The Incredibly Short Film Festival (ISFF) is a festival of looping animated GIFs.
There’s something about short loops that through their inherent simplicity, brevity and particular focus that makes them uniquely beautiful. Not only that, but they’re so quick to watch! Whether they be found footage, tiny extractions from films, clips taken from life or custom built animated artworks, this limited animation format delivers a wide range of awesomeness.
From the LOL to the Sublime
Despite being around since 1985, “GIF” was nominated as the Oxford American Dictionary Word of the Year in 2012. This is definitely a great time to celebrate these focussed and brilliant moments which can go on for ever. But, the ISFF aims to investigate the form, looking to both relish in and then move beyond, the eternal LOL.
The inaugural Incredibly Short Film Festival screened in two parts. Firstly at the massive Vivid Sydney 2013 festival. Set to live , collaborative electronic music in the beautiful MCA the event was a beautiful display of animation and live music.
Find out more here.
Then, the films are also projected in, on and around various venues in late-night mecca Kings Cross. Find out more about that here.
No need to wait for a movie to finish, it’s already playing again!