Jan 132011
short film
by vancouverfilmschool

Promotional tools are necessary to attract film enthusiast to watch your college short film. These tools also give your short film the chance to be recognized by short film festivals. Aside from tarpaulins, posters are also the effective tools to use in promoting your short film, because posters have the ability to communicate your information and offer great visual to your audience. If utilized properly, your posters can give your short film the attention it deserves.

•    Organize your information. Decide on the information that you want to include on your posters, so you will know where to place them. You should also know what information should come first. Knowing where the information should be placed will make it easier for you to come up with an organized over-all presentation of your posters. Try to make posters online by uploading your texts and graphics. You can also check poster templates online and get inspiration from the layouts.

•    Use legible text. Remember that your posters must be readable even from a distance, so always use readable and simple fonts. But if you have to use weird fonts for art’s sake, then make sure that the size and font color will make the texts legible.

•    Decide on the location of your posters. Look for high traffic areas in your school to make sure that the posters will get noticed. Your efforts will be put to waste if your posters are not noticeable by your audience.

•    Choose the right images. Your images should have the power to tell a story to catch your audience’s attention. Remember that the images on your poster are the first thing that your audience notices, so see to it that the images you use are powerful and eye-catching.

•    Avoid clutter. Never go overboard in designing your poster, because too many texts and images can confuse your audience. Just keep your message simple and your images limited.

•    Use harmonious colors. Be careful in combining colors, because wrong color combination can distract your audience. The appearance of your texts and visuals should also be clear and vibrant, so it is best to have your posters printed by a reputable online printer that is an expert on color prints. With their expertise in full-color printing, you can be confident that your posters will be effective promotional tools for your college short film.

This a short film from Neill Blomkamp, which the movie District 9 is based off of. Neill Blomkamp was originally set to produce the halo movie, which is now on hold indenfinitely.
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New York, NY (PRWEB) March 10, 2006

Harlem Globetrotters, Panhandlers, and the China cultural revolution at Tiananmen Square rarely share anything in common – except for an Oscar Nomination. Distributed by Passion River Films, these independent films are compiled in the new DVD release: HARDWOOD / RYAN / SUNRISE OVER TIANANMEN SQUARE: Unique Award Winning Short Films.

In “Hardwood,” documentary filmmaker Hubert Davis, son of former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis, explores how his father’s decisions affected his life and those of his extended family. At its core, this Oscar nominated documentary validates the power of redemption and healing the bonds between father and son.

Academy Award Winner for Best Animated short film, “Ryan” is an independent film tribute to Canadian animator Ryan Larkin who produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Today, Ryan lives on welfare and panhandles for spare change in downtown Montreal. Director Chris Landreth questions how an artistic genius can tumble into life on the streets in this animated short film.

“Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square” offers a personal documentary of political upheaval in China through a rich collage of original artwork and archival photographs. China born director Shui-Bo Wang illustrates his family’s ordeal during the Cultural Revolution, and his experience during the chaos of the Tiananmen Square uprising decades later in this Oscar nominated documentary.

This new DVD release of Academy Award nominated independent films and documentaries is available on March 28th at retailers and on-line stores nationwide.

To schedule interviews with Director Hubert Davis or to request a screener copy for these independent films, please contact Dante Guintu, 732-321-0711 x175.

Click here to view each independent film and documentary trailer in this DVD. To download a media kit for these independent films or to request a DVD screener, please contact Dante Guintu.

About the distributor Passion River Films:

Since 1998, Passion River Films has been devoted to acquiring, distributing, and representing unique independent films and documentaries. As a film distributor, they also offer marketing services to filmmakers self-distributing their independent film. For more information, visit www.PassionRiver.com.

Passion River Films publicity contact:

Dante Guintu, VP Marketing & Film Distribution

732-321-0711 x175

416 Main Street, 2nd Floor

Metuchen, NJ 08840

(f) 732-321-4105

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Jan 042011

As I always said and believe that accountants can work in any industry. The scope and range of this professional is sometimes limitless.


