Shorts Bay http://shortsbay.com Short Film Pleasure Mon, 05 May 2014 13:33:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Mermaid http://shortsbay.com/film/mermaid http://shortsbay.com/film/mermaid#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:03:42 +0000 http://shortsbay.com/?p=1143

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An elderly monk, while training the young novice who will succeed him, recalls the mysterious lost love of his past – just as his young successor appears to be encountering her himself.

Nominated for Oscar in 1997

Directed by Aleksandr Petrov / Russia / 1997

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The Gas Station http://shortsbay.com/film/the-gas-station http://shortsbay.com/film/the-gas-station#comments Mon, 28 Feb 2011 13:35:58 +0000 http://shortsbay.com/?p=1109

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Master of emotional dialogue without words, Jos Stelling, having collected many prizes for his first erotic short film “The Waiting Room“, decided to continue the series of amusing tale about the unpredictability of fate turns in the most seemingly banal situations.

Beguiling the time in traffic jams with a glass of instant coffee, the hero notices an attractive brunette in a red Renault and, by itself, can not miss the chance to show himself a real man – a long way ahead and have fun on the road is always desirable.


Directed by Jos Stelling / Germany / 2005

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On Top Down Under http://shortsbay.com/film/on-top-down-under http://shortsbay.com/film/on-top-down-under#comments Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:33:29 +0000 http://shortsbay.com/?p=1101

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NSFW WARNING: video contains nudity.

ON TOP – Iceland, a lighthouse, a cold winter evening. Her thoughts drift back to that summer … to bathing in the hot springs … to when they first met … and embraced.

DOWN UNDER – Australia, the desert, a blistering heat wave. His pickup stops at an icehouse … he lays the blocks neatly on the buckboard … and drives off haunted by a aching memory.

Without dialogue or comment, save for verses from a sonnet by John Keats, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson links the thoughts, the emotions, the sensual longing of young lovers at opposite ends of the world. A tone poem, a collage of sight and sound.


Directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson / Iceland, Germany / 2002

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2 Birds http://shortsbay.com/film/2-birds http://shortsbay.com/film/2-birds#comments Sun, 27 Feb 2011 20:05:37 +0000 http://shortsbay.com/?p=1071 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw5OAPjrVkI

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NSFW WARNING: video contains nudity.

2 Birds (Smáfuglar) takes place during one bright summer night and follows a group of young teenagers on a journey from innocence to adulthood. The main character is a timid boy who has a typical schoolboy crush on a girl his age, who happens to be a friend of his mate.

Directors statement for 2 Birds: People at crossroads in their live interests me. The questions they are confronted with , in balance with the choices they have. I wanted to make a film about adolescents and love , a boy becoming a man.


Directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson / Iceland / 2008

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The Last Farm http://shortsbay.com/film/the-last-farm http://shortsbay.com/film/the-last-farm#respond Fri, 25 Feb 2011 19:31:18 +0000 http://shortsbay.com/?p=1068

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An Icelandic short film about an old man who might leave his farm keeps a secret.

In a remote corner of Iceland, winter is coming on. An aging farmer named Hrafn is doing has last chores before leaving with his wife Gróa for a retirement home in the city. Their daughter Lilja will be coming after the weekend to pick them up. She calls her parents, interrupting her dad’s lunch. Her mother is napping. The stoic Hrafn wants to make sure she won’t come before Monday. What are these last chores?

Nominated for Oscar in 2006, another 13 wins.


Directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson / Iceland / 2004

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Doll No. 639 http://shortsbay.com/film/doll-no-639 http://shortsbay.com/film/doll-no-639#comments Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:11:48 +0000 http://shortsbay.com/?p=1058

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A lonely man lives in his cozy apartment, disturbed only by an endless train rattling in front of his window. He spends the days in his workplace, and gets everything he may need in the night. Until some strange incidents derail the routine. The story is set in the future that could be the past too.

Directed by András Dési and Gábor Móray / Hungary / 2005

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The Waiting Room http://shortsbay.com/film/the-waiting-room http://shortsbay.com/film/the-waiting-room#comments Wed, 19 Jan 2011 13:18:05 +0000 http://shortsbay.com/?p=1051

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An erotic and humorous story about a man who is sitting in a waiting room. The man spots a beautiful young girl. The girl notices the man’s hungry eyes…

Stelling visually shows that it is sexual motives govern human behavior. In his film is not a single replica – only looks and gestures. However, they concealed a lot more than in the most lengthy dialogues. Luggage patiently waits for peeping virtuous husband, left for half an hour unattended doting wife in the station waiting room. His thoughts and feelings spill out, when, as if from heaven, down she cherished. Half an hour of contemplation turn into five minutes of silent action, the absence of any background sound – a sign of impeccable taste, but the film itself – one of the best silent shorts.

