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    ShortsHD Launches on DIRECTV: Like A Mini Short Film Festival Each Night

    Shorts fans and filmmakers rejoice. Shorts International now boasts ShortsHD on DIRECTV. Their HD Extra Pack subscribers can now check out channel 568; a selection of the most popular titles will also be on VOD channel 1568. ShortsHD offers a library of titles from Oscar and international festival c...

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    SFIFF 54 Day Three: The Colors of the Mountain, Year Without a Summer, Le Quattro Volte

    Meredith Brody continues her SFIFF diary, day three:I rush along Fillmore to slip into a 1 p.m. screening of The Colors of the Mountain, too late today to do anything but grab three samosas for $5, so greasy that they turn their paper sack transparent before I reach the theater. Three is more than I...

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    Sebastian Junger's Tribute to Tim Hetherington, Video Diary

    As much as I admired Tim Hetherington, the photojournalist who bled to death Wednesday in Misrata, Libya, struck by a mortar, I also respect his confrere and comrade, Restrepo co-director Sebastian Junger, who is a fine writer. Check out this Vanity Fair tribute piece (below) he wrote to Hetheringto...

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    Cannes Adds Fortnight, Shorts, Critics Week Lineups, More Films Directed by Women

    The Director's Fortnight sidebar sometimes offers a more varied and fresh line-up--and often more American indies-- than the mainbar selections, although this year more up-and-coming filmmakers made it into the competition than usual.

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    Put Down Your Flip Cam! UCLA's First Barbie Video Girl Film Festival

    If Todd Haynes could make a Barbie Doll movie-- Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (trailer below) broke him out at Sundance 1987, but was not cleared for theatrical release--why not UCLA film students?

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    Colin Firth, Unhinged! and Other Highlights from Aspen Shortsfest 2011

    Colin Firth playing a pesky neighbor in Rupert Friend’s “Steve” is just one of the many unexpected scenarios to be found among the 80-plus short films screening at Aspen Shortsfest, which opens today and runs through April 10. With a heavy emphasis on international filmmaking, the prestigious Colora...

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    Ann Arbor Film Festival Names Award Winners: "Jan Villa" Wins Ken Burns Best of Fest

    At the conclusion of the 49th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival, the fest announced the following award winners for their various awards, which each come with a cash prize. The Michigan festival, around for nearly a half-century, is one of the leading festival venues for experimental work. Jury membe...

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    Directors Go to the Opera

    For those who missed Sky Opera Shorts, celebrating six years of Sky Arts' collaboration with the English National Opera, here are three videos whose directors used a popular aria from the 2008/2009 season. The films were aired on Sky Arts in February 2009 in the documentary Opera Shorts: Behind The ...

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    2011 New Directors/New Films Shorts | Character Counts Most of All

    Silent film ingénue Lillian Gish battles every nightmare imaginable, a pint-sized Charles Bukowski embarks on a late-night adventure in a five-star hotel, and a petite Afghan carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. These three unlikely heroes and their unexpected adventures can be found am...

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    2011 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Selections

    The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival announced its lineup of 60 short films today, 22 of which are world premieres. Drawn from 2,862 submissions, the program represents 20 countries, and will be presented in eight thematic programs. New this year is that the recipient of the TFF Best Narrative Short awar...

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