World of Young Cinema
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...
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...
From paralysis to opportunity – it's a new world out there, so adapt, adapt, adapt!

From paralysis to opportunity – it’s a new world out there, so adapt, adapt, adapt!

The only way to embrace new media is to drop the outdated definition of what a filmmaker is and does. text by Ádám Dobay There’s this guy on Vine called Arthur. Arthur lives in London, drives a truck, and has an awfully cute baby. His six-second videos are sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek portrayals of his self-stereotyped persona...
World of Young Cinema - the Cannes 2016 issue is out now!

World of Young Cinema – the Cannes 2016 issue is out now!

The Cannes 2016 issue of the first feature and short film magazine World of Young Cinema is out now! The English-language first feature and short film magazine writes about young cinema professionals and their activities. Emerging producers from the Producers on the Move programme share their thoughts on their works and hopes for the future,...
“Pushing filmmakers to get their hands dirty” - interview with the executive director of Eurimages

“Pushing filmmakers to get their hands dirty” – interview with the executive director of Eurimages

We have seen its logo a few thousand times during the end credits of our favourite European films, among thesupporters of film festivals and cinemas, but there are just a few occasions when we have the chance to get to know what exactly Eurimages is. Eurimages is the cultural support fund of the Council of...
Documentary Feature Debuts – Following the Instincts

Documentary Feature Debuts – Following the Instincts

Making one’s first feature film is a challenging project, especially if the production is likely to take a number of years – as is the case for most documentaries. Despite all difficulties, however, some can achieve the highest standards. This article takes a look at three inspiring stories about successful feature-length documentary debuts. We try...
Attract, reject and provoke thy friend - interview with Joanna Arnow

Attract, reject and provoke thy friend – interview with Joanna Arnow

Last year at the 65th Berlinale Film Festival, the Brooklyn-based director and cinematographer Joanna Arnow’s explicit and funny sort-of-coming-of-age short film Bad at Dancing won the Silver Bear Jury Prize. Joanna’s fresh and honest point of view on female sexuality and self-impression has been travelling around the world ever since. We were curious about the...
Hearing the voices of the young protagonists - interview with the head of Generation

Hearing the voices of the young protagonists – interview with the head of Generation

Maryanne Redpath has been involved in the youth programme of the Berlinale since 1993, and in the last 8 years, she has been the head of selection of both of the Generation programmes. The Kplus and 14+ selections represent the unique voice of youth through shorts and feature films, and offer a wide range of films...
World of Shorts magazine got renewed, into the World of Young Cinema!

World of Shorts magazine got renewed, into the World of Young Cinema!

Welcome to our brand new magazine, World of Young Cinema! After five years of concentrating exclusively on short films, we decided that it was time for a little change. Short films are still very dear to us, but since we started writing about them in 2010, many of the filmmakers we interviewed and praised then...