Posted on 06 September 2010.
Short films are popular because they are usually very artsy and since they are short, easy to follow, they have also won a number of awards. The following are the 10 best from last year.
This drama in 3D animation is about a man who feels himself floating out of his body after an encounter with a meteorite. This movie is haunting and beautiful at the same time and takes the viewer through the contours of a mind that is determined to destroy itself.
2. The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello
This film falls under the stop-motion category and explores the theme of desperation. It is about a navigator’s voyage and the obstacles he faces along the way. His aim is to save and protect his wife. The movie is set against a backdrop of Victorian life that is peppered with science-fiction elements.
Hirsute is about a young man who has figured out how to break the barriers of time and therefore, travel back and forth between the past, present and future. The movie takes off when he meets his future self- only he is hairless and extremely arrogant.
4. The Most Beautiful Man in the World
A little girl meets a stranger on her patio just when she is sure that her life is about to change. The film is vague and ambiguous which is what makes it poetic and beautiful. The child-like elements add to the movie’s appeal and leave the viewers wanting more when the credits start rolling.
5. That’s Magic!
The plot of this short film focuses on a master of the stage who has become dispassionate and unemotional over the years. His life takes a major turn when he is forced to scrutinize and examine the magic in daily and routine happenings.