Short Film News - The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is seeking submissions for its fourth annual event. The regular deadline for all submissions is September 1, 2006. Entries will be accepted until October 20, 2006, but fees will increase after the September 1 regular deadline.
Short Film News - DepicT! '06, the 90 seconds competition part of Encounters Short Film Festival, Britain, calls for entries from around the world. There is just one month to go until the deadline for entries for DepicT! '06, the micro movie competition (Mon. 4 Sep. '06). The shortlist will then be posted on www.depict.org on Monday 9 October '06 and the winners will be announced at Encounters Short Film Festival in Bristol, UK (21 to 26 of November).
Short Film News - Hot Docs organizers announced that contemporary documentary cinema from Central and Eastern Europe will be showcased in the National Spotlight program at 14th Hot Docs Festival, while Brazil has been selected for the "Made in..." program.
Short Film News - Seventeen films from 15 countries have been selected for the Corto Cortissimo, short film competition at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday. Chosen from the 1100, these films will compete for the Lion for the best short film and the Prix UIP reserved for the best European short film.
Short Film News - A new filmmaking initiative called BBC New Music Shorts is launched. BBC Electric Proms, BBC Film Network and BBC New Talent are offering a challenge to new filmmakers to develop original and creative ideas around music filmmaking as part of the program for this Autumn's BBC Electric Proms festival, 2006, BBC reported.
Home Box Office awarded the $20,000 grand prize for the 2006 HBO Short Film Award to writer/director Moon Molson for his film Pop Foul a coming-of-age story about a boy who must choose between staying loyal or being honest after witnessing his father take a beating by a local thug.