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Shortlist 2014 Film Festival Finalists

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 19, 2014 11:06 AM
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Finalists Include Winners of Sundance, SXSW, Clermont-Ferrand, Aspen, Toronto, LAFF

And The Winner Is: Helium for Best Live Action Short Short

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • March 3, 2014 10:44 AM
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Making use of beautiful imagery and an inventive story, Anders Walter’s short film Helium deals with the afterlife from the perspective of a sick child and a man who wants to help him minimize the pain. After he befriends Alfred (Pelle Falk Krusbæk), a young boy who is dying, hospital janitor Enzo (Casper Crump) decides to create an imaginary world for him.

Interview: Oscar-nominated Short 'Aquel No Era Yo' (That Wasn't Me)

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • February 22, 2014 10:00 PM
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What happens after a child soldier has to come to terms with the horrendous crimes he/she was forced to commit out of fear? The guilt, the trauma, and all of their ramifications remain long after reaching safety.

Interview: Oscar-nominated Short 'Just Before Losing Everything'

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • February 20, 2014 8:00 AM
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Although he is no stranger to the film world since he started his career as an actor, director Xavier Legrand has only one film under his belt –a short film. This astonishingly unsettling first effort, 'Just Before Losing Everything' (Avant que de tout perdre), has earned him an Academy Award nomination in the Live Action Short category, a very deserving honor.

Interview: Oscar-nominated Short 'Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?'

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • February 19, 2014 1:30 PM
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The insanity of daily modern life is presented with an exponentially comedic tone in the Finnish Academy Award-nominated Live Action Short Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?

YouTube at Sundance

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 29, 2014 1:30 PM
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YouTube’s importance at Sundance grows every year. This year, they held free workshops on how to maximize your use of YouTube. Here is the latest schedule of YouTube on Main Street events and press assets, please visit google site ytsundance2014 or Twitter at #YouTubeSundance.

Mitchell Block Direct: VI Issue 1: Ethel, Salar, and Columbia University

  • By Mitchell Block
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  • December 13, 2012 3:30 PM
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We are happy to add a new feature to SydneysBuzz! Mitchell Block, who specializes in conceiving, producing, marketing & distributing independent features & consulting. Mitchell will post his commentary on docs and shorts twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday.

IFP and The Film Society of Lincoln Center Announce Collaboration for Independent Film Week 2011

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • September 21, 2011 2:00 AM
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Independent Film Project (IFP) and the Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the new collaboration that includes the relocation of IFP’s signature program, Independent Film Week, to The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center and to provide joint programming during the New York Film Festival. Both partners will present a daylong event in October that will showcase emerging artists engaging with industry powers.

IFP’s Independent Film Week To Launch “Future of Film Today” Short Film Series

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • September 20, 2011 12:00 PM
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New York, NY – In partnership with Royal Bank of Canada and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, IFP announced the launch of the “The Future of Film Today” short film series, highlighting the work and personal stories of six talented New York-based independent filmmakers during Independent Film Week. Formerly known as the IFP Market, Independent Film Week is the leading forum in the U.S. dedicated to discovering and showcasing new independent film projects and talent. It is the place where filmmakers, film lovers and film professionals can come together to support new projects in development and new voices on the independent film scene.

L.A. Shorts Fest On Now

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 28, 2011 3:17 AM
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LA Shorts Fest is going on now!!! This is a great place to find great shorts for the web, the mobile, films to motivate in business, school, social groups, social networking. It is quite a prestigious festival; the winners are sent to the Academy Award selection committee.

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