Winners of the Cinéfondation selection is announced!

Winners of the Cinéfondation selection is announced!

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Abderrahmane Sissako and including Cécile de France, Joana Hadjithomas, Daniel Olbrychski and Rebecca Zlotowski, has awarded the 2015 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 18 student...
Short films from the official selection of Cannes - review

Short films from the official selection of Cannes – review

Cannes appreciates short films. That’s just the way it is. Besides the shorts, that are getting selected into the Official Competition, with the chance to win a Palme d’Or, and the Cinéfondation selection for film students all around the world, the festival also organises, probably the biggest and most important...
World of Shorts - Cannes 2015 issue is out!

World of Shorts – Cannes 2015 issue is out!

The English-language short film-centred magazine, World of Shorts (WOSH) evolved in 2012 from the blog of Budapest-based short film platform Daazo.com. The copies of WOSH are available at the short film events and screenings of A-list film festivals. The new issue of the magazine appears in May 2015, focusing on...
Daazo takes you everywhere

Daazo takes you everywhere

Daazo’s team has recently started its new service: the Festival Strategy Service. Since we have been part of the short film industry for a while, we have been asked by many filmmakers how and where to send their films. Which festivals and markets are relevant, how is it possible to...
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A short film starts with an idea - our visit at Euroconnection

A short film starts with an idea – our visit at Euroconnection

This winter, Daazo had the chance to visit the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and Market, where the Euroconnection programme takes place. What we experienced there gave us an insight into the promising future of European short film. words by Genovéva Petrovits Euroconnection is presented by the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market, in association with the Creative...
From Short to Feature: creating your first feature film

From Short to Feature: creating your first feature film

World of Shorts has asked three internationally successful film directors about their first feature experiences – read their random thoughts below about the difficulties and the joys of their first big project, and the challenges faced along the way. Maya Vitkova, whose first feature Viktoria has been selected for a great number of film festivals,...
“Leaving aside the dreamlike universe”

“Leaving aside the dreamlike universe”

Simon Mesa Soto won the Palme d’or last year with his slow-paced and sensitive film Leidi. We asked him about the shooting, his Cannes experience and short film in his native Colombia. interview by Zsuzsanna Deák Tell us about the shooting! It took place in a neighbourhood called Picacho located up in the mountains in...
Angers, the French city of debut feature films

Angers, the French city of debut feature films

Thibaut Bracq is the programmateur of the Angers Premiers Plans, a film festival in France which has the reputation for discovering promising and emerging filmmakers. Thibaut was one of our international guests at the Friss Hús International Short Film Festival in Budapest. During his visit he explained to us in detail how the Angers Premiers Plans Film...
The shorts that really tie the room together

The shorts that really tie the room together

words by Janka Pozsonyi This year, the director of the Cannes festival decided to double the seats of the Jury for the first time in history, to let the incredible Joel and Ethan Coen be in complete control and work their magic down here at the south coast of France. If there’s anyone at this...
Creating an existing world for the audience - Interview with László Nemes

Creating an existing world for the audience – Interview with László Nemes

László Nemes took the risk to create a very special first feature, following his own rules. In the latest Cannes 2015 issue of World of Shorts , we asked him about his way there: film labs, scriptwriting and expectations. His film Son of Saul is the only first feature in the Official Competition at the...
Bunny - short and long alike - It's a Killer

Bunny – short and long alike – It’s a Killer

The award-winning Finnish filmmaker, Joonas Makkonen made his short Bunny the Killer Thing back in 2010 – and it turned out to be perfect material for a feature film. In this report from the Berlinale 2015 issue of World of Shorts, the director tells about the process that lead from short to long. words by...
Enpowering the crowd - Interview with the Head of Film Division of Indiegogo

Enpowering the crowd – Interview with the Head of Film Division of Indiegogo

After working for the biggest studios in Hollywood, Marc Hofstatter decided to be a part of Indiegogo, the first and market-leading crowdfunding platform to help spread the word about the hottest financing model of the current film biz. We talk about exceptional projects, Indiegogo’s international presence and about how short films benefit their filmmakers.  How does...
The winners of Visegrad Animation Forum!

The winners of Visegrad Animation Forum!

The Visegrad Animation Forum was held this weekend in Třeboň, as a part of  Anifilm – International Festival of Animation Films, where Dániel Deák, the head of Daazo took part in the judging process. The Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest is one of the most prestigious and upcoming institute of animation-studies in Hungary....
The winners of the 61st Kurzfilmtage!

The winners of the 61st Kurzfilmtage!

On 5 May 2015 the 61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen ended with the award ceremony. The Festival organisers look back on a successful event: 36 of the 76 screenings were sold out. With almost 18,000 entries, Oberhausen had as many visitors as in 2013 – after the exceptional 60th anniversary year 2014. The most...
The 12th Kecskemét Animation Festival is coming!

The 12th Kecskemét Animation Festival is coming!

Here’s some great news for the animaton-loving audience: the 12th KAFF – Kecskemét Animation Festival is coming in a month! From the 24th until the 28th of June, the festival is presenting the most outstanding international and hungarian animated shorts and feature films from the last two years. Besides the competing films and professional programs,...
Poetry Clips, Questions of Faith, and Emerging Artists at the 61st ISFF Oberhausen!

Poetry Clips, Questions of Faith, and Emerging Artists at the 61st ISFF Oberhausen!

The next edition of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen will be held between the 30th of April and the 5th of May. We previously shared on the blog the detailed programme of the Official Competition, but the listing doesn’t stop here. The festival offers a great number of smaller programmes, from 3D films for...