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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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    'A Lovers Call' Explores Conflicts of Faith in Romance

    When it comes to romance, differences in faith and spirituality can be major hindrances to developing unions, or serve as points of deeper connection.

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    Colombia Leads the Latin American Contingent in Cannes

    Colombia had three films in the various sections of Cannes this year. And the Colombian producers, Diana Bustamente and Jorge Forero of Burning Blue, produced two of them along with Thierry Lenouvel’s Cine-Sud. La Sirga (Directors Fortnight) was just picked up for U.S. by Film Movement and La Playa...

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    Review: Distraught Young Black Cowboy Grieves Death of Friend in Short 'I Am John Wayne'

    I was able to catch a screener of the approximately 18-minute short I Am John Wayne, which Courtney profiled on the site last week. That post attracted much debate in the comment section, mostly due to the John Wayne reference in its title, and the possible negative connotations of that alleged...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Spacey, Whiskey and Sending the Elevator Back Down

    Less than a year ago, Benjamin Leavitt moved to Austin, Texas. An aspiring filmmaker, Leavitt was looking to get back into the world of narrative film, but had few connections in his new home city. Tonight, eight months later, he'll attend the premiere of his new film "The Ventriloquist" at High L...

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    Participate in Moxie Institute Crowd-Sourced Film Project [Video]

    The Moxie Institute Film Team is working on a new participatory film in their Cloud Film series. This one is about the importance of "engaging" in society and they want your submissions. Watch the video below or read the blurb to see what they're looking for.

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    Cannes 2012: Cinéfondation Announces Winning Short Films from Russia, U.S. and Cuba

    The Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury at Cannes, led by Jean-Pierre Dardenne ("The Kid with the Bike") has named its first, second and third place winners. Russian Taisia Igumentseva's "Doroga Na" ("The Road To") took the top prize...

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