After almost one year, I have decided to celebrate the first year aniversary of Beltesassar's Short Animation Festival with a new torrent. After putting out 8 torrents with approximately 135 excellent animations, I received a lot of thank you's from people who were very grateful they could finallt (once again) see some short animations the really wanted to see. For all the people that made requests for animations, I have made this torrent. It contains all the video's I have which people requested for. Like L'Homme Sans Ombre by George Schwizgebel and Walking, by Ryan Larkin. Three currently Oscar nominated Short Animation are in here: Scrat (getting less and less funny), Little Matchgirl (Disney is getting more and more traditional) and Maestro, a funny short building up to one great joke: but I hope and think Torill Kove will win.
I included some recent animations, for example Overtime, which has a very nice atmosphere and which I found was quite enjoyable - it won the OIAF award for best graduate film, and The Cags, by Alexei Petrov (Note this is not Aleksandr Petrov, whose Old Man and the Sea I might add to part 10). I added 2 movies from the Arnaud Demuynck production house, Signes de Vie, a dark and sad animation with a hapy ending, made by Arnaud Demuynck, and Chahut, made by Gilles Cuvelier. I also added Vent by Erik van Schaaik, because he's dutch just like me and the movie is doing really well on international festivals. Humdrum by Peter Peake was nominated for an Oscar, as was Quest. But let's be honest, the folks at the Oscar really don't have a clue about what's worthwhile in short animation: there are a lot better recent animations that never got nominated to begin with. Morir de Amor for example, or Rabbit by Run Wrake. Or how about the lovely animated romantic comedy in 9 mnutes A Backbone Tale by Jeremy Clapin? I also added a video clip: one of the few places in popular culture animation still has a prominent place, and have chosen for Good Song by Blur, animated by Snynola, for which they got the McLaren animation award in 2004. I added some unknown animators who made nice animations, and finally, I included some better known animators: Paul van Driessen, Michael Dudok de Wit, Suzan Pitt and Don Hertzfeldt, which I'm sure you'll like, but who are slightly overclassed by younger artists in this torrent, I have to admit. Keep an eye out for part 10: it's coming. Also, have patience with the upload: I might not be online the whole day.