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Concorto Film Festival 2019: the Italian Fefreshing Oasis of Short Films

From August 17th to 24th in Pontenure (Piacenza), in the suggestive location of Parco Raggio, the 18th edition of the event: 51 shorts in competition, focus, workshops and lots of music

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Concorto Film Festival 2019 does not disappoint. The Italian event (from August 17th to August 24th in Pontenure, part of the province of Piacenza) has itself become a reference in the genre over time. The 18th edition is no exception with its impressive numbers: 51 short films in competition, 2 geographical focuses (Russia and Portugal),…

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Cannes Court Métrage 2019: The Short Films Selection

A look at the 11 short films competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or and the 17 films from the Cinéfondation

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The 72nd Cannes Film Festival has announced the lineup of Cannes Court Métrage 2019. The programme features 11 short films (9 works of fictions, 1 documentary and 1 animation), from Albania, Argentina, France, Finland, Greece, Israel, Ukraine, Sweden and USA. The selection committee has viewed 4240 shorts. High-profile films in the lineup include The Nap…

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MiMo – Milano Mobile Film Festival: How to Make a Short on Your Smartphone

The second edition of the mobile festival will end on June 8-9 and the winners will be awarded with... a personalized plant!

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MiMo – Milano Mobile Film Festival is the first mobile festival in Italy. It takes place in the inspiring setting of the historic center of Milan and it’s dedicated to works – videos and photos – made exclusively with mobile devices as smartphones, tablets, action cameras, and drones. As the French counterpart Mobile Film Festival,…

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The Short Films of Agnès Varda

An overview of some of the French New Wave filmmaker's most remarkable short films

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Probably one of the most remarkable traits of Agnès Varda’s filmography is that she never cared too much for the format of her films. She really wasn’t big on conventions. She once said: “Not even the least important of the painters or the writers have someone imposing to them the measure of their canvas, nor…

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Jimmy Page: An Animated Short Film Chronicles The Story Behind Led Zeppelin Guitar

The 1959 Fender Telecaster was a gift from Jeff Beck and now Page shares the psychedelic story of that instrument

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Jimmy Page without his Fender Telecaster is like Thor without his hammer Mjöllnir. The history of this magical instrument has become an animated short film, made by Fender in collaboration with the Led Zeppelin guitarist. The short, directed by Smith & Foulkes (the London-based duo behind the Oscar-nominated This Way Up), is voice narrated by…

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Cortisonici 2019: What A Hell Of A Festival

On the occasion of the 16th edition (Varese, April 9-13), we propose the best short films of the previous editions

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Cortisonici 2019 is a hell of a festival. This is how the artistic direction of the event presents its 16th edition, in Varese from 9 to 13 April. The reason is simple: this year’s focus (titled A sangue fresco, ie In Fresh Blood) is on contemporary horror. The showcase features the Japanese horror comedy One…

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