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    Shorts Monthly: Ten Exciting New Voices in Black Cinema

    While the mainstream press enthusiastically identifies Tyler Perry as the new voice of black cinema, industry insiders looking for the next Spike Lee are placing their bets on a young NYU student named Rashaad Ernesto Green. In the last few months, Green's award-winning student film "Premature" pla...

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    Tribeca Sets '09 Shorts Slate

    The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival has announced its line-up of short films. The Festival received 2463 short film submissions this year, and 46 have been selected for presentation in six "thematic programs": "Means To An End"; "Mixed Feelings"; "Wake Up Call"; "Truth or Consequences"; "Time Will Tell";...

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    Shorts Monthly: First Timers Dominate this Year's Oscar Short Film Derby

    In the live action, animation and documentary short film categories of the 81st Annual Academy Awards, only one nominated director has a track record. Documentary filmmaker Steven Okazaki, who helmed "The Conscience of Nhem En," already has two previous nominations and an Oscar on his curriculum vi...

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    SHORTS COLUMN | Don Hertzfeldt Tours the Nation with his Most Ambitious Short Ever

    Don Hertzfeldt is hitting the road. Having won the 2007 Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Award in Short Filmmaking for his epic short film "Everything will be ok," the 32-year-old animator of such instant-classic shorts as "Rejected," "The Meaning of Life," and "Billy's Balloon" is spending Octo...

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    Sundance Halts Online Fest Initiative; Short Filmmakers Kept in the Dark by Aggregator Mediastile

    The Sundance Film Festival has ended its relationship with new media aggregator Mediastile Inc. after the company repeatedly failed to send royalty payments and traffic reports to Sundance directors who screened films online via iTunes, Netflix and XBox LIVE. Over the weekend, Sundance organizers e-...

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    iW NEWS | "Mankind" Wins Tropfest

    Jason van Genderen's "Mankind Is No Island" - a 3-minute film that was shot entirely on a cell phone - took home the top $20,000 prize last night at Tropfest NY, the world's largest short film festival. Thousands turned out for the free, outdoor event to see the world premieres of eight short films....

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    iW NEWS | European Film Award Announce Short Nominees

    The 21st European Film Awards, to be held in Copenhagen on December 6, 2008, have announced the full list of nominees for their short film award. The nominees are Hanro Smitsman's "Raak," James Lees' "The Apology Line," Cyril Paris' "Un Bisou pour le monde," Johnny Kelly's "Procrastination," Joe Law...

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    iW NEWS | Tropfest NY Unveils Finalists

    Tropfest NY has revealed the eight filmmakers whose 7-minute shorts will compete at the world's largest short film festival on Friday, September 26th in New York City. Organizers also announced that Julianne Moore has joined the jury that will select the night's best films and performances. Other jurors include actor Billy Crudup, author Malcolm Gladwell, producers Christine Vachon and Bruna Papandrea, and actor and director Nash Edgerton. The winning film will receive a $20,000 Best Filmmaker Award and a "First Look Feature Film Deal" from GreeneStreet Films. Winners of Best Male Actor and Best Female Actor prizes will receive a $1,000 cash ...

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    iW NEWS | Palm Springs Shortfest Announces LIneup

    The 2008 Palm Springs International ShortFest has announced its programming of 317 films, selected from a record of more than 2,700 worldwide entries. The festival will showcase 53 World Premieres, 47 North American Premieres and 24 U.S. Premieres. "This year's ShortFest line-up reflects a return to more personal themes in the world of short film storytelling, and a move away from the 'big issue' themes of recent years, like the Iraq War, immigration and 9/11," said Festival Director Darryl Macdonald in a statement. "That and the increasingly sophisticated use of technical innovations in the short filmmaking process are the two big stories ...

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    SHORTS COLUMN | Outfest 2008 Scouting Report: Ten Short Filmmakers You Should Know

    Outfest 2008: The 26th Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival scheduled an amazing 12 short film programs over the course of this year's festival, which runs July 9 to 21st. With the programs centering around themes such as "Young and Restless" and "Laugh All You Want," the shorts ranged from ear...

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