Category Archives: Short films

A conscious decision to care

That’s what I believe building love means.
Here is an Oscar-nominated stop-motion short film about the struggles of an upside down relationship. Sharing is caring. Thank you for sticking around.

HEAD OVER HEELS from Timothy Reckart on Vimeo.

“Of the animated shorts, [Head Over Heels is] the cleverest.”
-Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“The attention to detail is staggering, particularly for a stop-motion animated movie… There may be an impressive crop of animated shorts this year, but Head Over Heels is the most fully realized of the whole bunch. Flawless.”
-William Bibbiani,

“This beautifully animated film is also a wonderfully unique story… Both whimsical and deeply felt… Simply extraordinary.”
-Richard Propes,



Photo: Stockholm film poster

Expressing love

It happens in between.
Communication. Intuition. Feeling. Elegance. Curiosity. Touch. Excitement. Discovery. Movement. Emotion. Connection. Trust. Disruption. Tenderness. Violence. Attachment. Power. Delicacy. Harmony. Completeness. Chaos. Vulnerability. Magic. Beauty. Distance. Doubt. Joy. Intimacy. Despair. Hope. Climax. Detachment. Pain. Fire. Elation.


Sigur Rós – Valtari from Sigur Rós Valtari Mystery Films on Vimeo.

Life is joyous

Or it really really should be that. In pursuit of happiness, we more often than not complicate our existence. Let’s go back to the roots for a bit and take a moment. Of marvel. Yes, I do mean the happiness found in little things. The ones that come unexpected and for free.

Enjoy this cute kid’s first experience with rain:

Kayden + Rain from Nicole Byon on Vimeo.

Now stop and ask yourself: when was the last time you felt like this? Childlike, not child-ish.
When was the last time you did something for the fun of it?

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Goood morning!

Let’s forget about the changing weather, the coldness of the autumn that is slowly crawling in and just keep on smiling.

I find it interesting that if you fake a smile, your brain still reacts to the movement of the facial muscles and ultimately, your smile becomes real. Charles Darwin first posed the idea that emotional responses influence our feelings in 1872. “The free expression by outward signs of an emotion intensi­fies it” he believed. Mimicry. I’ll give it a try. Fake it till you make it, they say. They might be right.

Vimeo to the rescue. Let the good vibes flow.

Ezra Vine – Celeste from Robert Wallace on Vimeo.

Photo by Theodora Alexe, second prize winner of the “Faces in places” competition started by Cătălin Georgescu and powered by

Waste, you waster!

WASTE from studioset on Vimeo.

Directed by Anton Groves (WAO), half Romanian, half Brit
Cinematography by David Lee
Art Direction by Damian Groves (WAO)
Monsters by Damian Groves, Andy 'Sinboy' Luke, Iulia Tomescu, Suzana Dan
Edited by Sorin Baican
Music by The Nuggers
Sound Design by Sillyconductor
Sound Mixing by Marius Leftarache
Produced by Studioset

Last, but not least, Ana Ularu is the actress playing the beauty role in this short film.

playing demons

My dear Tallinn,

It’s been almost three months since we’ve known each other, darling, and well… I have something to confess.

You remember that thing we wanted to call our only just-beginning relationship?
That “in between” any kind of official relationship, that “I have no idea what is going on” bond we decided to call we ourselves being happy together?
And that “never could be just friends again” complicated situation we got ourselves into later on? Well, it’s not working anymore. I just wanted a calm, enjoyable, six-month lovely experience with you, but it seems that what I feared most came true.

I have fallen for you, my dear. It is true. Resisting it and not calling it by its proper name was a worthless effort to keep distance. All the cold hearted words (or weather) could not keep me away from your magical embrace.

I dread the day I will be leaving you. Because you are so stubborn and will not visit me, I am afraid our magic only works out here. It will still survive, our love. For some time. It will always be special. It will always be ours. I believe in it.

All these frames of beauty… they seemed nice but lifeless from the comfortable distance of my home country, Romania. They are now a mere glimpse of precious moments I shared with you. Sunsets on the beach, autumn walks, parks, leaves blowing in the wind, golden skies, always picture perfect clouds, happy thoughts arise.
A piece of my heart now belongs to you, dearest. Do keep it safe.
Ma armastan sind, Tallinn.

Yours faithfully for ever and ever,

Tallinn from Amid Moradganjeh on Vimeo.

Does it look familiar?

I just bumped into this short film and I thought it would be a good idea to share it. I am sure that many of you can resonate with this Romanian short film about the troubles your family goes through until they finally get the hang of using new applications or social media tools.
Talking to your family from abroad? Priceless. I would change the messenger with SKYPE and there you go! Situation updated to the Erasmus autumn semester of 2012/2013 in Estonia.

Now, enjoy!

I have to call my parents and tell them that I love them.

Partly cloudy

Azi vă propun să urmăriți un scurt metraj de la Pixar. Este vorba despre o poveste frumoasă cu nori creatori. O animație de 6 minute despre prieteni, loialitate, perseverență și rezistență. Este adorabil realizată și vă va însenina ziua. Enjoy 🙂

All day long, cheerful cloud people in the sky make cute and cuddly babies, such as human boys and girls, kittens, puppies, and other creatures, and give them to storks for delivery to the expectant parents. However, one lonely gray cloud named Gus has the task of creating animals who are cute, but not so cuddly.