Cannes 2016
Freedom or the The Five Obstructions? – short genres from a director’s point of view

Freedom or the The Five Obstructions? – short genres from a director’s point of view

The short film format is an elusive one – when one thinks one has caught and understood it, it has already evaporated. From time to time, short films turn up on the internet, sometimes on the big screen before feature films, or on television – or even curated in blocks at film festivals. Shorts sometimes...
Fear Is Not an Option - Meet VIS: Vienna Independent Shorts

Fear Is Not an Option – Meet VIS: Vienna Independent Shorts

For the 13th time VIS Vienna Independent Shorts will bring the whole range of short films, animations and music videos to Austria’s capital. The biggest short film festival of the country and its only Oscar® qualifying festival is welcoming many international special guests and has a clear political statement. In springtime Vienna will be much...
City of Dreams (Citta’ dei Sogni) - Interview with Paola Bernardini

City of Dreams (Citta’ dei Sogni) – Interview with Paola Bernardini

City of Dreams (Citta’ dei Sogni) is a short film from the Short Film Corner of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. We did a short interview with the director Paola Bernardini. What is your film about? This film tells the coming of age story of two young brothers who run away from home. They embark on...
WOYC Fear and anxiety at a close-up - Interview with Simon Mesa Soto

WOYC Fear and anxiety at a close-up – Interview with Simon Mesa Soto

Two years ago Simon Mesa Soto’s short film Leidi, the story of a young girl travelling through her village to find the father of her son, won the Short Film Palme d’Or at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. This year, Simon is returning to the Official Competition with Madre, which once again follows a girl...
Fantaisie impromptu - a prologue - Interview with Duda Gorter

Fantaisie impromptu – a prologue – Interview with Duda Gorter

Fantaisie impromptu – a prologue is a short film by Duda Gorter, submitted to the Cannes Short Film Catalogue, and Short Film Corner at this year’s festival. Here’s a short interview with the director. What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story? The main topic raised by the story...
No Woman's Face Remember - Interview with Chuck Griffith

No Woman’s Face Remember – Interview with Chuck Griffith

No Woman’s Face Remember is an American short film from the Short Film Catalogue, represented in the Short Film Corner this year at the festival. Read our interview with the director Chuck Griffith. What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story? Income inequality.  Lost millennials.  Globalisation.  Sex.  Drugs.  They...
24° 51’ North Latitude - Interview with Carlos Lenin

24° 51’ North Latitude – Interview with Carlos Lenin

24° 51’ North Latitude by Carlos Lenin is a short film from this year’s Short Film Corner at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Here’s a short Q&A with the director. What is your film about? It’s the story about a migrant who’s trying to return to his town: the home of his most sweet memories....
(Lakkeha) Stains - Interview with Sara Koozehchian

(Lakkeha) Stains – Interview with Sara Koozehchian

Stains is an Iranian short film directed by Sara Koozehchian, represented in the Short Film Corner this year, at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. We asked some questions from her during the shor tiflm Q&A, here are her answers. What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story? Stains, is the...
The Last Show - Interview with Roberto Flores

The Last Show – Interview with Roberto Flores

The Last Show is a short film from Peru, represented in the Short Film Corner of the 69th Cannes Film Festival this year, directed by Roberto Flores. We asked a couple of questions from the director, here are his answers. What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story? ¨The...
Vera's Gift (Podarok Very) - Interview with Fernando Vallejo

Vera’s Gift (Podarok Very) – Interview with Fernando Vallejo

Vera’s Gift (Podarok Very) is a short film from the Short Film Corner of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Read our short Q&A with the director, Fernando Vallejo. What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story? Our film is about  extreme love and silence. Who is the target audience...
Interview With a Director - Interview with Ivana Noa

Interview With a Director – Interview with Ivana Noa

Interview With a Director is a Belgian short film from the Short Film Catalogue, represented in Cannes this year, at the Short Film Corner. We asked a couple of questions from the director Ivana Noa, read her answers below. What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story? Interview With...
Jewish Blind Date - Interview with Morf Anaëlle

Jewish Blind Date – Interview with Morf Anaëlle

Jewish Blind Date is a short film from the 2016 Short Film Corner at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Read our short Q&A with the director Morf Anaëlle. What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story? Mary Lou had several disappointing love affairs with goys (non-Jews) and decides to revert...