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...
żubrOFFka Call For Entries!

żubrOFFka Call For Entries!

The żubROFFka Short Film Festival in Poland is calling for entries until the 1st of September, 2014! Get a chance to win numerous cash prizes, including the 2000 Euro festival’s Grand Prix! Festival annually gather festival-goers and industry representatives in the middle of infamous polish winter in Podlasie – region...
Toronto Short Cuts International line-up announced!

Toronto Short Cuts International line-up announced!

The 14th Toronto International Film Festival announced yesterday their first Short Cuts International line-up. Throughout the festival, 36 short films and their directors are going to represent 29 countries and cultures. The first Short Cuts International award is going to come with the prize of $10,000. The TIFF director of...
13th Concorto Film Festival

13th Concorto Film Festival

Concorto is about to open its 13th edition. This year they have 44 short films in competition with a wide variety of styles, languages, themes in the selection; they are trying to register, like a seismograph, where cinema is moving today. The official selection is listed here. Concorto will have a...
Call for Entries - Berlinale Talents 2015

Call for Entries – Berlinale Talents 2015

Berlinale Talents is the annual summit and networking platform of the Berlin International Film Festival for 300 emerging film creatives from all over the world. The next edition of Berlinale Talents takes place Feb 7- 12, 2015. Emerging directors, screenwriters, producers, distributors, world sales agents, actors, cinematographers, editors, production designers,...
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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...
Magma - mostra di cinema 2014 selection announced!

Magma – mostra di cinema 2014 selection announced!

The Associazione Culturale Scarti has announced the selected 33 short films, that will be screened at the 13th Magma – mostra di cinema film festival. They choose this 33 out of the 920 submitted shorts, from 60 different countries. The films compete for the Lorenzo Vecchio Prize, from the 20th until the 22nd of November,...
Aarhus Short Film Challenge 2014

Aarhus Short Film Challenge 2014

Did you sign up for the Aarthus Short Film Challenge yet? Aarhus Short Film Challenge is back to town. The 7-day international film competition will take place in Aarhus this year between October 3 and 10. The organisers promise this year it will be bigger and better than ever before. The concept is same as previously...
The Budapest 48 Hour Film Project

The Budapest 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is arriving to Budapest, from the 24-26th of October. As usual, the teams will have 48 hours to make a short film from scratch. Writing, shooting, editing and screening in 48 short hours. They are giving a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre to each team....
Odense International Film Festival winners announced!

Odense International Film Festival winners announced!

Hungarian, French and Danish short film were awarded at this year’s Odense International Film Festival (OFF14), at the largest and oldest short film festival in Denmark. 12 awards have been given out in nine categories. The Hungarian director Dénes Nagy and his short film Soft Rain took the Grand Prix, The HCA Award. This film...
Venice 2014 - Shorts of the Orizzonti section

Venice 2014 – Shorts of the Orizzonti section

The Venice Film Festival (La Biennale di Venezia) is well known for its high-quality program, bringing great talents, completed with new and interesting voices into their selections year by year. The 71th festival is continuing this ambitious program this year as well, from the world premier features in the Venezia 71 and the Out of...
After Many A Summer Dies The Swan

After Many A Summer Dies The Swan

London Short Film Festival and Domino Publishing Presents their one-off evening event: After Many A Summer Dies The Swan. The event will take place in the Oval Space in London, on the 9th of September. Besides screening a great collection of short films to the audience, the people of LSFF and Domino Publishing are inviting...
20th L'Etrange International Short Film Competition

20th L’Etrange International Short Film Competition

For the 20th time this year, L’Etrange International Film Festival has lined up their program. The festival will take place from the 4th until the 14th of September,  in Forum des Halles, in the heart of Paris, France. In all those years, their main goal haven’t changed a bit: to highlight emerging talents, pay homage...