Sarajevo/Venice 2013
Baltic Shorts ready to take on Europe - Winner announced

Baltic Shorts ready to take on Europe – Winner announced

The Baltic Pitching Forum aims to increase the visibility of Baltic filmmakers amongst their European colleagues. The pitch successfully selected to go to Clermont-Ferrand was Edina Csüllögi´s film ‘The Butterfly-Man’, a project from Estonia. Based on a short-story by Estonian author Mehis Heinsaar, the film promises to be a fantastic yet poignant tale of a...
Who Sees What - An interview with curator Christopher Eamon

Who Sees What – An interview with curator Christopher Eamon

Christopher Eamon has curated exhibitions in museums and galleries including the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; MoMA PS1; the Institute of Contemporary Art, London; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and many others. He is the former curator of the distinguished Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection of Media Art, former executive director of the New Art...
Video art, experimental animation film and the museum. East vs West. High vs low.

Video art, experimental animation film and the museum. East vs West. High vs low.

Not so long ago, Eastern European video artists or experimental animation filmmakers had no chance to show their work in museums, while their western fellow artists were on the forefront of new art movements finding their way quickly to museums. Ever since the iron curtain fell this difference has been less and less present. Whatever...
10 Film Startups You Mustn’t Miss

10 Film Startups You Mustn’t Miss

Whether you are a filmmaker or just a fan of film, Daazo has collected together the 10 best film startups.                                Tugg has the potential to get indie films distributed to places they wouldn’t usually make it to, and even to...
“You can’t share the responsibility” - An interview with the programmer of Sarajevo New Currents Shorts

“You can’t share the responsibility” – An interview with the programmer of Sarajevo New Currents Shorts

An interview with Vanja Kaluđerčić  — programmer of the Sarajevo Film Festival’s New Currents Shorts section A modern and minimal white tent with plush oriental rugs: a perfect symbol for the duality of the city of Sarajevo where East meets West, and tradition merges with the newest trends. This is where we sat down for...
Idol for Filmmakers – The Scouting Report

Idol for Filmmakers – The Scouting Report

How would one define a good pitch from the point of view of a producer? In other words, what moves a producer? It would be easy to talk about potential and promise here, but in the end, everybody knows we’re all constantly on the lookout for the next best thing, be it suspense, laughter, violence,...
Aim  your arrow at the heart of the story

Aim your arrow at the heart of the story

Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia have a very nice story to tell; Torino Film Lab was very relevant for the making of their first feature Salvo, winner of the two main awards at last Cannes Critics Week, as they developed the project within two programmes and also got production funding from the scheme. Plus, there...
Micro-budget filmmaking gets boosted!

Micro-budget filmmaking gets boosted!

As a new initiative that started in 2012, the Biennale College – Cinema has the ambitious goal of developing and producing three micro-budget feature films every year, providing lectures and workshops to selected emerging filmmakers and offering them a debut at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. It sounds like the...
Orizzonti - where “shorts are a full-fledged element of the section’s programming”

Orizzonti – where “shorts are a full-fledged element of the section’s programming”

Short film is an important element at the Biennale’s Orizzonti section, an international competition dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema. Daazo has asked Alberto Barbera, director of the Venice Film Festival, about the short film programme and the selection process. Film festivals often get a reputation for...
Biennale College - Cinema - The International Horizon

Biennale College – Cinema – The International Horizon

The Daazo team participated in a fascinating panel talk today: Biennale College – Cinema – The International Horizon took place at the Palazzo del Casinò, at the Venice Film Festival. It was chaired by Peter Cowie , film historian and founder of the International Film Guide, and the participants were Savina Neirotti (Biennale College –...
The Sarajevo/Venice issue of the World of Shorts magazine is out today!

The Sarajevo/Venice issue of the World of Shorts magazine is out today!

The English-language short film-centered magazine, World of Shorts (WOSH) evolved in 2011 from the blog of Budapest-based short film-hosting platform, Daazo.com. (That’s us!) 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 August 2013, focusing on the short film...