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Rising Star Filmmaker Lorena Lourenco

  Lorena Lourenco, whose film Pedagogy showed last year in Cannes at the Short Film Conrner, grew up in Rio de Janeiro and moved to Los Angeles to attend USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Today she works as a Directing Consultant for Thank You For Your Service, produced by Steven Spielberg, written and directed by Jason Hall (American Sniper) and edited by Oscar nominee Jay Cassidy (Into the Wild, Silver Linings Playbook). Lorena is destined for a bright fut...

11 Films at the Cannes Short Film Corner to Watch Out For

With over 2000+ short films present at the Cannes Short Film Corner, we have narrowed the list down to a few shorts attending the Cannes Court Metrage and are definitely worth the watch and probably picked up by the buyers. Here’s a quick look at these short films: Finding My Lebanon (Mark Abouzeid) An interesting film about seasoned director Mark Abouzeid’s personal discovery of finding his Lebanese roots. After the death of his father, Abouzeid was determined to...

Fried Chicken

Director: Serdar YILMAZ.
In a family made up of a grandmother, daughter and a 9-year old granddaughter, granddaughter is forced to eat. The moral supporter of this little girl who feels contented about her games and within her own world, is a man behind the curtain only visible to her and no one has any clue whether this man is real or imaginary. While the Fried Chicken is a monstrous and aversive thing for the little girl, it turns in to a four - meter -long avant-garde object that is pulled over by the (same) man behind the curtain under cheers in an isolated corner (street) populated by the homeless.

Campus MovieFest offers American college students opportunity to come to Cannes

  Shon Gale and Ethan Moore    A camera, a laptop, and seven days. Could you make a short film that would ultimately be chosen by an international film festival? Ethan Moore and Shon Gale of The University of Arizona created a short film titled “Caution Wet Floor,” featuring a hitman and a botched execution. Their short film won best comedy at The University of Arizona and is one of the top 30 Campus MovieFest films from the United States being screened at ...


Director: Sanjib Dey.
Helpless retired surgeon, Dr. Joshi, approaches Dr. Sukhant, a renowned psychologist & author, to get rid of a ghost. The ghost when alive was a victim of breast cancer. Despite her reluctance, the surgeon had to perform mastectomy on her to lend her with few more years of life. Now her ghost perpetually appears at the surgeon's lab, to make him feel her incompleteness. Vulnerable Dr. Joshi 's only hope, psychologist Dr. Sukhant too fails to unravel the mystery. What happens next is a .....


Director: Nikos Labot.
A middle-aged father lives with his daughter, whom he treasures more than everything else in the world. He has one aim in life: to protect her, whatever the cost, and anyone who dares approach her will have him to deal with. When a young tramp wandering the area with his dog dares just that and the girl and the youth fall in love, it means war

Tony Murnahan: An Indie Filmmaker

    Tony Murnahan is a young, Fayetteville-based filmmaker who has already lived multiple lives. After retiring from touring in rock bands, his buddy Joe Stauffer helped Tony transition into producing multi-angle, live, rock videos for local NC bands. Tony sold much of his musical equipment so he could afford the very basics needed for creating videos. Thus Murnahan’s own production company, Stwrongtone Media, was born. After filming countless live performances,...

A Story of Headhunters from INDIA shown at the Cannes Festival SHORT FILM CORNER

THE LAST OF THE TATTOOED HEAD HUNTERS THE KONYAK TRIBES OF NAGALAND, INDIAEvery year, I selected an interesting short film screening at the Cannes Festival's expanding SHORT FILM CORNER section and was lucky to hit upon a charming couple from India - she, VIKEYENO ZAO, the Director and he - INDRAJIT NARAYAN DEV, Producer and Director of Photography of the film,who made the trip over to promote their work inspite of the volcano ash hinderance. IN the photo below, taken by Indrajit, both ...

