And the Oscar goes to..

And the Oscar goes to..

The 85th Academy Awards were held yesterday in Los Angeles, and as a part of this grand ceremony, they gave out of course the awards for Best Short film and Best Documentary Short as well. Here are the winners: Best Short Film: The Phone Call (directed by Matt Kirkby and...
The winner shorts of the 65th Berlinale!

The winner shorts of the 65th Berlinale!

The 65th Berlinale Film Festival announced the winners of all three short film prizes yesterday. The Daazo team had the chance to watch each one of them live, at the grand festival, so here they are, the three winners. The winner of the Golden Bear Award for Best Short Film:...
Berlinale Talents 2015 - Space for Inspiration and Expertise

Berlinale Talents 2015 – Space for Inspiration and Expertise

Yesterday, the 13th edition of Berlinale Talents came to a successful close. During the six-day programme, 300 emerging film professionals from 75 countries and a variety of fields met with some 100 renowned experts. In addition, the participants had a wide range of opportunities to continue developing their film projects....
World of Shorts Berlinale 2015 issue is out!

World of Shorts Berlinale 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 February 2015, focusing on...
Clash of the generations - Interview with Jure Pavlović

Clash of the generations – Interview with Jure Pavlović

Jure Pavlović is representing Croatia in the Generation Section of the 65th Berlinale Film Festival this year. His short film Piknik tells the natural but powerful story of a boy and his father, whose life and fate got defined by the war. We asked Jure during the Berlinale, about his story,...
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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Deadline for Open City Documentary Festival is coming soon!

Deadline for Open City Documentary Festival is coming soon!

There’s less than a week left for filmmakers to submit their documentaries to London’s Open City Documentary Festival. They are expecting many short and feature length documentaries as possible on any subject, from both established and emerging filmmakers before the deadline on Monday, 2nd March 2015. More than 4,000 people attended London’s leading documentary festival...
Deadline extended for Visegrad in Shorts forum!

Deadline extended for Visegrad in Shorts forum!

As part of FILMFEST DRESDEN’s industry section “etc. – events, trainings, connections”, “Visegrád in Short(s)”gives talents from the Visegrád countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary) as well as Germany the opportunity to present their short film works to the public, connect with other industry professionals and take part in lectures, panel discussions and masterclasses held by FILMFEST...
Kurzfilmtage Winterthur is open for submission!

Kurzfilmtage Winterthur is open for submission!

The call for entries for the International and Swiss Competition of the 19th edition of the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur is now open! With over 17’000 visitors, the Kurzfilmtage is the most important short film festival in Switzerland. 650 accredited guests make it a popular meeting point for short film professionals from all over the world....
The lineup is growing at Visegrad Film Forum!

The lineup is growing at Visegrad Film Forum!

The 4th Visegrad Film Forum has announced a new name on the lineup, the Danish documentary filmmaker Mads Brügger! The forum will be held between 11th-14th of March, in Bratislava, Slovakia. The Danish documentary director Mads Brügger will come to Visegrad Film Forum Bratislava to talk about his trademark documentary filmmaking. In his films Mads...
Edinburgh Short Film Festival is calling for shortfilms!

Edinburgh Short Film Festival is calling for shortfilms!

The 5th Edinburgh Short Film Festival will be take place in November 2015, instead of the previous years’ dates, when it was held in June. This year they are developing links with the Trinidad & Tobago film festival – recently voted one of the world’s coolest film festivals by MovieMaker Magazine – Sardinian Film Festival, Screenplay...
The BFI Future Film Festival is coming!

The BFI Future Film Festival is coming!

The 8th BFI Future Film Festival will run for three days in London (20th-22nd February) and is open to filmmakers aged 15-25. Each day of the festival is dedicated to a different area of film (Animation+, Fiction and Documentary) and the programme is full of panels, workshops, masterclasses, screenings and networking. It’s a great opportunities...
New 2015 Swiss short films catalogue is online!

New 2015 Swiss short films catalogue is online!

The 2015 catalogue featuring 46 Swiss short film productions is presented in a new form and includes for the first time four texts on short filmmaking in Switzerland. It presents a total of 11 animation films, 11 documentary films, 2 experimental films and 22 fiction films. The handpicked selection reflects the diversity of short films...
Visegrad Film Forum is waiting for applicants!

Visegrad Film Forum is waiting for applicants!

The 4th Visegrad Film Forum is calling for student of film schools and film enthusiasts! The Forum will take place from the 11th – 14th of March, in Bratislava. They already announced the programme of a few acclaimed filmmaker, who will host masterclasses and workshops for the audience: Renowned film professionals to meet in Bratislava...
Academy Award nominated short films of 2015!

Academy Award nominated short films of 2015!

The official nominations of the Academy Awards came out this afternoon, along with the animated short, documentary short and short fiction nominations. Let’s take a look at the best short films, according to the judges of the Academy: Best Animated Shortfilms: The Bigger Picture, directed by Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees The Dam Keeper, by...
The programme for Berlinale Shorts is out!

The programme for Berlinale Shorts is out!

The 65th Berlinale Film Festival announced their shortfilm programme today. The festival will take place from the 5 until the 15th of February, in the heart of Berlin. Here is the official programme: Architektura, Ulu Braun, Germany, 15’ (WP) Bad at Dancing, Joanna Arnow, USA, 11’ (WP) Blood below the Skin, Jennifer Reeder, USA, 32’...
Workshop on Sound Compositing at Filmfest Dresden

Workshop on Sound Compositing at Filmfest Dresden

The deadline is extended until the 31th of January, for a unique workshop on sound compositing, which will be held in April, at International Short Film Festival Dresden. During its 27th festival edition Filmest Dresden is offering young filmmakers the unique opportunity to attend a professional animation training programme. The heart of the four-day programme...
Clermont-Ferrand ISFF's programme is revealed!

Clermont-Ferrand ISFF’s programme is revealed!

The whole programme of Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival was announced a few days ago. There’s 3 competition sections in which the selected short films are compete with each other, and 2 other selection, out of competition. International Competition National Competition Lab Competition Panorama Other Delights International Competition is separated into 14 sections, where...