You might see girls or boys waiting for hours in rain for their favorite celebrity just to get a view of them or a signed autograph. But, if you are an accountant and you also have a “Favorite celeb” then things could be other way round! Or may I say, these celebs need an autograph (let say it signature) from you for their movies! Isn’t it interesting? But How?


According to a corporate website, Iron Man 2, which stars actors including Robert Downey Jnr, Samuel L Jackson and Gwyneth Paltrow, is set to take the box office by storm when it opens across the UK on Friday, after winning over critics in the US on its release last month.

And it has been revealed that York-based accountant ‘Garbutt and Elliott’ has invested more than £8m in the movie, on behalf of clients of its wealth management team.

Jeremy Gibbs, director of Garbutt and Elliott wealth management, admitted the investment is unusual, but said such investments are being sought by the business amid the continuing uncertainty in the economy.

The investment in Iron Man 2 follows a financial commitment from Garbutt and Elliott – which performed strongly last year, with a 15 per cent increase in fee income, and almost doubled its office space – to the development of a renewable energy plant in Grimsby, which will create biofuel from crops and produce numerous Eco-friendly by-products including animal feed and bottled gas.

Could This Be Done in Pakistan?

So, if you are an accountant or in a wealth management department of any corporate group, there could be a possibility that a future star need your approval for his/he next blockbuster?

I talked with Mr. Ahsan Raza Khan on behalf of Pakistanacca.com, a finance manager at UBL Asset Management. He said, “In Pakistan, Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan oversee this business and lays down the rules to run the business. So far, asset managers on behalf of their clients, can invest in Money Market and Stocks. Where investment in real estate is also added by SECP for increasing the Investment Avenues”.

So I ask him whether in Pakistan we can see asset management companies are investing in movies? Pakistani movies especially?

“Iron Man 2 is a different story, but yes it is possible that in future SECP could allow the asset managers in Pakistan to invest in Entertainment Business on behalf of their clients”, he said.

Entertainment he said, not movies. Well only time will tell whether SECP could allow such investments and whether our entertainment industry could compel the authorities by impressing with their work for law making.

What do you think? Is our entertainment industry strong enough to capture an eye of SECP Law makers?


Entertainment reporter Tim Estiloz documents Marilyn Monroe’s film legacy as a comedienne and dramatic actress in this broadcast tribute. Marilyn’s abilities as a serious actress were often overlooked… due to her larger then life image as Hollywood’s greatest sex symbol. However, her resume of film work is impressive ranging from the comedic to the tragically dramatic. Clips from nine of her films are featured in this TV report… from her work as a starlet in “All About Eve”… to her iconic performances in “The Seven Year Itch” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”… to her final screen role with Clark Gable in “The Misfits”. This report also features censored footage from “The Seven Year Itch” and rare unseen footage from her last – never completed – film, “Something’s Got To Give”. Marilyn’s legacy and beauty lives on in this tribute, which also includes commentary about the undying mutual devotion between Marilyn and ex-husband Joe DiMaggio. Thisstory was written and produced by Tim Estiloz. It originally aired on the entertainment TV program, “Backstage” seen on CN8 – The Comcast Network. See more of Tim Estiloz’ videos on “You Tube” on his channel “FilmFanTV”… and please subscribe. Be sure to visit Tim’s website: www.TimEstiloz.com www.timestiloz.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Jan 012011
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by vancouverfilmschool

Do you want to watch a movie each night but are unable to do so because of shortage of time? Well, you are not alone then. Many people just love watching movies but often fail to enjoy quality movies due to their time crunch. In our daily course of life people have but a little time to chill and relax. For this reason you often can’t make room for the elaborate films in your day to day lives and sadly, have to stick to one or two movies each weekend. However, if you have DISH Network at your place, such thing will never take place anymore. With DISH Network, you can watch as many movies as you want in a day. No you do not have to record the movies with your DISH HD DVR and watch them afterwards. Though that is also a good way of entertainment. You can now watch entertaining movies everyday just by choosing movies of a shorter length with DISH Network.

