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BE SHORT NOW! is a series of industry events, meetings, panels, talks, keynotes, masterclasses focusing on short films and their festival ecosystem. Here you can listen to them.

16 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Festivals of the Present, Festivals of the Future (Online Panel at Torino Short Film Market)

November 19th, 2020


synopsis: 2020 has definitely been a disruptive year for the short film festival ecosystem. The unexpected outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March has forced the vast majority of organisations to postpone, move …

The Path to a Greener Festival (Online Panel at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur)

November 7th, 2020


synopsis: Where there’s a will there’s a way. At least in theory. The path to a green festival comes with a lot of requirements. Many of the existing certifications are granted in stages, others are already outdated or …

Crunching the Numbers for a Greener Festival (Online Panel at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur)

November 6th, 2020


synopsis: The transition to a greener festival scene requires substantial investment and long-term planning. The short film industry, in particular, …

What's the point of Premiere Status? (Panel at FILMFEST DRESDEN)

September 11th, 2020


synopsis: Submitting films to festivals can prove challenging. And in fact, each filmmaker would like to enter their film everywhere, were it not for …

Let’s get critical! (Online Panel at Glasgow Short Film Festival and Short Waves Festival)

August 22nd, 2020


synopsis: Academic discourse as well as journalistic resources for short films have always been, and still are, limited. Though the short film scene is an active, flourishing field and the prime source of innovation for …

Other Perspectives (Seminar at Virtual Short Film Conference)

June 10th, 2020


Synopsis: The panel will give you the opportunity to listen to the point-of-view of filmmakers and those that represent them. How are they dealing with postponed festivals, cancelled premieres, online screenings and the …

Impact Covid-19 on Film Talent (Panel at Go Short Online)

May 1st, 2020


Synopsis: Film festivals have been canceled or are taking place online, cinemas are closed, film premieres have been canceled and training and recordings have been suspended. How do you deal with this as a novice player …

Going Viral (Seminar at Virtual Short Film Conference)

April 22nd, 2020


The Seminar will talk about the technical and logistic difficulties the guests have faced when transforming their festivals into a successful online …

Reanimating Your Festival (Seminar at Virtual Short Film Conference)

April 15th, 2020


The Seminar will talk about the guests' experiences dealing with all the changes and responsibilities they have come to face trying to stay afloat during these crazy times. How to cancel your festival without cancelling …

50/50 by 2020 (Panel at Short Film Conference in Clermont-Ferrand)

February 3rd, 2020


With much being made of gender equality within the film business, with both film production and major festivals such as Cannes and Venice all coming under intense scrutiny, this panel will explore gender (in)equality …

Great Expectations (Panel at Torino Short Film Market)

November 23rd, 2019


The relationship between short and feature films has been tricky since the very beginning. Born as ethnographical and documentary clips in 1895, very soon Cinema found its fictional language to narrate short stories …

Financial Planning, Collaborations and Creativity at Film Festivals (Workshop by Creative Europe Desk Italy MEDIA at Torino Short Film Market)

November 22nd, 2019


Boosting Your Film Festival!

Financial Planning, Collaborations and Creativity at Film Festivals

Workshop organised by Creative Europe Desk Italy …

Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala (Panel at VIENNA SHORTS)

May 31st, 2019


The two Austrian directors and screenwriters Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (their Sinful Women of Höllfall aka Die Trud is showing at this year’s …

Gender Talks (Panel at FILMFEST DRESDEN)

April 11th, 2019


Just a glance at this year’s competitions tells you: Gender is a major theme among the filmmakers. Many films from Scandinavia, as well as works from countries with more conservative attitudes, such as Brazil or …

Oska Bright Film Festival (Panel at Glasgow Short Film Festival)

March 16th, 2019


Oska Bright Film Festival: Choose From the Following Options…

The Usual Suspects? (Panel at Torino Short Film Market)

November 23rd, 2018


The Usual Suspects? - An honest and amusing discussion on serious matters about programming choices in the (Short) Film Festival Circuit

On a lazy afternoon like many others in Spring 2018, a post heartily penned by one …

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