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    Oscar Video Exclusive: How Pixar Made Day & Night Short

    The frontrunner in the Oscars' animated shorts category is a popular one from Pixar, Day & Night which played in theaters in front of Toy Story 3 last year.

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    Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Our Picks To Win

    Since 2005, to the delight of awards-season junkies around the country, Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures have released the Oscar-nominated short films a few weeks shy of the ceremony. Launched the same year as YouTube, this annual event boasts a growth of interest not unlike the surging ap...

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    Five Short Films Take Tiger Awards in Rotterdam

    Five short films in the International Film Festival Rotterdam received Tiger Awards. The countries represented are Belgium, the U.S., India, Italy and the U.K. The full release follows.

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    AFI FEST 2010: Previewing the Short Film Programming

    "We love short films here, and we wanted to go back to showing more," declared AFI FEST's Associate Director of Programming Lane Kneedler as he spoke exclusively to indieWIRE about the thirty-plus shorts scheduled to play this year's festival, which runs November 4 - 11, 2010. Unlike 2009, when the...

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    2010 Oscar Short and Foreign Film Deadline is October 1

    The deadline is looming to submit all foreign language and short film (animated and live action) entries for the 2010 Oscars: October 1. According to the Academy, complete entries must arrive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5 p.m. PT that day. The rules are here. 55 foreign language films have been submitted by their country so far. (More on the foreign race anon.)  In the short film categories, filmmakers must submit an entry form, one film print or copy in an approved digital format, and all other required materials by the deadline.  In the Foreign Language Film category, filmmakers must submit entry forms, one English...

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    Gotham Screen International Film Festival Kicks Off October 7th

    The 4th annual Gotham Screen International Film Festival opens October 7 and runs eleven days, centralized at New York's Tribeca Cinemas.

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    Sundance Schools Short Filmmakers at First Ever ShortsLab: L.A.

    Was it worth flying in from Mexico to attend the Sundance Institute’s inaugural short film workshop in Los Angeles, California? Filmmaker Octavio Maya certainly thought so. He and approximately 200 other lucky ticket holders spent July 31, 2010 inside the Downtown Independent Theater, absorbing wo...

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    Movies Go Minimal: Which Ones Can You Identify?

    35 MM: identify 35 movies in two minutes:

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    Pattinson Short The Summer House Hits iTunes

    It's France, July 1969, as astronauts prepare to walk on the moon. No, it's not Diane Lane and Viggo Mortensen in a clinch in a dark room. It's lissome English lass Taluhah Riley (The Boat That Rocked) and Rob Pattinson (pre-Twilight) in a short targeted to women who are on Team Edward. It's just be...

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    10 Outstanding Shorts at Outfest ‘10

    With 87 short films scheduled to play Outfest 2010, culling a list consisting of only ten must-see shorts is extremely difficult due to the impressive roster put together by the fest’s programmers. Leaving off festival circuit favorites like Jenifer Malmqvist’s “Birthday” and ignoring “Howl” star James Franco’s own directorial work in “The Feast of Stephen” seem unjustifiable. But the line must be drawn somewhere, and those two shorts have already been given their fair share of attention. Here, in alphabetical order, is a sampling of ten less well-known but definitely outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender shorts screening July...

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