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Where’s My Shorts: Chess, Mosquitos and Italian Astronauts

Premiering on the IFILM Network this week is DAMNED, a new film by Alex Crouch. Most consider a game of chess to be a fun, harmless way to pass the time, but nobody said it was fun for the pieces on the board! Witness the horrible fate of one group of chess pieces as they're thrown into the jaws of death. These guys know the true meaning of the word "Damned!" Find this short at:,1263,1104743,00.html. . .Billed as the first Web-based premier in Estonian animation history, Mikk Rands latest film, THE MOSQUITO AND THE HORSE is now showing on the Net. The film was produced by Multi Film Ltd. and Nuku Film Ltd., and can be found at: . .Also premiering is the Italian Web animation FIVEZEROZERO, which chronicles an International Space Station mission, involving the return to Earth of an Italian astronaut in his uniquely Italian space vehicle. The film was created by multimedia and animation production company Officine Pixel, based in Forli, Italy. You can find this film at:

Read more about Estonias Nuku Film in Little Big Estonia: The Nukufilm Studio by Heikki Jokinen, who visited the studio on its 40th anniversary.

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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.