DISH Network offers you a wide array of short films which can offer you a wonderful entertainment. There are a wide range of channels which bring you a number of short movies. The most notable among them is Shorts, the channel dedicated to short films. The channel is available on DISH HD mode. You can have great deal of good time watching this satellite TV channel on DISH HD mode. The satellite TV channel can bring you a wide array of movies which can be enjoyed within a short span of time. You can enjoy short films through this channel. The movies have duration of half an hour to one hour. You can have a wonderful time watching these short films. You can get the choicest selection of short films with this DISH Network channel. You will surely have a great time watching the short satellite TV movies.

With Shorts HD you can enjoy a number of short movies of different genre. These movies reflect number emotions of life. You can get entertained by the horror movies, romantic movies as well as tragic movies of half an hour to one hour duration in this channel. You are sure to have a galore of good times watching some movies. These movies come with a compact storyline as well as smart direction which make the movies a pleasant watch.

You can also enjoy a number of short movies which have won awards at different Award Ceremonies and film festivals. You can watch these movies which have received Academy Awards for the best short film. There are wide arrays of short films that are made by the talented film school students as well. Watching these short films you are sure to have the best of entertaining TV times.

You can watch some short movies on DISH HD mode with Shorts HD. You are sure to enjoy watching the movies in DISH HD mode to the maximum. So, do not forget to have a wonderful time with DISH Network satellite TV even when you do not have much time in hand.

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Dec 282010

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2006

Most design teams only dream about the recognition and confirmation of their creativity and talent being seen by others. Wander Graphics’ and Wander Films’ creative team of Joshua Clark and Aaron Weber can watch their award-winning film along with hundreds of thousands of viewers at 10:45 pm EST, Sunday, September 24, 2006 on the IFC, Independent Film Channel, when their short, Wander, airs to a national audience.

No stranger to awards, Wander, the short, winner of the Ivy Film Festival for best experiential short film, tells the story of a young boy as he navigates the hard and dangerous streets of the inner city. On his journey he discovers a glass jar with a magic light that leads him into a better world, where anger is transformed into love. Directed by Joshua Clark and produced by Aaron Weber, both graduates of the School of Visual Arts bring these creative skills to their work in Wander Graphics, www.wandergraphics.com

The firm works in graphics, film and music to tell the client’s story in a unique and engaging way. From websites, special effects and directive photography, Clark and Weber share a passion evident in their portfolio.

“Often the world thinks of design as separate piece or a product, like a website. For us design is the integral whole of our client’s message, which emerges not just as the end product but an experience of color, movement and experience,” states Weber, “We listen for the outcome and deliver the highest quality product that is an expression of the business.”

For a short film, Wander, has garnered a lot of attention and has been selected for numerous national and international film festivals including, Chicago, Rhode Island, Atlanta, and most recently, the Australian Film Festival. The film is also available for viewing at Wander Films, www.wanderfilms.com and on the Media Lab website at www.ifc.com/medialab The firm transfers the director’s eye and producer’s vision to all facets of their work, especially photography:

“As filmmakers we approach photography from a uniquely different viewpoint. Step into our world and we will handle the creative and production aspects of a shoot with the same precision and results we have utilized in our award winning filmmaking,” states Director Joshua Clark.

For more information on Wander Film and Graphics suite of products and services, please visit www.wanderfilms.com or call 323-230-7361. For interviews, please contact their Los Angeles based representative, Maureen O’Crean at 310-379-9620 or email through her website at www.maureenocrean.com


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Dec 262010
short film
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Technology has advanced so much in the past few years that mobile phones have really become a one stop shop for most people. It is pretty common knowledge that just about anything and everything can be done on a mobile phone, including recording short films.
If you’re stuck with a phone that does all the irregular things, like make phone calls and send text messages, creating short films can be a great way to pass the time by while on holidays, on a road trip or even during your lunch break.

