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    HBO's The Neistat Brothers Debuts June 4th

    Fair to say, HBO's latest series The Neistat Brothers, which debuts on June 4th, is not like anything you have ever seen before.

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    Eggers' McSweeney's Sells Wholphin DVDs

    TOH contributor Cameron Carlson explores McSweeney's innovative DVD experiment.

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    Aspen Shorts: Finding God and Other Revelations from Aspen Shortsfest 2010

    Move over, Morgan Freeman. There's a new actor taking over the role of God, and his name is David Wenham. Wenham portrays the Almighty as a tie-wearing office worker in Frazer Bailey's irresistible Australian short "Glenn Owen Dodds," which picked up the Audience Favorite Award at the 2010 Aspen Sho...

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    Cannes Announces Official Short Film Lineup

    The 63rd Festival de Cannes has announced nine films in Competition for the Short Film Palme d'Or. The complete list is below. Check out additional short film announcements here.

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    Cinefondation Sets Student Films For Cannes

    The Cinefondation sidebar of the 63rd Cannes Film Festival announced 13 student short and medium-length films that were selected from a staggering 1,600 entries submitted by film schools from all over the world. The complete list is below. Check out additional short film announcements here.

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    Bahrani's Plastic Bag, Starring Herzog

    The well-praised Ramin Bahrani Plastic Bag short has been making the festival rounds, most recently, at SXSW. It stars the word-perfect Werner Herzog as the voice of a plastic bag. More details here.

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    Spike Jonze's Absolut Short I'm Here

    Spike Jonze's half-hour short I'm Here, backed by Absolut Vodka, which debuted at Sundance, is now online. Jonze encourages you to watch it with friends on Facebook. It's a strange lackadaisical little romance with robots.

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    ND/NF Shorts: Longer Is Better

    Short films should be short, especially when they play in front of features, right? The 2010 edition of New Directors/New Films breaks that cardinal rule by programming eleven shorts, the majority of which clock in at 20 minutes and over. This rule breaking pays off in spades as every single one o...

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    Oscar-Winning Animated Short: Logorama

    I got all the shorts wrong. And I know why: I under-estimated the Academy, and second-guessed them. If I had voted for my favorite in each category, I'd have picked right. Except maybe for doc Music by Prudence. What I should have recognized in that case was that the movie haunted me after I saw it....

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    Oscar Backstage: Short Subjects

    The three short films, animated, live action and doc, did not go the way I expected. I thought Logorama--a must-see clever short made up entirely of commercial logos-- would be too hip for the Academy, which would go for Nick Park for the second time, but they must have gotten tired of Wallace & Gromit being nominated five times before. The live action short The New Tenants was my favorite and I shouldn't have listened to the people telling me why it couldn't win! So much for winning any Oscar pools. The five films vying for doc short were all strong, but I admit that HBO's Music by Prudence, about a disabled South African singer, haunted m...

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