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 an extensive festival panorama.

The new issue of the magazine appears in August 2014, focusing on the short film programmes of the Venice Film Festival. Besides introducing some of the short film events and programmes taking place at the film festival, World of Shorts discusses the alternative ways of a successful festival strategy. Film festivals with a strong short film presence, training opportunities and other important short film related issues will be discussed too.

As in earlier editions, one of the central aspects of the magazine is visual creativity. This is why this issue features the popular Mapping your Mind section where the filmmakers selected for the Orizzonti section tell about their films with drawings. The directors were asked to describe their films with a word for each sense as well.


The magazine features interviews with important industry players too.

  • Savina Neirotti, the head of programme at the Biennale College – Cinema talks about the initiative in its third year,
  • Alberto Barbera, the Venice Film Festival’s director shares his best festival memories,
  • Simone Massi the creator of the festival’s official poster and opening sequence, tells readers about his work and inspirations.

Readers can find out more what festival programmers and directors look for (Jukka-Pekka Laakso, director of the Tampere Short Film Festival and Noam Kroll, independent filmmaker and festival selector tell about their experiences), have a glance into the workings of and learn more about festivals with a strong shorts presence like the Hamburg Short Film Festival, Bristol Encounters or interfilm.

The print issues of World of Shorts can be found at the venues of the Venice short film screenings and at the festival’s venues.

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