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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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    Watch 'Moonrise Kingdom' Star Kara Hayward Read From Her Character's Favorite Books in Animated Short

    Do you like to read? Do you like "Moonrise Kingdom"? If yes, enjoy this animated book short in which star Kara Hayward reads a paragraph from each of her character's favorite books:

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    UCLA 2012 TFT Film Festival Screens Selected Student Films

    The UCLA School of Theater, FIlm & Television's 2012 UCLA TFT Film Festival will honor their Alumnus of the Year, filmmaker Julie Dash, and screen selected student films which will be given awards in a variety of categories, as chosen by their peers. It all kicks off June 8. Below are the se...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Spacey, Whiskey and Sending the Elevator Back Down

    Less than a year ago, Benjamin Leavitt moved to Austin, Texas. An aspiring filmmaker, Leavitt was looking to get back into the world of narrative film, but had few connections in his new home city. Tonight, eight months later, he'll attend the premiere of his new film "The Ventriloquist" at High L...

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    Cannes 2012: Cinéfondation Announces Winning Short Films from Russia, U.S. and Cuba

    The Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury at Cannes, led by Jean-Pierre Dardenne ("The Kid with the Bike") has named its first, second and third place winners. Russian Taisia Igumentseva's "Doroga Na" ("The Road To") took the top prize...

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    Watch: Paul McCartney's Short 'My Valentine' Stars Portman & Depp; Screening with 'The Intouchables'

    Paul McCartney's debut short film (aka music video), "My Valentine," stars Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman and will screen in front of all showings of the Weinsteins' "The Intouchables," which opens this weekend.

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    Cannes: Dardenne-led Cinéfondation Jury Awards Three Short Films

    The Cannes Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury announced its winners. Jean-Pierre Dardenne led the jury of Arsinée Khanjian, Karim Aïnouz, Emmanuel Carrère and Yu Lik-Wai. Three of the festival's 15 selected short films, chosen from 1,700 submissions, were screened and gi...

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    Watch: Jennifer Garner and Alfred Molina Star in Rodrigo Garcia's Short Film 'Serena'

    Jennifer Garner stars with Alfred Molina in short film "Serena," posted below, from director Rodrigo Garcia ("Albert Nobbs," "In Treatment"). The twelve-minute short features Garner as a quietly deranged woman, desperately seeking attention from her priest by cataloguing a series of tormented confes...

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