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    Short Shout - Watch "Soap" ("Watermelon Man" In Reverse)

    A short shout today from a filmmaker who calls himself simply Praheme - a graduate of Howard University and Florida State Film School where he got his MFA.

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    HollyShorts 2012 Now Accepting Submissions for August Fest

    The HollyShorts Film Festival is now accepting submissions. The fest, in its 8th year, runs August 9-16. Last year's fest featured work from the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Neil Labute and Kate Hudson. Cash prizes are given for Best Short, Director, Music Video and Commercial, and $30,000 in post pro...

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    Short Starts: Watch the 1952 Animated Version of "Beauty and the Beast"

    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 two earlier animated versions of "Beauty and the Beast," in anticipation to Disney 3D rerelease, which hits theaters everywhere this Friday.

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    VIDEO WATCH: 'Tangled Ever After' Ties the Knot

    Aww. Happily ever after hits a roadblock in "Tangled Ever After," a 3D short film that will screen in front of "Beauty and the Beast 3D" starting January 13.  Are they testing the water for a "Tangled 2"? The Rapunzel-inspired "Tangled" made $586.6 millio...

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    Short Starts: Watch 18-Year-Old Angelina Jolie in 2 "Mr. Viril" Films

    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 two early appearances by Angelina Jolie in anticipation of her new directorial effort, "The Land of Blood and Honey," which is now playing in limited release and expands ...

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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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    Watch Trailer For Short Film "African Cowboy" - Namibia-Set African Western

    A few weeks ago, I posted a trailer for an *African Samurai* short film titled Hasaki Ya Suda, by Focus Features Africa First French/Burkinabe filmmaker Cedric Ido; and that was received very, very well by you folks, given the number of Facebook *likes,* *shares* and Twitter posts about it. See...

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    Meet Kenyan Filmmaker Philippa Ndisi-Hermann, Watch Her Experimental Short, And Learn About Her Feature "Two Princes"

    One thing I love about the work I do hear on S&A is learning about new filmmakers and their work, and then following their careers once that initial discovery is made.

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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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