Landshut Unveils Its 2015 Program

Jan 14th

The 16th Landshut Short Film Festival has unveiled its program with 220 short films in competition. As an FFL partner festival, all the submitted films are members of our very own FilmFestivalLife family. Festival Director Michael Orth is happy with this years selection; ‘we have a very strong program. Because of the very high standard of […]

From SUNDANCE To OSCAR Shortlist: Réka Bucsi On How SYMPHONY NO. 42 Got Into The Festival Circuit

Jan 7th
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SYMPHONY NO. 42 sends you on an unexpected surreal and emotional journey. Réka Bucsi‘s graduation film from the MOME (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design) has definitely left a mark on the festival circuit. After premiering at the Berlinale last year, the unconventional animation begun a long festival run and it looks like it will not […]

Focus • From Florida to Hollywood – SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL salutes 10 years

Dec 23rd

Sunscreen Film Festival turns 10! Big anniversaries demand some extra oomph, and the upcoming edition of the Florida-based festival has that in spades – parties, concerts and big-name stars galore. Not bad for a festival already with a MovieMaker magazine ’25 Coolest Film Fest’ status and name recognition that saw it expand into a Los Angeles […]


Dec 23rd

It’s an early Deadline List this month, as it’s holidays time! Lo and behold, there’s a veritable avalanche of deadlines – January is after all, all about getting things done. Here’s what’s coming up in the first month of the year for you, filmmakers… ‘The operative word in short film is S.H.O.R.T.S.’ Sounds simple, but sometimes it’s the simple advice […]

Focus • The Future of Short Filmmaking with Hollyshorts Film Festival

Nov 25th
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‘We’re always excited to see the new crop of films!’ Daniel Sol’s passion for short films goes seamlessly in hand with his work. As the Festival Co-Director of the largest short film festival in Hollywood he stands at the cutting edge of short filmmaking. Since its beginning in 2004 the Hollyshorts Film Festival has devoted […]


Nov 25th
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2014 is nearly over…but there’s a ton of deadlines to come first in the month of Christmas! FILMFEST DRESDEN’s Festival Director Katrin Küchler has given her big tips in our FOCUS interview with her right before their open call is coming to an end. Here’s one to whet your appetite – ‘Filmmakers should show more […]

Stefano Casertano on the ‘THE LAST DAYS OF TACHELES’, crowd funding and online distribution

Nov 24th

The name Tacheles is one that hits a spot with any Berliner, native or not. That’s something that’s clear when I see the crowd assembled outside Mindpirates, close to our FFL HQ. The atmospheric, smoky den chosen for the German premiere of FFL filmmaker Stefano Casertano’s THE LAST DAYS OF TACHELES… Casertano’s film is one […]

Interview with FFL Member Petros Silvestros, Director of ‘MIKE’

Nov 17th

Mike has to give up his Saturday plans to take his younger brother Jack to get a haircut. Instead of going with him, he decides to wait in the car, still trying to make the most of his afternoon. As minutes go by and night begins to fall, Mike starts to worry. Why is Jack […]

FOCUS • 7 Insider Tips For Getting Your Film Festival Career Started With FILMFEST DRESDEN

Nov 13th
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Filmmakers with a short fiction or animation film: it‘s time for the Golden Horsemen. With prizes and awards worth over 62,000€, the 27th FILMFEST DRESDEN is not only one of the most important, it‘s also one of the best endowed short film festivals in Europe. The FilmFestivalLife festival has a brand new prize this year […]


Oct 31st

The days are getting darker and shorter in the Northern Hemisphere, but that doesn’t mean the deadlines are going to let up! November’s a big month for deadlines, and there’s a number of highlights.. We start close to home with the Landshut Short Film Festival. Here’s a chat we had with Michael Orth, their Festival Director, that we […]

Interview with Shekhar Bassi, Director of ‘NO LOVE LOST’

Oct 10th
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Boy, girl, London. He is Jewish. She is Muslim. Together, they strive to be accepted by the multicultural society they live in. You may think you’ve heard this one already, but NO LOVE LOST stirs up the plot by adding a third element to the party, someone who silently watches them, going unnoticed. Their stalker, […]


Sep 25th
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It’s Autumn time here at FFL HQ! So, it’s time to get over the passing of Summer, a great time to get your film festival career up and running! One of our big guns has their Late Deadline at the start of this month and it’s one that’s extended their deadline for Polish filmmakers: the Zubroffka International […]

FOCUS • ‘A Great Story is a Great Story’ – American Documentary Film Festival calling for entries

Sep 23rd

As one of the largest documentary film festivals in the United States, the 4th American Documentary Film Festival is on a mission – to reach as many people as possible with provocative films that both excite and educate. Located in Palm Springs, just as exotic as it sounds, and named by Moviemaker Magazine as one of […]

DOK LEIPZIG: German Festival Bids Farewell

Sep 13th
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‘We have achieved a lot with the festival – I can hand it over in good shape’ Claas Danielsen gives an interview on his parting and his last festival   Besides offering a rich programme, the 57th edition of DOK Leipzig, the German representative of the Doc Alliance platform, is marked by a significant parting. […]

FOCUS • The Telluride Horror Show: A Festival to Die for

Sep 12th
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‘We’re a horror film festival, with great taste.’ When it comes to the theme horror, Ted Wilson knows what his audience wants. Over the last five years, Telluride Horror Show‘s Director and Founder build a festival that doesn’t have to hide behind the big Telluride Film Festival or the well-known Mountainfilm in Telluride. Named as […]

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