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 the short film programmes of the Berlin International Film Festival. Besides introducing some of the short film events and related workshops and programmes taking place at the film festival, World of Shorts discusses the topic of storytelling and story editing.
The sixth edition of Daazo’s innovating initiative, the Pitch Page Project takes place again this year. The Pitch Page offers appearance in the magazine for short film projects currently in pre-production. The seven best projects have been chosen by a Jury consisting of important European film professionals. The seven winning pitches will be featured in the magazine.The projects will be displayed on Daazo’s Facebook page, too: facebook.com/daazo
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 Berlinale Shorts tell about their films with drawings. In addition to this, the magazine features interviews with Berlinale Shorts curator Maike Mia Höhne; last year’s Golden Bear winner Caroline Poggi; Berlinale Talents alumnus and director of The Petting Zoo (selected for the Berlinale’s Panorama section this year) director Micah Magee; and the new programme director of the Berlinale Talents Florian Weghorn. There are academic-minded articles as well as about storytelling and story editing, plus a festival panorama and a workshop agenda. The curator of Berlinale Shorts, Maike Mia Höhne shares her thoughts on this year’s programme.
The print issues of World of Shorts can be found at the venues of the Berlinale Shorts screenings and of the Berlinale Talents.
The magazine can be viewed online here: