• Fantastic Shorts by Women at Fantastic Fest

    Fantastic Shorts by Women at Fantastic Fest0

    With everything that’s gone down with Fantastic Fest these past few weeks, there’s been a hyper focus on how we can make the film industry more welcoming towards women. At the festival itself, only 11 feature length films out of over 80 were directed by women; three of those films were co-directed with men, meaning

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  • SSFX Film Festival Is Finding The Humanity In Sounds From Space

    SSFX Film Festival Is Finding The Humanity In Sounds From Space0

    The SSFX Film Festival has a compelling concept: the festival showcases several short films inspired by–and featuring–sounds from space. The festival is part of an astronomy and physics project at Queen Mary University of London, where sounds from space have been recorded. Dr Martin Archer, festival director and space physicist, tells the audience all about

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  • Oscar Animated Shorts: Birds, Booze, and Bands

    Oscar Animated Shorts: Birds, Booze, and Bands0

    The Oscar animated shorts category has a few familiar faces and one director who adapted his own graphic novel into an animated short. “Borrowed Time” (7 minutes) Andrew Coats, Lou Hamou-Lhadj (directors) USA This is a short, silent Western about guilt and grief and dads, and it does that very well. The animation is made

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  • Oscar Shorts: Singing, Baking, and Assimilation

    Oscar Shorts: Singing, Baking, and Assimilation0

    One take away from the live action Oscar shorts this year is that they’re not really that short these days. Only one film comes in under the twenty minute mark. While a few of these films could have really done more with less, overall, it’s a year of strong contenders covering a broad range of

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