Top entries in the Just A Minute Festival, 2009–2022
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Searching (2020), Bosnia and Herzegovina What it's like to be in constant searching for the precious answers and the answers are within ourselves.
We even didn't notice it... (2020), Russia Do you think the world belongs only for you? Not at all! There are many different creatures in it: big and small.
Magic Tree (2009), Tunisie Amine is a six year old young boy who lives with his grand-father in the companies Amine tries to imitate this one with obstination. All alone the young child is living in his own world, world of imagination and magic.
Church Chatter (2012), Massachusetts, USA It's all fun and games until someone doesn't bring enough pastries.
Post-It Mural (2009), Canada Time-lapse footage of Hot Tomali Communications installing a mural on their 4th floor office windows with over 3000 Post-it notes.
Clock (2015), Iran Best Narrative Film- Toronto Urban Film Festival 2014
Night Lights (2014), Russia When the city goes to sleep night lights start living their own life.
Flying Kiss (2015), Washington, USA A couple celebrating and enjoying their special occasion happily until the girl happens to see the boy through a reflection.
Alike (2016), India This short portrays lives of two young boys, who belong to different sides of life.
Late Night Doodles (2014), New York, USA A dreamy pencil,late at night, gracefully glides on a blank paper. An eraser, so jealous of him, tries to erase anything the dreamy pencil draws. What they end up with is something altogether unexpected!
A Word is Worth A Thousand Pictures (2012), Florida, USA A silent video, that explores the ancient form and concept of the European wise woman--she reads, she learns, she conjures and creates as a proud yet ever-persecuted and therefore cloistered matriarch striving in a patriarchal world.
1-0 (2014), Iran The barber started cutting a boy's hair while watching a football game on TV.
The Light (2014), Iran A metaphorical story of an illuminated line that helps a man, a woman and a bird.
Any Witch Way (2014), Canada A blind witch is concocting a magic potion in the hope to recover her sense of sight. But remember, all medicines have their side effects...
@Souvenirs (2015), Spain There are souvenirs which we can see, touch, smell, hear, and feel. There are souvenirs which are somewhere.
Freedom (2014), Oregon, USA Oscar realizes that the total abandon of freedom is a more profound choice than he might have imagined.
Mr. Sadheart's Small Day (2014), Canada Mr. Sadheart is a lonely, invisible-feeling soul who journeys throughout the day in quiet sorrow. Take a small train ride with him in this micro short film.
Bloom (2009), Washington, USA A short story about the life of a flower, and what it can teach us about our own.
Crayon World (2009), Washington, USA A girl named Franny Fluffybottom lives in Crayon World. She comes across a giant flower which she defeats with a magic wand.
Water (2009), Washington, USA A piece that juxtaposes images of water consumption in America with images of water consumption in third world countries.
A Real Game (2020), Iran A Story of underage wedding, children as victims of outdated traditions...
As Time Goes By (2021), Denmark When the young Sebastian sees Mia in the subway a cold winters day, he immediately start to reminice about the magical summer night they met each other. However, sometimes the wrong timing or circumstances can come in the way of true love.
BRICKS (2015), Texas, USA Right outside of Qom, Iran, there are a number of traditional brickmakers. Most are using some modern type of technology but there are many who still make bricks using 5000 year-old technology: mud.
Little Red Riding Hood (2015), Wales The tale of Little Red Riding Hood told through the medium of stop motion animation.
Beware The Wolf (2021), France Once again, Little Red Riding Hood has to bring a cake, a jar of jam and butter to his grandmother. But this time, the wolf is not at the rendezvous.
Paris massacre of 1961 (2020), Algeria Under orders from the head of the Parisian police, Maurice Papon, the French National Police attacked a demonstration by 30,000 pro-National Liberation Front Algerians.
Leo (2020), Iran Reality destroys all children's desires.
Spore (2014), Florida, USA Spore is a micro-reality, envisioning art beyond the human eye can see.
Inside the Backpack (2021), Italy A girl comes home after school with her worries inside a backpack.
Deep Dance (2015), Italy A short dance into the Red Sea that permits harmonious movements of the body connected to the water like a dolphin.
Go On (2021), Iran It's about a girl who is a dancer, but her parents don't let her dance. Finally, she goes on, and never gives up.
