Short Film Studies 6.2

Intellect is delighted to announce the new issue of Short Film Studies (SFS) 6.2. This issue contains in-depth studies, director profiles, interviews and shot-by-shot breakdowns for two short films: Draft, directed by Naomi Levari (Israel, 2004); and Cock Fight, directed by Sigalit Liphshitz (Israel, 2000).

To view the films, follow the links below:

Draft – http://vimeo.com/3063647

Cock Fight – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFeYO3anb-0

Click here to access the whole issue.

The Journal of Short Film Volume 31 – Fresh off the Press

The Journal of Short Film volume 31 is available as of March 7th 2014.

Journal of Short Film 31 Picture

Journal of Short Film 31

JSF 31 includes 8 films of various forms highlighting two main approaches: experimentation with a cinematic mode of production and exploring self-reflexive properties of communication found in the moving image. From short-wave radio and typewriters to digital scanners and computer generated presentation of geometries, each piece shows the viewer an altered form of cinematic and social engagement highlighting the difference between an old world and a new world. To watch is not only to experience a particular form of human expression now but to participate in histories and possible futures.

1.  End of Line – Caitlin Zera (2013, 9:13)
2.  When I Stop Looking – Todd Herman (2013, 15:00)
3.  Message From My Centenarian – Georg Koszulinski (2014, 7:00)
4.  Listen – Monteith Mccollum (2013, 10:00)
5.  The Far Side of Laughter – Darine Hotait (2009, 8:00)
6.  Echoes of Information in an n-Dimensional Hilbert Space – David Witzling (2006, 3:15)
7.  Caleb’s Gift – Robert Willard Bates (2013, 13:58)
8.  Close The Lid, Gently – Ariana Gerstein (2012, 4:30)

The Journal of Short Film Staff is:
Publisher – Ohio State University Film Studies Program
Executive Editor – John E. Davidson
Editors – Brian Hauser, Margaret C. Flinn
Production and Graphic Design – Matt Swift
Production Assistant –  Nikki Swift

The Journal of Short Film volume 30, Ready for Christmas

The Journal of Short Film volume 30 is just wrapping up production in time for Christmas. Volume is a great set of films.

1. Tumbleweed! – Varava Brothers (2012, 7:07)
2. The Stone – Andy Hall (2012, 5:43)
3. Make Me a Doorway Jesse Russell Brooks (2012, 3:36)
4. Not Clear Cut Paul Turano (2012, 7:25)
5. Kiss Me – Jules Nurrish (2012, 11:27)
6. TV Washes Two Much of Me – Bruce McKaig (2012, 2:30)
7. Flux – Kostas Makrinos (2013, 8:53)
8. Ron Goes to Heaven – Ron Lechler (2012, 3:49)
9. Oro Parece Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy (2012, 6:14)
10. The Shrimp Keith Wilson (2010, 15:50)

Journal of Short Film 30 Prerelease picture

Journal of Short Film 30 Prerelease picture

Stay “Connected” to Previous JSF Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain

 
U.S. State Dept. & USC kick off 
2012 American Film Showcase with
Connected screening in South Africa
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We launch “Worldwide Host Your Own Screening Tour” 
& Our New Free Mobile Phone App
          
I’ve been thinking about the African philosophy “Ubuntu” meaning:
“I am what I am because of who we all are.”
This idea is resonating so deeply for me today:) I’m en route to Cape Town, South Africa, where The U.S. State Department & USC is sending our film Connected to kick off The 2012 American Film Showcase at The Encounters Film Fesitval, with screenings, panel discussions, and workshops on the theme of connectivity.  We’re so honored to be part of the Showcase, which brings select films from the last decade to embassies around the world to, as Secretary Clinton stated, “bring people together and foster greater understanding.”
Stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter for updates:)
    
