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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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    Inaugural Online Film Festival "The Shortlist"

    The 12 finalists for the first annual “ShortList” Online Film festival, August 20 - September 4, 2012 include shorts prize winners from the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Venice Film Festival and the LA Film Festival, and come from the United States, Kenya, Italy, Brazil and elsewhere. The shorts w...

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    Public Sundance ShortsLab Workshop Coming to Los Angeles August 11

    The Sundance Institute announces the Los Angeles edition of their public one-day filmmaking ShortsLab workshop will take place on August 11, after their successful events in New York and Seattle...

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    Palm Springs ShortFest and its Winners

    The Palm Springs International Shortfest is the largest short film festival and market in North America. Palm Springs International ShortFest continued the ShortFest Online Film Festival for the 2nd year with ten films chosen to represent the Festival online. The film will be available to view onl...

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    Zachary Quinto to Open Hollyshorts Film Festival with World Premiere of "PERIODS."

    Zachary Quinto and his Before the Door Pictures banner (the engine behind "Margin Call") will open the 8th Annual Hollyshorts Film Festival with the world premiere of "PERIODS."

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    Palm Springs Int'l Shortfest: Winners, Favorites & Trailers for Doc 'Battle of the Jazz Guitarist' and Oscar-Eligible 'Behind the Mirrors'

    The 2012 Palm Springs International ShortFest received 3,000 submissions this year, and 324 lucky shorts were chosen to screen at the Camelot Theaters, a welcome respite from the oppressive heat where Palm Springs locals and out-of-towners delight in the films featured by the festival...

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    Palm Springs Int'l Shortfest: Gus Van Sant's Early Shorts & Set Stories; Robert Elswit's Cinematography Master Class

    The Palm Springs Shortfest 2012 has come to a close. As a first timer at the fest, I was treated to some wonderful films, a Master Class with cinematographer Robert Elswit, a great Q & A with the Spirit of Short Film award winner Gus Van Sant and, of course, the great company...

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    Palm Springs Shorts Fest Crowns 'Behind the Mirrors' and 'Paulie' as Best of Fest

    The Palm Springs International ShortFest, North America's largest short film festival and market that ends today, held its awards last night. The festival honored the winning films with over $100,000 in prizes, including $16,000 in cash prizes.

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    Focus Forward's 'Short Films, Big Ideas' Competition Hits LAFF; Offers $100K Prize for Grand-Prize Winner

    Focus Forward first announced its $200K Filmmaker Challenge at Sundance in January, and will be at LA Film Fest starting tomorrow (June 14-24) to encourage festival attendees and emerging talent to get in on the competition as well. "Short Films, Big Ideas" will ultimately be a series of 30 three-mi...

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