Month: April 2020

This week’s film is an animated short called Bear Story (Historia de un Oso). The story was inspired by the director’s grandfather, Leopoldo Osorio, who, after the Chilean coup d’état, was imprisoned for two years and then forced to live in exile for the duration of the dictatorship. The film was a critical success, winning [...]

Today we’re sharing a film for older viewers, in high school and up. Written by Gregorio Castro and Evan Buxbaum in 2011, La Línea is a nine minute short “based on nine million true stories”. It tells the story of Alejandro, a Mexican who discovers that his border-crossing journey into America will not be a lonely one. [...]

Happy Earth Day! Today we have two short films to share. The first, 3 Seconds, is for older students and adults – it’s a powerful message with strong images. As we celebrate Earth Day, we also celebrate Poetry Month, and this film beautifully combines spoken word with a message about the role we play in the [...]

WARNING: SCARY MOVIE! This short film is for our scary movie fans in middle school or above. So many of our students love to watch and make scary movies, and this short is an excellent example of how you can make something genuinely scary with minimal effects. There is no blood, no violence, no gore, and no [...]

Part music video, part documentary, today’s short film follows Lil Buck through the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, marking the opening of the Icons Of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection. As Lil Buck interprets the art on display through dance, the camera follows along, mimicking his smooth style and providing a frame for the dancer, [...]

Today’s film is called The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse, an animated short film from France. In this film, we meet a quartet of woodland creatures, and watch their relationships unfold. (Fair warning for our youngest viewers, there is a scary moment in the middle of the film, but hang in there!) [...]