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World of Shorts – Cannes 2012: Visegrad Shorts on Tour project

It’s a rainy day in Krakow, but the main square is crowded with tourists and youngsters.  We’ve just arrived in the city. Visegrad Shorts on Tour, organised by Daazo.com. We have no time to look around, the weather is miserable anyway. With full of enthusiasm, we walk straight to the hostel to meet the participants...

World of Shorts – Cannes 2012: The story of an alliance

An interview Ferenc Pusztai and Virág Zomborácz, the creators of Afterlife. Virág Zomborácz graduated as a scriptwriter from the Hungarian University of Theatre and Film, and she continued her studies at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design attending the multimedia DLA programme. After working on several short films as a director and writer now...

World of Shorts – Cannes 2012: Festival trends

There is no future for conventional cinema – at least this is what seems to be the message of last year’s short film juries at different festivals. For this issue of WOSH, we have decided to analyse and try to understand the success of four short films which won the main prizes of important festivals...

World of Shorts – Cannes 2012: Kornél Mundruczó – Growing up in Cannes

Kornél Mundruczó is one of the leading figures of the contemporary Hungarian film scene and a returning guest at Cannes: his consecutive features, Delta and Tender Son – The Frankenstein Project were both in competition at the festival. This is, of course, not just a lucky coincidence – it is the inevitable result of the...

World of Shorts – Cannes 2012: All Grown UP – Cinéfondation turns 15

An interview with Dimitra Karya, artistic director of Cinéfondation selection. Cinefondation is celebrating its 15th birthday in 2012. What was the first Cinefondation like? How have things changed since then? In 1998, when Gilles Jacob and Pierre Viot created this new section of the Festival de Cannes, the Cinéfondation was just a selection of student...

World of Shorts – Cannes 2012: Editorial

If you watch the highlights of the Cannes International Film Festival on television or read glossy magazine articles about it, you might think it is all about stars, red carpet, flashlights and expensive cars. Every new and inexperienced filmmaker wants to be part of this magic world of cinema. Stepping out from a limo, being...

Cartoon Digital: cross-media animation and interactive entertainment

The next conference will be entirely dedicated to the digital world through case studies and best practices. Experts will share their experience and know-how on, among other topics: next generation productions, creating transmedia universes, the new YouTube animation network, (r)evolutions of applications, digital pipeline management, commercialising content on Facebook, tablet contents, and much more. Cartoon...

Call to young film makers (18-30): Participate to the creation of a documentary during the “Festival des Libertés”

Don’t let your dreams go to waste! The BIJ was created by the Commissariat General aux Relations Internationales and Direction Generale de la Culture of the French speaking Community of Belgium to implement and manage youth exchange programmes. Offers the opportunities in more than 70 countries for young people from Wallonia and Brussels. Within the...

Call for submissions: Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival is the largest festival of creative documentary films in Central and Eastern Europe. It draws attention to documentaries with innovative visual style and a deeper social reflection and confrontation. Jihlava IDFF has a prominent place on the map of documentary film festivals, being also a member and co-founder of Doc...

Call for participants: 8th KinoDynamique, Vienna

Like every year in May, kino5 is hosting the annual KinoDynamique (aka KinoKabaret). Filmmakers from all over the world gather together in Vienna to produce short films in 3 sessions of 36 and 60 hours. After a “production meeting” in the so-called “Kinolab” (where you can also edit, socialize, take a nap or just get...

The Dressmaker won the Visegrad Forum

Awarding of prizes on Friday marked the end of AniFest’s professional section whose aim is to support students, young professionals and producers from the Visegrad region; this section took place on 25-27 April. The winner of the second year of the Viserad Exchange Forum organized within AniFest is the animated film project “The Dressmaker”; the author, Inma Carpe, was...

Call for entries: Eurochannel Postcards – International Very Short Film Competition

Make a very short film about a European subject that inspires you. Create a “motion postcard” reflecting your subjective insight into Europe. The subject is your choice: The film can portray a city, a character, focus on history, take place inside our outside Europe… In color or black & white. With or without music. With...