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Showing off their Smalls

The winners of the inaugural Smalls awards, which, as the title suggests, aim to celebrate filmmaking for mobile phone or iPod video screens, have been announced.
The Smalls are initiated by design and production company Devilfish, and are the latest example of a creative company using a competition for subtle promotion of its services, as well, of course, as a means of showcasing new talent to the ad and production industries.
The competition, which was free to enter, requested films no longer than three minutes based on the theme of “Moving”. This year’s winner was director Jon Riche, who created a witty pastiche of urban sport parkour that works just as well on a big or small screen (still shown below).

Breaking News

Thanks to London’s evening paper wars, commuters now have a choice of two freesheets to grab absentmindedly as they head home. Last night, those who picked up Rupert Murdoch’s thelondonpaper got quite a shock.
Its front page appeared to splash on the assassination of President George W Bush. A grainy black and white photograph taking up almost the whole page showed the President clutching at his chest, while frantic aides hustled him away. Stern type below spelled out the enormity of what had (apparently) happened: George W Bush: 6 July 1946-Tonight 9PM. Heh?

Bart Vs. The White Stripes

Bart Simpson and Meg White get caught up in a drum off in this witty Simpsons homage to Michel Gondry’s Hardest Button to Button promo.