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The Story of Ones

The Story of Ones

Like entering a roomful of stories, the sound of the Vietnamese state radio introduces us into the city life of Hanoi.

2011 | 5 - 10 | City Life | Documentary | Observational | Vietnam

The story of one could be an experience for all. Telling these stories is the mission of Pham Ngoc Lan, young Vietnamese photographer, video artist and filmmaker who made his directorial debut with the observational short The Story of Ones, screened at the 2012 Visions du Réel in Nyon and CPH:DOX in Copenhagen. Utilizing the…


Guest Picks #7: Elisa Fuksas

The Roman writer and director tells us how she understands the "short" format with an anomalous and surprising selection of ten "visual entities".

Definitions, categories, divisions have never been my thing: “Who do you love more? What do you like best? What is your present preferred book? “. I cannot really answer to these kind of questions. Nor can I deny that I never really had much sympathy for the word “short”.  Of course, like all those directors who want…

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The Boy with a Camera for a Face

A allegorical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head, told in rhyme.

10 – 15 | 2013 | Dramedy | Live-Action | UK

The Boy with a Camera for a Face is the multi award winning short film from writer / director Spencer Brown, finally premiered online. A satirical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head. From birth to adulthood, we follow our bizarre protagonist while he experiences his inability to live a…


Analogue People in a Digital Age

As the analogue age draws to a close, eight men sit in an Irish bar and battle to remain relevant in the digital world.

10 – 15 | 2013 | Anthropology | Documentary | Ireland | Observational

It is the day of the analogue to digital switchover of television transmission. Conversations about life, death and quantum physics mix with pints to create a surreal document of the switchover day and of people caught between two worlds. The TV in the corner a harbinger of this technological future. Taking inspiration from that little piece…

2014 Sundance Film Festival - Atmosphere Day 1

Sundance Film Festival 2016: a taste from the short films program.

Five shorts to watch online from the 72 programmed to play over the next 10 days in Park City.


There has always been this unwritten rule accepted among short filmmakers that, if you publish your short online, you are “burned” for large festivals, you are no longer elegibile. Otherwise, how can the organizers attract the public and justify the cost ticket if the films are already online? This reasoning is still valid, but less and less. In fact,…

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