Short films at the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival!

Short films at the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival!

The 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival has announced its programme yesterday on the official website, and we picked out the short films. The festival will be held between the 12th and 20th of August. Here are the competing shorts, the world- international and regional premieres. *Competition Programme – Short Film 2016 WORLD...
Short Waves Festival is calling for short films!

Short Waves Festival is calling for short films!

Short Waves Festival calls for submissions to International, Polish, Dances with Camera and unxpctd.mov competitions! Submissions are open from 6th June 2016 until 11th November 2016. Short Waves Festival 2017 will take place from 21st March to 26th March 2016 in Poznań, Poland. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION is the most prestigious competition at the Festival for...
Shorts and first features in Karlovy Vary IFF!

Shorts and first features in Karlovy Vary IFF!

The 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will be held between 1-9th of July, in the Czech Republic. In our World of Young Cinema Magazine, besides the short films, we also represent first- and second feature films. The Future Frames programme is selecting short film various film schools around the...
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...
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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An interview with Daan Bunnik, selected participant of the ESP

An interview with Daan Bunnik, selected participant of the ESP

The young award winning filmmaker Daan Bunnik‘s newest project “Head-butt”  has been selected for the European Short Pitch organised by Nisi Masa – the European network of young cinema. We’ve recently caught up for a quick chat. Why was it important for you to apply to the European Short Pitch? At Bristol Encounters I met head of script...
An interview with Nadiya Koval, selected participant of the ESP

An interview with Nadiya Koval, selected participant of the ESP

 With my movie I want to recall the audience that it is better there where we are loved, and happiness is in our hearts – not in wallets or wealthy countries. Why was it important for you to apply to the European Short Pitch? “The Visit” is my newest project. I have not written original...
An interview with Pedro Flores, selected participant of the ESP

An interview with Pedro Flores, selected participant of the ESP

The Portuguese writer-director on his connection with short films, Godard and his latest project “Nausea” Why was it important for you to apply to the European Short Pitch? I look at the European Short Pitch as an opportunity to discuss my script with experienced screenwriters, to be able to pitch it to European producers, and...
Friss Hús 2.0 - Budapest Short Film Festival by Daazo is calling for films

Friss Hús 2.0 – Budapest Short Film Festival by Daazo is calling for films

The second edition of Friss Hús – Budapest Short Film Festival, organised by Daazo.com – World of Shorts is launching its 2014 call for films. Friss Hús will take place in Budapest between 27-30 March 2014. Besides providing many professional opportunities for the selected filmmakers, Friss Hús is a highly popular festival too, with a...
An interview with Cristina Grosan, selected participant of the ESP

An interview with Cristina Grosan, selected participant of the ESP

A discussion with the Budapest-based artist on her newly nominated project “Opening”  Why was it important for you to apply to the European Short Pitch? I applied to several workshops because there are very few opportunities for short film development/funding in Eastern Europe, and we need to use all the available opportunities. One of our...
DEVELOP A FILM SCRIPT WORTHY OF AN OSCAR!

DEVELOP A FILM SCRIPT WORTHY OF AN OSCAR!

EKRAN 2014’s DEADLINE FOR VISEGRAD COUNTRIES EXTENDED   Organizers of the EKRAN 2014 Programme have extended the deadline for submission to January 20th for projects from Visegrad countries. EKRAN is a  hands-on training programme focusing on the crea  tive pre-production process, based  in Warsaw, Poland. Participation in this programme is FREE. What is EKRAN? EKRAN (polish world...
Berlinale Talents 2014: Ready to Play? Breaking the Rules

Berlinale Talents 2014: Ready to Play? Breaking the Rules

Under the motto “Ready to Play? Breaking the Rules”, Berlinale Talents 2014 will encourage its 300 budding filmmakers to experiment with new and unusual ways of bringing their stories and characters to life on screen. The focus in 2014 will be on storytelling and successful scriptwriting. Berlinale Talents will assist the filmmakers in playfully approaching character development. “For us, Breaking...
An interview with Claire Fowler, selected participant of the ESP

An interview with Claire Fowler, selected participant of the ESP

The writer-director talks about her bright and dark project, NOODLES. Why was it important for you to apply to the European Short Pitch? I’ve wanted to make my short film NOODLES for a couple of years now but no suitable funding opportunities have arisen in my home country in that time. The European short pitch...
Praying for Snow - Recap of the Zubroffka International Short Film Festival

Praying for Snow – Recap of the Zubroffka International Short Film Festival

Being at Zubroffka in Bialystok, Poland is exciting, fun with a big doze of party buzz. Oh, and it’s also extremely cold. So were the films, but in a good way. Zubroffka programs consists mainly of arthouse dramas with that unique Eastern tone we all now from Eastern/Central European territories and that is of course...
An Interview with Ben Gutteridge, selected participant of the ESP

An Interview with Ben Gutteridge, selected participant of the ESP

Young filmmakers are part of a quiet small community, and those who rise to the top always intrigue us. These selected projects command the attention of the European Short Pitch Jury. Who are behind the projects? First we speak with the London-based writer and director about his newest project: Away Break  Why was it important...
News flash: Sundance releases its shorts programme

News flash: Sundance releases its shorts programme

Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The 2014 Short Film program is comprised of 66 short films selected from a record 8,161 submissions (59 more than for the 2013 Festival). Trevor...
Inspiration and creativity - the TorinoFilmLab's pitching event

Inspiration and creativity – the TorinoFilmLab’s pitching event

2013 will be remembered as an extremely successful year for the TorinoFilmLab (TFL): Salvo and The Lunchbox, both hailing from the TFL, have conquered the world, winning numerous important international awards, and have been sold to almost all continents. Another two first features: Wolf and Il sud e niente follow in their footsteps, having just...