VOTE FOR THE WEIRDEST SHORT OF 2011

We’ve collected all ten nominees for 2011’s Weirdest Short of the Year together in one place, for ease of voting.  Just click “continued” for a mini film-festival of 2011 weirdness.  And be sure to vote for your favorite!

A special thanks goes out to Cameron Jorgensen, 366 Weird Movies under-appreciated shorts Czar, who discovered most of these films through his own research.

Chicken – Part 2: Resurrection (d. Black Milk Productions): There’s something strange about this short film about diners sharing a chicken dinner, and it’s not just that the quartet is made up of two guys with leprosy, a harlequin, and a Nazi with a mustache, monocle, and cleavage.

Judy’s Smile (d. Rob Parrish): Choice narration alters an educational hygiene film to turn it into a man’s lament over his lifelong abhorrence for his sister’s smile.

Laugh Years Light Trax (d. Freakcast): Audio and video of laughter is dubbed, tweaked, and distorted until it becomes the substance of nightmares.

Mound (d. Allison Schulnik): A community of creepy clay people smile, conjoin, hold hands, and dance to “It’s Raining Today” by Noel Scott Engel in this eerie featurette.

The Piano (d. Matthew Brown): A beautiful, high-intensity piano duet comes to life, and the performers of the piece become the victims of its story.

Salma (d. Martin Sand Vallespir): An animator uses weirdness to protest the issue of unexploded ordinance.

S-Bahn (d. Markus Neidel): Strange creatures ride the subway in this mix of animation and live action.

Snowballs (d. ): Features two characters in Native American inspired clothing, and, not surprisingly for Korine, white trash.  CONTENT WARNING: This short contains some profanity.

Strife on Mars (d. Gibby Goo Bop): An overly-enthusiastic, sandal-wearing, peace-loving, tree-hugging entity presents his first ever music video.

This Moment Is Not (d. Larry Carlson): A monotone soundtrack and the heavily reverberated insights of a mystic.

 


2 thoughts on “VOTE FOR THE WEIRDEST SHORT OF 2011”

  1. That was a blast watching all of those (all the ones I hadn’t already seen, at least). I had to go with Snowballs, since I think it really was the weirdest overall, but Strife on Mars gave it a run for its money. But This Moment Is Not is the trippiest. And Laugh Years Light Trax is probably the most disturbing. If this had been a vote for which was best… I would have been pretty torn between Mound & S-Bahn. Both awesome.

    Kudos on all the great shorts year round. Keep up the good work, y’all!

  2. Fortunately, even though there was a shortage of weird, full-length films in 2011, there didn’t seem to be one in shorts.
    I went with Snowballs as well. I always have huge expectations for Korine, and somehow he delivers. It wasn’t an easy choice, though.
    Kevin brings up a good point. These could all win in different subcategories of weird.

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