Inspiring CGI Short Films

The movie shorts Rha and Oktapodi are innovative and inspiring in their use of cgi. Check them out!


A new take on aliens and robots – in this surreal CGI short, an alien race is attacked by robotic life forms they had created. The interesting thing about this short is that it is the work of a 22-year-old director and animator (Kaleb Lechowski).


Here’s an octopus love story which won several prestigious awards and a 2009 Academy Awards nomination. The pacing is fantastic, every expression and detail reads perfectly, never a dull moment, and a mere 2:26 in length. Here’s a link to The Oktopodi website (opens in new window).