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    Academy Releases Shortlist of Ten Animated Shorts

    The Academy has accepted ten animated short films to advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards out of fifty-six that qualified in the category.

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    Short Cuts: 5 Short Films You Need To Know

    You generally don’t see them in theaters, and if you do, they are often a tacked on as a bonus, or come packaged as a group deal. They make up one of the categories that most tend to close-their-eyes-and-point-to when it comes to the office Oscar Pool. They are where film began, in the experiments o...

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    Alamo Drafthouse Wants You To Fight a Cinematic Disease: Make a 'No Talking, No Texting' PSA & Win Prizes (VIDEO)

    Alamo Drafthouse's latest Filmmaking Frenzy: "Don't Talk or Text During Movies." In line with their "No Talking, No Texting" policy in theaters, Alamo is waging war against this "cinematic disease" by giving filmmakers and fans the chance to make their own "Don't Talk" PSA. Watch the promo video, wi...

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    15th RSFF: ‘Why Do You Have Black Dolls?’ + Why A Film Like This Matters

    The 15th Reel Sisters of The Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series, being held this weekend in New York at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus, is screening an array of interesting films, including Samantha Knowles’ short film, Why Do You Have Black Dolls?

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    Cinema Eye Honors Names Ten Finalists for Outstanding Short Film Award 2013

    Cinema Eye names the ten finalists for its 2013 Outstanding Short Film Award, as chosen by a committee of international film festival programmers. The nonfiction films are listed below. Five of the finalists will be announced as nominees in October, prior to the 6th Annual Cinena Eye Honors in Janua...

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    'Sexting' Q &A: LaBute Talks One Shot Performances and the Athletics of Acting [Video]

    Clearly, with "Sexting" and "After School Special" Neil LaBute ("Nurse Betty," "The Wicker Man," "Death at a Funeral") enjoyed experimenting in a short medium. We talked to him about shorts' liberating power, capturing a theatrical performance on the screen, and never asking the audience to like his...

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    Interview: Rupert Friend Talks Directing Short Film Debut 'Steve,' Starring Knightley and Firth

    In Rupert Friend's short movie "Steve," the first-time director uses his sixteen minutes of film to put a tense twist on a slice-of-life portrait of neighbors interacting in a anonymous city. "Steve" is part of the Stars in Shorts series premiering this Friday.

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    How I Won $10,000 in 6 Minutes: A Filmmaker's Account of Pitching His Film at TIFF

    Ian Harnarine is a filmmaker who recently won the PITCH THIS! competition at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. He wrote a personal account of doing so exclusively for Indiewire.

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    Review: Seven Shorts Showcase Rare Performances from Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Jason Alexander, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh

    This fall, ShortsHD will present a collection of several brief films unambiguously titled "Stars in Shorts." Each of these otherwise unconnected seven films features big name talent including Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Tom Hiddleston, Keira Knightly, Kenneth Branagh, Lily Tomlin, Jason Alexander, and...

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