Watch these Short Films from THE SHORT LIST if you are sick of Valentine’s Day

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THE SHORT LIST (the program that I curate consisting of the best short films that I have seen that lives on the YOMYOMF YouTube channel) may be on temporary hiatus, but it doesn’t mean I can’t highlight a short film (or two or three or four…) that would be great to view on this Valentine weekend occasion.

But when perusing through The Short List Playlist, I discovered that the shorts that I selected, were in fact, were not so romantic per se, but in fact too grey in their romanticism or pretty much tragically anti-romantic.

Watch romantic short film THE GIRL FROM TOMORROW directed by James Lee

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I am a big admirer of Malaysian filmmaker James Lee, who has just released his latest short film, entitled THE GIRL FROM TOMORROW. Here’s the official synopsis:

A time-travel themed love story between Joe an ordinary young man and Yen the girl from future. Yen is here to guide Joe into choosing and creating his own path for his own future.

Lee has a solid filmography comprised of award winning indie features that have played at film festivals around the world for over a decade now. I personally like his experimental feature THE BEAUTIFUL WASHING MACHINE and documentary THE BIG DURIAN, which he collaborated with fellow filmmaker Amir Muhammad.

How to Break Up With Only Hollywood Film Titles

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Since it’s Valentine’s Day this Friday, I thought it would be good to finger flick the face of all that false romantic consumerism with this funny video by the the crew from POYPAC Comedy and their latest YouTube video, “Movie Title Break-Up,” where what looks like a married couple at a romantic dinner. Soon, accusations are exchanged and things escalate to an inevitable break-up. And all of the dialogue in this short are Hollywood movie titles. Pretty clever! Check it out for yourself.

(Via Grantland)

I Saw You

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Surfing on Youtube, I serendipitously discovered filmmaker Mina Shum’s latest short, “I Saw You,” which premiered at the past Vancouver International Film Festival. It’s a sweet and beautifully made little short romantic drama that got dropped onto Youtube through a co-presentation between Cineworks Independent Filmmakers and The Tomorrow Collective without any publicity.

Even though the short is about chance encounters, can filmmakers simply rely on chance encounters on Youtube for audiences to connect with their films?

Amazing Mock Commercial Blows Away Any Commercial Out There

Cinesite, an FX company, produced a kick-ass mock commercial to showcase their creature animation skills. And let me tell ya, they know what they’re doing. The spot was written and directed by Alvise Avati. Cinesite considers this a short film.

Alvise approached Cinesite with an idea for the film. He says, “Working in visual effects, it’s usually other people’s visions and creatures that you’re creating. This was an opportunity to take some creative control and make a film of our own.” They used NASA footage from the moon landing as reference and produced something very cool, scary and in the end, funny as fuck.

The Short List: PAULIE

As part of the YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

We ask 5 questions to director Andrew Nackman, regarding the making of his short film, PAULIE.

1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

YOMYOMF Cherry: SECONDARY EDUCATION

YOMYOMF CHERRY is a collection of “bonus” stand-alone videos featuring members of the immediate and extended YOMYOMF family — Our version of the cherry on top of a sundae. For more YOMYOMF Cherry Videos, click here

For this edition of YOMYOMF CHERRY, we present the Japanese superhero inspired SECONDARY EDUCATION, written by Max Parr and Jon Truei and directed by Jon Truei. We asked the director 5 questions about the making of this amazing, Power Rangers meets Breakfast Club meets 90s-era Afterschool Special action comedy (you can view the embedded film below).

1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

The Short List: I GOT ROBOTS

As part of the YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week’s edition of THE SHORT LIST, we present New Zealand-based filmmaking collective Chess Club, and their recent short film, I GOT ROBOTS. We asked five questions to one of the team members, Barnaby Fredric.

1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

The Short List: ABBY WHITE, INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIP COUNSELOR

As part of the YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we feature Doan La’s comedy short film, ABBY WHITE, INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIP COUNSELOR. We ask 5 questions to the director about the making of his film.

1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

The Short List: AWAKE

As part of the YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we feature Bao Nguyen’s video essay AWAKE. We ask 5 questions to the director about the making of his film.

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1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

The Short List: THE HUMBERVILLE POETRY SLAM

As part of the YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we feature a comedy set in the world of slam poetry, THE HUMBERVILLE POETRY SLAM. We ask 5 questions with co-director Emily Chang (who directed it with Dan De Lorenzo).

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1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

The Short List: INSERT CREDIT

As part of the YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we feature the 8-bit video game inspired INSERT CREDIT by Asian Canadian filmmaker David Nguyen. We ask him 5 questions about the making of his film.

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1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?