Tag: shorts

Fantasia 2020 Review: BORN OF WOMAN Shorts Program

[Still from Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair's Break Us.] Since its inception, the Born of Woman shorts program at Fantasia has been a draw, selling out each screening at the De Seve auditorium at Concordia University every July. This year's program includes nine...

New Horror Lab Looks to Launch Next Generation of Genre Filmmakers

Sony's Screen Gems has partnered with Scott Glassgold's Ground Control to bring the new Screen Gems' Horror Lab to life. The lab is an ambitious initiative that will develop the next generation of horror films by turning strong proof of...

Film Invasion L.A. Lineup Announced

Los Angeles, CA - August 22, 2016 - The official lineup for the inaugural Film Invasion L.A festival has been announced. Film Invasion L.A. is a film festival that brings the work of great filmmakers together and injects them into...

Sundance Announces Their 2014 Shorts Programs

Why there are many, many features to get all excited or overwhelmed about at a festival as big as Sundance, it's also big enough to both fit a robust shorts program, something that I think many folks forget. I am...

Watch 3 Shorts from This Halloween's Razorblades In Your Reeses's at LA's Downtown Independent

It's that spooky time of the year again folks. If you are in Los Angeles, that means another year of the awesome Razorblades in your Reese's short film fest and Halloween costume party. Now in its 4th year at...

TADFF 2013 Short Film, Short Review: MY FATHER IS A BIRD

Out of Jerusalem comes this 13-minute examination of life and death and puberty. Young Benny is quickly discovering boners and what to do with them in his private moments. This would all be pretty normal, if not for his father...

Review: Animated Short SNOW Exudes A Genuine Melancholy And Magic

Twitch has already reported on the recent Slovak wave of award winning shorts. The wave keeps rolling and a new short sees the light of day. Given the country┬┤s size, the animation scene is not so vast so the names...

TIFF 2013: Short Film YOUNG WONDER Just Described My Entire Childhood!

Two things are happening here. Either James Wilkes and I are kindred spirits. Or. The guy has been sneaking into my room at night and tapping into my brain to access my childhood memories and is using them for his...

Slovak Shorts: Why A Folk Star, PIG STAR, And Suicidal PANDAS Won Awards

Slovak film productions are not solely fixed on features and docs. A considerable part of national production belongs also to shorts. Although there is a small prejudice that shorts are made by students or recent students to learn the craft,...

Tribeca 2013 Preview: Special Screenings And Shorts

With less than 24 hours until Tribeca kicks off, we're back again with another preview of this year's fest. Yesterday I laid eyes on a few fine looking flicks in the Gala and Midnight sections, this morning Ryland told you...

VIFF 2012 Dispatch: THE CAPSULE, A STORY FOR THE MODLINS, And MORNING OF ST ANTHONY'S DAY

Though Athina Rachel Tsangari's short film The Capsule played third after two others, I'm reviewing it first as it was the title with which the other two were programmed (i.e. you show up to see a showing of The...

VIFF 2012 Dispatch: SLEEPLESS NIGHT and SORRY, I AM SO SORRY

Korean filmmaker Jang Kun-jae (whose Eighteen won the Dragons & Tigers award, VIFF's prize for new Asian directors, in 2009) delivers a heartfelt, sweet, genuine, yet never cloying portrayal of an average married couple in Sleepless Night. Essentially a series...