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News / April 13, 2011

Nicolas Lesaffre or “Niko” is a talented freelancer based out of Paris and Hong Kong. A graduate of Supinfocom in 2004, his short film Hernando missed out on the wave…

News / March 11, 2011

As the SXSW Film Festival gears up this weekend, regular SOTW contributor, Jason B Kohl, sat down with two filmmakers from UCLA’s MFA Directing Program en route to Austin. Their…

Branded Content News / February 22, 2011

The concluding chapter of  BMW’s branded documentary experiment which I’m posting a day late. Apologies, I know you must be simply FURIOUS with me!
No, really, if you’ve been…

Action News / February 15, 2011

3rd of this 4 part BMW series debuts today, titled “Reinventing Mobility”. In this installment our crew of talking heads gets a little more concrete about what we can…

News / February 11, 2011

If you live in the US, UK or Canada, you may be able to see the live-action, animated and documentary Oscar-nominated short film programs in a theater near you starting…

Branded Content News / February 8, 2011

My particular bent is to render an optimistic future because we are rehearsing for our own future—why not do it as pleasantly as possible? —Syd Mead
The next installment…

Branded Content News / February 1, 2011

BMW is of course no stranger to short film, they set the standard for branded short filmmaking with their amazing The Hire series in 2001 and 2002. They are…

News / January 25, 2011

Via a live streaming broadcast beginning at 5:30 am where I am, this year’s Oscar nominees were announced. I ended up hitting snooze and missed it, but I had an…

News Trailer / December 11, 2010

David O’Reilly (the creator behind Please Say Something, one of my favorite films of this year) has a new film The External World that has done well at festivals…

News / December 10, 2010

One of my personal favorite shorts, Soft, by British director Simon Ellis has come home to the internet. I reviewed the film in 2008, however the article at that…

News / October 13, 2010

Virgin Media Shorts is fun online competition out of the UK that just finished up its third year. Sponsored by the giant Branson-lead conglomerate in collaboration with the ubiquitous UK…

News / October 9, 2010

Vimeo has achieved an impressive evolution over the last couple of years from simply one of dozens of simple user-generated content sites (UCG) into a powerhouse short media destination…

News / October 2, 2010

It’s Threadless for films. Submit your film to Openfilm.com where anyone can watch it and vote. If you receive the most votes, you win a $500K deal to turn your…

News / September 22, 2010

To all our fans in the New York area! Both Andrew and I will be out at the NYC Short Film Festival this weekend to take in some great shorts…

News / August 24, 2010

Word arrived Stateside this morning, not through any official announcement, but through the tweets of his friends and collaborators. Kon Satoshi, one of the leading lights of Anime, director of…

News / August 5, 2010

It’s fun when mainstream sites do pieces on short film, and in a rare treat, two such articles were published online today. First up is a brief article and slideshow…

News / July 24, 2010

From the video site we believe hosts some of the most impressive short films around, comes a much overdue official festival. And they’re going big. Open to all online videos…

News / May 4, 2010

Continuing what has become a beloved tradition, today kicked off the National Film Board of Canada’s Online Short Film Contest. We let you know about it last year too,…

News / March 25, 2010

Aint it Cool News is the geek website of record for me personally. I think it was vintage gigantic-Harry’s guest appearances on Ebert’s TV show back in 1999 that sealed…

News / March 7, 2010

This was a strong year for short films. I can tell by the divided results from our Oscar poll that had close battles in both the animated and live action…

News / February 22, 2010

TropFest! ‘Tis truly excellent to have Australian short film goodness back in one’s life. I post the winners every year, so I don’t want to repeat myself too much,…

News / February 18, 2010

I just wrote up an, unfortunately, negative review of Luke Doolan’s Oscar-nominated Miracle Fish, which gave me a chance to remark on the fantastic Blue-Tongue Film collective. NyTimes have gotten…

News / February 12, 2010

In a rare turn of events, a cursory web search has revealed that at least one of the Oscar live-action short films is online, Luke Doolan’s Miracle Fish. The…

News / February 2, 2010

The 82nd Annual Oscar Nominated Short Films have been announced with a few surprises.

Festival News Sundance / January 21, 2010

Sundance kicked off tonight in Park City, Utah. I hadn’t heard any advance buzz about the 10/10 online series, a recent Sundance tradition that we covered last year, and…