Cannes 2014
“Leaving aside the dreamlike universe”

“Leaving aside the dreamlike universe”

Simon Mesa Soto won the Palme d’or last year with his slow-paced and sensitive film Leidi. We asked him about the shooting, his Cannes experience and short film in his native Colombia. interview by Zsuzsanna Deák Tell us about the shooting! It took place in a neighbourhood called Picacho located up in the mountains in...
Enpowering the crowd - Interview with the Head of Film Division of Indiegogo

Enpowering the crowd – Interview with the Head of Film Division of Indiegogo

After working for the biggest studios in Hollywood, Marc Hofstatter decided to be a part of Indiegogo, the first and market-leading crowdfunding platform to help spread the word about the hottest financing model of the current film biz. We talk about exceptional projects, Indiegogo’s international presence and about how short films benefit their filmmakers.  How does...
Crowdfunding: Yes We Can!

Crowdfunding: Yes We Can!

Last year in the Cannes 2014 issue of World of Shorts, we asked our good friend Domenico La Porta – the editor-in-chief of Cineuropa – to share his thoughts on the benefits of crowdfunding.  With the appearance and organisation of online crowdfunding, creators from all walks of life now have a better chance to see...
A Pitch Page success: The Queen of England Stole my Parents

A Pitch Page success: The Queen of England Stole my Parents

In the 2013 Cannes issue of World of Shorts, we represented a great  project in the Pitch Page section, called The Queen of England Stole my Parents, by Ernestas Jankauskas. A year later we were extremely happy to see the film in the Short Film Corner of Cannes, and we asked the producer of the...
Abbas Kiarostami and the Jury announced the winners of the 17th Cinéfondation Selection

Abbas Kiarostami and the Jury announced the winners of the 17th Cinéfondation Selection

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Abbas Kiarostami and including Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Noémie Lvovsky, Daniela Thomas and Joachim Trier, has awarded the 2014 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 16 student films, chosen out of 1...
World of Shorts - Cannes 2014 Issue is out!

World of Shorts – Cannes 2014 Issue is out!

Daazo’s World of Shorts magazine is finally out, for the wonderful and glamorous Cannes Film Festival! In this issue we introduce three filmmakers who are at very different stages of their Cannes career (a first timer, a fourth timer, and one of the most established Cannes directors), we focus on the alternative ways of financing...
Cannes 2014: Shorts competition and Cinéfondation titles are out!

Cannes 2014: Shorts competition and Cinéfondation titles are out!

This year’s selection includes a Hungarian-Romanian co-production, “The Execution” by Petra Szőcs, which had its National Premiere at the first edition of Daazo’s Friss Hús Budapest ISFF while “Provincia” which is in the Cinéfondation line-up, also had its National premiere at Friss Hús Budapest ISFF this March during the second edition. This year, the Selection...
Pitch Page - Cannes: Call for entries!

Pitch Page – Cannes: Call for entries!

Over the years we have received lots of amazing applications from talented filmmakers around the world. They applied because they wanted to expose their projects in a visual form, not just to a couple of industry people, but to thousands. Now it’s your turn to submit the artwork of your upcoming short film so the...