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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 Online Program 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…

News / November 29, 2009

Ghost House has just announced they’ve signed director, Federico Alvarez, to make a $30-$40 million feature film based primarily on the success of his short film, Panic Attack, that has…

News / November 22, 2009

The final 10 animations in the running for the upcoming Oscar nominations have officially been announced. Check out the previews of each film below. Which do you think deserves to…

News / November 12, 2009

Life is grand for iphone users. Vimeo, video host of choice for the artsy crowd, is now available on the mobile phone. Things are just starting, so the whole collection…

News / October 22, 2009

Via CNet, I’ve learned that the National Film Board of Canada, that awesome sponsor of innumerable award-winning short films, is now offering over 500 films available for viewing on your…

News Web Competition / October 2, 2009

You may have heard the news today. Despite President Obama’s personal lobbying, the International Olympic Committee snubbed Chicago as host for the 2016 games in favor of Rio. It was…

News Web Competition / October 1, 2009

Bablegum winner

News / September 15, 2009

Jossie Malis has been hard at work expanding the genius behind his original Bendito Machine to a larger audience. The striking visual style (dark silhouette shapes against brightly colored backgrounds),…

News / August 30, 2009

Nothing excites the internet masses (yours truly included) like a best of list. A new one out lists a bunch of really important animation directors and their representative works. Created…

News / July 23, 2009

Shorts International, the UK-based purveyor of for-sale short films on Itunes and sponsor of the Oscar Nominee theater screenings for short film, unveiled something cool again. ShortsHD is their newest…

News / May 15, 2009

As you might have heard, Cannes is getting underway. While you don’t get to see any of the official competition films, Cannes does have this cool thing called the Short…

News / March 21, 2009

Hulu is broadening its support of documentary films including a section on documentary short films. Also, if you’ve been stranded on a deserted island for the past year, check out…

News / March 19, 2009

I have proclaimed my love for that most democratic and web-radical of film festivals, Tropfest, on numerous occasions. You can read the review and watch last year’s winner, Marry Me,…

News / February 22, 2009

The 2008 Oscar winners for the best short films are…

News / February 21, 2009

Oscars are tomorrow, so its getting a little late to form an opinion on the short film categories, but, Shorts International is continuing with their recent tradition of putting the…

News / February 15, 2009

YouTube announced via their blog that it is now possible to view embedded videos in high-definition.

News / February 3, 2009

The folks over at AWN are showcasing the animated films up for an Oscar this year. They show short clips from most films along with stills and a synopsis—enough…

News / January 25, 2009

The National Film Board of Canada, has digitized its collection and taken it online in celebration of its upcoming 70th anniversary.