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    Attention, Filmmakers: Ron Howard's Tips on How to Win His Trailer Contest

    The winning trailer will be made into a short film produced by and starring Josh Hutcherson. Ron Howard shared these filmmaking tips with Indiewire.

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    This Romantic Short Film was Shot Entirely on an iPhone 6

    This Emmy Award-winning director and photographer shot his latest film, "Romance in NYC" on an iPhone 6. In this guest post, he explains why and how he did it.

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    Why This Oscar-Nominated Short Documentary Has Been Compared to 'American Sniper'

    "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1" is one of the five documentary shorts nominated for an Academy Award this year. It's also been mentioned as an unofficial companion piece to "American Sniper."

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    'House of Cards' Producer Dana Brunetti on How to Break Into the Industry

    With a little help from Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti, three writers/directors will be selected to have their scripts made into short films by the award-winning Trigger Street Productions. Indiewire recently spoke to Brunetti abut the Jameson First Shot contest and tips for breaking into Hollywood.

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    Here's How A Group of Students Made This Amazing Short Film Without Any CGI

    Students from the London Film School adapted a short story about a man who takes his skin off for his girlfriend and it became a Short of the Week. In a guest post, the director Ben Aston explains how they - literally - pulled it off (the skin, that is).

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    Questions to Ask Before Making a Short Film

    In a guest post, Peter McCoubrey, who co-directed the short film "The Grey Matter" with his brother Luke McCoubrey, shares some of the questions they asked themselves when making the short, which went on to screen at festivals and become a Vimeo Staff Pick.

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    Attention, Filmmakers: 5 Tips for Making and Distributing Your Short Film

    In a guest post, Australian writer/director Josh Tanner shares his essential tips to making a short film and getting it out into the world.

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    Attention Filmmakers: AFI Directing Workshop for Women Launches Episodic Directing Program

    Applications for the new program, as well as the traditional shorts program, are being accepted now thru January 7, 2015.

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    Attention Filmmakers: Sundance Institute is Bringing New Documentary ShortsLab to Los Angeles

    The Sundance Institute's inaugural short-form documentary lab will take place at the Cinefamily on September 13.

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