Short Film Corner: Argentine women motivate stories

 With 15 films at the Short Film Corner in the Marché du Film at this year's Cannes film festival, Argentina is well-represented. Two films, in particular, are worth mention for their driving feminine leads.Golanzo Tobal's Cynthia todavia tiene las llaves, part of the Semaine de la Critique, tells the story of a woman living her life as a ghost in her ex-boyfriend's empty apartment while he is at work. It is easy to sympathize with her as she offers frank conversation to her audience about all...

Short Film Corner: In Competition

 This year's selection of short films in competition hails from the world over: from Israel to Brazil, Latvia to Australia, there is a little bit of everything in these intelligent, poignant short films.Edward Housden's Australian short Muscles tells the oft-recounted story of the "other" sibling--Richard's older sister Millie dreams of being a body-builder. With the rest of the boys in her neighborhood, she amuses herself with typically "male" activities: smashing the winds...

Short Film Corner: Color in the Campus Moviefest

 The Campus Moviefest collection in the Short Film Corner here at Cannes is filled with color. Chroma, a short film from Meghan Foehl and John Merizalde, is a black-and-white film about the plight of a painter seeking inspiration--inspiration he briefly finds in the one element of color in his otherwise drab and lifeless world: a mysterious woman in a long blue dress. However, as his muse's color fades, so too does his motivation. While this film is visually beautiful--illustrated not only by t...

Feel Good Film Festival - August 3-5, 2012; Hollywood's Laemmle Noho 7 Theater

The Feel Good Film Festival's 5th year  will be held August 3-5, 2012 at Hollywoods beautiful, new Laemmle Noho 7 Theater.  The Festival is a film viewing experience that encourages the development, production, and distribution of short or feature films with positive themes, happy endings that make audiences laugh, and that capture the beauty of our world. 

International 3D Stereo Film & Technology Festival - Belgium 1st till 3rd December 2009

A true revolution is happening near you ... 3D stereo imaging!

You are ALL concerned: movie and TV industry, entertainment parks, media, communication agencies, artists, scientists and engineers, R&D labs, manufacturers, deciders, movie buffs, high-tech enthusiasts, and, obviously, the press.

To help you appreciate and anticipate as best as possible this revolution and take advantage of all opportunities of this wave, which is as much high-tech than it is artistic, the e-mage technology cluster of Liège, in collaboration with the University of Liège, has decided to organize a yearly event, called 3D Stereo MEDIA, totally dedicated to ALL facets of 3D stereo imaging, and thus unique in Europe.

Fostering the get-together and interaction of all players in 3D stereo imaging is natural since most of the biological, psychological, and technical principles, as well as much hardware and software, of 3D stereo, apply to many applications: not only cinema - which concerns us all - but also medical imaging, architecture, urbanism, cartography, remote sensing, vehicle simulators, aerospace, design, etc.

The 1st edition of 3D Stereo MEDIA will happen in Liège, Belgium, on 1-3 December 2009, featuring a 3D stereo film festival, a large array of conferences, an exhibition, and specialized training. Hundreds of experts and professionals, coming from all over the world, will be present.

Ben Stassen, the well knowned director and producer of “Fly Me to the Moon”, the first 3D Stereo animation film in the world, will be the President of 3D Stereo MEDIA 2009.

More thoughts on Cannes +

SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2009More thoughts on CannesThe experience in Cannes was a crash course in European travel and learning how to navigate a high profile film festival with a lot of restricted access.  I feel that in a lot of respects I got to do a lot and had access to more than most first time Cannes Festival goers. For this I am grateful. Currently I am in Rome reflecting on my experiences, the festival, and the people I have met. I will be adding to the blog as ideas, memories, and thoughts c...

Short Is More!-- Cannes Short Film Corner

 Another great aspect of the Festival is the Short Film Corner, back for its 6th year and providing an opportunity for hundreds of aspiring and independent film makers to promote and screen their work.  In the corner their are 44 viewing booths and three screening rooms which can be reserved.   In addition to screening opportunities, the short film corner holds conferences in the afternoons and awards prizes to films in various categories.  They also serve coffee in an open space where one ...

