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Guest Picks #9: Simon Intihar

Our foray into the Slovenian cinema continues with Simon Intihar: 'You Didn't Forget' director recommends us 7 shorts you're not likely to forget

Simon Intihar is a filmmaker full of passion and promise. The global festival circuit has often been more welcoming to Simon and his shorts than his homeland: his movies are filtered through a lively literary sensibility and a precise and elegant visual style. Graduated in Film and TV directing at UL AGRFT in Ljubljana, Intihar has…

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Guest Picks #8: Maike Mia Höhne

The curator of Berlinale Shorts recommends us 5 short films that have captivated, surprised, and amused her

Berlinale Shorts is always interested in fictional narratives that go beyond the usual formats. Whether the films are animated, documentary or fiction – experimentation is the order of the day. Since 1955, the Berlinale awards the Golden and the Silver Bear for short films, since 2003 with a dedicated international jury. Berlinale Shorts 2018 (15-25…

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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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Guest Picks #6: ZEROVIDEO.NET

Three shorts selected by Roman-London based creative collective, behind the Italian viral campaign #coglioneno in favour of creative professions.

Last August we were in the jury at FMK International Short Film Festival  in Pordenone with our great editor-in-chief Alessandro Zoppo. In that occasion, we had the pleasure to meet terrible ZERO‘s guys Alessandro Grespan, Stefano de Marco, and Niccolò Falsetti: “half pirate, half of fillmakers” as they like to define themself. Three beautiful boys (according to their mothers), creative…

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Guest Picks #5: Federico Bernocchi

The radio host of the Italian superpopular cinema radio show "Canicola" recommends us 5 shorts that have surprised, amused and terrified him.

Federico Bernocchi writes and talks about cinema on magazines, radio and TV shows, and on the Web. He happily sacrifices his own social life and sleeping hours watching as much movies and series as he can get. A real passion to the limit of obsession, which he has cleverly transformed into a job. He daily hosts the Italian super-popular cinema…

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Guest Picks #4: Yair Hochner

Israeli director and creator of Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival recommends three shorts that have mostly inspired him

Cinema as a shelter for dreams. Our Guest Picks #4 comes from Israeli filmmaker Yair Hochner, creator of the TLVFest – Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival. Delivering an intense, personal and moving world exploring LGBT topics such as the discovery of sexuality, impossible love, sexual intimacy, the uncertain relationships with the world, Yair has…

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Guest Picks #3: Giuseppe Sansonna

The talented director and author recommends four touching and moving short films

We are pleased to present four very inspirational “picks” selected by Italian talented director Giuseppe Sansonna, short films that somehow reflect his ironic and dreamy filming style and story-telling, not lacking of a certain dark and grotesque humour. Born in 1977, Sansonna currently works as author and director with Rai Italia. He has directed the…

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Guest Picks #2: Babak Jalali

The talented Iranian-British director reccomends three short films that have mostly inspired his own filmmaking.

This week we are pleased to present three  very inspirational”picks” selected by 36-year-old Iranian born-London based director Babak Jalali, three short films that somehow mirror his minimalistic filming style and story-telling sensibility at the service of a “politically-tuned” cinema, not lacking of a certain dark humour, focused in deep characters capable to express great existential themes. Babak Jalali was born in 1978 in Northern…

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Guest Picks #1: Elisa Sednaoui

The celebrated Italian-Egyptian actress, filmmaker and model recommends her favourite shortfilms and launches our new Guest Picks section.

We are happy to launch our new Guest Picks section: a column where actors and actress, editors, writers, film critics, people from the film industry, talents from publishing and creativity worlds, will select the most exciting, upsetting, moving or thought-provoking short films to showcase to our international audience. This week, we are pleased to present Elisa Sednaoui, our first “guest editor”, who has chosen and commented three beautiful…

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