Calarts Original Movies
Here we collected the best movies from CalArts in order of popularity
I have been at school for four years and have learned a lot, both technically and emotionally.
A man pushes himself into tighter and tighter spaces as he attempts to escape his submarine.
Scenes of puzzling new truths piercing through the foam veil, who is grooming whom?
That's My Boy!
Things quickly spin out of control as a kid attempts to pull off an epic robbery.
“Phototaxis” draws parallels between Mothman, a prophetic and demonized creature in West Virginia lore, and Narcotics Anonymous, the main treatment program in West Virginia’s addiction epidemic.
The proprietress of a burger joint is retiring and her children must compete to see who is worthy of taking her place.
A housecat attempts to eat what he doesn't suspect is a piranha.
Visit He visits a city. The city already forgot him. The city is still sinking in his dream. The flicking segments of real life and illusion. Only the lighthouse has his memory. But the memory will ma...
After school, children should go home. However, sometimes new meetings and unexpected friendships change all plans.
A physical space in a film is always frozen within a small fragment of time - a frame. The artist dynamically explores each space as the frames become combined, transformed, rearranged, and repeated.
Feast in a Fallen City
In a war torn, industrialised, post apocalyptic city, a mysterious woman meets a young girl in an encounter that will change both thier lives forever.
A girl loses herself, parts of her scattered to the wind. She must befriend and accept these parts of herself in order to find peace.
Set in an abstraction of 1970s London, Amaranthine tells a tale of punks, betrayal and revenge.
A tour guide tries his best to stay on schedule.
A boy waits for his seat on a train at a platform in the middle of nowhere.
An owl ponders loss and his place in the world.
Emma, a lonely old woman, reminisces of one of her childhood birthday parties.
Now only a memory, intimate moments with a family pet emerge and evaporate through delicate graphite drawings.
A hapless customer purchases Whatever You Want Land, a place that can be anything he wants with the snap of a finger.
California Institute of the Arts student Madeline Sharafian created 'Omelette', an animated short film that centers on making food for someone you love. The short features a little dog and an overwork...
A young gay couple enjoy a simple date at the aquarium.
Experimental animated short about television five days a week.
Black Sheep Boy
In a world which resembles a computer game from a different era, a boy is searching for answers to the most important questions in life: How does one become happy in life?
Sparky likes to gaze out of the window, to see every possible or impossible thing.
For Sock's Sake
Stop-motion animated short produced as a film student graduation project at the Gobelins Animation School of Paris by Carlo Vogele, class of 2008, leading to a career as a character animator at Pixar...
Losing to Alexis Lee
Alexis Lee is the star of the track team. She's fast, she's a heartbreak, and she's so, so pretty... Sunny must beat her at all costs.
Two orphans survive through the Korean War.
Almost Seven Years
A film about when Colleen Sinclair's dad passed away, exploring both the grief of losing someone and the happiness of having been able to know them.
A woman struggles with an uncontrollable craving.
A snow monkey tries to enjoy a bath.
A lonely flower opens its thoughts and feelings to a new friend.
A sickly elephant father struggles to open a jar of aspirin.
A bird chases and teases a worm while singing "Let's Misbehave" by Cole Porter.
One of two short films created and produced by Spongebob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg at CalArts in 1992.
Intermittent Delight juxtaposes close-ups of batik textiles, fashion and design from the 1950s and 1960s, images of men weaving and women sewing in Ghana, and fragments of a Westinghouse 1960s commerc...