Short Film News (SFN) - The 7th Irpen Film Festival will take place June 2009 in Irpen, Ukraine and accepts the entries to 31 March 2009. Irpen Festival which dedicates to independent cinema, includes Animation, Documentary, Fiction and Experimental film categories.
Short Film News (SFN) - The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival announced that the winning short films featured at the festival will qualify for consideration in the short films category of the Academy Awards without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy Rules. Friday, December 12 was the final deadline to submit a film for the 16th SXSW Film Festival.
Short Film News (SFN) - The Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) is all set to celebrate its golden jubilee, announced the FFSI general secretary Sudhir Nandgaonkar. Special events will be held at Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Pune and Bangalore, where film society activists will be honored and challenges before film societies in the wake of world cinema television channels and DVDs will be discussed.
Short Film News (SFN) - International Film Festival Zoom - Zblizenia 2009 will take place in February 17 – 22, 2009 in Jelenia Gora, Poland and accepts entries to the end of December. The festival comprises independent, amateur, and student film categories and will award approximately 10 prizes to best films.
Short Film News (SFN) - Sundance Institute announced 96 short films from U.S. and international filmmakers have been selected to screen at the 25th Sundance Film Festival. The Festival's short film program comprises 47 U.S shorts and 41 international films from 18 countries. Submissions grew by 10% over last year.
Short Film News (SFN) - Irish director Darren Thornton won the European Film Academy short film prize during the European Film Awards ceremony on Saturday, December 6 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Short Film News (SFN) - Kevin Spacey will host the first MOFILM Mobile Short Film Festival which will run during GSMA's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Two-time Oscar-winning actor will present the prize for the best short film of 5 minutes or less in length that are submitted by film makers from around the world. He will also participate in a keynote interview at the congress on February 19, 2009.
Short Film News (SFN) - Angles Die in the Soil, a short film by Babak Amini from Iran, won the best Non-European Award of Grand Off European Off film Awards. The awards ceremony of the 2nd edition of this event took place Saturday night in Warsaw and the winners of ten categories in this competition were announced.
Short Film News (SFN) - Sundance Institute announced the expansion of Sundance Institute Art House Project which includes a series of short films from the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, a film tour of an acclaimed documentary, and a convergence of art house theatres from across the US to be held January.