Cannes 2015
Munukeer (Manicure) - Interview with Maram Taibah

Munukeer (Manicure) – Interview with Maram Taibah

Munukeer (Manicure) is a Saud Arabian short film from 2015, presented in the Cannes Short Film Catalogue this year, here’s our interview with the director Maram Taibah. What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story? This film is about the struggle of a young woman in 1970’s Saudi Arabia...
Inventing a Laugh - Interview with Carolina Mejia

Inventing a Laugh – Interview with Carolina Mejia

Inventing a Laugh is an American short film from 2015, represented in the Cannes Short Film Catalogue this year, read our interview with the director Carolina Mejia. What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story? My film is about an inventor who makes a machine to make people laugh...
Winners of the Cinéfondation selection is announced!

Winners of the Cinéfondation selection is announced!

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Abderrahmane Sissako and including Cécile de France, Joana Hadjithomas, Daniel Olbrychski and Rebecca Zlotowski, has awarded the 2015 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 18 student films, chosen out of 1...
Short films from the official selection of Cannes - review

Short films from the official selection of Cannes – review

Cannes appreciates short films. That’s just the way it is. Besides the shorts, that are getting selected into the Official Competition, with the chance to win a Palme d’Or, and the Cinéfondation selection for film students all around the world, the festival also organises, probably the biggest and most important short film market in the...
A short film starts with an idea - our visit at Euroconnection

A short film starts with an idea – our visit at Euroconnection

This winter, Daazo had the chance to visit the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and Market, where the Euroconnection programme takes place. What we experienced there gave us an insight into the promising future of European short film. words by Genovéva Petrovits Euroconnection is presented by the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market, in association with the Creative...
From Short to Feature: creating your first feature film

From Short to Feature: creating your first feature film

World of Shorts has asked three internationally successful film directors about their first feature experiences – read their random thoughts below about the difficulties and the joys of their first big project, and the challenges faced along the way. Maya Vitkova, whose first feature Viktoria has been selected for a great number of film festivals,...
“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...
Angers, the French city of debut feature films

Angers, the French city of debut feature films

Thibaut Bracq is the programmateur of the Angers Premiers Plans, a film festival in France which has the reputation for discovering promising and emerging filmmakers. Thibaut was one of our international guests at the Friss Hús International Short Film Festival in Budapest. During his visit he explained to us in detail how the Angers Premiers Plans Film...
The shorts that really tie the room together

The shorts that really tie the room together

words by Janka Pozsonyi This year, the director of the Cannes festival decided to double the seats of the Jury for the first time in history, to let the incredible Joel and Ethan Coen be in complete control and work their magic down here at the south coast of France. If there’s anyone at this...
World of Shorts - Cannes 2015 issue is out!

World of Shorts – Cannes 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 May 2015, focusing on the short and first feature...
Creating an existing world for the audience - Interview with László Nemes

Creating an existing world for the audience – Interview with László Nemes

László Nemes took the risk to create a very special first feature, following his own rules. In the latest Cannes 2015 issue of World of Shorts , we asked him about his way there: film labs, scriptwriting and expectations. His film Son of Saul is the only first feature in the Official Competition at the...
The official short film selection of Cannes Film Festival!

The official short film selection of Cannes Film Festival!

The In Competition and the Cinefondation selection was announced today on the official website of the festival. This year, the selection committee received 4,550 short films – 1,000 more than in 2014 – from over 100 countries. SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: Following their deliberations, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided by Abderrahmane Sissako, will decide on the...