The Best Mobile Phone for Short Films

The iPhone 4 is a premier mobile phone that has the capability of recording short films on the phone. Not only can you create the short film but you can also use software that edits your film. Let’s be honest. You will not be able to make a full featured film or even a film of great quality but you can certainly let your creative juices flow.

Plus, knowing that you can create and edit short films on a mobile phone now, the future leaves the door open for even more advances. In a few years, you may be able to make styled commercials just using your mobile phone alone.

The First Short Film Recorded on a Mobile Phone

The first movie ever to be recorded and edited using only the iPhone 4 is called Apple of My Eye which was filmed by Micharl Korbel. This will never turn into an Oscar winning film but this short film is remarkable for other attributes.

Basically, a granddaughter and her grandfather are walking along the street eating ice cream, when they stop in front of a store window and watch a toy train pass by. The grandfather stands still, mesmerised by a toy train.

The viewer watches all of the places that the train travels to from the point of view of the grandfather. As the granddaughter tries to wake her grandfather from his daze he comes to tell her that he has an old story to tell her as they continue on their journey.

There is a certain level of creativity and thought behind the film that is portrayed well, even though it’s on a mobile phone. There is very little dialogue, but the music and imagery do spark a little emotion from the viewer.

Is the film a little cheesy? Of course. But what do you expect from recording a short film on a mobile phone. It is amazing that this type of quality and picture can be captured by just and that the entire short film can be edited on the thing you hold in your hand (the phone, for those playing at home).

So, now that you can see the levels of creativity that can be reached when it comes to filming a movie on your mobile phone, why don’t you try it out yourself?

This is the video 9 which will be made into a feature film by Tim Burton and Shane Acker. This video is fairly interesting and I found the version without the wierd sounds at the beginning.

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Dec 202010
short film
by vancouverfilmschool

In the busy schedule of life who has so much of time to enjoy a full length movie every day? But we do feel like watching movies every now and then, don’t we? If you are a movie buff with a serious shortage of time, then there is great news for you. You can now watch some great movies that fit right into the leisure time available to you. No, we are not talking about all those DVR tricks that will allow you to record a satellite TV movie and watch it at your convenience (that is also a great way of watching movies). The short films are the point of discussion here.

Short films provide a ready answer to your time crunch. When you are pressed for time and want to catch up movie, you can tune into any short movie channel on DISH TV and get to see some of the best as well as the most entertaining short movies. They are short, crisp and satisfying. You can watch as many short movies as you want in a day and satisfy your need for entertainment to the fullest.

The short films generally bring you the simple incidents from life. They do not have an elaborate plot and special effects like the full length films but they can mesmerize you with their simple charms. Some of the satellite TV channels bring you high quality short films of different genres to cater to your visual needs.

ShortsHD is one of the most popular Satellite TV channels that bring you a wide array of short films. The movie channel is dedicated to short films. All the shorts films in this DISH HD channel are shown on 1080p image clarity. You can get high quality true to life image similar to the blu-ray disc while watching short movies from this channel. You are sure to get a never before short film experience while watching this channel. The channel will bring you some of the best short films from the short film makers of the world.

ShortsHD channel on DISH Network caters to a variety of short films. The short films belong to different genre and category. You can find some great comedy films on the menu. Watching these simple and witty comedies you will seize to resist the temptation to laugh out loud even in a depressive mood. You can also get some of the sweetest and the most romantic short films on DISH TV through this channel. If you have only half an hour to woo your loved one, even then you can watch such a romantic short film with your significant other. This will bring both of you closer to each other.

Want to get scared? Watch the ‘Midnight’ short films on ShortsHD and feel the chill down your spine. Watch some of the most creative animation films in its ‘Animate’ section. Want to see the award winning short films? Tune in to the ‘Editor’s Pick’ section or star short films section. You can have a great time watching these short movies. It can also enhance your mood within a short period of time.

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The Short Film Network Brings Award-Winning Short Films to Mainstream Audiences Around the World

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 6, 2006 -–

The Short Film Network (SFN), a cooperative organization dedicated to the international promotion and distribution of short films, announces its public launch to bring acclaimed short films to audiences around the world.

