Berlinale Talents 2015

Berlinale Talents 2015

The main theme for the 2015 Berlinale Talents program is “2015: A Space Discovery“ Berlinale Talents 2015 is a summit and networking platform for 300 outstanding talents from the fields of directing, production, acting, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, production design, film criticism, world sales, distribution, sound design and score composing. An...
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur program is announced!

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur program is announced!

The 18th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur announced their short film competition programme yesterday. The festival will take place from November 4-9, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. 56 films from 28 countries will run in the International and the Swiss competition. You can find the detailed programme of the International and Swiss programme on...
Filmfest Drezden - Call for short entries

Filmfest Drezden – Call for short entries

The 27th edition of Filmfest Drezden – International short film festival will take place in 14-17th of April, 2015. During the course of six days, FILMFEST DRESDEN presents more than 300 productions from around the world chosen from more than 2200 entries. Besides the National and International Competitions the festival week also...
World of Shorts Venice 2014 Issue is out now!

World of Shorts Venice 2014 Issue is out now!

Give a warm welcome for the newest Venice 2014 Issue of World Of Shorts magazine!  The magazine is available in print at the festival’s venues and it covers the short sections of the festival as well as introduces the alternative ways of a successful festival strategy. The magazine also offers...
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Last Call for When East Meets West!

Last Call for When East Meets West!

When East Meets West is back and launches the call for entries for the 2015 edition, which will be held at 18-20 January 2015, in Trieste, Italy. WHEN EAST MEETS WEST is a co-production forum designed to bring together decision makers, financiers and 20 selected producers with a project in development from Eastern Europe*, Italy...
8th BFI Future Film Festival is calling for entries!

8th BFI Future Film Festival is calling for entries!

The submission is open for the 8th BFI Future Film Festival, which will be held on the 20-22nd of February 2015, at BFI Southbank in London. They are calling out for young filmmakers aged 15-25, in three categories: fiction, documentary and animation shortfilm, up to 10 minutes. The entrance is free for any short film...
Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival Program Announced!

Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival Program Announced!

The final program of the 8th Thessaloniki Short Film Festival is out now! The festival will be held from the 25th until the 29th of October, 2014. For the trailers and other information about the presented short films, visit the official page of the festival. Check out the selection: Saturday 25th October 2014 VOCABULARY Sam...
Vilnius Film Shorts 2014

Vilnius Film Shorts 2014

Vilnius Film Short International Film Festival is the biggest short film festival in Baltic countries, presenting the newest and best short films from all around the world. For the 9th time this year, the festival represents a unique platform in Lithuana, screening professional short films from around the world, and the short films made by...
European Film Academy Announces Short Film Nominations

European Film Academy Announces Short Film Nominations

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced 15 short film nominations. At each of the 15 participating film festivals, an independent jury presented one European short film in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards. Nominated are: Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee A Town Called Panic: The...
NexT International Film Festival - Call for entries

NexT International Film Festival – Call for entries

Next International Film Festival celebrates innovative and creative filmmaking from all around the world. Its mission is to discover and support emerging international film talents by promoting their works locally, nationally and internationally. The 9th edition of NexT International Film Festival will take place in Bucharest from April 16 to April 20, 2015. The call for entries for the 2015...
Living the festival life, shaken but not stirred

Living the festival life, shaken but not stirred

Back in  the heyday of videotape, I used to make VHS copies of my short films patiently, one by one, with two VCRs oddly connected one to the other. These were the prehistoric days of the Internet, when we couldn’t find any decent information about film festivals on the Web. Thanks to a film festival...
European Short Pitch 2015 - Call for projects

European Short Pitch 2015 – Call for projects

European Short Pitch is back for its ninth edition. Writers, directors and producers can apply for the initiative that helps people with the development of international short film projects. European Short Pitch is an initiative aimed at promoting the European coproduction of short films. It combines a scriptwriting workshop in residency and a coproduction forum...
Organising festival life is a full time job

Organising festival life is a full time job

Réka Bucsi is one of the most successful short film makers in Hungary. Her animation Symphony No. 42 has had numerous festival appearances. She works together with Daazo to manage the festival life of her film and here she shares her experiences with the readers of World of Shorts. The festival life of Symphony Nr....
Encounters Festival 2014 Winners

Encounters Festival 2014 Winners

The 20th Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival, took place in Bristol from the 16th until the 21st of September. They announced the winners yesterday, here they are: Children’s Award The Planets by Andy Martin (UK) Audience Award Drive Home by Jess Cope (UK) Music Video Award All the same (Tout les Memes) by Henry...
The Good, the Bad, and the Selected

The Good, the Bad, and the Selected

In the Venice 2014 issue of World of Shorts, the director of Tampere Film Festival, Jukka-Pekka Laakso unveiled some of the mysteries behind the selection process and shed light on the reasons for some things that often puzzle filmmakers. The selection process of film festivals is always a mystery to filmmakers. Surely the selected films...
2nd edition of SOFA

2nd edition of SOFA

SOFA – School of Film Agents is a one-of-a-kind workshop inititative foryoung film cultural managers and mediators from Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic States, Central Asia, Greece and Germany with the central goal of supporting the realization of innovative cinema projects. Conceived of as a „Pan-European Think Tank“ dedicated to the future of cinema, SOFA offers and encourages the interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange of knowlegdge in a...