Short Film News (SFN) - Up , the new animation from the Disney Pixar studios and produced under John Lasseter's supervision will open the 62nd Cannes Film Festival on May 13. This is the first time that an animation film, in 3-D, will be the opening ceremony film at Cannes Festival, although feature animations have attended in the Cannes official selection from 1947 with Walt Disney's Dumbo.
Short Film News (SFN) - Tribeca Film Festival announced 46 short films have been selected for participation to be presented in six thematic programs. Among the highlights is a short narrative written and directed by Tom Everett Scott, as well as a documentary narrated by Richard Gere. Directors making return visits to the Festival include Jason DaSilva, Brian Durnin, Paula Gaitan, Ken Jacobs and Mark Street.
Short Film News (SFN) - The Grand Prix of Tampere Short Film Festival went to Pablo Lamar's I Hear Your Scream, which was the first Paraguayan film to participate in the festival's international competition. The Best Animation award was snatched by British Laurie Hill's Photograph of Jesus. The animation tells of a search for impossible photographs.
Short Film News (SFN) - The 4th International Student Film Camp Interaction - Zlatibor 09 which runs August 4 - 21 in Serbia, accepts applications till April 15. 20 students of film production, directing, cinematography, sound design and editing from 15 countries, divided into 4 crews, are going to shoot 4 documentaries on the theme "Tolerance of differences".
Short Film News (SFN) - Short Matters! the European Film Academy's short film tour will bring the short films nominated for the European Film Awards 15 film festivals across Europe and beyond. This year, world-wide short film distribution company Shorts International supports Short Matters! program as a new partner, and giving films an additional platform at 15 festivals.