Directed by Jos Stelling / Germany, Netherlands / 1995

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An Créatúr http://shortsbay.com/film/an-creatur http://shortsbay.com/film/an-creatur#comments Tue, 04 Jan 2011 23:44:43 +0000 http://shortsbay.com/?p=1010

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“The Helpless Creature” is an extraordinary story of two brothers, born and growing up in an ordinary Irish family.

This peculiar little subtitled tale presents an early performance by a now increasingly popular Irish actor, Robert Sheehan (born 1988). It takes us on a young life journey to mid teens and the relationship between two brothers. The ending will come as a surprise! The acting throughout is good and Mr. Sheehan gives his usual ‘animated’ facial reactions to the various situations that develop. Toned down by the drama is his usually more exuberant voice which has the common actors error of sounding like someone reciting memorized lines rather than a ‘natural’ flow. On the production side the modern tendency to under-light a scene is mostly absent. This little short story film could be expanded to a feature given the amount of drama in it. imdb

Winner of the Audience Award at Cork International Film Festival 2007 & Best Live Action at short Film The Carrousel international Film Festival 2008.


Directed by Peter Foott / Ireland / 2007

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The Value of Money http://shortsbay.com/film/the-value-of-money http://shortsbay.com/film/the-value-of-money#comments Tue, 28 Dec 2010 01:12:07 +0000 http://shortsbay.com/?p=996

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A man who wants a new life, found a place where he can buy a conscience.

Directed by Raúl Gutiérrez / Colombia / 2010

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Vicky and Sam http://shortsbay.com/film/vicky-and-sam http://shortsbay.com/film/vicky-and-sam#comments Sun, 26 Dec 2010 23:35:07 +0000 http://shortsbay.com/?p=1014

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While working at the local video store, Vicky meets Sam, who quickly becomes a regular costumer. Both fall in love, ignoring the true reason for their rendez-vous.

Directed by Nuno Rocha / Portugal / 2010

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Cosmos – a microfilm http://shortsbay.com/film/cosmos-a-microfilm http://shortsbay.com/film/cosmos-a-microfilm#comments Sun, 26 Dec 2010 23:30:02 +0000 http://shortsbay.com/?p=1020

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From the generic theme of poverty, the director conceived a cinematic take on social exclusion which suggests the outlines of a more personal drama – part gritty observation, part poetic celebration of motherhood.

Directed by João Paulo Simões / Portugal / 2010

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December http://shortsbay.com/film/december http://shortsbay.com/film/december#comments Sat, 25 Dec 2010 12:09:43 +0000 http://shortsbay.com/?p=1027 http://vimeo.com/18023970

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Little but very powerful story in one and a half minute by 328 Stories.

Directed by Andreas Pasvantis / Netherlands / 2010

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Happy Sushi http://shortsbay.com/film/happy-sushi http://shortsbay.com/film/happy-sushi#comments Fri, 24 Dec 2010 14:12:59 +0000 http://shortsbay.com/?p=993

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The eternal struggle of man versus a wobbly restaurant table is explored in depth. OK, not in depth, in 2:59.

Directed by Andy Green / USA / 2010

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Interior Design http://shortsbay.com/film/interior-design http://shortsbay.com/film/interior-design#comments Wed, 04 Aug 2010 12:16:27 +0000 http://shortsbay.com/?p=943

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The surreal fable of a young couple who moves to Tokyo in search of a future. While the boy’s ambition is clear – be a movie maker- the girl drifts gradually apart. Both of them will be drowned in the imensity until the girl, feeling alone, discovers something strange..

Directed by Michel Gondry / Japan / 2008

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The Technician http://shortsbay.com/film/the-technician http://shortsbay.com/film/the-technician#comments Thu, 22 Jul 2010 17:49:54 +0000 http://shortsbay.com/?p=937

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A cable guy is called in to repair an old mans TV set. Once inside the clients home, the repairman realizes theres nothing wrong with the TV. Rather its the images broadcasted on the screen: wars, famine, illness and kidnappings, that are broken. Moved by the clients naive request, and against his better judgment, the cable guy will attempt to fix the problem.

Directed by Simon Olivier Fecteau / Canada / 2009

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