The Earth Journey (2021), Iran The Earth on its journey witnesses what happened to it and eventually will be saved by a little girl.
The Blow Job (2016), United Kingdom Gary is an intern at a building detonation company. It's his first day on the job.
Suitcase (2012), New York, USA Produced by Karen Miller. Shot on iPhone in June 2012.
Present for future (2021), Kyrgyzstan Amanda is walking in the forest, enjoying the beauty of nature, listening to sounds of stream, jumping around. She finds a rabbit on her way and wants to hold him. Then suddenly...
Vacay Japan (2021), Michigan, USA Lego figurine of myself traveling to Japan for the summer where I meet my relatives and do some site seeing around the popular cities and tourist attractions in Japan.
My superhero (2017), Netherlands Who is the superhero of this boy? Superman? Spider-man?....
Ultimate Hairdo (2015), Netherlands She is so excited about her new haircut. Her friend is very curious. What to do if you're driving?
Hatching Brighter Futures (2021), California, USA On the island of Leyte (Philippines), the American Red Cross is helping entrepreneurs like Adelina to rebuild and grow their businesses. After losing her facilities to a powerful typhoon, Adelina received seed money to restart her duck and pig farm.
Batendo o baba (2014), Brazil Batendo o baba' is a colloquial phrase for kicking a football around, used mainly in Bahia in the northeast of Brazil. Street football, no shirts, no worries.
Chess Variations (2014), Australia A 1 minute study of the 5 stages of dealing with loss...at chess.
Twins (2021), Argentina Twins. The birthday day becomes a special date for two twin brothers.
Good Friday in Enna (2020), Rhode Island, USA Holy Week traditions in Sicily combine religious festivals and ancient celebrations: Good Friday in Enna, where thousands of hooded members of the confraternities march through the streets of the Italian town.
One in a Million (2015), UK Terry dreams of winning the lottery. Could tonight be his night?
Akta Tiden (Beware of Time) (2015), Sweden Bricks and broken glass, Memories from the past are lingering in the dust as the old building falls to the ground. Here, everything exists side by side yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Little Mice (2015), Massachusetts, USA Have you ever wondered if your toys had a life of there own? Well when this girl leaves the room we see her toy mice come to life!
Illegal (2014), Italy An unusual appointment in the night in Milan Piazza Affari.
Balon (2021), Uzbekistan A short film narrated through children’s play.
Killing boys (2016), The Netherlands The last minute of a boy with a bomb belt
Peanuts (2016), The Netherlands A little boy is generous with peanuts
Quantum Harmonic Oscillator (2012), California, USA The quantum harmonic oscillator is the quantum-mechanical analog of the classical harmonic oscillator. Because an arbitrary potential can be approximated as a harmonic potential at the vicinity of a stable equilibrium point, it is one of the most important devices used in quantum mechanics.
Africry (2017), Algeria A Short Animation that zoom out your vision describing how it works when the strong conquers the weak in Africa
Going to Fenway! (2009), Massachusetts, USA Film created to raise awareness of inaccessibility of Winchester's train stations.
Dot in the line (2012), Pakistan The story of this film is inspired by a very famous classic story “slow and steady wins the race“, but in this film the hare is replaced by a man. This story holds a message for the reader. So the story is ‘pasteurized’ in the way it applies the message literally but also could also be about the two different stories meeting on just one point. Viewers will have preconceived ideas of the classic story which will support the narration of the story in this film.
MEET THE REAL ME (2015), Poland Social Advertising (non profit) for "Slawek" Foundation, which helps for former prisoners re-enter to society.
Why Roar? (2014), UAE A non-commercial short—a campaign for positive mind. The video aims to show that computer animation can be used to promote beautiful messages and ideas.
Outlook Not So Good (2014), California, USA George Lowe (Space Ghost, The Brak Show), Illeana Douglas (Ghost World, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, To Die For), and Kailey Swanson (The Legend of Beaver Dam) star in the year’s only 42-second long animated short bold enough to ask, “Does father really know best?”
Simple Harmonic Motion (2021), Massachusetts, USA A dancer creates a new friend through the power of her tutting, and the two celebrate by dancing together.
Bad Joke (2021), Austria A series of short absurd stories about relationships