Big Mike Craft and The Saratoga, New York Film Festival

Happy Easter to all of the patrons and members. May the glory of Easter be with you all. I am writting this announcement to say that Frank Sinatra Jr., Wayne Newton and Dianna Ross have not gotten back to our booking agent, as of yet. A movie takes 90 days to set up completely, in UpState New York. If the Stars whoI wish to appear, don't get in touch with Tony Cee Associates soon, I will have to postpone the flick. I am setting up the Saratoga Film Festival now, and that is easy. ...

Submissions to Short Film Corner are open till April 17th 2009

The next edition of the Short Film Corner will take place from May 13th to May 22nd 2009. Inspiring, independent, in the fringe short films are at the heart of the film creation. Organized by the Festival de Cannes, the Short Film Corner is the essential rendez-vous for short film makers. The Short Film Corner stimulates new cinema talents! Throughout the Festival, a privileged meeting place for international professionals. Directors, producers, distributors, festival prog...

Short Film Corner Presentation

Short Film Corner From May 14th to May 24th 2008, the Festival de Cannes will present the 5th edition of the Short Film Corner, where you will discover an array of activities designed to help you develop your film projects.

Short Film Corner Presentation

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Short Film Corner of Cannes!

Albiston's "Run" is well done

"Run," a 15 minute short by Mark Albiston from New Zealand, is perfectly done for the idea it achieves. The film, playing in the short films corner, one of 11 short films of this year's official short film competition, feels like a dream.I think it is the use of sound that achieves this dreamlike quality. The sounds are all simple but bold and deliberate, with not much background sound: a juxtaposition of the first piano notes of the classic Für Elise by Bethoveen against a bold o...

Short Film Corner: French Lesson

                One of the shortest films in the short film corner, at only four minutes long, “French Lesson” relies entirely on an almost music video-esque quality to propel its narrative. The story of the film, which was directed by Nic Osborne, is based upon the familiar idea of boredom in the classroom. Utilizing the well-known metaphors of black and white versus color à la Wizard of Oz to show the audience the change in mood, the film follows Lolita during the Alizée s...

Short Films Corner

Within the Marche du Films (Film Market), there is a small area called "Short Films Corner" where all of the short films are promoted and screened. At a corner of the "corner" there is a small desk where one may schedule an appointment to view some films. Behind the desk is a small cubicle-type of area with computers and headphones for people to view any short films at the festival. Each person with an appointment to view films is allowed one hour of viewing time.Short Films ...

Short Film Corner Screening, Tuesday 22nd May at 1 :15 of UNA STORIA SACILESE

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~UNA STORIA SACILESE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WHERE DID YOU FIND THAT WOMAN ??Showing at the 2007 Cannes Short Film Corner  Tuesday 22nd May at 1 :15 "Il Racconto de Teresa De Poi and Constante Toffoli"Written and Directed by Helen DOBRENSKY and Irela NUNEZStarring Teresa De Poi e Costante Toffoli21 minShot in Sacile and Polcenigo, lush Northern Italy, with original music by Repertorio Popolare dell'Altolivenzan, docu brings y...

Ken Feinberg at the Cannes Film Festival

                The Cannes International Film Festival has almost nothing in common with the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and Hollywood, and yet, people tend to treat each other in the same way: every man for himself. When someone takes time out of their schedule to speak to you, knowing that you are not going to buy their movie or advance their career in some way, that person is someone who is worth talking to. This was the sort of situation that led me to Ken Feinberg, write...

4e édition du Short Film Corner - Festival de Cannes

La 4e édition du Short Film Corner se tiendra à Cannes du 16 au 26 mai 2007 au Palais des Festivals.  Créé en 2004, le Short Film Corner est le marché du court métrage du Festival de Cannes : en l'espace de trois ans, cet espace est devenu un lieu incontournable de rencontres entre professionnels (réalisateurs, producteurs, acheteurs, programmateurs de festivals...) et un endroit privilégié pour découvrir la jeune création cinématographique contemporaine et les nouveaux talents...