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Makoto Shinkai’s Short Film “Dareka no Manazashi” on YouTube

Makoto Shinkai, director of 5 Centimeters Per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices and more has posted his newest short film Dareka no Manazashi (Someone’s Gaze) to YouTube with English subtitles.

Synopsis:

The story is set “slightly in the future” and revolves around Aya “Aachan” Okamura, a woman who has been working for two years and has begun living on her own for a job opportunity. With Aachan’s mother working overseas as a doctor, Aachan’s father is now living alone with the family’s longtime pet cat Mii-san.

One night, Aachan returns from a long day at work, and as she rests on her bed, she reminiscences about the times the family had together. She remembers the sadness she felt when her mom went overseas, and the solace she felt when her father brought home Mii-san to give her comfort. Then, she receives a phone call…

[via ANN]

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Stardust

Beautiful short created by the Amsterdam-based production team PostPanic about the ongoing travel of the Voyager 1 space probe.

[via Fubiz]

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Amazing Animated Short from Denmark: The Reward

Friendship is the most amazing adventure!

[via io9]

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Sci-Fi Short: True Skin

One Night in Bangkok…

True Skin – A sci-fi short set in the not too distant future where augmentation is the way of life. For Kaye, still a natural, augmenting will help him keep pace in this now hyper-paced world. However, after acquiring an off-market prototype, Kaye quickly finds himself fighting not only for his own humanity, but something much larger.

[via Opium & N1ON]

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Animated Short: METRO

Very sweet, minimalistic animated short film about a girl and a clever fox by Jacob Wyatt.

[via io9]

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ARCHETYPE

Sci-Fi short Archetype, created by Aaron Sims who gets mentioned in the creative credits of almost every Hollywood blockbuster produced in the last twenty years. It looks pretty slick for the low budget (IMDb mentions 25k$), but feels more like a long trailer than a standalone feature thanks to the open ending and short runtime.

Synopsis:

RL7 is an eight-foot tall combat robot that goes on the run after malfunctioning with vivid memories of once being human. As its creators and the military close in, RL7 battles its way to uncovering the shocking truth behind its mysterious visions and past.

[via Twitch]

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Trailer for CG Short KELOID

Trailer for CG short film KELOID by the VFX Team Big Lazy Robot who already created the Phillips Cinema short The Gift. The bots were designed by Aaron Beck.

Synopsis:

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky* wrote about an experiment which had to do with Artificial Inteligence. In a near future, man will have given birth to machines that are able to rewrite their codes, to improve themselves, and, why not, to dispense with them. This idea sounded a little bit distant to some critic voices, so an experiment was to be done: keep the AI sealed in a box from which it could not get out except by one mean: convincing a human guardian to let it out.

What if, as Yudkowsky states, ‘Humans are not secure’? Could we chess match our best creation to grant our own survival? Would man be humble enough to accept he was superseded, to look for primitive ways to find himself back, to cure himself from a disease that’s on his own genes? How to capture a force we voluntarily set free? What if mankind worst enemy were humans?

In a near future, we will cease to be the dominant race.

In a near future, we will learn to fear what is to come.

[via io9]

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