When A Cockroach Falls For A Human, He Takes Over Her Boyfriend's Body

A solitary Roach lives in the walls of Joesphine's kitchen, accompanying her accordion playing on his melancholy violin. Then one night, he hits on an idea for how to woo her face to face. » 3/30/15 3:20pm Monday 3:20pm

What Happens When People First Realize That Their World Isn't Real?

The people in the proof-of-concept short film Sundays are living in a Matrix-like reality, but this isn't quite The Matrix. This is a story about people just beginning to realize something is awry with their reality. It's not only that they may be living in a simulation — it's also that the world they're inhabiting… » 3/25/15 2:30pm 3/25/15 2:30pm

Jane Goodall Talks About Her Belief In Yetis In This Animated Interview

"I'm a romantic," Jane Goodall says in this 2002 interview with Ira Flatow on Science Friday (animated by Blank on Blank). Here, she discusses both her observations and the places where her ideas have clashed with the scientific community — including her suspicion that ape-like cryptids actually exist. » 3/24/15 1:30pm 3/24/15 1:30pm

Awesome short film shows Star Wars from the Empire's perspective

Watch this. Now. TIE Fighter is a short animation by Paul Johnson that shows a bit of Star Wars from the perspective of the Empire. It's done in the style of anime from the 80's and shows an aerial fight scene between TIE fighters and X-wings and is pretty much so awesome that Disney should make this an entire movie. » 3/24/15 3:32pm 3/24/15 3:32pm

A Surprisingly Funny Western Where All Of The Characters Are Pies

Poisonberry Pete is an outlaw in a town whose residents are all pies, and when he storms into a saloon looking for, ahem, dough, it's just one of a number of baked goods-themed gags in this flaky fun short film. » 3/24/15 11:20am 3/24/15 11:20am

What Happens When Mythological Creatures Visit The Unemployment Office?

Olivier Beguin's Employee of the Month is a goofy but fun short film that follows a day in the life of a vocational office worker as she tries to connect zombies, mummies, fairies, and all other manner of mythical being with new jobs. After hearing their employment histories, it's clear that it won't be easy. » 3/23/15 3:20pm 3/23/15 3:20pm

This Short Film About A Badass Teen Exorcist Will Become A Feature

Wanna make a feature film? Try making your tale as a short that becomes a viral hit first. It's a trend that's gaining traction, and Realm, about a teenage girl who happens to be a demon hunter, is yet another example. Watch the short (it's just over three minutes long) below. » 3/23/15 3:05pm 3/23/15 3:05pm

This Fascinating Short Contrasts The First And Last Shots Of 55 Films

In just over five minutes, Jacob T. Swinney's film contrasts the opening and closing shots of 55 films, from The Tree of Life to The Usual Suspects. Some are quite abstract. But the number you will be able to ID (especially if you've watched a lot of indie/art-house movies in recent years) may surprise you. » 3/22/15 3:45pm 3/22/15 3:45pm

Lego Jurassic Park Is Everything We Wanted It To Be, And More

A father and his eight-year-old daughter worked together (with a lot of dad's friends) on this three-minute homage to Jurassic Park, which used some $100,000 worth of Legos to recreate the dino classic (the real movie cost $63 million, so ...). See the fruits of their labors below, followed by a making-of video. » 3/20/15 6:00pm 3/20/15 6:00pm

The Most Fun Spin On A Big Bad Wolf And A Little Pig We've Seen In Ages

What happens when a little pig spots a big bad wolf shopping for pork at the local market? They enter into mortal combat, of course. But this animated short quickly goes from intense to adorable. » 3/20/15 3:20pm 3/20/15 3:20pm

See, This Is Why Cats Make Terrible Astronauts

In the fun short film Pasteurized, an alien scientist spends his days in quiet research in his lab — that is, until he attracts the attention of a feline astronaut on its way to the moon. » 3/19/15 11:40am 3/19/15 11:40am

1960s Interviews With Buckminster Fuller About His Life, Animated

Between 1965 and 1970, radio broadcaster Studs Terkel held multiple interviews with designer and inventor Buckminster Fuller, exploring Fuller's life, his ideas, and what he hoped to accomplish. Recently, the creators of Blank on Blank edited together some of those interviews and set them to animation. » 3/18/15 4:00pm 3/18/15 4:00pm

This Oscar-Nominated Short About An Upside-Down Marriage Is Must-Watch

If you haven't gotten a chance to watch Timothy Reckart's Oscar-nominated short film Head Over Heels, make some room for it in your day. It's a strange and sweet stop-motion story about two married people who have drifted apart so thoroughly, each thinks the other one lives upside down. » 3/18/15 1:10pm 3/18/15 1:10pm

Hollywood, Make This Alien Whale Hunting Short A Full-Length Movie ASAP

Ruairí Robinson directed the critically panned Last Days of Mars and was once attached to direct the live-action Akira movie, but he's best known for his short films. Still, after seeing jaw-dropping this proof-of-concept teaser for The Leviathan, we want a feature-length version of Robinson's monster-hunting film. » 3/17/15 10:53am 3/17/15 10:53am

An Obsolete Robot Falls In Love With The Model Designed To Replace It

C-29 was content to move packages along the assembly line until one day, when a shiny new model appeared on the opposite side of the conveyer belt. What happens next is extraordinarily sweet — and more than a little sad. » 3/16/15 2:30pm 3/16/15 2:30pm

Hilarious Parodies Of 1920s Films Featuring Dogs Instead Of People

In the late 1920s, somebody at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer had a really strange idea: making short comedy films poking fun of recent films by replacing all the human characters with trained dogs in clothes. Here are all nine episodes made between 1929 and 1931 known as the "barkies." » 3/13/15 3:00pm 3/13/15 3:00pm

What If You Found Out That Everyone Dreamed About You Last Night?

Here's a short film that plays like an ultra-violent Twilight Zone episode. Billy wakes up one morning to learn that his girlfriend had a really messed-up dream about him the night before — and she's not the only one. Strangely, that's not the weirdest thing that happens to Billy over the course of his day. » 3/13/15 10:20am 3/13/15 10:20am

Short Film About A Robot Adrift In Space Is A Meditative Work Of Art

The Long Slow Flight of the Ashbot may span just four minutes, but its monologue takes place over millions of years. A robot, floating about in space, contemplates its place in the universe, but only when it receives enough starlight energy to think. » 3/12/15 12:20pm 3/12/15 12:20pm

If You Could Relive A Relationship's Best Memories, Could You Move On?

Henry can't stop reliving his favorite memory of his girlfriend Sophie (played by Jena Malone) in the short film Memory 2.0. But his obsession may pay off when he realizes she's left a message for him inside his brain. » 3/11/15 2:20pm 3/11/15 2:20pm

This Disturbing Post-Apocalyptic Cartoon Won A Danish Academy Award

Ten years ago, a plague wiped out all of the women and children in a secluded mountain town and transformed the men into monsters. Now only two orphans, Albert and Jonas, remain, hiding from the monsters and telling tales of the girl who will save them all. » 3/04/15 2:00pm 3/04/15 2:00pm