Osman Cerfon first studied graphic design in Chaumont, then Fine Arts in Epinal, and finally animation in “La Poudrière” school in Valence, where he graduated in 2007 with the film Tête-à-tête (Head-to-head). Since 2007, he works on various projects as a scriptwriter or as an animation technician. In parallel, he develops The Jinx Chronicles, a collection of short films where misfortune tracks those who alas find themselves on its way.
Create a 3-minute documentary about innovation for $200,000 prize. Use the money to help send Gingrich to the Moon.
CINELAN’s Morgan Spurlock introduces the Focus Forward Filmmaker Challenge, inviting you to create a 3-minute film on the theme of innovation and human invention. Submissions open in April at focusforwardfilms.com.
Alen Petkovic won the iPhone-created film festival with his music video for the song, “Nancy Lee”.
With all these amazing films created on an iPhone, suddenly our HD camera seems very expensive–crap.
See the rest of the winning films here.
We could make 1.3 million movies with that kind of prize money. Camera up, peeps!
YouTube is to follow up its user-generated movie Life in a Day by launching an online short film festival aimed at encouraging fresh talent,according to a report by Associated Press. The 10 winners will be sent to the Venice film festival and compete for a $500,000 prize.
More info here.
We’ve been there. This film captures that moment in every pure detail.
Gina and Daniel are madly in love. They arrange to meet for lunch at the cafe where they first met — each armed with exciting “news”.
Directed by Luke Shanahan
Some of our favorite films from the CFF archive. Filmmakers don’t be fooled this woman is not a romantic
I knew the vest added pounds! Video is a little long but has some great moments!
‘Boom Boom’ co-directed by Larry and Terry Ziegelman
Couch Fest Films “Best Science Fiction” This film made our staff instant robotaphiles. Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!
ROSA is an epic sci-fi short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared. From the destruction awakes Rosa, a cyborg deployed from the Kernel project, mankind’s last attempt to restore the earth’s ecosystem. Rosa will soon learn that she is not the only entity that has awakened and must fight for her survival.
The short-film was created entirely by young comic-artist Jesús Orellana with no budget during a single year. Since it’s world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, ROSA has been an official selection at film festivals around the world such as Screamfest, Toronto After Dark, Anima Mundi or Los Angeles Shorts Film Festival. In October ROSA was screened at the opening night of the Sitges International Film Festival, considered the world’s best festival specialized in genre films. Following the succesful festival run, the short film has attracted the attention of the major talent-agencies and Hollywood producers. Currently ROSA is in development to be a live-action motion picture.
Read more on their official blog here.