Taylor Jessen reviews five short films -- The Little Matchgirl by Roger Allers, A Gentlemans Duel by Francisco Ruiz and Sean McNally, Maestro by Ga Th, Childs Trip by Kei Takahashi and Tartes Aux Pommes by Isabelle Favez. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
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Mary Ann Skweres finds creative risktaking, diversity, aesthetic innovation and independent artistic expression at Sundance.
To kick off Oscar Week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present "Shorts!," a program featuring the 10 Academy Award-nominated films in the animated and live-action short film categories, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at 7:30 pm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
The program, hosted by Academy Award-winning producer-director Taylor Hackford, will feature onstage discussions with the nominated filmmakers (subject to availability).
The 2006 Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film nominees are:
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films -- Lifted by Gary Rydstrom, Dreams and Desires -- Family Ties by Joanna Quinn, Guide Dog by Bill Plympton, No Time for Nuts by Chris Renaud and Mike Thurmeier and The Danish Poet by Torill Kove. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films -- Tower Bawher by Theodore Ushev, Beatgirl -- A Piece of Action! by Martin Leeper , Life in Transition by John R. Dilworth, Backyard Shadow by Karl Staven and My Life at 40 by Laurie Hill and. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
A new 2D Goofy short is among a list of four new shorts in development at Disney, it was reported in by THE NEW YORK TIMES.
HOW TO INSTALL YOUR HOME THEATER will return Goofy to the big screen in his popular "How To" shorts, which were popular in the '40s and '50s. The new short is set to start production early next year.
Joe Strike looks into the new renaissance in animated shorts to find out the trends and how revenue opportunities are growing.
AOS Prods. has launched the Short Project, an experimental film production in which the eight separate stages of the project will be created entirely via online competitions.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films cNote by Chris Hinton, First Flight by Kyle Jefferson and Cameron Hood, Tragic Story with Happy Ending (Histica Trica com Final Feliz) by Regina Pessoa, Puppet by Patrick Smith and Shipwrecked by Frodo Kuipers. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Anima Brussels Animation Festival 2007Brussels, BelgiumFeb. 16-25, 2007Deadline: Nov. 1, 2006
Anima 2007 presents an international competition for animation films in various categories: feature films, shorts, shorts for children, student films.The Festival includes also a national competition and nominates, from the European films that have been submitted, its candidates for the "Cartoon d'or." Anima 2007 provides a key showcase for the entire range of quality animation, right in the heart of Europe.
Shorts Intl, the programming and distribution arm of leading short films specialists Brit Shorts, announced that a special collection of 10 animated films from the world's hottest independent animators are available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store (www.itunes.com).
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films Bar Fight by Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick, Come On Strange by Gabriela Gruber, Le Couloir (The Corridor) by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, A Fish with a Smile by C. Jay Shih, and Jam Session by Isabela Plucinska. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Disney/Pixars CARS, the summers second biggest hit thus far at $237.5M, debuts Nov. 7 on DVD (Buena Vista Home Ent., $29.99). Unlike the fully loaded two-disc extravaganzas for past Pixar animated features, though, CARS will be a single-disc release available in both anamorphic widescreen and fullscreen versions.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films One Rat Short by Alex Weil, Smile by Chris Mais, Memorial by Matt Clausen and Jon Gutman, Coffee by Rohitash Rao and Abraham Spear, and Dog Worries by Chris Armstrong. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Miami International Short Film Festival 2006Miami, Florida, USANovember 27 - December 2, 2006Deadline: September 26, 2006
Giggleshorts International Comedy Short Film FestivalToronto, Ontario, Canada October 2006 Deadline: August 31, 2006
Giggleshorts is the largest comedy short film festival in the world. Last year Gigglehsorts presented more than 200 short comedy , films, animations, spoofs, ads, etc. For more information, visit www.giggleshorts.com.
The 22nd Hamburg International Short Film Festival, which ran from May 31 to June 5, 2006, has announced its winners.
In the International Competition, a special mention went to Finnish animated short, ELUKKA / TIER by Tatu Pohjavirta.
In the NoBudget Competition, the NoBudget Audience Award went to the computer animated MAN OS 1 / EXTRAORDINATEUR from Roland Seidel and Achim Stiermann of Austria and experimental animation JULOT from Maya Tiberman of Israel.
Miami International Short Film Festival 2006Miami, Florida, USANovember 27 December 2, 2006Deadline: September 26, 2006
Karen Raugust looks at how Disney and other studios are re-energizing their staffs and positioning themselves for the on-demand future with a steady stream of animated shorts.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films Dragon by Troy Morgan, The Love Train by Eva Bennett, A Plan by Tom Schroeder, Stasis by Jason Hite and Vaudeville by Chansoo Kim. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films Clara by Van Sowerwine, Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot by David Chai, Book of Visions by Annie Poon, The Boy with No Name by Adam Smith and The Flooded Playground by Lisa Crafts. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
John Cusack will headline in the theatrical adaptation of Stephen King's short story 1408 for DERAILED director Mikael Hafstrom, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dimension Films, reports VARIETY. The script was written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (ED WOOD).
Cusack will play a debunker of paranormal occurrences who encounters real horror when he checks into notorious Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel.
1408 debuted in the King audio book, BLOOD AND SMOKE, and was later included in King's 2002 short story collection, EVERYTHING'S EVENTUAL.