[artinfo] shortfilm.de NEWSLETTER No. 2

Kurzfilmtage info@kurzfilmtage.de
Tue, 11 Dec 2001 19:36:18 +0100

NEWSLETTER No. 2 (December 2001)


Dear Readers!

First of all, many thanks for your numerous suggestions and overwhelming=20
praise in response to our first newsletter!

We'd like to invite you once again to feel free to make use of the Forum=20
section. Please keep us informed about events and news. Looking forward to=
your mails.
Till next time,

Reinhard W. Wolf



The Fall of the Lux

The Lux Centre on Hoxton Square in east London was an important=20
international centre for film, video and media arts. Closed down suddenly=20
in October, the Lux is now in liquidation.
How could such an important and irreplaceable institution simply disappear=
overnight, with dedicated and highly professional staff members being=20
sacked without notice? And what's in store for the future? Will London and=
the UK simply have to do without a centre for artistic film and media?
These and other questions will be pursued in our main topic. We will of=20
course avoid pointing the finger at any particular persons or groups. But=20
neither will we attempt to conceal the causes of this lamentable plight ...
for the whole story please see:=20


Filmmakers Information Center - a New Cooperative in Japan

Japanese non-commercial films and filmmakers today follow in the footsteps=
of a long and impressive history of independent filmmaking, but=20
nevertheless face various problems in screening, distribution, and public=20
recognition. Taking on this challenge, a new filmmakers' coop called=20
Filmmakers Information Center (FMIC) will be launched next spring by=20
several young Japanese filmmakers.
The group's activities will focus on collecting and compiling a database of=
films and filmmakers and assisting distribution.
FMIC was initiated by experimental filmmaker Ichiro Sueoka (Tokyo) and film=
critic Tomohiro Nishimura (website not yet available).

More News:
__ Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis On Tour
__ Agence du court m=E9trage (F): Cultural Heritage on Short Film
__ S=F6r=F6s Documentary Fund Launches Cooperation with the Sundance=
__ International Short Film Conference
__ BKM (D) Short Film Promotion
__ Montr=E9al: Tribute to Steina and Woody Vasulka

Further information:=20


__ Making Films with LEGO
__ Cattle Depot Artist Village in Hong Kong Opens
__ Current German Experimental Film in Bangkok
__ 15th Anniversary of the MIX Festival in New York
__ Cineprobe (New York) - 40th Anniversary of the Film-Makers' Cooperative
__ New Short Film Platform (D) - Student Television as Video Subscription
__ First Episodes in "Paris je t'aime" Finish Shooting
__ Short Films on Television

Further information:=20


The Norwegian short film "Sveits (Switzerland)" by Erik Smith Meyer won the=
Short Film Award at the 50th International Filmfestival=20
Mannheim-Heidelberg. Norwegians were also successful at Brief Encounters in=
Bristol - "Misunnelse (Envy)" by Marit =C5slein received the International=
Jury Award.

Prize winners of the Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis 2001 are "Cut Away" by Eva=20
Marel Jura and Justyna Kahl (Filmpreis in Gold) and "Die Liebenden vom=20
Hotel von Osman" by Idil =DCner (Filmpreis in Gold). One of each Filmpreis=
Silver was awarded to "Wahlverwandtschaften" by Nils Loof and "Gone=20
Underground" by Su Turhan ...

More Awards and Honours:
__ Short Film Award - 17th Haifa International Film Festival
__ Short Film Awards at 18th International Environmental Film Festival
__ Awards at Murphy's Cork Film Festival
__ Short Film Awards at Int. Leipziger Festival
__ Short Film Awards at Montr=E9al International Festival
__ Short Film Awards at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
__ 7th Kodak Short Film Showcase Awards, London
__ Short Film Awards at 31st International Film Festival Molodist, Kiev
__ Short Film Awards at VIPER 21, Lucerne
__ Short Film Awards at 6th up-and-coming Film Festival, Hannover
__ Prize winners at the XI. FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival
__ Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis 2001, Berlin
__ Short Film Award at Semana de Cine Fant=E1stico y de Terror
__ Awards at International Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin
__ Awards at 5th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
__ Awards at 5th Shorts International Film Festival, New York
__ Short Film Awards at Alcal=E1 de Henares Film Festival
__ Awards at Brief Encounters, Bristol
__ Short Film Award at 18th Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest

Further information:=20


__ Festivals in Germany
__ International Festivals
__ Competitions

Further information:=20

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