Press release: JSF releases Vol.11, The Portland Volume

for immediate release

The Journal of Short Film releases Volume 11 (Spring 2008), The Portland Volume

The Journal of Short Film released Volume 11 (Spring 2008) this week. Vol.11 is the long-awaited Portland Volume, featuring 24 filmmakers from Portland, Oregon. The JSF is a quarterly DVD that, to date, has published over 120 filmmakers from 10 countries.

The Journal was thrilled to have Portland filmmaker Karl Lind serve as guest editor for Vol.11. The collection maintains the JSF’s normal wild diversity while highlighting one of the most singular, lively art scenes in the country. This is the Journal’s first geographically themed volume, and, through Lind’s work and Portland’s amazing depth of talent, the result is impressive.

Following is a list of the films in Volume 11:

1.SPHERES Jeremy Bird (1:00) 2.TO WATCH IN PREPARATION OF THE DEEP FALL Mack McFarland (1:30) 3.THE FOREST John Bacone (3:00) 4.COSMOS Randy Wakerlin (4:30) 5.BLOBSQUATCH Carl Diehl (3:30) 6.SILENCE IN 60 SECONDS Andy Mingo (1:15) 7.STRATEGERY Jim Lowry (2:30) 8.PLANET EARTH: OUR RESPONSE Arman Bohn (10:00) 9.LITTLE ATOMIC BOMB Adam Long (2:00) 10.TO WATCH WHILE SMELLING SUMMER Mack McFarland (1:30) 11.DARKCLOUD Gretchen Hogue (1:00) 12.LE PUZZLE Uli Beutter (5:00) 13.FOREST OF THE FLOWERS Gretchen Hogue (2:00) 14.3 OUT OF 4 Stephen Slappe (00:45) 15.STEVE WINWOOD IS HUNGRY FOR BREAKFAST Jesse England (1:45) 16.TEST ANTHEM Michael Paulus (3:30) 17.50 YEARS LATER Matt McCormick (3:00) 18.ROPPONGI CROSSING Brian Libby (3:00) 19.BEN: A TRUE STORY Melanie Brown (4:00) 20.TWO Hart Ryan Noecker (4:45) 21.KEITH Evan Stroum (6:00) 22.VERTIGO CORE SAMPLE Ron Mason Gassaway (3:00) 23.FURNESS Cat Tyc (6:00) 24.TO REMEMBER THAT OUR SKIES ARE THE SAME SKIES Chris Lael Larson (2:30) 25.MAGIC HOSTESS, THE ELECTRIC CAN OPENER Rob Tyler (4:00) 26.CIRCLE OF PURITY Liz Haley (2:00)

The Journal continues to have a free and open submissions process. Submissions should be sent to The JSF, PO Box 8217, Columbus, OH 43201, USA. The Journal also remains ad-free and committed to independent and underrepresented work.

Contact: Karl Mechem, publisher, The Journal of Short Film, contact (at)


Pangea Day

As most of you know, the Pangea Day screenings are happening all over the world this Saturday. The project is led by Jehane Noujaim and involves an afternoon of international film, live music, and other fun stuff. We wanted to plug our local event–led by JSF comrade Kenny Ruffin–here in Columbus: see details HERE. You can also watch the event online and on Current TV.