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    iW NEWS | Finalists Named for 4th SXSWclick

    Fifteen finalists in five categories have been named for the South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival's four-year-old online Summer short film event, SXSWclick. Selected in the Animate-It category are: AM Peters' "Corporate Whore," Dan Brown's "Pierre," and David Crumley's "Sloths on a Tank"; in the Old School Shorts section: Will Elliott's "Peterson's Savings and Loan," Johnny O'Hara's "Mac's First Time," and Adam Wingard's "1000 Year Sleep"; in the Really Old Shorts category: David Serota's "Ubuntu," Kent Osbourne's "Every Picture I Took Last Year," and Jenny Perlin's "Review"; in the Sounds Shots section: Jonathan Stearns' "Falling Up...

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    SHORTS COLUMN | Scouting at UCLA's Industry Showcase of Student Films

    On June 12, 2007, Hollywood Industryites packed the Directors Guild of America Theater, eager to view the seven winners of UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television's Directors Spotlight competition. With a roster of past student winners including Alexander Payne ("Sideways"), Todd Holland ("Malcolm in the Middle"), Shane Acker ("9"), and Gil Kenan ("Monster House"), the annual screening has a reputation for being a do-not-miss event for those interested in identifying student filmmakers with big league potential. While there wasn't a clear standout among this year's crop of Spotlight winners, all seven of '07 directors showed enough po...

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    SHORTS COLUMN | A Photo a Day and Then Some: An Appreciation of the Self-Portrait Short

    Who would have thought an experimental short film could have a fan base of 5,926,124 and counting? Nearly six million clicks have propelled Noah Kalina's "Everyday" a.k.a. "Noah Takes a Photo of Himself Every Day for 6 Years" to become a genuine YouTube phenomenon. Countless self-obsessed photographers and irreverent parodists have surfaced in the wake of Kalina's six-minute short and Ahree Lee's equally well-known "Me," which consists of three years of self-snaps flying by in less than three minutes. But with film festival favorites such as David Birdsell's "Hairlady" pushing the envelope of what a self-portrait short can achieve, the que...

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    SHORTS COLUMN | "Tanghi Argentini" Dances Away With Four Prizes at Aspen Shortsfest

    Winning a festival's audience award is getting to be old hat for Guido Thys' "Tanghi Argentini," which followed up its amazing success at this year's Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival with a similar triumph at the 16th Aspen Shortsfest, which took place April 3 - 8 in Aspen, Colorad...

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    LA Times | SHOWBIZ 7s: Why do people make short films?

    Short films aren't inherently bad, but to the American public they are inherently uninteresting. It's a conundrum that in this time of nationwide ADD we are still more likely to watch a three and a half hour movie rather than a three-minute short. The Internet is beginning to change that, but so far...

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    SHORTS | "The Animation Show" Back for Thirds

    "The Animation Show 3," an international collection of short films personally selected by animation icons Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt, is currently touring cinemas across the country, attracting fans eager to catch Hertzfeldt's "Everything Will Be OK" on the big screen. While the 2007 Sundance ju...

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    Nine Honored at 2nd Very Short Film Festival

    Nine awards were presented at the 2nd Very Short Film Festival at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre, with Spanish film "Avatar" by Lluis Quillez winning in the drama category, while "The Happiest Day Of His Life" (USA) by Ursula Burton receiving the prize for comedy and "Africa Parting" (USA) by Robyn Yannoukos taking the nod in animation. Tiffany Shlain's "The Tribe" (USA) won for doc and "Victoria" (USA) by Marc Carlini won for music video. In the audience categories, Nancy Stein's "Joey" (USA) took the non-fiction nod and Jack Swanstrom's "A.W.O.L." received audience kudos for fiction. James Higgins' "Ephemera" won the fest's New Frontier prize...

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    BERLINALE '07 | "Raak" Wins Top Berlin Short Film Prize

    The Golden Bear for short film at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival went to Hanro Smitsman's "Raak" from The Netherlands earlier this week, with the Berlinale Silver Bear prize shared by Manuel Schapira's "Decroche" from France and Arvin Chen's "Mei" from the USA, Taiwan and China. The Pri...

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    Short Docs Shine at the Inaugural Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival

    This month the acclaimed ITVS/PBS showcase "Independent Lens," which bills itself as "the film festival in your living room," launches its first annual Online Shorts Festival, debuting a stellar array of short documentaries on its website and rebranding itself as "a film festival at your fingertips....

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    SF360: "Radical Closure" at the PFA

    Guts-and-glory war movies remain a perennial at the cineplex, but genuine cinematic responses to war are a different matter entirely. If the former have all the critical force of an army recruitment poster, the latter (as the broad range of approaches in the Radical Closure series make clear) open up serious possibilities for re-imagining the dehumanized landscape of violence even as physical options are closed down. This is the import of the film and video series curated by Lebanese video artist Akram Zaatari, originally presented as part of the 2006 Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, which continues through December 12 at UC Berk...

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