Short of the Week

Festival

Festival / September 10, 2014

It’s that time of year again, summer is drawing to a close and that can only mean one thing…that’s right – the return of the Encounters Film Festival here. Commencing…

Festival / September 10, 2013

Beginning life back in 1995, when it was originally envisioned as a one-off short film event, the Encounters Short film and Animation Festival has developed into one of the world’s…

Festival News / January 22, 2013

A cherished tradition, every year Sundance releases a selection of short films from their competition lineup onto the internet for the duration of the fest. It is an excellent way…

Festival / August 24, 2012

No preamble, if you want to learn more about this fantastic online competition, check out the first half of our coverage from yesterday. Again, due to embedding restrictions, please…

Festival / August 23, 2012

Part 1 coverage of The Wrap’s debut online short film festival.
Knowing Chris Kezelos from his film Zero, a favorite of both Andrew and I, we were certainly excited…

Festival / June 14, 2012

North America’s largest festival dedicated to short film returns next week. For the second year organizers have created an online component to supplement the proceedings. You can check out…

Festival / June 8, 2012

Following the smashing success of their inaugural festival back in 2010, Vimeo once again called on digital filmmakers from around the world to submit their work. The best of which were honored…

Festival Tribeca / April 19, 2012

Yesterday kicked off the 3rd year that the NYC-based Film Festival presented an online component for viewers at home. Last year we gave you full coverage of over many short…

Festival / March 7, 2012

Premium cable channel, Showtime, has rolled out a new batch of visual pieces from established short-form creators, via its “SHORT Stories” program. We covered the first season here, and the…

Festival / January 20, 2012

Part 2 of our coverage of Sundance’s 2012 online short film offering via Yahoo! Screen.

Festival / January 19, 2012

Sundance is here! Yours truly will be attendance for the first time, but, as it’s been for the last 6 years, all of you at home can partake in…

Festival / September 20, 2011

Tomorrow marks the beginning of this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s most prestigious outlet for artistic animation. In light of the “close, intimate relationship” the festival…

Festival / August 24, 2011

Edit 8/24 7pm PST: I’ve confirmed with the Exec Producer of POV that the film rights are for the USA only and thus geo-blocked for International audiences. My apologies!

Branded Content Branded Film Festival News Web Competition / June 28, 2011

Sunday night at the Edinburgh Film Festival, the much-promoted Nokia Shorts Competition drew to a close with the debut screening of the 8 finalist films. Shot entirely on Nokia…

Festival Web Competition / June 16, 2011

Palm Springs! We are very close to the arrival of North America’s most important film festival dedicated to shorts. I know not everybody follows the festival scene, and I…

Festival / June 4, 2011

There goes your weekend. Cinephile streaming website MUBI is partnering with La Semaine de la Critique (Critics’ Week) in Cannes to celebrate 50 years of its programming by showing a…

Cannes Festival Web Competition / May 5, 2011

Yeesh, I’m sure some of you are getting dispirited with the sheer number of short films to watch lately, but there is no let up. It’s the summer festival…

Festival Tribeca / May 4, 2011

The Tribeca Film Fest is over, and the majority of the shorts we featured last week are no longer available. As a parting gift however, the festival has made…

Festival Tribeca / April 27, 2011

This is the second part of our coverage of the 9 in-competition short films Tribeca (Online) has made available, and the 3rd (and last) post overall in our coverage…

Festival Tribeca / April 24, 2011

Friday I reviewed the 9 retrospective short films available to watch for free in the Tribeca Streaming Room. They underwhelmed me, which I found odd—shouldn’t the program have been…

Festival Tribeca / April 22, 2011

Tribeca’s (Online) Film Festival this year is quite extensive: 6 feature films, 9 in-competition shorts and these—9 “retro” shorts from the festival’s past, all available for free! We’ll cover…

Festival Tribeca / April 18, 2011

It is April 18th, the first day in which you can make reservations via Tribeca’s new online distribution system in order to “virtually attend” the screenings of 9 new…

Festival / April 4, 2011

Yesterday Sci-Fi London concluded its annual 48-hour filmmaking contest. There are a lot of 48 hour competitions, but Sci-Fi London has created a fairly robust community around theirs, with…

Festival / March 25, 2011

Its been a couple of days since Andrew’s article detailing the path we took in putting our short film The Thomas Beale Cipher online. Some folks have taken it as…

Festival / February 24, 2011

Last week we introduced the GoShort Festival’s online slate of short films, providing quickie reviews of 5 of the 10 selected films. Today we finish up the coverage by…