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Music Video or Art Film? The Lost Star as Diamond Lil'

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 04.20.2016 | Arts
Roxane Assaf Lynn

A sneak preview off the Champs-Élysées has been the only showing of the complete Diamond Lil' prior to the embedded video published below. An exquisite marriage of costume, corset, feathers and light brought the legend to life with The Lost Star playing the transformed woman formerly known as "Lilly."

Internet Dating and The Concept of Netflix and Chill

Zane Rubin | Posted 04.01.2016 | Teen
Zane Rubin

For a world so big--people have never seemed to stop asking themselves the basic question of "How do I meet other people?" When you live on a planet o...

Making Susie Sunshine

Deborah Stambler | Posted 03.23.2016 | Los Angeles
Deborah Stambler

The Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival opens downtown at LA Live this weekend. One of the headliners is a short film called Susie Sunshine directed by newcomer Chelsea O'Connor.

Guns Blazing, Cameras Shooting -- Coming Out in Romania

Ioanina Pavel | Posted 02.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Ioanina Pavel

If there's a fight coming, over the lives of Romania's transgender sons and daughters, Patrick is the one person in the world I'd entrust to lead the charge, with the carnation and the bullhorn both.

How Making My Film Helped Me Move on

Zane Rubin | Posted 01.26.2016 | Teen
Zane Rubin

Making art is a beautiful thing; at times it can allow you to say or do the things you couldn't bring yourself to do in real life.

9 Tips for Filmmakers Struggling to Make Their Short Film

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.02.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

The rite of passage for any filmmaker is making that first short film, which is where filmmakers cut their teeth and truly come of age. They learn about filmmaking by making a lot of mistakes -- big and small.

What if It Was You in That Picture Everyone's Laughing At?

Valerie Alexander | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News
Valerie Alexander

Hateful, mean pictures show up on the Internet every day, with people gleefully leaping in to add their ugly voices to the fray. But if we can counter that -- if we can think about the human side and the human cost of those pictures, we can make the world a kinder place and we can all be just a little better.

Academy Award-Winning Disney Animation Producer Kristina Reed On Oscar Experience, Animation, and Short Films

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

April's Way -- An Indie Short Film Remembering the 1992 L.A. Riots

Jarad Barr | Posted 11.04.2015 | Entertainment
Jarad Barr

Racial tension continues to be a complicated social issue impacting the real world. Police brutality, gun violence and social injustice remain nightly news stories that simply offer explanations and assumptions, not resolutions.

How to Actually Make a Successful Short Film (Without Film Festivals or "Going Viral")

Dean Silvers | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Years from now, are you going to think about that internet video that got a million views your friend sent you, or that film that changed your life?

From Film Short to Feature: A Story of Mental Illness

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

Filmmaker Jonathan Bucari has worked with Randi Silverman on a new script and along with Carina Rush have turned their short film into the feature film NO LETTING GO.

Mom's Day Off: An Unscripted Daycation

Kristie Stumpf Rork | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Kristie Stumpf Rork

My children are ALWAYS with me -- ALWAYS. Not since a year ago, when my father was flown to a hospital in Central New York for emergency surgery, have I been away from my hubby and children for any more than a couple hours.

Tremendously Twee Short Film Pays Homage To Imaginary Friends

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.05.2015 | Arts

You’re home alone on a lazy summer afternoon and wish you had someone to enjoy bumming around with. We young adults would resort to texting our BFFs...

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...