Winners of Annecy Animation Festival!

Winners of Annecy Animation Festival!

The Annecy International Animation Festival was held between the 13th and 18th of June, 2016. They awarded several features, shorts, graduation films, and television films this weekend, here are the winners: Feature films: Audience Award  & Cristal for a Feature Film : My Life As a Courgette (Ma vie de Courgette) by Claude Barras...
Winners of VIS - Vienna Independent Shorts!

Winners of VIS – Vienna Independent Shorts!

The 13th VIS – Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival was held from the 25-31st of May, in Vienna, Austria. The Oscar-qualifying festival had its award ceremony on Tuesday, here are the winners: FICTION & DOCUMENTARY Best International Fiction & Documentary Film: A Man Returned by Mahdi Fleifel (Denmark/UK/Netherlands Special Mention...
World of Young Cinema - the Cannes 2016 issue is out now!

World of Young Cinema – the Cannes 2016 issue is out now!

The Cannes 2016 issue of the first feature and short film magazine World of Young Cinema is out now! The English-language first feature and short film magazine writes about young cinema professionals and their activities. Emerging producers from the Producers on the Move programme share their thoughts on their works...
The winners of Daazo's 4th Friss Hús International Short Film Festival!

The winners of Daazo’s 4th Friss Hús International Short Film Festival!

The winners of the 4th Friss Hús  International Short Film Festival were announced last Sunday in Budapest, at the. We are extremely happy with the turnout, almost all the screenings were sold out – both international and Hungarian ones. The festival was held from the 30th March until the 3rd of April, here...
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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Festival International du Film Independant de Bordeaux is calling for short projects!

Festival International du Film Independant de Bordeaux is calling for short projects!

FIFIB Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux is calling for short film projects in the topic of “Above the line“. In partnership with Mamalova Productions, the festival is launching a script-based call for European shorts, giving access to a residency programme for project development and experimentation, and the production of the films. The two prices winners of...
Freedom or the The Five Obstructions? – short genres from a director’s point of view

Freedom or the The Five Obstructions? – short genres from a director’s point of view

The short film format is an elusive one – when one thinks one has caught and understood it, it has already evaporated. From time to time, short films turn up on the internet, sometimes on the big screen before feature films, or on television – or even curated in blocks at film festivals. Shorts sometimes...
Felix van Groeningen is the mentor of Future Frames!

Felix van Groeningen is the mentor of Future Frames!

European Film Promotion and the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival have announced that the acclaimed Belgian director Felix van Groeningen – fresh from receiving the Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic for his new feature film Belgica at the Sundance Film Festival – is pleased to be this year’s mentor for the young filmmakers taking part...
Shorts and first features in Karlovy Vary IFF!

Shorts and first features in Karlovy Vary IFF!

The 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will be held between 1-9th of July, in the Czech Republic. In our World of Young Cinema Magazine, besides the short films, we also represent first- and second feature films. The Future Frames programme is selecting short film various film schools around the world, and the East of the...
Fear Is Not an Option - Meet VIS: Vienna Independent Shorts

Fear Is Not an Option – Meet VIS: Vienna Independent Shorts

For the 13th time VIS Vienna Independent Shorts will bring the whole range of short films, animations and music videos to Austria’s capital. The biggest short film festival of the country and its only Oscar® qualifying festival is welcoming many international special guests and has a clear political statement. In springtime Vienna will be much...
City of Dreams (Citta’ dei Sogni) - Interview with Paola Bernardini

City of Dreams (Citta’ dei Sogni) – Interview with Paola Bernardini

City of Dreams (Citta’ dei Sogni) is a short film from the Short Film Corner of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. We did a short interview with the director Paola Bernardini. What is your film about? This film tells the coming of age story of two young brothers who run away from home. They embark on...
WOYC Fear and anxiety at a close-up - Interview with Simon Mesa Soto

WOYC Fear and anxiety at a close-up – Interview with Simon Mesa Soto

Two years ago Simon Mesa Soto’s short film Leidi, the story of a young girl travelling through her village to find the father of her son, won the Short Film Palme d’Or at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. This year, Simon is returning to the Official Competition with Madre, which once again follows a girl...
Fantaisie impromptu - a prologue - Interview with Duda Gorter

Fantaisie impromptu – a prologue – Interview with Duda Gorter

Fantaisie impromptu – a prologue is a short film by Duda Gorter, submitted to the Cannes Short Film Catalogue, and Short Film Corner at this year’s festival. Here’s a short interview with the director. What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story? The main topic raised by the story...
No Woman's Face Remember - Interview with Chuck Griffith

No Woman’s Face Remember – Interview with Chuck Griffith

No Woman’s Face Remember is an American short film from the Short Film Catalogue, represented in the Short Film Corner this year at the festival. Read our interview with the director Chuck Griffith. What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story? Income inequality.  Lost millennials.  Globalisation.  Sex.  Drugs.  They...
24° 51’ North Latitude - Interview with Carlos Lenin

24° 51’ North Latitude – Interview with Carlos Lenin

24° 51’ North Latitude by Carlos Lenin is a short film from this year’s Short Film Corner at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Here’s a short Q&A with the director. What is your film about? It’s the story about a migrant who’s trying to return to his town: the home of his most sweet memories....
(Lakkeha) Stains - Interview with Sara Koozehchian

(Lakkeha) Stains – Interview with Sara Koozehchian

Stains is an Iranian short film directed by Sara Koozehchian, represented in the Short Film Corner this year, at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. We asked some questions from her during the shor tiflm Q&A, here are her answers. What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story? Stains, is the...
The Last Show - Interview with Roberto Flores

The Last Show – Interview with Roberto Flores

The Last Show is a short film from Peru, represented in the Short Film Corner of the 69th Cannes Film Festival this year, directed by Roberto Flores. We asked a couple of questions from the director, here are his answers. What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story? ¨The...