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    POWER UP Gets First Look Deal

    The non profit, volunteer run gay studio Power Up has entered into a one year first look deal with the LOGO network for the acquisition of short films. Maureen Guthman, Vice-president of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at LOGO said they were "extremely impressed with the quality and talent of the PO...

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    SHORTS MONTHLY: Ten Hilarious New Shorts From the Fest Circuit

    [EDITORS NOTE: Kim Adelman will be writing a monthly short film column for indieWIRE.]

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    Foreign Finalists Selected for Student Academy Award

    Five finalists from 29 entries representing 22 foreign countries have been selected to compete for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2006 Honorary Foreign Film Award in the Student Academy Awards competition. The winning student filmmaker will be brought to Los Angeles in June to participate, along with U.S.-based winners of the 33rd Student Academy Awards, in a week of industry-related activities and social events, culminating in the awards presentation ceremony on June 10 in Beverly Hills. The finalists are: "Being Holger," Kasper Gardsoe, The National Film School of Denmark. "Elalini," Tristan Holmes, The South African Schoo...

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    Spanish Shorts, Fathers and Sons, and a "Danish Poet" Highlight 15th Aspen Shortsfest

    While father/son stories were omnipresent at the 15th edition of Aspen Shortsfest, the short that dominated the closing night award ceremony of the highly prestigious short film festival held April 5 - 9 in Aspen, Colorado was animator Torill Kove's quirky love story, "The Danish Poet." The 15-minute Canada/Norway production, which made its North American debut at the festival, garnered the International Competition Jury's Animated Eye Award, The Ellen Award for Most Original Film, and the Audience Favorite Award, which it shared in a three-way tie with Jennifer Kent's live action domestic horror flick "Monster" and Nancy Kelly's art world ...

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    Finalists Announced for SA Short Screen Awards

    The Media Resource Centre of South Australia announced today the finalists for the 2006 SA Short Screen Awards. The five finalists for best film of are: "Azadi" directed by Anthony Maras, "Train Runner" directed by Trevor Wright, "Orange Lane" directed by Jessica Asz, "Carnivore Reflux" directed by ...

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    Anita Monga to Serve as Director of Shorts Programming at Palm Springs ShortFest

    Anita Monga has been appointed director of shorts programming this year for the 12th annual Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Short Film Market, taking place August 24th - 30th, the event announced Thursday. Monga has been involved in film exhibition in the San Francisco Bay area for the last 25 years. As director of programming at San Francisco's Castro Theatre she established an internationally-recognized film arts program within the landmark theater. Among her other activities, she directs the Noir City Festival and serves as a shorts programmer for the Mill Valley Film Festival. Most recently she directed the Film Arts ...

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    Magnolia and Shorts International Bring Oscar Shorts To iTunes

    Magnolia Pictures and Shorts International announced that the five nominees for Best Live Action Short film at the 78th Academy Awards are now available for purchase and download on Apple's iTunes Music Store. The five nominated live action films now on iTunes are: "Ausreisser (The Runaway) by Ulricke Grote; "Cashback" Sean Ellis; "The Last Farm" by Runar Runarsson; "Our Time Is Up" by Rob Pearlstein; and "Six Shooter" by Martin McDonagh. Shorts International recently teamed with Magnolia Pictures to launch screenings of all 10 Oscar nominated shorts from the live action and animated categories in select theaters around the U.S. The films op...

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    Sundance.org Video Audience Reaches One Million Downloads

    The Sundance Institute announced that worldwide audiences have downloaded over one million videos, breaking previous records according to the organization. Online visitors have downloaded a range of free programs from the 2006 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, including video highlights of festival happenings, filmmaker interviews and 50 short films that were screened in festival competition. The 2006 Sundance Film Festival, which took place this year from January 19 to 29, is the only major film fest to premiere short films on the web within hours of their premieres in theatres in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah. The number of vi...

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    Magnolia and Shorts International Bringing Oscar-Nominated Shorts to Theaters

    Magnolia Pictures and Shorts International have announced a partnership to bring this year's 10 Oscar-nominated shorts (live-action and animated) to theaters before the Academy Award ceremony on March 5. The series will kick off Friday, February 24, in New York and Los Angeles. The series will also ...

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    SXSW Film Festival Shorts Lineup Announced

    The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival announced today this year's lineup of shorts. From over 2,800 submissions, the festival selected 130 shorts from around the world, divided into six categories: documentary, narrative, animated, experimental, music video and Texas High School Shorts (work by Texas teens). Shorts that will screen include TV personality Maria Menounos' "Longtime Listener," about an electronics store clerk who lives his life through talk radio and comic Bob Odenkirk's "Derek & Simon: The Pity Card," about a first date at a Holocaust museum. "From young filmmakers in Jamaica to animators plugging away on their own, to so...

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