What is a short film? Short films are considered by many to be an avant-garde art form, typically ranging between 5 and 40 minutes in length. These films have typically served as a platform to showcase cutting edge talent, ideas and filmmaking techniques. From an experimental heyday in the 1960s and 1970s to a moribund period in the 1990s, short films are showing signs of a major revival in the art world.

“Short films are as popular as ever. We get over 4,000 shorts submissions each year and we screen less than 100,” said Mike Plante, Short Film Programmer at the Sundance Film Festival. “North America is behind Europe in terms of distributing shorts and supporting short filmmakers. Hopefully, new avenues will open up as making shorts becomes easier and cheaper.”

Enter the Short Film Network, a new distribution channel and community with one purpose: to expose general audiences to cutting edge short films while providing exposure for deserving filmmakers.

“The accessibility of talent and equipment has created a boom in short film production but most of these films are never seen beyond festivals and private screenings,” said John Montague, Founder of the SFN. “Very few of the great short films receive the exposure and praise that they deserve.”

The initial programs offered by the SFN include:

Exposure: Short Stories on Film – a monthly series of short film compilations that are sent on DVDs to subscribers via direct mail

The Short Film Academy – a community of interest for short film enthusiasts with a variety of members-only services and benefits

The Short Film Awards – an annual event that will provide significant praise and financial awards for short films and their filmmakers

More information, including a trailer with cuts from the films featured on the Exposure compilations, is available at www.ShortFilmNetwork.com.

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their short films to SFN, both new and old, for consideration. Information regarding terms and guidelines for submissions is available on the SFN Web site.

About the Short Film Network

The Short Film Network (SFN) is a cooperative organization dedicated to provide exposure and praise for independent filmmakers through distribution and promotion of short films to broad audiences, worldwide. The programs of the SFN include the Exposure: Short Stories on Film compilations on DVD, the Short Film Academy, and the annual Short Film Awards. For more information, go to www.ShortFilmNetwork.com or call (866) 989-FILM.

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Dec 162010

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2007

San Francisco, California, scene of the best independent and artistic films is home to a new production company, Imaginative Productions. Short on dollars and long on talent and inspiration, new writer Tonya Foster, with her first screenwriting effort, Knocked Up, in 3 episodes at the Cannes Festival.

Tonya Foster, writer and also starring in 2 of the three episodes, a bay area resident and part of the newly formed Imaginative Productions travels to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival to represent her film at the short film corner.

Katarina Fabic, co-director and editor, also starring in the film is also in France. This is Katarina’s first time at the Cannes Film Festival. Katarina, a successful actress, will be making in roads and contacts for distribution of Knocked Up for all of us at the festival. Katarina can be found on the Shari Carlson Players Directory.

Taylor Meritt, an actress with the Shari Carlson Studio, is co-producer on Knocked Up, and was already set to go to the festival for her film, Knock Off, also at the short film corner.

Shari Carlson Studio trains talented performers from all over the world. Shari has a San Francisco Studio and a Hollywood Studio. Shari grew up in Hollywood and prefers San Francisco as a home base for the quality of life and the artistic integrity of the talent. Here you find some of the most unique and gifted talents in the world. It is almost as if they are attracted here by some cosmic invitation. The talent in the bay area thinks for themselves and are a truly creative gift to any production.

Shari Carlson, Producer, Director, and the DP on Knocked Up, has trained each of the Actors and was thrilled to direct them on the set. These actors come with an open, easy to direct presence that inspires everyone to a new level of creativity.

Shockingly these three films finished on an operating budget of 1,500 dollars, (not a typo) competing with multi million dollar productions.

No one else could have made a film like this on so little money.

