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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Apply for the Eastweek screenwriting workshop!

Apply for the Eastweek screenwriting workshop!

The Eastweek project, founded in 2009 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Trieste Film Festival, this year renews its efforts with the central European Schools and Academies of Cinema, with one important new addition. Eastweek is growing into an international screenwriting workshop dedicated to the development of film scripts. The selected students...
Friss Hús 3.0 is calling for entries!

Friss Hús 3.0 is calling for entries!

The Friss Hús Shortfilm Festival is back! We are glad to inform you that Daazo.com will organise the Friss Hús Budapest International Shortfilm Festival for the third time next year. The festival will take place at the end of March 2015. We are expecting creative and innovative short films that were realised after January 2013....
Berlinale Talents 2015

Berlinale Talents 2015

The main theme for the 2015 Berlinale Talents program is “2015: A Space Discovery“ Berlinale Talents 2015 is a summit and networking platform for 300 outstanding talents from the fields of directing, production, acting, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, production design, film criticism, world sales, distribution, sound design and score composing. An international selection committee is currently...
Last Call for When East Meets West!

Last Call for When East Meets West!

When East Meets West is back and launches the call for entries for the 2015 edition, which will be held at 18-20 January 2015, in Trieste, Italy. WHEN EAST MEETS WEST is a co-production forum designed to bring together decision makers, financiers and 20 selected producers with a project in development from Eastern Europe*, Italy...
8th BFI Future Film Festival is calling for entries!

8th BFI Future Film Festival is calling for entries!

The submission is open for the 8th BFI Future Film Festival, which will be held on the 20-22nd of February 2015, at BFI Southbank in London. They are calling out for young filmmakers aged 15-25, in three categories: fiction, documentary and animation shortfilm, up to 10 minutes. The entrance is free for any short film...
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur program is announced!

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur program is announced!

The 18th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur announced their short film competition programme yesterday. The festival will take place from November 4-9, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. 56 films from 28 countries will run in the International and the Swiss competition. You can find the detailed programme of the International and Swiss programme on the official site. The programme...
Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival Program Announced!

Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival Program Announced!

The final program of the 8th Thessaloniki Short Film Festival is out now! The festival will be held from the 25th until the 29th of October, 2014. For the trailers and other information about the presented short films, visit the official page of the festival. Check out the selection: Saturday 25th October 2014 VOCABULARY Sam...
Vilnius Film Shorts 2014

Vilnius Film Shorts 2014

Vilnius Film Short International Film Festival is the biggest short film festival in Baltic countries, presenting the newest and best short films from all around the world. For the 9th time this year, the festival represents a unique platform in Lithuana, screening professional short films from around the world, and the short films made by...
European Film Academy Announces Short Film Nominations

European Film Academy Announces Short Film Nominations

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced 15 short film nominations. At each of the 15 participating film festivals, an independent jury presented one European short film in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards. Nominated are: Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee A Town Called Panic: The...
NexT International Film Festival - Call for entries

NexT International Film Festival – Call for entries

Next International Film Festival celebrates innovative and creative filmmaking from all around the world. Its mission is to discover and support emerging international film talents by promoting their works locally, nationally and internationally. The 9th edition of NexT International Film Festival will take place in Bucharest from April 16 to April 20, 2015. The call for entries for the 2015...
Filmfest Drezden - Call for short entries

Filmfest Drezden – Call for short entries

The 27th edition of Filmfest Drezden – International short film festival will take place in 14-17th of April, 2015. During the course of six days, FILMFEST DRESDEN presents more than 300 productions from around the world chosen from more than 2200 entries. Besides the National and International Competitions the festival week also offers a wide range of special...
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...