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    'Magic Mike' Star's Male Stripper Doc Amongst New Titles Announced for Slamdance's 20th Annual Festival

    The Slamdance Film Festival today announced its Special Screenings, Beyond and Shorts programs for the 20th Festival season including details about the premiere of the DIY documentary, which follows the historical development of the Do- It-Yourself indie film movement.

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    How I Won Canon's Project Imaginat10n Contest: Ronnie Allman Looked to Others for Inspiration

    As inspiration, first-time filmmaker Ronnie Allman looked to others to help fuel his thoughts after becoming fixated on a haunting photo called "Fires Be Damned!" [Melissa Wollenberg, Highlands Ranch, CO] of a suburban boy outfitted with a gas mask.

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    Two Women Directors Nominated for Oscars' Live-Action Short Category

    The ten preliminary nominees for the Oscars' live-action shorts category have been announced. Among the ten directors on the long list, two were women: Miranda de Pencier and Selma Vilhunen.

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    WATCH: Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski Directs Blanchett, Redford, Ejiofor and Many More in 11 Gorgeous Short Films

    Here's a nifty thing. Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski directed 11 very short films for the New York Times Magazine, and the Times has a released a behind-the-scenes video of Kaminski directing the likes of Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Oprah Winfrey, Adele Exarchopo...

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    WATCH: 'Gravity' Short by Jonas Cuaron Is Eligible as Oscar Live-Action Short (VIDEO)

    Last time I saw "Gravity" co-writer Jonas Cuaron, I asked him when we could see the short "Aningaaq" that he made to accompany his father Alfonso's film, which is kicking ass at the box office all over the world ($500 million and counting) and is one of two Oscar frontrunners so far. He said they we...

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    How I Won Canon's Project Imaginat10n Contest: 'Chucked' Director Used a Robot as a Touching Metaphor

    Writer/Director Jared Nelson didn’t kick off my his process by writing one script; he wrote six over the course of two enervating months. Still, nothing was clicking.



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    Watch Sci-Fi Short 'Telescope' Before It Becomes A Feature Film

    Watch Sci-Fi Short 'Telescope' Before It Becomes A Feature Film

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    How I Won Canon's Project Imaginat10n Contest: For 'Here and Now' Director Julian Higgins, It's All Thanks to His Actress, Abigail Spencer

    If it weren't for Julian Higgins’ lead actress, his film short "Here and Now" would have never been made or and gone on to become one of the winning films in Canon's Project Imaginat10n film contest.

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    Ten Animated Shorts Make Academy Shortlist (TRAILERS)

    The Academy has narrowed down its animated shorts category to 10 films. Trailers below.

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    Watch: Technology is a Killer in Horror Short 'Cause of Death: iOS 7'

    In the spirit of post-Halloween nostalgia, a three minute horror short that takes a whole new fatal look at the iOS 7 feels like a perfect remedy. In writer-director Alberto Belli's youtube-uploaded film "Cause of Death: iOS7" technology nuisances fail to prevent a shadowy serial killer from tak...

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