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 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...
"Our best was around -25" - an interview with Marcin Luczaj, programmer of Zubroffka, one of the coldest fests in Europe

“Our best was around -25″ – an interview with Marcin Luczaj, programmer of Zubroffka, one of the coldest fests in Europe

Polish short film expert Marcin Luczaj who is still in his early twenties, is the programmer of the Zubroffka International Short Film Festival in Bialstok, which takes place from December 4 to 8th and is one of the coldest film festivals in Europe. Marcin tells us about what kind of influences he gets when programming...
Europe has significant part on the Oscars "short-list"

Europe has significant part on the Oscars “short-list”

From Cineuropa: Danish director Anders Walters’ Helium and Finnish director Selma Vilhunen’s Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? are among the 10 live action shorts considered for a nomination. Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? by Selma Vilhunen “It is overwhelming – I have made three films, and two of them have been shortlisted for an...
CALL FOR 10TH EUROPEAN TRAINING PROGRAMME EKRAN 2014 IS NOW OPEN

CALL FOR 10TH EUROPEAN TRAINING PROGRAMME EKRAN 2014 IS NOW OPEN

EKRAN, organized by Wajda Studio and Wajda School,  is a training program focusing on the creative pre-production process based on shooting practice. Deadline for applications is December 2nd, 2013. Participation in this program is free. Making of EKRAN 2013 watch here. What is EKRAN?   EKRAN (polish world for “screen”) is a unique hands-on training...
CALL FOR ENTRY: GO SHORT STUDENT CAMPUS

CALL FOR ENTRY: GO SHORT STUDENT CAMPUS

You’re a student or graduate from a film academy in Europe and you’re about to make the big leap from the academy to the professional field. You could surely use a toolbox full of tips and tricks of what to do next, couldn’t you? That’s where we come in with the Go Short Student Campus....
Sleepwalkers Student&Short Film Festival releases full programme

Sleepwalkers Student&Short Film Festival releases full programme

The full programme for Sleepwalkers Student and Short Film Festival has been announced! The sub-festival of the Black Nights Film Festival will showcase some of the very best shorts in the world to give exposure for those filmmakers who are right on the cinema’s cutting edge. Sleepwalkers Student and Short Film Festival is centred around...
Pitch Page - Cannes: Call for entries!

Pitch Page – Cannes: Call for entries!

Over the years we have received lots of amazing applications from talented filmmakers around the world. They applied because they wanted to expose their projects in a visual form, not just to a couple of industry people, but to thousands. Now it’s your turn to submit the artwork of your upcoming short film so the...
17th International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur: A recap of our experiences

17th International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur: A recap of our experiences

Winterthur. Or as they call it sometimes: “Winti”. A relatively small town of 100,000 people, 20 minutes from Zürich, is apparently the 6th biggest town in Switzerland. Every November, now for the 17th time, the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur is held in this clean, well organized (maybe even too well) city. This short film festival is...