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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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    ShortFest Finds "Gold Mine" as Others Aim for Same

    Finding a future in film was on the minds of a lot of folks over the past week in the California desert. The 16th Palm Springs International ShortFest screened some 300+ films in its main program and offered another 3,000 at its concurrent film market. When all was said and done, one film in particu...

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    James Franco Shows Three Shorts in Palm Springs, Explains Career Plan

    James Franco (Milk, Pineapple Express) is a tad mysterious, mainly because we all want to know why he's doing so many things on top of his acting.

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    Summer Shorts: What's Hot This Year at Palm Springs ShortFest

    With 314 short films from 43 countries screening at the 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest, identifying the must-sees is a herculean task. Fortunately, indieWIRE was granted a preview of a dozen high profile shorts ranging from Oscar-winner Cynthia Wade's latest doc to James Franco's most re...

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