Posts tagged "Cannes"
Cannes announces the head of Short Film Jury!

Cannes announces the head of Short Film Jury!

In 2014, the internationally acclaimed Timbuktu caused the greatest emotion among the films in Competition at the Festival de Cannes. This year Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako returns for the 68th Festival (13-24 May), where he will serve as President of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury. This great poet of contemporary Africa will follow in...
A Pitch Page success: The Queen of England Stole my Parents

A Pitch Page success: The Queen of England Stole my Parents

In the 2013 Cannes issue of World of Shorts, we represented a great  project in the Pitch Page section, called The Queen of England Stole my Parents, by Ernestas Jankauskas. A year later we were extremely happy to see the film in the Short Film Corner of Cannes, and we asked the producer of the...
World of Shorts - Cannes 2014 Issue is out!

World of Shorts – Cannes 2014 Issue is out!

Daazo’s World of Shorts magazine is finally out, for the wonderful and glamorous Cannes Film Festival! In this issue we introduce three filmmakers who are at very different stages of their Cannes career (a first timer, a fourth timer, and one of the most established Cannes directors), we focus on the alternative ways of financing...
Cannes 2014: Shorts competition and Cinéfondation titles are out!

Cannes 2014: Shorts competition and Cinéfondation titles are out!

This year’s selection includes a Hungarian-Romanian co-production, “The Execution” by Petra Szőcs, which had its National Premiere at the first edition of Daazo’s Friss Hús Budapest ISFF while “Provincia” which is in the Cinéfondation line-up, also had its National premiere at Friss Hús Budapest ISFF this March during the second edition. This year, the Selection...
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...
The Impossible Film Contest: Winners Announced

The Impossible Film Contest: Winners Announced

First of all, let us thank your for all your submissions to The Impossible Film Contest which was meant to give exposure to short films in the limelight of the Cannes Short Film Corner. One of the winners, Behind the Bush by Yoann Luis was present at the SFC this year. But the ultimate winner...
Indieflix, Filmfestivals.com and European Audiovisual Observatory holds a panel discussion on Internet and revenue

Indieflix, Filmfestivals.com and European Audiovisual Observatory holds a panel discussion on Internet and revenue

After P.Diddy has conquered Cannes to launch his new, game-changing multi-platform music television RevoltTV, short film people caught the spirit of business and money, discussing ways of making revenue with our beloved short films. The topic is as challenging as it always was. Short film directors are usually independent artists who are mostly doing their...
Workshop agenda

Workshop agenda

Are you the travelling type of filmmaker? Okay, who isn’t. Now, are you the type of filmmaker who would spend days or weeks in a foreign country to gain real-world experience from the best? Seek new adventures, meet your future collaborators and explore the world through a great workshop. We rounded some up for you...
Selling us all short - Encounters Short Film Festival

Selling us all short – Encounters Short Film Festival

Last month a well-known left-wing, liberal, pro-arts UK newspaper published a blog post dismissing short films as “derivative, soulless and humourless”. The piece, which complained of a lack of compelling storytelling, was a deliberate provocation focused on a prestigious British awards shortlist. Yet the author made wider generalisations and assumptions, such as: good filmmaking must...
“Building bridges from short to long and long to short” - an interview with the programming managers at ZDF/ARTE

“Building bridges from short to long and long to short” – an interview with the programming managers at ZDF/ARTE

An interview with Sabine Brantus and Catherine Colas, programming managers at ZDF/ARTE. Short Film – as a format – has been modified in the last few years thanks to the new platforms. Can you share with us what short film means to a traditional television channel like ARTE? ARTE is a channel open to new...
Jane Campion and the Jury announces the winners of the 16th Cinéfondation Selection

Jane Campion and the Jury announces the winners of the 16th Cinéfondation Selection

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Jane Campion and including Maji-da Abdi, Nicoletta Braschi, Nandita Das and Semih Kaplanoğlu, has awarded the 2013 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 nearly...
Daazo presents: Pitch Page - Alabaster Smith

Daazo presents: Pitch Page – Alabaster Smith

My personal favourite (Hi, I’m Daazo guy Attila) Pitch Page is featured today on the World of Shorts Blog. I mean, if you ever smoked at least one pack of cigarettes in your life, this poster sure gets you the urge to go and buy one. But don’t do it, cigarettes are bad, besides they...