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Short Cuts: TIFF 2012's Canadian Short Films

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • August 8, 2012 2:38 PM
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The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced the 44 short films that will make up this year's Short Cuts Canada programme.

PS, I Love You: 2012 Palm Springs International ShortFest and Film Market

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • June 25, 2012 2:43 PM
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Since 1994, short filmmakers, programmers, distributors and other industry professionals have ascended on the unfurling desert town of Palm Springs (which is located about a hundred miles from Los Angeles) to attend the Palm Springs International ShortFest and Market.

The 2012 Nashville Film Festival Award Winners

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • April 25, 2012 9:06 AM
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The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) announced the award winners for this year’s festival at a luncheon in the festival’s Liberty Tent this morning. Matthew Gordon’s The Dynamiter, the story of a troubled 14-year-old boy who comes to realize what truly matters to him, won the Narrative Competition Grand Jury Prize and David Fine’s Salaam Dunk, a profile of the joys and challenges experienced by the American University of Iraq’s women’s basketball team, won the Documentary Competition Grand Jury Prize.

Nashville Film Festival: Music City Highlights

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • April 23, 2012 8:40 AM
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If y’all read my preceding posts about the Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), you already know that it’s one of my favourite film festivals—and that Nashville is one of my favourite cities to visit. Not surprisingly, I’m disheartened that today—Day 5 of the festival—is my last full day here (although I’m sure my liver feels differently, especially after a night of honky tonkin’ on Lower Broadway).

Opening Night at the Nashville Film Festival: Beauty is Embarrassing

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • April 20, 2012 2:43 PM
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There was no shortage of films to see on the first day of the Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), which kicked off yesterday at the Regal Green Hills Stadium in Nashville, but my opening night film choice was easy: Beauty is Embarrassing, Neil Berkeley’s refreshing and amusing documentary about the American artist, cartoonist and illustrator Wayne White, which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March.

The Best Short Films at the 2012 Nashville Film Festival

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • April 17, 2012 1:30 PM
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The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) not only programs some of the best short films from around the world, it is one of only 24 film festivals in the United States designated as an Academy Award-qualifying festival for short films, meaning that winners of the narrative and animation short competitions are automatically qualified for Academy Award consideration.

Fried Food and Film: The Nashville Film Festival

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • April 16, 2012 11:03 AM
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Most people think of country music or the Robert Altman film when they think of Nashville, but for eight days in April each year, Music City (specifically, the area known as Green Hills) is home to the Nashville Film Festival, one of the oldest film festivals in the United States and one of my personal favorites.

Cleveland Rocks: The 36th Cleveland International Film Festival’s Short Film Award Winners

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • April 2, 2012 2:51 PM
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Get Shorty: Predicting Oscar's Short Film Award Winners

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • February 22, 2012 8:07 PM
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The short film award winners are incredibly hard to predict, but—for what it's worth—here are my predictions for the best live action, animated and documentary short films at the 84th Academy Awards, along with their trailers:

Hot In Cleveland: The Best Short Films at the 36th Cleveland International Film Festival

  • By Brad Horvath
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  • February 21, 2012 2:10 PM
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The Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) announced their line-up for this year's festival yesterday and among their selections are some of my favourite short films from this and last year—including a film which I predict will (or at least should) be nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at next year's Academy Awards: Curfew The film, which was written and directed by and stars Shawn Christensen, is about a young man named Richie who, at the lowest point of his life, receives a phone call from his estranged sister who asks him to look after his nine-year old niece for a few hours. Not surprisingly, it recently won the prestigious International Audience Award at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival (arguably the most important short film festival in the world). You can watch the trailer here:

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