Short-film festival offers flicks for free

May 29, 2014

Short-film festival offers flicks for free

by Mark Schilling

Short films are today both everywhere but nowhere, even for many who consider themselves film fans. With digital cameras and other filmmaking gear becoming ever more affordable, the number of short films in every genre is exploding. But little of this huge output plays ...

Tropfest gives Japan a peek at Australia

May 29, 2014

Tropfest gives Japan a peek at Australia

by Cameron Allan Mckean

The homegrown Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia will have competition for eyeballs this year as Australia’s Tropfest descends on Japan. The event claims — perhaps a bit tongue-in-cheek — to be the “world’s largest short-film festival.” Tropfest is a raucous juggernaut of a ...

<em>Hentai</em> animation night at YCAM

Jul 25, 2013

Hentai animation night at YCAM

by Tomoko Otake

The word “hentai” has two meanings in Japanese, referring both to “metamorphosis” and “abnormality/perversion.” On Saturday, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media will screen a series of 13 hentai films — covering the wackiest, weirdest animated shorts in which the characters also undergo various ...