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Halifax Atlantic City will screen 220 films and 50 shorts

The 25th Atlantic Film Festival (AFF), September 15-24, 2005, announced today one of the largest line-up of films, industry programs and special events in the history of the Festival. This year's program includes a full slate of 220 Atlantic, Canadian and international films including the largest Atlantic program to date with 15 Atlantic features and 50 shorts. New special programs include: Focus on Germany, which will complement this year's Strategic Partners conference focus, plus the 25th AFF...

Cork to host International Symposium on the Short Film

To mark Cork Film Festival’s 50th Anniversary and to celebrate Cork’s tenure as European Capital of Culture, the festival is hosting a major international Symposium on the Short Film.This prestigious Symposium which will take place in Cork from 6th until 8th October, 2005, will bring together short film specialists, curators, programmers, film makers and film critics from all over the world. Since its inception in 1956, the Cork Film Festival has championed the short film and has an internat...

MAdCat Fest this September

Dates: September 13 ­ September 27, 2005 in San Francisco October 6 and 13 in Berkeley SF Venues: Artists Television Access, El Rio and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Berkeley Venue: Pacific Film ArchiveAt MadCat you too can be treated year after year with Ariella Ben-Dov¹s exceptional curatorial savvy, dedication, intelligent cultural contributions.² ­ Frances Nkara, Independent FilmmakerMadCat is back with 89 films and videos by women directors from South Korea to Israel, Sweden to Portu...

Orinda Festival program highlights

ORINDA FILM FESTIVAL 2005 BEGINS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 AND RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 The landmark Orinda Theater, 4 Theater Square, showcases a diverse array of original, independent films beginning Thursday, September 22nd extending through Sunday, September 25th. The Orinda Film Festival, now in its 4th year, features films from around the world that challenge, educate and inspire audiences of all ages. Over four days, 140 films will be shown, from narrative features and shorts to doc...

Tribeca enters the Shorts aren

TRIBECA NEW YORK – Short film fest (April 19 – May 20)Low-cost production technologies, rapid increases in film school graduates, and the shift to a visually oriented consumer society has resulted in a significant increase of short and long feature films entered in film festivals. For the fourth edition of New York’s Tribeca Film Festival which ended on May 1st more than 1750 films were submitted in formats including, 35, 16, super 8, as well as 24 p, mini dv, and high definition cam. I...

Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival

The 2005 Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival (PDX for short) is now the third year of the festival, but those who have been around know that the fest is just an elongated version of the Peripheral Produce screening series that started in Portland way back in 1996. The festival has received over 500 submissions from around the world, the schedule will feature some festival's old friends and new faces, lots of local work and some big-time premieres. But what inspired Peripheral Pr...

Sacramento Film Fest to feature over 70 films and 2 shorts programs

This year’s Sacramento Film Festival features over 70 films from around the world including two outstanding international shorts programs: The first, Around the World in 80 Minutes examines life from five different parts of the world. From China comes Wen Jun Yang’s “Sojourn”, about a drifting freelance female writer, who meets a man from Shanghai. “Will she stop her drifting life and stay with her lover?” The story takes place in contemporary Shanghai. The filmmaker will be in atten...

Stars & Streakers Steal the Stage at Sydney’s Tropfest

As festival judge Geoffrey Rush announced the winners in front of a 130,000 strong national audience, bursting at the seams to fit into Sydney’s Domain for Sydney’s Tropfest, he proudly declared; “When I look out here at the enormous crowd, and at all the talent up on stage, I see the Australian film industry is not in the doldrums!” It was a night full of surprises; Firstly, because it didn’t rain. (Gloomy weather had threatened to rain on Sydney’s red carpet parade, but just as ...

18th Resfest returns to LA

As part of its global tour, RESFEST 2004 touched down in Los Angeles October 13-17, showcasing its biggest festival ever at the Egyptian Theatre. RESFEST 2004, a traveling film festival showcasing the world’s most innovative shorts and music videos, this year includes the work of more than twenty Los Angeles-based filmmakers as RES continues to make Los Angeles its second home.“Los Angeles has always been one of the top cities for RESFEST because it is home to so many innovative artists, de...

Record Numbers at Palm Springs Shorts

Record Number of Shorts Heat Up At Palm Springs International of Shorts Film Festival "Wasp" Receives Best of Festival Award at Palm Springs International of Shorts Film Festival. Awards were given out in Palm Springs at the end of the largest and most respected short film festival in North America. The Palm Springs International Short Film Festival takes place during the heat of summer and heats up the competition of the short film format. What this does is set the base for shorts throughout...

LIFTing minority youth into becoming film makers

The LIFT experiment is closely linked to the award winning film director Ed Radtke’s ( THE DREAM CATCHER, BOTTOM LAND) new feature film project SUPERHEROES slated for production later on this year. This focuses on New York City’s video savvy youth and the role it plays in their lives. With project assistance by other known producers like Ira Deutschman (Emerging Pictures) and Greg O’Connor (Solaris) Radtke recruited with minimal corporate sponsorship 24 New York City teens f...

DepicT! 2004 :about shorts

DepicT! 2004, the short film competition which challenges budding filmmakers from around the world to make their own micro-movie of under 90 seconds, is now inviting entries for this year's competition.DepicT! offers the chance to win a cash prize of £3000, have films promoted online, published on a DVD, and screened at Brief Encounters 10th Bristol International Short Film Festival, taking place fromWednesday 17 - Sunday 21 November 2004."Winning the competition was fantastic as was the respon...

Short Shorts Fest recognised by the Academy

The Short Shorts Film Festival, Japan's largest arena for short film, now joins the ranks of Cannes, Venice and Toronto as an Academy-recognized film festival for short films. Beginning this June, the film receiving the Short Shorts Film Festival Committee Award will be eligible for nomination for an Academy Award."This is a great honor for Short Shorts," said Short Shorts co-founder Douglas Williams. "And a great opportunity for the filmmakers participatingin our festival. With over 1500 hund...

The Proper Use of a Shorts Selection Committee

The Proper Use of a Shorts Selection CommitteeByChristopher J. GarciaA popular decision making course features the following axion: ‘It becomes very obvious when you’ve made a bad decision’. When I heard this, it became obvious to me that the poor fool who said the statement had never done programming for a film festival. The selection process is never good enough for everyone, and even if it is, it does not become apparent until after the lights come back up from the final screening. I...

Fitzroy shorts "it doesn’t matter that it’s short as long as it fitz"

FITZROY SHORTS March 3rd"it doesn’t matter that it’s short as long as it fitz.."This month features short doco Cut Outs about the current stencil art boom in Melbourne by Cassandra Bakic and Tropfest Best Film award winner Emma Freeman’s new short film Mittens which was pre- selected for the Academy Awards in 2003 …and one to surprise us all is the hilarious mocumentary Stunt C*ck’s all the way from the U.S, featuring Lou Diamond Phillips and real life porn star Ron Jeremy (and no it...

Talk on short at the SKYY View Lounge

Eyes on SKYY Explores Short Film and Announces Short Film Project FinalistsShort Film Explosion: Experts Tell How, Why and What's the Future of Short Film.The panel takes place today,Noon ­ 2 pm, Monday, January 15, 2004 and will feature keynotes from today¹s leaders in the short film industry including:* Bobby Bauer, president, Uncle* Dana Brunetti, President,* Megan O¹Neill, director of acquisitions, Atom Films* John Halecky, senior shorts film programmer, iFilm* John Manu...


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