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This Short Film Perfectly Illustrates First-Bra Trauma

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women

"Oh, honey. Do you want to start wearing a bra?" It's the question that can elicit either joy or pure terror for every pre-teen girl, and a new s...

Basil Khalil's Ave Maria: Questioning the Rules

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Khalil's film doesn't deal with the Netanyahu and Hamas of the conflict, instead choosing the human side of the struggle. When a very small group of Palestinian Carmelite nuns and a family of Jewish settlers "collide" together through a car crash outside the convent, they then need each others' cooperation to get away from one another as soon as possible.

'Dead. Gay. Fictional.' Short Film Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Wes Janisen | Posted 05.29.2015 | Entertainment
Wes Janisen

Coming home after yet another bad date, what single woman hasn't poured herself an extra large glass of wine and thought, "I guess what they say is true: the only good men left out there are either dead, gay, or fictional."

A Real-Life Youth

Zane Rubin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Teen
Zane Rubin

Albert and Ida remain the sole members of the entirety of my sexual experiences. I'm still unsure of where they stop and I begin. Had Ida been in my position I think she would have been more zen, but then again she is on Paxil, and she isn't real. She's just a girl on TV.

The Untold Story of Jon Arbuckle

Eli Kibrick | Posted 05.02.2015 | Entertainment
Eli Kibrick

I grew up reading Garfield comics. My brother and I would go to bed devouring them for years. This long running series from the talented Jim Davis is the most syndicated comic of all time.

Five Children From Five Faiths Show How Pure Prayer Can Be

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.08.2015 | Religion

There’s nothing quite like the open, trusting faith of a child. In the short film “Five,” director Katina Mercadante follows five 5-year-olds...

New Film Healing of Love Is Challenging the Paradigm of Relationships

Erin McKelle | Posted 05.30.2015 | Entertainment
Erin McKelle

Have you ever felt frustrated with our culture's current model of acceptable relationships- that is, monogamous pairing? Realized that in our world of social networking, we're losing real, close connections to others?

The Long and Short of Shortsfest in Aspen

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.27.2015 | Denver
Michael Conniff

If you could find an app that combined the cumulative knowledge of Laura Thielen and George Eldred -- about movies in general and short films in particular -- then your Netflix subscription would be worth like a gazillion dollars.

Je Suis Charlie / I Am Charlie

Omer Rosen | Posted 03.23.2015 | Comedy
Omer Rosen

"Tragedy inexorably leads to madness."

Eight Selected Short Films: A Mini Film Festival

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Morgenstern

I love Amazon's Transparent, which she created, and Jill's old shorts are just as good. A nuanced director with a great grasp of humanity.

The Rise of the Israeli Short Film

Isaac Zablocki | Posted 02.11.2015 | Arts
Isaac Zablocki

In the last 10 years, Israeli feature films have made their mark on the international film scene. From multiple Oscar nominations through awards at ev...

This Breathtaking Short Film Shows What Awaits Humanity Outside Earth

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment

"I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." It was these two sentence...

Tinder and 1984

Alexander Berman | Posted 01.15.2015 | Technology
Alexander Berman

In its drive to make love as convenient as ordering an Uber, the tech sector has tried two different approaches: brainy and superficial. But you won't find the future of dating in 2014. You'll find it in 1984.

Short Films By Women Directors and Why We Love Making Them

Paige Morrow Kimball | Posted 01.10.2015 | Women
Paige Morrow Kimball

While it's well known that women struggle to be equally represented in Hollywood (only 6 percent of the top Hollywood feature films were directed by women in 2013) in the world of short film, women filmmakers are creatively thriving.

Definitive Guide to DIY Film Festival Distribution: 10 Steps

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Morgenstern

Putting a film out there through the festival circuit is labyrinthine, and way more work than it really has any right to be. I've done it twice, and I realized that I have a ton of information to convey that will be helpful to people going through this process for the first time.

The Six O'Clock: A New Short Film by Judy Starkman

Ruth Starkman | Posted 11.28.2014 | Arts
Ruth Starkman

THE SIX O'CLOCK, a tightly crafted, elegantly photographed short film from director Judy Starkman tells the story of a man who is driven to perfect...

How a 3-Minute Film Is Making a Long-Term Difference on Climate Change

Lyn Davis Lear | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Lyn Davis Lear

This is a 3-minute film to be shown at the UN in front of world leaders who have probably already made up their minds. If it gains a life on the net afterward -- and that is the hope -- maybe it will empower people to put pressure on their world leaders.

Thales Corrêa: Filmmaker Tackles Suicide in Short Film

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Some filmmakers make films to purely entertain the masses. During the summer blockbuster season, this is very apparent. However as this season comes to a close, audiences will begin to see the crop of "Oscar-worthy" films.

LA Shorts Fest: Two Adaptations

Deborah Stambler | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Deborah Stambler

When I asked first-time director Tim Guinee about the challenges of adapting Horton Foote's play The One Armed Man for a short film, he laughed as he recalled a piece of advice from fellow filmmaker Peter Hedges.

Adventures in Brudderland: Conor Byrne's Foureyes and the New Nostalgia

Jaime Lubin | Posted 08.31.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

Hanging out with Conor Byrne is like visiting Movie Nerd Disneyland, and you'd better have your adventure cap on.

Crowd-Sourced Filmmaking: Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Mitchell Rose | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Mitchell Rose

I've made 25 films in which I've done funny, I've done dramatic and conceptual and beautiful. In this film, I wanted to go for something I hadn't tried -- joyous. And I hoped to do that in a celebration of humanity.

Jaw-Dropping Film Will Change The Way You Feel About Foster Care

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact

"Sometimes someone hurts you so bad, it stops hurting at all. Until something makes you feel again, and then it all comes back: every word, every ...

The Story Behind "First Kiss"

Tatia Pilieva | Posted 05.17.2014 | Good News
Tatia Pilieva

Instinctually I knew that if we did this project, we'd need to approach it as a documentary to capture the intimacy and we'd have to control it visually to catch the unpredictable nature of what was going to happen in front of the camera.

One Armed Man Is a Triumph in Its Medium, If Overlooked

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
David Tereshchuk

One Armed Man's denouement, almost inevitable in its explosion of violence, nevertheless left the Austin audience stunned and -- more than a touch -- ethically wrongfooted.

This Boy Never Saw His Dad As An Inspiration ... Until He Found Out His Big Secret

Posted 03.11.2014 | Good News

It shouldn't take a seven-minute video to make us appreciate what our parents do for us, but we've found one anyway. The clip above is from Viddsee...