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9 State Rd.
Chilmark, Ma
United States

(508) 645-9599

The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival is more than movies. They produce community events, educational programs, and films that spark discussion, debate, and action. They screen films year-round in Chilmark, Edgartown, Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs.

Best of the Big Top 2013

Best of the Big Top 2013

Our favorite films - the cream of the crop!

For more information about bringing these films to your festival or town contact us at info@tmvff.org.

 

Best of the Big Top 2013: Volume 1

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Switzerland/ UK/ South Africa / USA/ Germany/ Japan/ Canada/ Taiwan | 50 min. | Ages 3-10

A determined tinkerer builds a vending machine with some surprising inner workings. The world’s largest stop-motion animation follows a fisherman out at sea. Some magical books lovingly guide a book lover through life. A generous light warms a struggling flower. Meet some circus cats and their funny and caring handlers. Unexpected manners emerge when an old lady and a young man are both hungry for cookies!

Big Plans
Dir. Irmgard Walthert | Switzerland | 2011 | 3 min.

Gulp
Dirs. Sumo Science | UK | 2011 | 2 min.

I Love Rock & Roll
Dir. Brent Dawes | South Africa | 2011 | 5 min.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Dirs. William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg | USA | 2010 | 14 min.

Chow Down
Dirs. Burkhard Finckh and Matthias Daenschel | Germany | 2010 | 4 min.

Snow
Dir. Corrie Francis Parks | USA | 2011 | 1 min.

The Light
Dir. Yuta Sukegawa | Japan | 2010 | 8 min.

Moscow Cat Theater
Dir. Marilyn Argelo | USA | 2008 | 3 min.

Fish Wish
Dir. Josephine Gutianjo | Canada | 2007 | 2 min.

Love Earth
Dir. Hui-Ching Tseng | Taiwan | 2012 | 3 min.

Snack Attack
Dir. Andrew Cadelgo | USA | 2012 | 5 min.

Best of the Big Top 2013: Volume 2

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South Africa/ Canada/ Switzerland/ Netherlands/ Portugal/ U.K./ U.S.A./ Hungary | 44 min. | Ages 3-10

Motivated by nuts hanging far from reach, an elephant will stop at nothing to have a taste. A young boy and his grandmother travel from a rainy playground to outer space. Separated by distance and weather, two friends are connected by a shared love of stories. A little girl no larger than a pin buzzes through a fantastical landscape in the world’s smallest stop-motion animation.

If at First You Don’t Succeed
Dir. Brent Dawes | South Africa | 2010 | 5 min.

Bobble and Squeek
Dir. Choom Lam | Canada | 2007 | 2 min.

Maximum Boost
Dir. Rolf Hellat | Switzerland | 2010 | 5 min.

The Squirrel and the Swallow
Dir. Arjan Boeve | Netherlands | 2010 | 7 min.

The Pencil that Didn’t Know How to Write
Dir. Joana Torgal | Portugal | 2011 | 5 min.

Behind
Dir. Ga Young Black | Canada | 2011 | 3 min.

Dot
Dirs. Sumo Science | U.K. | 2010 | 2 min.

Twirl
Dir. Nathaniel Winckler | U.S.A. | 2012 | 3 min.

Hungarian Folk Tales: The Poor Man and the Dog
Dir. Maria Horvath | Hungary | 2010 | 8 min.

Early Morning Auto Pilot
Dir. Alex Howat | U.K. | 2011 | 2 min.

Ballet of Unhatched Chicks
Dir. Shaun Kim | U.S.A. | 2011 | 2 min.


Best of the Big Top 2013: Volume 3

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Netherlands/ Hungary/ Canada/ U.S.A./ Japan/ U.K./ Switzerland/ Germany | 46 min. | Ages 3-10

Some cats learn new moves at a funky dance party. A toy car takes a plunge. Knitted characters deliver mail from their little plane to creatures great and small. One lonely cupcake makes some friends. A runaway pancake outsmarts an entire town!

The Adventures of Pim and Pom: Dance Party
Dir. Gioia Smid | Netherlands | 2010 | 5 min.

Hungarian Folk Tales: A Talking Grapevine, a Smiling Apple, and a Jingling, Tingling Peach
Dir. Maria Horvath | Hungary | 2011 | 8 min.

The Driving Accident
Dir. Rio Fitch | Canada | 2010 | 5 min.

The Girl and the Fox
Dir. Tyler J. Kupferer | U.S.A. | 2011 | 5.5 min.

The Little Red Plane
Dir. Charlotte Blacker | U.K. | 2010 | 3.5 min.

Wepo
Dir. Jackie Marion | U.S.A. | 2012 | 4 min.

Recipe for Love
Dir. Gwyneth Christoffel | Canada | 2012 | 3 min.

The Town Musicians of Bremen
Dir. Masataka Hiroyasu | Japan | 2012 | 4 min.

Ströslbrösl
Dir. Irmgard Walthert | Switzerland | 2012 | 1 min.

Tally Ho, Pancake!
Dir. Kai Pannen | Germany | 2009 | 7 min.

Best of the Big Top 2013: Volume 4

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Belgium/ Canada/ U.S.A./ Hungary/ Italy/ New Zealand/ South Africa | 46.5 min. | Ages 3-10

A pet store mouse finds the perfect companion in a boy with ears as big as his. Lola and her dog long to be on the same page. Elmer scours the park to gather material to build a most inspired nest. A young girl prepares to be huge like her dad, only to find another fate.

Mouse for Sale
Dir. Wouter Bongaerts | Belgium | 2010 | 5 min.

The Story Tree
Dir. Stephanie Sim | Canada | 2006 | 3 min.

Lola and Her Dog
Dir. Nathaniel Winckler | U.S.A. | 2011 | 3 min.

The Sparrow and the Piece of Straw
Dir. Zsolt Richly | Hungary | 2010 | 7 min.

B/W Races
Dir. Jacopo Martinoni | Italy | 2010 | 2.5 min.

Elmer’s Nest
Dir. Jackie Marion | U.S.A. | 2012 | 4 min.

Abiogenesis
Dir. Richard Mans | New Zealand | 2011 | 5 min.

Oversized
Dir. Myriam Elda Arsenault | Canada | 2010 | 4 min.

A Sea Turtle Story
Dir. Kathy Shultz | Canada | 2011 | 8 min.

Don’t Give Up
Dir. Tony Dusko | U.S.A. | 2011 | 1 min.

Blowin’ in the Wind
Dir. Brent Dawes | South Africa | 2010 | 5 min.