Monthly archive April, 2012

Call for participants: 8th KinoDynamique, Vienna

Like every year in May, kino5 is hosting the annual KinoDynamique (aka KinoKabaret). Filmmakers from all over the world gather together in Vienna to produce short films in 3 sessions of 36 and 60 hours. After a “production meeting” in the so-called “Kinolab” (where you can also edit, socialize, take a nap or just get...

The Dressmaker won the Visegrad Forum

Awarding of prizes on Friday marked the end of AniFest’s professional section whose aim is to support students, young professionals and producers from the Visegrad region; this section took place on 25-27 April. The winner of the second year of the Viserad Exchange Forum organized within AniFest is the animated film project “The Dressmaker”; the author, Inma Carpe, was...

Call for entries: Eurochannel Postcards – International Very Short Film Competition

Make a very short film about a European subject that inspires you. Create a “motion postcard” reflecting your subjective insight into Europe. The subject is your choice: The film can portray a city, a character, focus on history, take place inside our outside Europe… In color or black & white. With or without music. With...

Call for films: Erasmus Film Fest 2012

The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria is going to organize the first edition of the Erasmus Film Fest, by means of their schools of Art and Tourism (School of Arts and Design and School of Tourism and Maritime Technology) on the 9th of May, 2012, Europe’s Day in ESAD.CR – Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. The EFF...

World of Shorts – The Visegrad issue: Not a Sponsor

An interview with Hungarian film producer Ferenc Pusztai Ferenc Pusztai is a producer and the founder of the Hungarian production company KMH Film. Pusztai and his team are trying to provide opportunities for young and upcoming artists, which means they primarily deal with shorts and first features. Ferenc Pusztai is a member of the Ateliers...

World of Shorts – The Visegrad issue: VISEGRÁD EXCHANGE FORUM – defending animated films

The International Festival of Animated Films AniFest runs the Visegrád Exchange Forum with the aim of supporting producers, new projects, talents and animation films, and to enhance the collaboration opportunities between the countries of Eastern and Western Europe. The second edition of this festival initiative will be held at the AniFest in the Czech Republic...

Bristol Encounters 0117 Hour Film Challenge

Presented by Bristol Film Office, Encounters Bristol International Film Festival & M Shed. Supported by Bristol City Council Between 17 – 22 June 2011, filmmakers from Bristol and beyond took part in the Bristol Encounters 0117 Hour Film Challenge, a short filmmaking competition to celebrate the opening of M Shed, the new museum of Bristol....

World of Shorts – The Visegrad issue: The Beauty of the Long Distance Runner

Ivana Laučíková (1977) is a Slovak animated film director, producer, university lecturer and editor in chief of the animated film journal Homo Felix. June 2011 saw the release of Posledný autobus (The Last Bus), a short film she produced and co-directed with Martin Snopek. Today, the film is enjoying a successful run on the international...

World of Shorts – The Visegrad issue: Natural born talents? – The shorts of Szabó and Polanski

The persisting romantic idea of the “genius” makes us think that the „thing” that leads someone to great achievements and especially memorable works of art cannot be learnt. There has to be something, which we usually tend to call talent, that lies beneath all the studies and experiences, and which differentiates the hardworking mediocrity from...

ALCINE: Opens its Doors to European Short Films

The European Short Film Competition is now open for entries to any short film made, produced or co-produced in the continent of Europe, completed after January the 1st 2011 and with a maximum running time of 30 minutes. The registration period for the European Short Film Competition is now open. If you have a short...

World of Shorts -The Visegrad issue: Editorial

When we founded Daazo.com, a short film sharing website, we wanted to create an entirely international project – we believed that the Internet didn’t know any boundaries. And it was as true then as it is true now. In order to be successful worldwide, however, you need to find your local identity. And if you...

Six short films in search of an audience

Daazo.com takes six short films and their creators on tour in the Visegrad countries. The 1000 euro prize will be awarded to the best film at the closing ceremony, held in Budapest. There will be a panel talk, organised in the framework of the Titanic Festival, where participants will discuss collaboration possibilities in the Visegrád...