Chen
Taiwan – 2014 – 5 min

Facing the plots that we transformed from our observation of society, the leading role questioned the society and intended to do something at last.

 

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Untitled No. 1
Evan Boehm
4 min – 2014

Parag K. Mital and Evan Boehm collaborated on the following video collage using only images collected from the previous 24 hour news cycle. The entire video was computationally generated from those images over the 24 hours.

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A Coat Made Dark
Jack O’Shea
Ireland – 10 min – 2015

Two burglars steal a coat containing a fortune. So begins this tale, in which Midnight, a dog, and his human servant Peter struggle for power.

 

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Wolf Games
Jelena Oroz
Croatia – 5 min – 2015

Three little wolves are spending late afternoon together. Story reveals how they ended up alone.

 

 

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Walked dog, dog’s dead. Sorry
WaleDermot Lynskey
Ireland – 7 min – 2015

A man is unaware of an encounter that may or may not occur on his way to buy ice-cream.

 

 

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Brandon Blommaert
Canada – 3 min – 2015

5 30 second audio visual experiments. Explorations of audio visual synthesis and Synesthesia.

 

 

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Fish is What I Desire
Yao Xiang
UK – 7 min – 2015

A 12-year-old girl refuses to eat fish her parents prepare for her. It evokes a choice she made earlier between rightness and obedience.

 

 

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Scribbledub
Ross Hogg
Scotland, UK – 3 min – 2015

A film conversation using 16mm film and a projector. ‘Scribbledub’ explores the dependent relationship between image and sound – the ‘scribble’ creates the ‘dub’, the ‘dub’ informs the ‘scribble’.

 

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Father
Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso
Argentina/France – 12 min – 2014

Day by day, the daughter of an elder military commander takes care of her bedridden father. The dictatorship has come to an end in Argentina, but not in this woman’s life.

 

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Bastien Dupriez
France – 5 min – 2015

Colors and animations drive you deeper and deeper into these vinyls.

 
 
 

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Jacky De Groen
Belgium – 6 min – 2014

A lunar eclipse obscures the relation between a lion and its tamer.

 

 

 

Land
Masanobu Hiraoka
Japan – 4 min – 2013

Abstraction and metamorphoses.