This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Rübermachen by Felix Czepluch, Cornelius Koch and Theodor Becker.
Rübermachen is a 2008 drama brickfilm by Felix Czepluch, Cornelius Koch and Theodor Becker that follows two refugees attempting to cross the inner German border. It was created for the 2008 edition of Steinerei, the annual German brickfilm festival and competition. It combines stop-motion segments with brick mosaic animation created with Photoshop, and features sets made primarily from model railway decorations, to achieve a more serious tone.
This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is 1xY by Errol Elumir.
1xY is a 2003 action brickfilm by Errol Elumir. It is Errol's first brickfilm and was created for and won a competition held by his workplace, The Children's Technology Workshop. It is known for its use of LEGO plates as characters, rather than minifigures (a necessity due to Errol's lack of LEGO at the time), and its minimalistic approach went on to help influence the 2004 10 Brick Contest.
This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Major Malfunction by Kyle Cullum.
Major Malfunction is a 2012 slapstick action brickfilm by Kyle "MisterMulluc" Cullum. It follows a robot on wheels that chases and fires at some men trying to have a picnic. It is the last brickfilm to be released by Cullum.
Our Brickfilm of the Week Horror Special concludes! This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Good Company: Redux by Nick Maniatis.
Good Company is a 2002 horror brickfilm by Nick Maniatis about. It was an entry to the ShootinBricks.com Horror Animation Contest and won in four of the judging categories; the most wins of any entrant. In 2003, Maniatis released a director's cut known as Good Company: Redux with three minutes of additional footage. The Redux version is considered the definitive version of Good Company.
Our Brickfilm of the Week Horror Special continues! This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Dance of Death by Steffen Troeger.
Dance of Death (German: Totentanz) is a 2004 horror brickfilm directed by Steffen Troeger and animated by Troeger and Andreas Mooslechner. It is based on the 1813 poem of the same name by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It placed first in the NWBrickCon 2004 Mystery Contest and won the audience choice for Best Film at Steinerei 2005.
Our Brickfilm of the Week Horror Special continues! This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Descension by Ben Brenninkmeyer.
Descension is a 2002 horror brickfilm by Ben Brenninkmeyer. It is about two monks who investigate a horror down a staircase. It was an entry to the Horror Animation Contest and was nominated for Scariest Scene, Best Sound Effects and Best Set Design.
Our Brickfilm of the Week Horror Special continues! This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Frankenstein by Robinson Wood.
Frankenstein is a 2005 horror brickfilm by Robinson Wood. It is an adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel of the same name and was an entry to the Heroes and Villains Contest hosted by Brickfilms.com, in which it placed first. It also was nominated for six 2005 Bricking Achievement in Motion Picture Arts awards, winning two.
To kick off the month of October appropriately, this week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Chase of Horror by Martin Bretzer and Tobias Becker.
Chase of Horror is a 2006 black comedy/horror brickfilm by German brickfilmers Martin Bretzer and Tobias Becker ("mtproductions"). It follows a man driving recklessly at night who is chased by the police for running over two bank robbers and stealing their money.
We've concluded the judging process for our summer Darkness & Light animation contest! Many thanks to all of the entrants, the judges, contest co-runner Nathan Wells, and our contest sponsors:
Congratulations to our top four winners, and the rest of the contest entrants!
1. Sola Luna by rioforce
2. The Tree by legoguy501
3. Experience and Error by nswihart
4. Horace and Horace's Day Out by sillypenta
For the rest of the top ten, additional information, and discussion, visit the forum topic!
We'll be announcing the winners of the Darkness & Light animation contest this Saturday, September 19 at 8 pm UTC!
To participate in the live event, go to the "chat room" link at the bottom of the community section of the forum. The chat room is IRC-based, and can be accessed via at irc.tawx.net at the #brickfilms channel. During the live chat, we'll announce the top ten films as decided by our judges, including our four contest winners. These results will be published on the website afterward.
Thank you to everyone who supported this contest by entering it, and to our judges!