The programme of Berlinale Talents!

The programme of Berlinale Talents!

Under the theme ‘The Nature of Relations’, the 300 Talents and over 100 international experts will explore the inner connections of the film world and discover new ways of collaborative and interdisciplinary working. For Berlin’s cinema-loving public, the summit becomes a six-day meeting point of cultures, a place to see...
First features at the Berlinale!

First features at the Berlinale!

Since 2006, when it introduced the Best First Feature Award, the Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers. The award is endowed with 50,000 Euros, donated by the GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and...
The official programme of the Berlinale Shorts!

The official programme of the Berlinale Shorts!

The 66th Berlinale International Film Festival is just around the corner (11-21st of February), and it’s getting more and more exciting every day, since they started dropping the names and titles of the privileged programme. And today was one of these amazing moments – they announced the official shortfilms! And one...
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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Winners of the Cinéfondation selection is announced!

Winners of the Cinéfondation selection is announced!

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Abderrahmane Sissako and including Cécile de France, Joana Hadjithomas, Daniel Olbrychski and Rebecca Zlotowski, has awarded the 2015 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 18 student films, chosen out of 1...
Short films from the official selection of Cannes - review

Short films from the official selection of Cannes – review

Cannes appreciates short films. That’s just the way it is. Besides the shorts, that are getting selected into the Official Competition, with the chance to win a Palme d’Or, and the Cinéfondation selection for film students all around the world, the festival also organises, probably the biggest and most important short film market in the...
A short film starts with an idea - our visit at Euroconnection

A short film starts with an idea – our visit at Euroconnection

This winter, Daazo had the chance to visit the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and Market, where the Euroconnection programme takes place. What we experienced there gave us an insight into the promising future of European short film. words by Genovéva Petrovits Euroconnection is presented by the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market, in association with the Creative...
From Short to Feature: creating your first feature film

From Short to Feature: creating your first feature film

World of Shorts has asked three internationally successful film directors about their first feature experiences – read their random thoughts below about the difficulties and the joys of their first big project, and the challenges faced along the way. Maya Vitkova, whose first feature Viktoria has been selected for a great number of film festivals,...
“Leaving aside the dreamlike universe”

“Leaving aside the dreamlike universe”

Simon Mesa Soto won the Palme d’or last year with his slow-paced and sensitive film Leidi. We asked him about the shooting, his Cannes experience and short film in his native Colombia. interview by Zsuzsanna Deák Tell us about the shooting! It took place in a neighbourhood called Picacho located up in the mountains in...
Angers, the French city of debut feature films

Angers, the French city of debut feature films

Thibaut Bracq is the programmateur of the Angers Premiers Plans, a film festival in France which has the reputation for discovering promising and emerging filmmakers. Thibaut was one of our international guests at the Friss Hús International Short Film Festival in Budapest. During his visit he explained to us in detail how the Angers Premiers Plans Film...
The shorts that really tie the room together

The shorts that really tie the room together

words by Janka Pozsonyi This year, the director of the Cannes festival decided to double the seats of the Jury for the first time in history, to let the incredible Joel and Ethan Coen be in complete control and work their magic down here at the south coast of France. If there’s anyone at this...
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 the short and first feature...
Creating an existing world for the audience - Interview with László Nemes

Creating an existing world for the audience – Interview with László Nemes

László Nemes took the risk to create a very special first feature, following his own rules. In the latest Cannes 2015 issue of World of Shorts , we asked him about his way there: film labs, scriptwriting and expectations. His film Son of Saul is the only first feature in the Official Competition at the...
Bunny - short and long alike - It's a Killer

Bunny – short and long alike – It’s a Killer

The award-winning Finnish filmmaker, Joonas Makkonen made his short Bunny the Killer Thing back in 2010 – and it turned out to be perfect material for a feature film. In this report from the Berlinale 2015 issue of World of Shorts, the director tells about the process that lead from short to long. words by...
Enpowering the crowd - Interview with the Head of Film Division of Indiegogo

Enpowering the crowd – Interview with the Head of Film Division of Indiegogo

After working for the biggest studios in Hollywood, Marc Hofstatter decided to be a part of Indiegogo, the first and market-leading crowdfunding platform to help spread the word about the hottest financing model of the current film biz. We talk about exceptional projects, Indiegogo’s international presence and about how short films benefit their filmmakers.  How does...
The winners of Visegrad Animation Forum!

The winners of Visegrad Animation Forum!

The Visegrad Animation Forum was held this weekend in Třeboň, as a part of  Anifilm – International Festival of Animation Films, where Dániel Deák, the head of Daazo took part in the judging process. The Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest is one of the most prestigious and upcoming institute of animation-studies in Hungary....