Posts tagged "WOSH"
Idol for Filmmakers – The Scouting Report

Idol for Filmmakers – The Scouting Report

How would one define a good pitch from the point of view of a producer? In other words, what moves a producer? It would be easy to talk about potential and promise here, but in the end, everybody knows we’re all constantly on the lookout for the next best thing, be it suspense, laughter, violence,...
Aim  your arrow at the heart of the story

Aim your arrow at the heart of the story

Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia have a very nice story to tell; Torino Film Lab was very relevant for the making of their first feature Salvo, winner of the two main awards at last Cannes Critics Week, as they developed the project within two programmes and also got production funding from the scheme. Plus, there...
The Sarajevo/Venice issue of the World of Shorts magazine is out today!

The Sarajevo/Venice issue of the World of Shorts magazine is out today!

The English-language short film-centered magazine, World of Shorts (WOSH) evolved in 2011 from the blog of Budapest-based short film-hosting platform, Daazo.com. (That’s us!) 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 August 2013, focusing on the short film...
The first special issue of World of Shorts magazine is out now

The first special issue of World of Shorts magazine is out now

PLUS: a selection of Slovak cinema is available on Daazo.com! Košice – European Capital of Culture 2013 commissioned Daazo.com – the European Shortfilm Centre to create a magazine to cover the shortfilm related news of Slovakia. In the Slovak Short Cinema issue of World of Shorts, film enthusiasts can find out all about the current...
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...
Daazo presents: Pitch Page - The Noisemaker

Daazo presents: Pitch Page – The Noisemaker

Through 7 days starting from May 15th, we are presenting the best 7 Pitch Pages which made the print version of our World of Shorts Magazine. We’ll have interviews with the filmmakers as well! Another short from Lithuania, The Noisemaker’s Pitch Page sure is an eye-candy, therefore World of Shorts print version it is. One of...
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...
Plan under 15 minutes! - an interview with Maryna Vroda

Plan under 15 minutes! – an interview with Maryna Vroda

Read an interview by Anita Libor which is featured in the Cannes section of our World of Shorts magazine. Maryna Vroda is the director of Cross County, a short film about running, which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. Regarding storytelling, Cross Country is a very peculiar film. Was it...
Daazo presents: Pitch Page Cannes - Snails

Daazo presents: Pitch Page Cannes – Snails

Through 7 days starting from May 15th, we are presenting the best 7 Pitch Pages which made the print version of our World of Shorts Magazine. We’ll have interviews with the filmmakers as well! Straight from Ukraine, Maria Stepanska is aiming to get her short “Snails” produced. We hope that her great-looking Pitch Page gets her...
9 things you did not know about Cannes - so far!

9 things you did not know about Cannes – so far!

Finally, we have some fun-to-read “Things you didn’t know”-type of material on the World of Shorts blog. 9 things you never knew by Anita Libor, editor of the magazine.  The prestigious Cannes Film Festival organises several short film competitions, but we know very little about the whole process behind the Official Short Film Selection: This...