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    Watch Now: Tina Mabry's Compelling Futurestates Short "Crossover"

    We've covered some very thought-provoking short films, such as Remigration by Barry Jenkins and White by Sayeeda Clarke, from the popular Futurestates series and today we get to add another one to the list.  Crossover, directed by Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned), was just released and -- as...

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    Watch Now: Dana Verde's 2008 Short "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World"

    Here's the 9-min short The Most Beautiful Girl In The World by Dana Verde, a Jamaican/Cuban filmmaker I've profiled in the past, and whom I wish would gain more exposure in the next months/years.

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    Short Drama "Save Me" by Lena Waithe Now Available Online

    Those who have been following the Finding the New Black interview series should recall Lena Waithe, the television writer on Nickelodeon's How to Rock who has also written and directed a number of short films and web content.

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    HBO/New York Int'l Latino Film Festival Call for Entries for Short Film Competition

    HBO and the New York Int'l Latino Film Festival are accepting entries of original scripts for their annual Short Film Competition. The HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition will award $15,000 and mentoring for a grand prize winner to produce and direct an original-scripted short film that will later...

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    Trailer for Short "Taharuki": Couple Attempt To Expose Child Trafficking Post 07/08 Kenyan Election (Avail Via Amazon)

    Written and directed by Ekwa Msangi-Omari (Weakness), the 12-minute film Taharuki ("Suspense") traveled through the festival circuit last year and is now available on Amazon. Taharuki is produced by screenwriter and S&A reader/contrubutor Kia Barbee (Elmhurst Entertainment), Inna ...

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    Trailer: Intriguing Short "The Chair," SXSW Jury Award Winner About Boy During Town's Poisonous Outbreak

    Trailer: Intriguing Short "The Chair," SXSW Jury Award Winner About Boy During Town's Poisonous Outbreak

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    New Contest from iThentic- Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest

    Open call for the new online short film contest, Water: Take 1 has been opened by iThentic and Ventura Water located in Ventura, California, Limoneira’s Limco Del Mar, and Patagonia. This is an exciting and vital initiative that highlights our relationship with water and promotes upcoming water awa...

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    Lee & Pantenburg Present 'Film Studies in Motion - A Web Series in 7 Episodes,' Leading up to Oberhausen Fest Panel

    Beginning today, Kevin B. Lee and Volker Pantenburg are presenting weekly selections of analytical video essays from the web. The series, "Film Studies in Motion - A Web Series in 7 Episodes," is in preparation of their presentation "Whatever happened to Bildungsauftrag? - Teaching ci...

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    Tribeca 2012 Shorts Lineup includes Men-Hattan Program with Labute's 'Bff' and Burns' 'Doggy Bags'

    Tribeca announces the lineup for its 2012 shorts program. Of the sixty shorts (selected from 2,800 submitted films), twenty-six will be making their world premiere. The films will play in nine thematic programs - five narrative, three documentary and one experimental...

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    Louisiana Launches LA Film Prize Weekend, Wants to Spark an Indie Revolution

    Louisiana announces its inaugural LA Film Prize Festival Weekend and its $50,000 Grand Prize. The festival will run October 5-7 and will feature short films by anyone in the world - but shot within the Shreveport-Bossier area. The submission deadline is July 9; on August 9 twenty films will be selec...

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