Tag: shorts

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Bram Stoker International Film Festival: Shorts Overview

Bram Stoker International Film Festival is typically programmed as an alternative to most horror film festivals, mixing shorts, classics, cult gems and new features together in a primordial cinematic stew. While shorts are the bread and butter of film festivals and early career springboards of professional filmmakers, this year the […]

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LFF 2014 Short Film Roundup No.3

Our third roundup of short films at this year’s BFI London Film Festival is a bit of a mixed bag. We have 5 films that veer in subject between sweet family animation and extreme experimental art, which is great, though they veer also in quality between highly polished and pretty […]

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LFF 2014 Short Films Roundup No.2

For our second round-up of short films at this year’s BFI London Film Festival we have two from England, one from Finland and one from Germany; an action-comedy, a documentary, a family drama and an experimental film-essay about…I’m not really sure. The two British films were produced and part-funded by […]

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Dead By Dawn 2014: The Essential Overview

The reviews are all written, I have almost recovered some hours of lost sleep, and that’s about it for Dead By Dawn 2014, but the reviews are just a small sample of what I experience every year at this festival. Things started off with a White Russian or two when […]

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Dead By Dawn 2014: The Shorts

If you have been to, or read about, Dead By Dawn before now then you will know that a lot of great shorts are always scattered throughout the program. So, without further ado, here is the full selection of bite-sized beauties that viewers enjoyed this year. Where The Red Fox […]

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Top 10 Pixar features and shorts

Animation is a special form of filmmaking. With animation, infinite numbers of doors are opened and there’s a never ending supply of possibility. A table can move across a room of its own accord, a chair can sink into the floor, or a lamp can find endless entertainment from a […]


COFILMIC ‘Best of the Festival’ tour

Tickets still available for tomorrow’s hotly awaited first tour of the award winning films from the 2nd COFILMIC Comedy short film festival. If you are a film maker, writer or just have an interest in comedy, lots for you here in a triple-decker event including: Life’s a Pitch – ‘live’ […]


Dead By Dawn 2013 – The Shorts

Unlike previous years, the short films shown at this Dead By Dawn were all spread out to come before main features. No animated selection this year and no bumper selection of short after short. I believe that this was due to the year 2012-2013 just being so damn busy for […]

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Dead By Dawn 2012

15 feature films (including a few classics shown in their full glory on the big screen once again) and a number of entertaining shorts spread over a schedule that ran from Thursday night to Sunday night. Oh yes, it was time for me to see if I could survive Dead […]


Jameson Empire Done In 60 Seconds finalists announced

 Amateur film-makers from across the globeset to hit the big time at the 2012 Jameson Empire Awards – Jameson Empire Done in 60 Seconds finalists announced by Chris O’Dowd & film industry experts – After months of frantic filming, editing and producing, five budding film-makers from the UK, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria […]