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Article News / May 29, 2014

As short film curators, we often get asked the broad question: why make a short film? After all, they tend to be money losers, and even if you do capture…

Article / April 24, 2014

As the theatrical film experience gives up its dominance as the mass-market medium for storytelling, the feature film format seems destined to fade with it. What’s happening?

Article / May 31, 2013

It is an unwritten, unspoken rule that is accepted by short filmmakers as an immutable reality—if you want your film to be eligible to screen at the world’s biggest fests,…

Article / May 2, 2013

We’ve seen it time and time again. A film plays for an audience on a big screen in a dark theater and brings the audience to tears or has them…

Article / March 4, 2013

This year marked an interesting milestone for the Oscar nominated animated short films. For the first time in recent memory, people actually watched them. On January 29th, my Facebook feed…

Article Branded Content SOTW / December 28, 2012

A short history of the developing genre and its successes and failures over the past decade.

Article / September 17, 2012

You’ve seen the scenario before: some talented, young filmmaker releases his latest short film on Vimeo… and BOOM… practically overnight it goes viral. A few million views and a couple…

Article / August 15, 2012

How the landscape of online content is changing and why following all the right rules won’t get you very far.

Article / January 5, 2012

The top 7 films in 2011 were all sequels—and three of those are part of franchises that made the same list 10 years ago. We all know there’s a lack of original stories coming from Hollywood these days, but just how bad is it?

Article / December 2, 2011

The online world is in a buzz over the major redesign of YouTube that launched yesterday. Though many are focused on the social integration, we think the bigger shift…

Article / March 23, 2011

On January 24th, 2011, Jason Sondhi and I released our festival-winning short film, The Thomas Beale Cipher, out onto the great wild web. Like many filmmakers, I wrestled with the…

Article / October 7, 2010

We published part 1 of this fashion film roundup to honor the end of New York fashion week and since then London and Milan have had their turn. Now we’re…

Article / September 17, 2010

The assault that the city of New York has been under for the last week, perpetrated by 5’11, birdlike amazons, garbed in freakish war paint and extravagant, yet bizarrely soft…

Article Crowdfunding / November 20, 2009


Live Music is a short animation that has been buzzed about in creative and traditional media circles for several months now based primarily on its unique production history. Mass…

Article / September 17, 2009

I was reading NewTeeVee recently and their weekend question caught my attention: How Much is a Movie Worth? The standard now seems to be $.99 rental, $4.99 old release, $9.99 new…