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.

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.

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HIFF New Media Camp/Creative Lab (Trailer)

Check out this trailer for a new initiative looking to guide and encourage new filmmakers in exploring new approaches to entertainment!

Shareef and Victor Adventures (HIFF New Media Camp)

No force in the world can come between two friends… except for love.

Watch Shareef and Victor struggle to maintain their bromance when a girl enters the picture.

The YOMYOMF Network: Recap for Week of September 22

Cherry – Secondary Education

What happens when Power Rangers and detention mix?  This YOMYOMF Cherry, that’s what!

When a lobster monster attacks the school, one teacher/superhero is forced to intervene – putting his students smack dab in the middle!

Sex & Marriage (Ep5 of 6)

As Christmas time rolls around, the drama amps up for Johnnie and Suzie when their family finds out they’re going to therapy.

Meanwhile, Cat and Rosen make progress with their therapist – but it might not be in a positive direction.

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 YOMYOMF Network: Recap for Week of September 15

Miss America Racist Tweets (w/ Mr. Fu & Red)

After the crowning of the new Miss America, two of your favorite 88 JADE WAY puppets take a scathing look at some of the racist reactions from Twitter.

Prepare to be astounded.

Sex & Marriage (Ep3 of 6)

Johnnie surprises Suzie for her birthday by inviting her parents over.

When he has a heart-to-heart with her father, things take a turn Johnnie doesn’t expect.

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?

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Short List - Abby White, Interracial Relationship Counselor

This week’s short is a mockumentary about a hapless therapist who’s an ‘expert’ at interracial relationships.  Those easily offended (and why are you here if you are?) need not apply.

YOMYOMF in 12,000 Dominoes

Superfan Hevesh5 gifted us with an awesome tribute constructed entirely of dominos!  I guarantee you’ll FALL in love with it.

Because dominos – they fall.