Short Film News (SFN) - The 7th Berlinale Talent Campus is going to run under the theme: "Suddenly, It All Happened - The turning point in close-up," announced the organizers. The Campus which will be held Feb. 7-17 focuses on storytelling turning points as a driving force in filmmaking and illuminates every facet of the fascinating effect they can have.
Short Film News (SFN) - The 6th Lisbon International Documentary Film Festival - Doclisboa 2008 will present a retrospective of works from Emmy-winning Documentary-maker Frederick Wiseman. He will be in Lisbon to present his films, talk to the audience and also to give a masterclass, organizers announced.
Short Film News (SFN) - Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and Canwest announce twelve projects have been chosen to receive a total of $338 000 in grants and no-interest loans from the Canwest-Hot Docs Funds in its first round of selections. Established in April, the Funds consist of a $3-million completion fund and a $1-million development fund that aim to provide documentary filmmakers with much needed financial support at critical stages in their projects.
Short Film News (SFN) - DC Shorts Film Festival organizers invite the audience to vote for their favorite short films at the 5th edition of festival. DC Shorts which will be held from September 11 - 18 in Washington is the first film festival in U.S to use a special phone-based ballot system to allow the audience to vote for the film of their choice.
Short Film News (SFN) - Babelgum, the free independent web TV platform announces the launch of the second edition of its Babelgum Online Film Festival. The announcement made by American helmer Spike Lee during a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival, while Lee has returned for the second year as the Honorary Judge of the Festival Jury.
Short Film News (SFN) - Mexican director Carlos Armella's Tierra y Pan won the 65th Venice Film Festival's Corto Cortissimo Lion for best short film. The film managed to tell a dramatic story about misery and solitude in few minutes and a single space, According to the jury.
Short Film News (SFN) - Online film promotion and distribution company, Film Annex announced that it has made a significant change in its revenue sharing policy in order to benefit the filmmakers by giving them 100% of the revenues they obtain through their movie sales online.
Short Film News (SFN) - The 2nd edition of Lisbon International Horror Film Festival - MOTELx opened Wednesday night with a short and a feature film. The non-competitive event which runs until September 7 in Cinema Sao Jorge, will screen more than 50 films in six sections.
Short Film News (SFN) -Angles Die in the Soil by Babak Amin won an award in the 14th edition of Palm Springs Short Film Festival. The film which was the sole representative from Iran in this festival won The Cinema without Borders Best International Film Award.
Short Film News (SFN) - Haber , Daniel Ragussis' short film about Nobel Prize-winning chemist Fritz Haber, won the LA Shorts Film Festival's Best of the Fest award. The festival which run from August 15-21, presented the Best Drama award to Chief by Brett Wagner and the Best Foreign Film award to German Peter Ladkani for Positive Prognosis .
Short Film News (SFN) - Aspen Shortsfest invites submissions of live-action, documentary and animation short films and videos for its 18th annual edition, which will be held April 1-5, 2009. Entries will be accepted beginning September 1, 2008. Early entry deadline is November 1, 2008, and Regular entry deadline is December 15, 2008.