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    Watch Short Film: "Urban Lullaby" (2011 Int'l Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival)

    Helmed by Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, the very amusing 8-min film Urban Lullaby, will be featured this month at the first annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival at the Poet's Den Theater and Gallery in Spanish Harlem this month. The film stars Tammi Cubilette, Dominic Colón...

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    Short Film "Rosa" (About A "Halle Berry-Meets-Trinity-Meets-Neytiri Cyborg") Attracting Hollywood's Attention. Watch It!

    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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    Watch Now! Ghanaian-British Filmmaker Julius Amedume's Buzzworthy Short Film "Mr. Graham"

    Here's a short film brought to our attention, courtesy of S&A reader Emmanuel Tetteh, that seems to be getting a lot of buzz lately.

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    The Latest Insta-Nostalgia Maker: LomoKino

    Lomography has launched a camera that might give the Polaroid or Holga a run for their money as a hip, anti-digital, instantly retro accessory. Called the “Super 35 Movie Maker,” the LomoKino camera uses any 35 mm film to capture contemporary scenes in lo-fi light with minimal hand-cr...

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    9 Knockout Animated Shorts: Spike Jonze & Quay Playing AFI Fest 2011

    Screening late in 2011 means AFI Fest is able to gather up the year’s best animation and present it in one killer program of short films. Recent work by the Quay Brothers, Spike Jonze, and the BAFTA-winning Michael Please are programmed alongside an impressive number of top-notch pieces by fe...

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    Trailer Watch For Short Film "The Testament of Karma"

    Below is the trailer for the new short suspense thriller film The Testament of Karma which, according to the description for the film, is about a woman who "wakes up in a bathtub filled with water and finds a young stranger standing over her. As she finds herself prisoner in her own home and de...

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    Film Independent's LA Film Festival Is Accepting Submissions for 2012 Fest

    Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival is now accepting submissions. The fest, running June 14-24, is in its 18th year. It will showcase programs including the Filmmaker Retreat, Ford Amphitheater Outdoor Screenings, Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks, a music video section and short film...

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    Del Toro Exec Producing DreamWorks Feature Adaptation of Creepy Short Film: Alma

    Guillermo del Toro, who executive produced Puss in Boots, will work again with DreamWorks Animation on Alma, another animated film based on a the popular short film (below) by Rodrigo Blaas. The former Pixar animator will also helm the feature, which is being written by Megan Holley (Sunshine Cleani...

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    GE and CINELAN Add Filmmakers to Focus Forward Three-Minute Film Initiative

    GE and CINELAN announce from The Doha Tribeca Film Festival that the following award-winning filmmakers will join Focus Forward, a global documentary initiative that looks at the human power of ideas and innovation through three-minute films that can educate and inspire: Lucy Walker (director, Waste...

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    My Movie Pitch Announces 2011 Winner, Who Will Collaborate with Ed Burns

    My Movie Pitch (from Tribeca Film and American Express) announces its 2011 winner, Susan Brennan. She made a pitch (after the jump) and Ed Burns will write and direct the short with her help. The film will premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. They explain the story together below. You can fol...

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