Submit your short film to Friss Hús 4.0 Short Film Festival!

Submit your short film to Friss Hús 4.0 Short Film Festival!

Daazo.com – the European Shortfilm Centre proudly presents the fourth edition of the Friss Hús Budapest International Shortfilm Festival, which will take place at the end of March 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. The success of the last three years made it possible for Friss Hús to become one of the...
Defined by the waves of Beirut - Interview with Palme d'Or winner Ely Dagher

Defined by the waves of Beirut – Interview with Palme d’Or winner Ely Dagher

The animated short film Waves 98′ has stepped out of the Official Short Film Competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and returned home with the Short Film Palme D’or. The Lebanese director Ely Dagher has created this animated piece about his life as a teenager in Beirut, which defined him...
World of Shorts - Cannes 2015 issue is out!

World of Shorts – Cannes 2015 issue is out!

The English-language short film-centred magazine, World of Shorts (WOSH) evolved in 2012 from the blog of Budapest-based short film platform Daazo.com. 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 May 2015, focusing on...
Daazo takes you everywhere

Daazo takes you everywhere

Daazo’s team has recently started its new service: the Festival Strategy Service. Since we have been part of the short film industry for a while, we have been asked by many filmmakers how and where to send their films. Which festivals and markets are relevant, how is it possible to...
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Living the festival life, shaken but not stirred

Living the festival life, shaken but not stirred

Back in  the heyday of videotape, I used to make VHS copies of my short films patiently, one by one, with two VCRs oddly connected one to the other. These were the prehistoric days of the Internet, when we couldn’t find any decent information about film festivals on the Web. Thanks to a film festival...
European Short Pitch 2015 - Call for projects

European Short Pitch 2015 – Call for projects

European Short Pitch is back for its ninth edition. Writers, directors and producers can apply for the initiative that helps people with the development of international short film projects. European Short Pitch is an initiative aimed at promoting the European coproduction of short films. It combines a scriptwriting workshop in residency and a coproduction forum...
Organising festival life is a full time job

Organising festival life is a full time job

Réka Bucsi is one of the most successful short film makers in Hungary. Her animation Symphony No. 42 has had numerous festival appearances. She works together with Daazo to manage the festival life of her film and here she shares her experiences with the readers of World of Shorts. The festival life of Symphony Nr....
Encounters Festival 2014 Winners

Encounters Festival 2014 Winners

The 20th Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival, took place in Bristol from the 16th until the 21st of September. They announced the winners yesterday, here they are: Children’s Award The Planets by Andy Martin (UK) Audience Award Drive Home by Jess Cope (UK) Music Video Award All the same (Tout les Memes) by Henry...

Winners announced at Jameson Cinefest!

The awards of the 11th Miskolc International Film Festival has been announced! …and the Best Short Film Award goes to… The Jury gives the Award for Best Short and Experimental Films to Birthday Present by Guy Lichtenstein. Through an affair of an Israeli man and an Austrian woman the director shows us in a sensitive...
The Good, the Bad, and the Selected

The Good, the Bad, and the Selected

In the Venice 2014 issue of World of Shorts, the director of Tampere Film Festival, Jukka-Pekka Laakso unveiled some of the mysteries behind the selection process and shed light on the reasons for some things that often puzzle filmmakers. The selection process of film festivals is always a mystery to filmmakers. Surely the selected films...
2nd edition of SOFA

2nd edition of SOFA

SOFA – School of Film Agents is a one-of-a-kind workshop inititative foryoung film cultural managers and mediators from Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic States, Central Asia, Greece and Germany with the central goal of supporting the realization of innovative cinema projects. Conceived of as a „Pan-European Think Tank“ dedicated to the future of cinema, SOFA offers and encourages the interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange of knowlegdge in a...
Magma - mostra di cinema 2014 selection announced!

Magma – mostra di cinema 2014 selection announced!

The Associazione Culturale Scarti has announced the selected 33 short films, that will be screened at the 13th Magma – mostra di cinema film festival. They choose this 33 out of the 920 submitted shorts, from 60 different countries. The films compete for the Lorenzo Vecchio Prize, from the 20th until the 22nd of November,...
Shortfilm programme of Jameson Cinefest 6.

Shortfilm programme of Jameson Cinefest 6.

The final day has arrived, here’s the last official shortfilm selection of Jameson Cinefest, for the 19th of September. See you next year! 19TH SEPTEMBER, FRIDAY, 19:30 – House of Arts – Uránia Screen International competition / Short Features and Experimental Films 6.blokk – 93 min. (Repeat: 09.20. 12:00 Cinema Béke) Віолончель / VIOLONCELLO D:...
Shortfilm programme of Jameson Cinefest 5.

Shortfilm programme of Jameson Cinefest 5.

On 18th September you can watch the Section 5 of Short Film Competition, at Cinefest International Film Festival including the following short films: 18TH SEPTEMBER, THURSDAY, 19:00 – House of Arts – Uránia Screen International competition / Short Features and Experimental Films 5.blokk – 99 min. (Repeat: 09.19. 21:00 Cinema Béke) TSCHÜSS PAPA / GOODBYE PAPA...
Shortfilm programme of Jameson Cinefest 4.

Shortfilm programme of Jameson Cinefest 4.

On 17th September you can watch the Section 4 of Short Film Competition, at Cinefest International Film Festival including the following short films: 17TH SEPTEMBER, WEDNESDAY, 19:00 – House of Arts – Uránia Screen International competition / Short Features and Experimental Films 4.blokk – 104 min. (Repeat: 09.18. 21:00 Cinema Béke) HÉROS / HERO D:...
Shortfilm programme of Jameson Cinefest 3.

Shortfilm programme of Jameson Cinefest 3.

If you go to Miskolc tomorrow,  you can watch the Section 3 of Short Film Competition, at Cinefest International Film Festival including the following short films: 16TH SEPTEMBER, TUESDAY, 19:00 – House of Arts – Uránia Screen International competition / Short Features and Experimental Films 3.blokk – 96 min. (Repeat: 09.17. 21:00 Cinema Béke) ZIMMER...