From short to feature
Berlinale's Residency supports first and second feature directors

Berlinale’s Residency supports first and second feature directors

The Berlin International Film Festival will be presenting three films by this year’s participants of the Berlinale Residency at the Arsenal Cinema from October 6 to 8. As Berlinale Residency fellowship holders, the three directors Fernando Eimbcke (Mexico), Daniel Borgman (New Zealand) and Ella Manzheeva (Russian Federation) have been in the capital since September 1....
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,...
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...
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...
Joonas Makkonen - From short to big

Joonas Makkonen – From short to big

Joonas Makkonen finnish director is living the dream of every shortfilm maker: he got the chance to shoot one of his short films in feature lengt.. His short film Bunny the Killer Thing inspired the story for his first feature, that’s coming out with the same title soon. Bunny the Killer Thing is half human...