http://portablefilmfestival.com - Riaan Cruywagen has been reading the news on television since it arrived in South Africa in 1976. He prides himself in the nickname, "The face of news in South Africa" and his record of the longest serving Afrikaan news reader in the world. In the context of South Africa's spectacular transformation to democracy, Riaan explains how his professional ethics have kept him in the news readers seat. Directed by Lucilla Blankenberg. Distributed by Tubemogul.
http://portablefilmfestival.com - Guy Ben Shetrit's music video for pop act Eatliz is a sci-fi fantasy journey of one little girl plus one giant toad... Directed by Guy Ben Shetrit. Distributed by Tubemogul.
http://portablefilmfestival.com - The introverted Mr Don lives in a room and do not like leaving; but when you dream, you can't help it... Directed by Juan Ignacio Abia Carrera Distributed by Tubemogul.
http://portablefilmfestival.com - Donkeyboy's music video revolves around a new disease called Abicere Leprous. It's a fictional documentary where we follow three people who have the disease, which affects people who give up their ambitions. Donkeyboy the band provides the in-support group entertainment... Directed by Kristofer Borgli. Distributed by Tubemogul.
http://portablefilmfestival.com - Awakening in bed with a stranger she has no recollection of going home with, a young woman jumps to a hilariously paranoid conclusion that plays directly into her worst fears. Winner of the Comedy Award at the St Kilda Film Festival. Directed by Luci Temple. Distributed by Tubemogul.
http://portablefilmfestival.com - Walter Robot's Death Cab clip seems to suggest, in the wake of impending catastrophe, that too many of us are focused less on our irreplaceable memories, but instead cherishing our favourite boots and the TV we learned to love... Directed by Walter Robot Distributed by Tubemogul.
http://portablefilmfestival.com - Tensions run high when Mohammed forgets his bag on the subway, causing a terrorist alert and clashing with an overzealous cop. Directed by Mark Walloard & Tim Truerniet Distributed by Tubemogul.
http://portablefilmfestival.com - Eli Stonberg returns with his new colour soaked clip for everyone's favourite Victorian-garmented futurist, Daedelus. Talking to Shots Ring Out Music blog, Stonberg explains the inspiration for the clip: "One evening during the summer my friend handed me a pair of rainbow glasses that she had been given at a rave. I was immediately entranced and knew that I wanted to make a video using the glasses as a lens filter. A few months later I saw Daedelus live and realised that his monome (the light up instrument that he plays) + those lens filters would make for a great combination. What I love about Daedelus aesthetic is that he wears Victorian Era clothes yet plays a very futuristic instrument. So i sought to make a video that captured that future/past combination..." Directed by Eli Stonberg Distributed by Tubemogul.
http://portablefilmfestival.com - NYC's soon to be re-developed Coney Island amusement park is a surrealist technicolour dream seen on grainy super 8 film and featuring music by Panda Bear. Winner of the Spike Lee Mini-Masterpiece Award at Babelgum Online Film Festival. Directed by Sherwin Akbarzadeh Distributed by Tubemogul.
http://portablefilmfestival.com - Absence, presence and aquatic distortions in this choreography of fluids, mysterious forces twist the physical laws and affect the behaviour of living beings in purified spaces. Received Special Mention at Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, as well as Best Video Award at Oslo Screen Festival. Distributed by Tubemogul.
http://portablefilmfestival.com - A short film based on the Betty and Barney Hill abduction of 1961. This film is a glimpse into the hypnosis sessions that took place between Dr. Benjamin Simon and Betty Hill shortly after her abduction. Previously screened at Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. Distributed by Tubemogul.
http://portablefilmfestival.com - As they wait in line to use the cash machine, a husband and wife, lost in their respective thoughts, witness a violent scene which profoundly affects them. Tensions mount in their relationship. Michael, a disillusionied teacher has just walked out of his job. Anna, his wife, has just found out that their close friends are expecting a baby. Distributed by Tubemogul.
http://portablefilmfestival.com - Caught in a Loop explores the impulse towards repetitive acts through a focus on a handful of individuals. A series of black and white vignettes reveal their private actions and behaviours accompanied by confessional insights into the driving forces at work. One person's comforting routine is another's compulsion to ritualise. What you see is a series of acts of true pleasure and predicaments. Actors lip-sync to the real-life descriptions of others who thereby preserve their anonymity. Winner of Sony Tropfest 2008. Best Screenplay prize; Best Experimental Film, South Australian Short Screen Awards 2008. Distributed by Tubemogul.
http://portablefilmfestival.com - Boris was a boy given a drum. He loved it so much he drummed on it contiuously for 30 years, till the villagers got so annoyed with him they tried to stop him. After several attempts to stop Boris from drumming they finally sent the butchers son to cut off Boris's arms. Boris was so sad that he could not drum any more he wanted to die. However, first he tried to break his drum. In trying to do so he found out he could still drum. Screening at Annecy International Animation 2009 and Melbourne International Animation Festival 2009. Distributed by Tubemogul.