Archive for the 'Short' Category

The School of Life: Self-Esteem (2016)


To have sound levels of self-esteem is one of the gateways to happiness. But achieving this has very little to do with the progress of our careers.

Laniakea: Our home supercluster (2014)


Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space. Redrawing the boundaries of the cosmic map, they redefine our home supercluster and name it Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian.

Dominic Walliman: The Map of Physics (2016)


Everything we know about physics – and a few things we don’t – in a simple map.

Dominic Walliman: The Map of Mathematics (2017)


The entire field of mathematics summarised in a single map. This shows how pure mathematics and applied mathematics relate to each other and all of the sub-topics they are made from.

El XOw (2014)

El XOw

El XOw

Short film about the restaurant DiverXO, a three Michelin-star restaurant in Madrid, Spain – is known for its radical flavors and textures.

Beauty of Mathematics (2013)

Beauty of Mathematics

Beauty of Mathematics

“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music.” – Betrand Russell.

Vasily (2013)



This is the story of Vasily Ilyn, a retired farmer from the village of Ryshkovo, on a first time journey to see the world, New York, the ocean, and a cover photo shoot for Esquire.

Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 10th Anniversary Film (2013)

Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 10th Anniversary Film

Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 10th Anniversary Film

Norseman celebrated the 10th anniversary with two race days and close to 500 athletes.

Bronx Polarbear (2013)

Bronx Polarbear

Bronx Polarbear

Movie about winter swimming and a 72 year old Latvian in Bronx.

Making Noise (2010)

Making Noise

Making Noise

Making Noise is a short experimental documentary about noise music. The film takes a look at a small selection of noise music composers in the Seattle area, and through a series of traditional and abstract interviews provides insight about their work and important influences.

What the Future Sounded Like (2007)

What the Future Sounded Like

What the Future Sounded Like

Post-war Britain rebuilt itself on a wave of scientific and industrial breakthroughs that culminated in the cultural revolution of the 1960s. It was a period of sweeping change and experimentation where art and culture participated in and reflected the wider social changes. In this atmosphere was born the Electronic Music Studios (EMS), a radical group of avant-garde electronic musicians who utilized technology and experimentation to compose a futuristic electronic sound-scape for the New Britain.

Press House (2011)

Press House

Press House

This is video installation on three synchronized screens and surroundsound, what helps to create many-layered story ,which will let metransfer weird, spooky and unbearable feeling that everything passesand which is main feeling when one contemplates his or her feelingswhen visiting Press House.

Green Porno (2008)

Green Porno

Green Porno

Green Porno is a series of short films on animal sexual behaviour. A compilation of short films dramatizing the sex life and mating habits of eight home and garden creatures: bee, fly, mantis, dragonfly, firefly, spider, snail, and worm. Season two is devoted to marine life. Season three deals with ocean life threatened by commercial fishing.

What Is ACTA? (2012)

What is ACTA?

What is ACTA?

For over two years now the ACTA agreement is being negotiated. It is pushed by the G8-countries and some befriended states under secrecy. Its effects will concern us all.

For Latvians:

Protect IP Act Breaks The Internet (2011)

Protect IP Act Breaks The Internet

Protect IP Act Breaks The Internet

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”

Channel 4: Concrete Circus (2011)

Concrete Circus

Concrete Circus

A new generation of the very best urban sports stars are teaming up with incredible young film-makers. Together they’ve produced stunning films that have captured the attention – and the imagination – of tens of millions of viewers.

Performance O de Sagazan (2008)


Dada Cinema (1921-1926)

Dada Cinema

Dada Cinema

Dada was an art movement that sprang up in Zurich Switzerland roughly around 1916. It emerged largely in response to the atrocities and insanity of World War 1, and sought to find and experiment with new forms of expression in an attempt to rejuvenate the creative act. After the end of the war in 1918, Dada spread to Germany (Berlin, Cologne, Hanover), where it was to rebel against the increasingly militaristic and nationalistic policies of the emerging far right as typified by the eventual rise to power of Hitler’s Nazi party. Dada was important in an Art historical context in that it paved the way and laid the foundations for surrealism which was to follow. Many of the artists active in dada later becoming influential and active within surrealism. Although Dada groups existed in several forms for longer and shorter periods in other areas such in Paris, Italy, the Netherlands and New York. It’s spiritual and historical home has always been in Zurich (Switzerland), with a special mention going to post world war 1 Germany.

