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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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    "Attack The Block" Star Franz Drameh Getting His Chance To Shine In "Painkiller"

    Thus far, it seems like John Boyega is the only star (of all the young black men) from this summer's Brit hit Attack The Block to see his profile enjoy any real post-Attack The Block push (here in the USA anyway), scoring the lead role in the Spike Lee-directed boxing drama for HBO titled D...

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    Sundance 2012 - Watch Dystopian "Robots Of Brixton" From The Short Film Program

    Looking over the Sundance 2012 Short Film Program announced earlier today, I came across this one...

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    Sundance Short Films 2012: "Outrageously Distinctive with Uncompromised Spirit"

    The Sundance Film Festival selected 64 shorts from 7,675 submissions for its 2012 Short Film program of US and foreign films, in Narrative, Animated and Documentary categories, as well as the New Frontiers section.

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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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