Short Film News (SFN) - International Short Film Festival Oberhausen continues its tradition of mounting curated programs in its 55th edition with Unreal Asia, a ten-part film program of works from South East Asia. The program questions the foundations of global exchanges of goods and information between Asia and the West with screening of 70 films and videos from countries like Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Short Film News (SFN) - Shorts International will distribute this year's Oscar nominated short films in the US on February 6. Short films in the live-action and animated categories will go to theatres before the 81st Academy Awards ceremony on February 22 in order to give viewers the chance to see the nominated films.
Short Film News (SFN) - Glimmer: The 7th Hull International Short Film Festival organizers announced that February 6 is the last deadline for entries. The festival which will take place from 21st-26th April is the largest short film festival in the North of England, is looking for innovative films from across the globe of any genre that run up to a maximum of 45 minutes.
Short Film News (SFN) - The 2nd Cyprus International Short Film Festival extended its deadline for submission to January 30, 2009. The festival will be held in spring 2009 at North Cyprus and accepts short fictions and documentaries not longer than 30 minutes which completed after 1st of January, 2007.
Short Film News (SFN) - British filmmaker Michael Apted has been chosen as jury co-chair for the Democracy Video Challenge, a competition sponsored by the United Nations. Citizens from around the world are invited to submit three-minute videos online that define the nature of democracy and engage in a global dialogue on its meaning.