Rhythmus 21 (1921-1924), Hans Richter, 3.5 min, Germany
Symphonie Diagonale (1921-1927), Viking Eggeling, 7 min, Germany
Le Retour A La Raison (1923), Man Ray, 2 min, France
Entr’acte (1924), Rene Clair, Francis Picabia, 20 min, France
Le Ballet Mecanique (1924), Fernand Leger, Dudley Murphy, 14 min, France
Emak Bakia (1926), Man Ray, 17 min, France
Vormittagsspuk (Ghosts before breakfast) (1927), Hans Richter, 6 min, Germany

On Thin Sea Ice 2 (2011)


Guys skate on the ice and jump into the freezing water,  filmed at the United Namløs Island in Sandefjord,January 2011.

Jan Švankmajer: The Complete Short Films (2007)

Jan Švankmajer: The Complete Short Films

Jan Švankmajer: The Complete Short Films

One of cinema’s most extraordinary talents, he has had a colossal influence on contemporary animation. His imagery, full of unexpected, outrageous conjunctions, comes from a consistent philosophy of militant Surrealism that underpins his work, in which he remains absolutely committed to the themes of dream, eroticism, revolt and freedom.

Disc 1
The Last Trick (1964)
JS Bach – Fantasy in G Minor (1965)
A Game with Stones (1965)
Punch and Judy (1966)
Et Cetera (1966)
Historia, Naturae, Suita (1967)
The Garden (1968)
The Flat (1968)
Picnic with Weissman (1968)
A Quiet Week in the House (1969)
Don Juan (1969)
The Ossuary (1970) (Both versions)
Jabberwocky (1971)
Leonardo’s Diary (1972)

Disc 2
The Castle of Otranto (1979)
The Fall of the House of Usher (1980)
Dimensions of Dialogue (1982)
Down to the Cellar (1983)
The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope (1983)
Virile Games (1988)
Another Kind of Love (1988)
Meat Love (1988)
Darkness-Light-Darkness (1989)
Flora (1989)
The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia (1990)
Food (1992)

Disc 3
Johannes Doktor Faust (1958)
Nick Carter in Prague (1977, excerpts)
The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer (1984)
Les Chimeres des Svankmajer (2001)
Czech TV Interview (2001)
Lunacy trailer (2005)

Трилогия “Завещание” (2006)

Трилогия "Завещание"

Трилогия "Завещание"

Генрих Иваницкий, создатель газотранспортного кровезаменителя, больше известного под названием «голубая кровь» пережил одну из самых драматический историй в российской науке XX века.

Федор Углов, старейший практикующий хирург (с 1930 по 2004), работавший во всех областях хирургии и выполнивший многие принципиально новые операции первым в мире, произносит монолог со 100 летнего рубежа собственной жизни.

Александр Зиновьев признан выдающимся ученым в области теории знаков и теории индукции, входит в тройку сильнейших логиков мира, доктор философии, профессор логики, автор более 40 книг, среди которых знаменитые «Зияющие высоты». Александр Зиновьев произносит свой финальный монолог, содержанием которого стало то, что философ считает нужным и возможным оставит в назидание и в пользование потомкам. Это как бы последняя лекция, адресованная неизвестному поколению на пределе собственной жизни.

The Archive (2008)

The Archive

The Archive

Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world’s largest record collection. Due to health issues and a struggling record industry Paul is being forced to sell his collection.

Foli: There Is No Movement Without Rhythm (2010)

Foli: There Is No Movement Without Rhythm

Foli: There Is No Movement Without Rhythm

Life has a rhythm, it’s constantly moving. The word for rhythm ( used by the Malinke tribes ) is FOLI. It is a word that encompasses so much more than drumming, dancing or sound. It’s found in every part of daily life.

Tempus II (2010)

Tempus II

Tempus II

Shot on the Photron SA1.1, Directed and produced by Philip Heron and James Adair.

Downside Up (1985)

Downside Up

Downside Up

Tony Hill has described Downside Up as ‘a film which by the use of simple camera movement explores and reviews some relationships, literally upsetting earth’s stability’. Many of Hill’s films have been made with purpose-built equipment, in this case a rotating camera-carrying structure.

A Thousand Words (2009)

A Thousand Words

A Thousand Words

Every day: so many opportunities to connect…
What if you took just one?

Television is a Drug (2010)

Television is a Drug

Television is a Drug

The inspiration of this video comes from Todd Alcott’s poem, Television.

Crisis of Credit (2009)

Crisis of Credit

Crisis of Credit

The goal of giving form to a complex situation like the credit crisis is to quickly supply the essence of the situation to those unfamiliar and uninitiated.

The Known Universe (2009)


After hovering over Mount Everest and the gorges that plunge to the Ganges, you are pulled through the Earth’s atmosphere to glimpse the inky black of space over Tibet’s high desert. So begins The Known Universe, a new film produced by the American Museum of Natural History that is part of a new exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City.

Powers of Ten (1977)

Powers of Ten

Powers of Ten

A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of the entire known universe, the camera gradually zooms in until we are viewing the subatomic particles on a man’s hand.