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Laëtitia Herbain’s short, ‘Escaping Stars‘, tells a story of a girl, whose world falls apart, sinks into madness and lost into herself into an imaginary world, when her lover left her. 
'Jonah' – Interview with Michael Maschina

‘Jonah’ – Interview with Michael Maschina

Michael Maschina short film, ‘Jonah‘, tells a story of two women in two different timelines – in 2015 and in 1943, evoking the fable of ‘Jonah and the Whale‘: a story which is common to both the Jewish and the Islamic culture.

‘JC’ – Interview with Matt Boatright-Simon

Loyalty, honor and sacrifice are the main themes of Matt Boatright-Simon’s short film ‘JC‘, based on William Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar‘, using documentary footage, narrative photography and cutting-edge organic visual effects.

‘Stella Erratica’ – Interview with Ben Barton

An interview with analogue director Ben Barton, who makes handmade films on super-8 cine film, about his latest project which was funded by the late David Bowie.
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Three Frames About Gender in the Film Industry


The essay presents three snapshots revolving around the issues of gender in film. These frames are not enough to make a moving image, they are only juxtapositions. Besides not being comprehensive, it does not deal with wider issues of diversity like race, class, age or sexual orientation.
“To Dream We Are Wild And Free”


Diogo Costa Amarante is a Berlinale regular. He was a Talent Campus (now Berlinale Talents) participant in 2009, he returned with his short film As Rosas Brancas to the Berlinale Shorts selection in 2014, and came back to win the Golden Bear for Best Short Film with Cidade Pequena in 2016. Diogo was born in...
“Women are Braver in Taking Risks”  – an interview with Ewa Puszczyńska

“Women are Braver in Taking Risks” – an interview with Ewa Puszczyńska

Three years ago, a black and white, quiet, powerful drama reached for the top and won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. This was Ida, directed by Paweł Pawłowski and produced by the multi-talented and confident Ewa Puszczyńska. Although back in the day, she didn’t have a plan to get into the film business,...
"In the Cinema, I Am, Ideally, Not Alone" – a portrait of Maike Mia Höhne, the wonderwoman curating Berlinale Shorts


Last summer Maike Mia Höhne celebrated 10 years curating for Berlinale Shorts, the springboard for short film directors with a voice. 2018 will be the 11th time that she gets to walk down the red carpet, enjoying the glamour, as we get to witness the fruit of her year-round work. Renown for its power to...
Changing Perspectives is Changing the Game  – the short and first films of Tom Tykwer

Changing Perspectives is Changing the Game – the short and first films of Tom Tykwer

Being the leader of Jury at the prestigious Berlinale is always an honour, but most definitely a difficult task to accomplish. This year, this great challenge was accepted by a true visionary, a Berlinale-favourite, director-writer-composer Tom Tykwer. Whether he is stretching the conception of time in Lola Rennt and the Cloud Atlas or displays the...
Shorts for the Holidays


Idén a Friss Hús Mikulása egy rövidfilmes adventi kalendáriumot hozott, vagyis egészen Karácsonyig minden nap közzétettünk Facebook-on egy filmet a korábbi fesztiválok magyar versenyprogramjából. Alább a teljes adventi válogatást lehet megtekinteni. / This year, the Santa Claus of Friss Hús brought a short film advent calendar, so we released a movie from our previous Hungarian...

6th Visegrad Animation Forum announces call for submissions

The VAF Třeboň (May 1 – 3, 2018, Czech Republic) is the leading pitching event for animated film in the Central and Eastern Europe. As each year, animated projects in development compete in two categories: Short Films (single film less than 20 minutes long) and Series / TV Specials (web and TV series of any format and single films...

Bivalyerős a 14. Jameson Cinefest versenyprogramja

Idén tizennegyedik alkalommal rendezik meg a Jameson Cinefestet Miskolcon, ahol a pazar versenyprogram mellett életműdíjat kap Jiří Menzel, és a fesztivál vendége lesz Clint Eastwood lánya, Francesca Eastwood is.
The 8th Bridges Peloponnesian International Film Festival Calls for Entries


The International Film Festival “Bridges”, member of the Cultural International Festivals, will be held in choice venues in Athens and other regions of Greece for the 8th consecutive year in collaboration with Municipalities and cinema clubs as well as the International Film Festival of Cyprus. It aims to bridge the gap in its relationships with the...
Mastering the Art of Independent Cinema

Mastering the Art of Independent Cinema

Renowned Canadian director Denis Côté (“Boris Without Béatrice”) to share his experience of maverick filmmaking with the EFP FUTURE FRAMES participants.

Call for Film Critics

Do you want to live a multifaceted experience that binds together the different aspects of film criticism? Come to Lago Film Fest Film Criticism Workshop! You will be required to write short reviews for our printed dailies and longer features and/or interviews for our website.


Jan Galli’s short, ‘Your Future‘, is about a young refugee, Sami, who lives in a social apartment building for three month, where people from all over the world are accomodated.