Imaginative Productions / Imaginative Films



588 Sutter Street

Suite 325

San Francisco, CA 94102


Shari Carlson Studio


588 Sutter Street

SF, CA 94102

Suite 327

San Francisco, CA 94102


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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 16, 2004 -

AtomFilms and CustomFlix today announced that for the first-time, short film fans can peruse the award-winning AtomFilms collection online, select their favorite films, and order a customized DVD. This new capability is made possible with today’s release of the AtomFilms Custom DVD Store (www.CustomFlix.com/atomfilms), powered by CustomFlix’s Build-Your-Own DVD™ service.

The CustomFlix Build-Your-Own DVD service is a major step forward in the distribution of on-demand entertainment. It is the first service that enables users to select the specific independent films they want and enjoy a custom compilation of the content in a high-quality DVD format. AtomFilms fans can also build and personalize their short film DVD collection to send as unique gifts this holiday season.

AtomFilms is the perfect partner for the CustomFlix launch, providing a large audience and an extensive selection of high-quality films. In the summer of 2004, AtomFilms (www.atomfilms.com) was the most visited movie-site on the Internet (Nielsen, July 2004). At launch, over 125 of the most popular AtomFilms shorts will be available through the CustomFlix Build-Your-Own service, making this the largest DVD distribution program in the 6-year history of AtomFilms.

The available films represent all genres — comedy, action, drama, animation, and more. The collection includes film festival award winners, Academy Award nominees, innovative filmmaking talent, and well-known stars including Amanda Peet, Neve Campbell, and David Alan Grier.

“Millions of viewers come to AtomFilms to discover the world’s best short film and animation,” said AtomFilms VP of Marketing, Scott Roesch. “Now thanks to CustomFlixÂ’s Build-Your-Own DVD service, our viewers can select their favorite shorts and enjoy them anywhere – from their living room to an airplane.”

“AtomFilms offers the most prestigious collection of short film available online today,” said David T. Huerta, VP Strategic and Business Development. “Our partnership unlocks a powerful combination: award-winning content, the reach of the Internet, the appeal of DVD, and the power of giving consumers a choice. Together AtomFilms and CustomFlix are changing the way people experience short films.”

Pricing and Availability

The CustomFlix Build-Your-Own DVD service is available today at http://www.CustomFlix.com/AtomFilms. Visitors can create a personalized DVD compilation of AtomFilms short films by simply clicking to select their favorite clips.

Buyers can choose up to 10 clips or a total of 90 minutes of footage onto one DVD. Each video clip can be up to a maximum of 30 minutes in duration. The discÂ’s content and packaging is personalized based on the selected films

DVDs are sold for $ 19.95. Once a buyer selects the clips for their compilation, CustomFlix produces professional full-color shelf-ready DVDs on-demand and fulfills directly to the customer.

About AtomFilms

AtomFilms is where the Web goes to watch movies. Its award-winning Web site (www.atomfilms.com) offers on-demand viewing of a diverse and distinguished catalog of over 1,000 shorts in every genre, enabling new and innovative artists to reach millions of viewers worldwide. Based in San Francisco, CA, AtomFilms is a service of digital entertainment leader AtomShockwave Corp. For more information, please visit www.atomfilms.com and www.atomshockwave.com.

About CustomFlix

CustomFlix Labs, Inc., the pioneers of on-demand video publishing, is democratizing film distribution to help independent filmmakers, video makers, educators, and content owners make their programs available to a worldwide audience. The CustomFlix Build-Your-Own DVD service extends the flexibility of the companyÂ’s on-demand DVD publishing and fulfillment services, to deliver revolutionary new ways to easily and affordably distribute video programs on DVD. The company also offers traditional DVD Duplication, DVD Replication, and DVD Production services. For more information, please visit www.CustomFlix.com.

Media Contacts:

AtomFilms Contact:

Elisa Greene

AtomShockwave Corp.

(415) 503-2490


CustomFlix Contact:

John Geyer

CustomFlix Labs Inc.

(831) 457-5907


AtomFilms is a trademark of AtomShockwave, CustomFlix and CustomFlix Build-Your-Own DVD are trademarks of CustomFlix Labs, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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