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    Watch: Lionel Cineas And Wendell Sisnett's Short Film "Young Girl"

    Co-written by Lionel Cineas and Wendell Sisnett, and directed by Cineas, Young Girl-- "The story of a girl who tried to dance to her own cadence instead of following the beat and going to God for Patience"-- is the latest short film offering from Cineas Films.

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    Short Starts: Watch Steven Spielberg's 1968 Calling Card, "Amblin'"

    Have you ever wondered where Steven Spielberg got the name for his production company, Amblin Entertainment? It comes from the filmmaker's first commercially released film, a 35mm short from 1968 titled "Amblin'." As it turns out, yesterday was the 43rd anniversary of its debut.

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    Cinema Revisited: Director Annie J. Howell's Immigration-Themed Short "Tia & Marco"

    I know it's almost 2012, and I know I'm late in discovering FUTURESTATES and the interesting films they have to offer. But I figure that if I haven't seen them, some of you S&A readers likely haven't seen them either. And unless I'm mistaken, director Annie J. Howell's ...

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    Trailer Watch - Check Out Comedy Short Film Teaser "God's Atheist"

    Here's a teaser for a short film that caught my attention recently.  It's called God's Atheist and it's about a man who has been sent to Heaven as an angel but there’s one problem... he’s an Atheist.

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    Short Starts: Watch 5 Early "Sherlock Holmes" Films (Plus Muppets)

    Short Starts is a column devoted to kicking off the week with a short film, typically one tied to a new release. Today we look at a few early "Sherlock Holmes" films in anticipation of "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," which opens this Friday.

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    Anime Short "Rosa" (About "Halle Berry-Meets-Trinity-Meets-Neytiri Cyborg") Getting Live-Action Feature Treatment

    As we've mentioned a number of times on this site... for filmmakers chasing Hollywood dreams, one potential route to take that's proven to be successful for a number of filmmakers in the recent past, is to consider investing in a solid high-concept or genre short film (note the bold on those...

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    Sundance Film Festival Releases 2012 U.S. and International Short Films Roster

    In the final major 2012 Sundance Film Festival lineup announcement, the Sundance Institute unveiled the January festival's roster of U.S. and international short films. 64 shorts were selected from a record 7,675 submissions, up 16% over submissions for the 2011 festival, organizers said Tuesday...

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    Concrete Jungles: Doc Short Reimagines the High Rise

    “One Millionth Tower” is a visually spectacular Web documentary by Canadian filmmaker Katerina Cizek that reimagines the fate of the dilapidating modern high-rise, a building form that houses over a billion people worldwide.   The six and a half minute short concentrates on a T...

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    Short Starts: Watch 3 Early Films by "Young Adult" Director Jason Reitman

    Short Starts is a column devoted to kicking off the week with a short film, typically one tied to a new release. Today we look at a few early films by Jason Reitman, whose latest feature, "Young Adult," opens in limited release this week.

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    Which Animated Short Could Possibly Beat Pixar's "La Luna" for the Oscar?

    Yesterday the Academy announced the 10 animated shorts that have made it onto the shortlist for the Oscar, to be given out in February. Only three to five of these films will be nominated, but even getting this far is an incredibly exciting accomplishment. Therefore, instead of just copying out...

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