Press Release: The Journal of Short Film Releases Volume 15

for immediate release

The Journal of Short Film releases Volume 15

(June 30, 2009) The Journal of Short Film released Volume 15 today. The JSF is a quarterly DVD that, to date, has published over 150 filmmakers from over a dozen countries.

Volume 15 includes a head-spinning variety of experimental, documentary, narrative, and animated work. The collection traverses territory from Guyana to Hiroshima and from young romance to gritty survival.

Here is the complete list:

1. CHIQUITITA AND THE SOFT ESCAPE – Michael Robinson (2003, 10:00) Twin attempts at structuring images of home and loved ones suffer a gentle breakdown in the face of the romantic. 2. HYACINTHE – Lydia Moyer (2008, 7:48) A poetic investigation into the invisibility of loss as it plays out on the landscape of an infamous tragedy. 3. BULB IN THE HEAD – Melika Bass (2006, 5:00) An earthen fairy tale. A feast for the living. 4. A PASTRY SHOP AND A RAINY STREET – Bruce McKaig (2006, 3:00) An investigational film silently observing a woman and a city as they morph in and out of each other. 5. DIGITAL UNDERPANTS – Matt Meindl (2008, 1:30) A manic collage of teenage love notes and exploding hearts. 6. RECYCLE – Vasco Lucas Nunes and Ondi Timoner (2006, 6:00) Media That Matters presents: A portrait of a day in the life of Miguel Diaz in the hilly Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park. 7. 200,000 PHANTOMS – Jean-Gabriel Périot (2007, 10:00) Hiroshima’s 20th century history is charted through 600 photographs of the Genbaku Dome.

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 remains ad-free and committed to independent and underrepresented work.

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


VOLUME 15 To Be Released June 30!

Mark your calendars. The next great collection will be reaching mailboxes by the end of the month. We’ll keep you in suspense for a little while inre the roster of great films on Vol.15. Plus, more news coming soon. Perhaps even some back office news; yes, we’ve been busy, we just haven’t been sharing. Will fill you in soon.