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
Katrin Küchler, FilmFest Dresden

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 […]

Interview with Dean Leon Anderson, Director of the Short Film ‘GRACE’

Sep 3rd

  The short film GRACE by UK director Dean Leon Anderson is being screened at the Motovun Film Festival in Croatia (26-30 July).   The 11-minute short film that premiered at the London Short Film Festival earlier this year follows Grace, a teenage girl – played by Natasha Kendall – who has a sexual encounter […]

Happy Days of Brazilian Documentary

Aug 28th
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Why does documentary film have a longer tradition than fiction in Brazil? What trends and themes have ruled in Brazilian documentary in the past decade? What films should you definitely add to you ‘to watch’ list? Andrea Průchová has discussed Brazilian documentary with the Founder and Director of É Tudo Verdade festival Amir Labaki in our […]


Aug 28th

Grab your handkerchiefs, summer is coming to a close here at FFL HQ in Berlin. The upside? More deadlines. Autumn’s a busy time for film submissions and September is no exception! One to watch is undeniably Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, another one with an Academy-Award qualifying award. Festival Director Bronwyn Kidd says she wants films […]

Focus • Where Wild Bisons meet Short Films – Zubroffka International Short Film Festival

Aug 27th
Zubroffka International Short Film Festival-2014

A place in-between East and West Europe – the 9th Zubroffka International Short Film Festival is an event not to miss for short filmmakers this winter. The FilmFestivalLife festival is situated at Białystok, one of Poland’s most mystical locations, a place where you can meet wild bisons outside and hot never ending parties inside. We had […]

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