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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Daazo.com presents: Pitch Page winners at the Berlinale (Yin, and what to do with it)

Daazo.com presents: Pitch Page winners at the Berlinale (Yin, and what to do with it)

Starting from Wednesday, we will present the 7 pitch pages which have gone to Daazo’s magazine, World of Shorts and by that, to the Berlinale. The Pitch Page offers an innovative opportunity for filmmakers to present their film plan without having their heart in their throats, using visual creativity. First off, Myroslava Khoroshun from Ukraine, who has...
European Short Pitch: Winners announced

European Short Pitch: Winners announced

Every league, contest, war or morning pitching session in Harvey Weinstein’s office has winners and losers. Surely, being selected to Nisi Masa’s Book of Projects is already a great leap forward to start your film’s path to glory. Out of 30 titles, 3 are now even closer to that.   Take a look at the...
The 0117 Hour Challenge is now open!

The 0117 Hour Challenge is now open!

Bristol Film Office, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival and M Shed present the 0117 Hour Digital Short Challenge, inviting filmmakers, animators, visual and sound artists to make digital shorts focused on the theme of ‘Journeys’ and exploring Bristol Temple Quarter in just 117 hours. This high-energy event is part of a series of Bristol Temple Quarter commissions coordinated by...
Friss hús- Vadonatúj rövidek a Toldiban

Friss hús- Vadonatúj rövidek a Toldiban

As you might notice, the language used below is somewhat weird. It’s Hungarian. Daazo is organizing a mini-festival at the end of March which will show brand new short films by Hungarian directors. The mini-festival will present more than 20 shorts, some of them made by first-time filmmakers, but we have “Fresh Meat” (the title...
Get the viewers to support, get the supporters to view

Get the viewers to support, get the supporters to view

2012 was a breakthrough in the history of crowdfunding. The most popular platform, Kickstarter hosted more than 18000 successfully supported campaigns last year, which generated around $320 million by 2 million people. It sounds like an enormously large amount, but this is just a little bit more than a single Hollywood blockbuster’s budget. It shows...
The European Short Pitch gets underway in Luxembourg this weekend

The European Short Pitch gets underway in Luxembourg this weekend

Today, for the second time in Nisi Masa- The European Network of Young Cinema’s history, the European Short Pitch kicks off. For three days in the city of Luxembourg, soldiers of young, fresh, European cinema will be doing everything to get some projects that green light. The first day of the ESP is a panel...
The 5th Sofia Short Challenge is on!

The 5th Sofia Short Challenge is on!

If you already have experience with the Sofia Short Challenge, here is your chance to show your short to the big crowd again. In case you never did, what are you waiting for? Within this year’s 17th “Sofia Film Fest” the “Sofia Short Challenge 5 ” will be held, which is a 336-hour short film challenge. In...
Adam Strange, Crystal Bear winning short film director, dies at 46

Adam Strange, Crystal Bear winning short film director, dies at 46

The Daazo staff was saddened by tonight’s news about Adam Strange, winner of the Generation 14 Plus Competition at the 59. Berlinale, who was killed by a shark while swimming in the sea in New Zealand. Rescue teams were fighting the sharks with high powers, but apparently there was nothing to do about it, 46-year...
Inspired by problematic issues - An interview with the winners of Daazo’s 2012 film contests

Inspired by problematic issues – An interview with the winners of Daazo’s 2012 film contests

Nino Jincharadze won first prize at the Sarajevo Cocktail Film Contest for her film The Light – a brilliant film with a powerful ambience, interesting animation and a strong message. Joonas Makkonen won first prize at the Impossible Film Contest for The Escort, an existential horror film with strong (and creepy!) characters, a chilling atmosphere,...
Paths of Hate – Perfect content for the short film market

Paths of Hate – Perfect content for the short film market

An average short films sales agent acquires 10-30 films per year. Let’s face it – the market is small so it is impossible that all of them will be successful. Hopefully, one manages to make at least a few sales for each title over a period of time. But sometimes you will have 2-3 titles...
Application for the Berlinale Residency 2013 Is Now Open

Application for the Berlinale Residency 2013 Is Now Open

Remember Matias Bize, a director from Chile who talked about his experencies at the Berlinale Residency for filmmakers in our latest edition of World of Shorts?  Now you have the chance to apply for a 3 month stay in Berlin to get your new film made, just like he did. Open publication – Free publishing...
Nisimazine Cannes 2013: Call for participiants

Nisimazine Cannes 2013: Call for participiants

Are you an aspiring film critic who wants to test his/her talent and wit at one of the biggest film festivals of the world? Then Daazo’s partner Nisi Masa’s new call for young critics and photographers to cover the Cannes Film Festival for their magazine, Nisimazine is your way to go. Info available below: Already...