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    Palm Springs International Shortfest Winners and Panel Takeaways

    A record 500 filmmakers from 37 countries attended the 20th annual Palm Springs International Shortfest (June 17-23). The largest short film festival and only short film market in North America screened 330 short films out of 3000 submissions. The Fest awarded more than $115,000 in prizes, including...

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    300+ Films to Vie for 4 Oscar-Qualifying Spots at 20th Palm Springs Shortfest

    The Palm Springs International Shortfest is a big deal: one of only 70 or so Oscar-qualifying festivals for shorts, it qualifies the first-place winners of its four competitions to compete for the Academy Award; only the sprawling Los Angeles Film Festival qualifies more for Oscar contention.

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    Call for Projects: Canadian National Film Board and ARTE Want Your Project for Their Online Series

    Attention, filmmakers, the National Film Board of Canada and Canadian arts group ARTE are beginning a web series and need submissions. Entitled "Interactive Haiku," the series wants to compile "short online experiences" from an international body of filmmakers.

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    'Subconscious Password' Takes Grand Prize at New York International Short Film Fest; Complete List of Winners Announced

    The votes are in and the winners of the third annual New York International Short Film Festival have been announced, with the Grand Prize going to director Chris Landreth's "Subconscious Password"-- a film that takes a trip down into the unconscious of a single man trying to remember his friend's na...

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    How to Air Your Short at the Oscars

    Producers: check out this PGA short film competition. Win, and a portion of your short will air during the Oscar show on February 22, 2015.

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    Here Are the 58 Short Films Playing the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

    The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival has revealed its lineup of 58 short films set to play the fest, 29 of which are world premieres. The selections were curated from 3,074 submissions, and include shorts from 16 countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, India, Ir...

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    Holocaust Survivor and Subject of Oscar Nominated Short Doc Alice Herz-Sommer Has Died at 110

    Sadly, 110-year-old Alice Herz-Sommer, subject of the Oscar nominated short documentary "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life" died on the morning of February 23, just a week before the film about her extraordinary life heads to the Academy Awards. Herz-Sommer was the oldest living Holocaust su...

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    Anatomy of a Scene: The Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

    What were the most challenging scenes to animate in the Oscar-Nominated shorts? I posed this to all five directors: Lauren MacMullan ("Get A Horse!"), Daniel Sousa ("Feral"), Shuhei Morita ("Possessions"), Laurent Witz ("Mr. Hublot"), and Max Lang ("Room on the Broom").

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    Talking with the Oscar Nominees for Animated Short Film

    I recently chatted with the Oscar nominees for "Feral" (Daniel Sousa), the Annie-winning "Get a Horse!" (Lauren MacMullan), "Mr. Hublot" (Laurent Witz), "Possessions" (Shuhei Morita), and "Room on the Broom" (Max Lang). We discussed personal connections and challenges. Interestingly, all five of the...

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    SXSW 2014 Unveils Midnighters and Shorts Lineup

    SXSW has rolled out its 2014 Midnighters section, as well as the fest’s complete short film lineup. Check out the program below.

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