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The Lessons in Ken Wardrop’s Short Documentaries

05 Jun 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

Ken Wardrop is a bit of a demi god to me. When I was in college making my own documentary shorts, his style and filmic approach were a major influence. Simply structured,  his short documentaries  sing with Irish identity and Wardrop’s own creative charisma. His work, I believe has taught me two important lessons in […]

Music Video in Profile: Ride, Lana Del Ray by Anthony Mandler

27 Apr 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

This is one of my favorite music videos. Perhaps I should really say short film, as that’s what it is in truth. In this creation, the stunning Del Ray teams up with Anthony Mandler. Now you may not know his name but I bet you know his work. He is a frequent A-List collaborator having […]

Auteur Directors and their Commercials

06 Apr 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

I’ve never really taught about commercials. I always considered them not part of the film industry, somehow different, somehow apart. That’s been a fairly silly mistake on my behalf.  Commercials can be an excellent stepping stone in the career of a filmmaker. A successful advert can incite the confidence of financiers or glean the lucrative […]

Music Video in Profile: Overgrown, James Blake by NABIL

26 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

Sometimes all a music video needs to be is a good idea, well executed. And that’s certainly what Nabil’s video gives to James Blake’s song Overgrown.  There is something haunting in this short film, but something oddly attractive too. It seems to have a peculiar magic. For me, on reflection, all three sentiments towards the […]

The Business of Short Film: The Hamburg Short Film Agency

22 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

The Short Film Agency Hamburg is a bit of a marvel. Formally known as the Kurz Film Agentur Hamburg, the agency devotes itself to promoting public knowledge about short films; but more importantly, it sells and distributes short films to German cinemas and the global markets. As a lover of short film, I have often […]

Where to watch shorts online?

14 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

With the popularity of illegal steaming and downloading it can be quite refreshing to watch something legally. And being an avid short film lover, shorts are what I like to watch. If you’re like me, trying to get into short film or a filmmaker scouting what’s out there, here follows a list of some of […]

Music Video of the Week: Taro, Alt J by David Dean Burkhart

13 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

David Dean Burkhart’s videos aren’t official. They aren’t green-lighted by any record company or even the artist. I guess he could be considered a pirate music video maker. But that doesn’t seem quite fair, as his work is creative, visually engaging and completely original. As a filmmaker he has gained a major reputation and following […]

Cork Film Makers Hit Back

07 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

I know this is a bit of a change from the normal material I post. But I feel it’s rather important, especially for my local filmmakers, to know about this. So unless your a film maker in the South of Ireland feel free to side step this one. The Cork film community has taken a […]

Short of the Week: Be a Man for International Women’s Day

06 Mar 2014 / 2 Comments / in News

International Women’s Day is this Saturday.  The purpose of the day is to raise global awareness about the inequalities and injustices our mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, friends and cousins face each and every single day. Here at the DISFMF blog I have chosen to do my part for the cause and dedicate Short of the […]

Best Irish Language Short @ DISFMF 2014

04 Mar 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

Despite the fact I suffered through Honours Irish in school, I never liked it. In retort, my teachers would heckle … It’s your national language! Your culture and heritage are embedded in it! But try as they might with their nationalist rhetoric, no amount of De Valera’s best catchphrases could entice me. I would always […]