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"A Single Life"
Director: Job, Joris & Marieke
Kudos: none yet
Lowdown: Even at just under four minutes, "Duet" isn't the shortest of this contenders. That designation belongs to Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins and Job Roggeveen's 137-second "A Single Life." (They go by "Job, Joris & Marieke" for short.) It's the best kind of entry in a race like this: clever, in and out and with a punchline. The short's main female character receives a mysterious vinyl record and discovers that by moving the needle around on the disc, she can move forward and backward in time. Maybe it's a trifle next to some of the other players but this kind of brevity and light spirit can go a long way. PES' "Fresh Guacamole," for instance.