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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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    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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    Fantastic Fest's Bumper Contest Poses a 30-Second Short Film Challenge

    In an age of 140-character missives and abbreviated everything, brevity--it would seem--is the soul of communication. This year's Fantastic Fest's Bumper Contest is a challenge for those with a knack for (short) turns of phrases, a contest to take 30 seconds of video and make an audience cry with l...

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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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    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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    The Five Hottest Short Films of Summer

    Summer is almost officially here, which means it‘s shorts season once again. In the month of June alone, two of North America’s largest short film festivals happen back-to-back, plus the Seattle and the Los Angeles Film Festivals and Tropfest NY.  That’s a grand total of over ...

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