Cannes Issue of World of Shorts is out now
The English-language short film-centred magazine, World of Shorts (WOSH) evolved in 2012 from the blog of Budapest-based short film platform Daazo.com. The copies of WOSH are available at the short film events and screenings of A-list film festivals. The new issue of the magazine appears in May 2015, focusing on the short and first feature film programmes of the Cannes International Film Festival. Besides introducing some of the short film events and related programmes taking place at the film festival, World of Shorts discusses the topic of transition between shorts and first feature.
The eighth edition of Daazo's innovating initiative, the Pitch Page Project takes place again this year. The Pitch Page offers appearance in the magazine for short and first feature film projects currently in pre-production. The ten best projects have been chosen by a Jury consisting of important European film professionals. The ten winning pitches will be featured in the magazine.The projects will be displayed on Daazo's Facebook page.
As in earlier editions, one of the central aspects of the magazine is visual creativity. This is why this issue features the popular Mapping your Mind section where the filmmakers selected for the Cinéfondation programme tell about their films with drawings. In addition to this, the magazine features interviews with László Nemes, whose Son of Saul is the only first feature in the Cannes competition this year; last year's Golden Palm winner Simón Mesa Soto; and the festival director of Premiers Plans d'Angers, Thibaux Bracq. Filmmakers with first feature successes talk about their challenges and experiences, Nele Fritzsche from interfilm Berlin writes about finding the right format for a story, and short film director Dawn Westlake tells about her dedication to short films.
The print issues of World of Shorts can be found at the venues of the Cannes short film screenings and in the Short Film Corner. The magazine can be viewed online.
18 May 2015, by Laurence Boyce