WORLDWIDE HOST YOUR OWN SCREENING TOUR:
We’re celebrating this event by launching our “Worldwide Host Your Own Screening Tour,” which will give companies, organizations, schools, and community centers around the world the opportunity to host a screeningor fundraiser with Connected. 
These days, everyone seems to be moving so quickly.  We’ve found that these screening events allow communities and organizations the time to have meaningful conversations about the good, the bad and the potential of all this connectivity… both personally and globally.
Our team at The Moxie Institute provides all the ingredients needed to host a successful event (learn more here), including the DVD or Blu-Ray, hands-on discussion materials to engage deeper in the topics raised in the film, and our new!  interactive mobile app (free for iPhone today and soon on Android).
BE PART OF OUR NEXT FILM:
And lastly, please take a few minutes to participate in our new short “Cloud Film,” about the importance of engaging in society. You can watch our call for entries here. Deadline is July 1st:)
To Ubuntu,
– Tiffany, Ken, Sawyer, Haley, Jesse, Simone, Toni & Grace
@ The Moxie Institute 

 

Call for Submissions Volume 27

Call for Submissions for Volume 27
Deadline:
Submissions for Volume 27 are due Friday, April 27th.
Submit films of less than 20 minutes to:
The Journal of Short Film
Film Studies Program
Hagerty Hall, Room 150
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210, USA
The Submission must contain your:
Film
Name
Postal Address
Email address
Telephone Number
If you need your work returned, please include an addressed postage paid envelope.
All submissions are carefully considered. It may take up to 2 months after the deadline to respond. Please, do not submit films via email.
Acceptable submission formats:
DVDs are preferred, though VHS tapes will be accepted on a need basis.
DVDs must be Region 1, NTSC. Please, no PAL tapes or discs.
Rights and Clearances
The filmmaker maintains the rights to the film. The publishing right granted to the JSF is a non-exclusive, one-time serial right.
Films must have ALL clearances available in writing. Copies may be requested later.
For more information on how you can be published with the Journal of Short Film and receive international distribution of your work, please visit our website at www.thejsf.org or send us an email at theJSF@osu.edu.
Thank you.

Call for Submissions: The Journal of Short Film Volume 24

The Journal of Short Film(JSF) is a quarterly DVD publication of peer-reviewed short films of all genres. It is published by The Ohio State University Film Studies Program. The journal is modeled on the literary journal, complete with an editorial board made up of filmmakers and scholars.
Specifics attributes of The Journal of Short are;
• a quarterly DVD journal containing 90-120 minutes of independent short film per volume
• peer-reviewed by filmmakers and scholars of film theory
• inclusive of all genres of film, favoring independent and underrepresented work
• open and free submission process
• filmmakers maintain all rights to their work
• sold at a low cost—$10/vol., $36/subscription
• distributed to schools and libraries around the world
• non-corporate and ad-free

Deadline:
Submissions for Volume 24 are due Friday June 10th.
Submit films of less than 20 minutes to:

The Journal of Short Film
Film Studies Program
Smith Laboratory, Rm 4108
174 W. 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210, USA

The submission must contain your:
film, name, postal address, email address, and telephone number
Include an addressed, stamped envelope if you’d like it returned.
All submissions are carefully considered. It may take up to 2 months after the deadline to respond. Please do not submit films via email.
Please submit films in the following format:
DVDs are preferred, though VHS tapes will be accepted on a need basis.
DVDs must be Region 1, NTSC. Please no PAL tapes or discs.
Rights, and Clearances
The filmmaker maintains the rights to the film. The publishing right granted to the JSF is a non-exclusive, one-time serial right.
Films must have ALL clearances available in writing. Copies may be requested later.

JSF Vol 23 CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Journal of Short Film is a not for profit peer reviewed publication that is devoted to the distribution of the underrepresented medium of short film. To date the Journal of Short Film has published and distributed 199 films from over 200 filmmakers from its completely free submissions process.

This is the Journal of Short Film:
• a quarterly DVD journal containing 90-120 minutes of independent short film per volume
• peer-reviewed by filmmakers and scholars of film theory
• inclusive of all genres of film, favoring independent and underrepresented work
• sold at a low cost—$10/vol., $36/subscription
• non-corporate and ad-free
• open and free submission process

Deadline:
Submissions for Volume 23 are due Friday, April 1st.
Submit films of less than 20 minutes to:
The Journal of Short Film
Film Studies Program
Smith Laboratory, Rm 4108
174 W. 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210, USA

The Submission must contain your:
Film
Name
Postal Address
Email address
Telephone Number

If you need your work returned, please include an addressed postage paid envelope.
All submissions are carefully considered. It may take up to 2 months after the deadline to respond. Please, do not submit films via email.

Acceptable submission formats:
DVDs are preferred, though VHS tapes will be accepted on a need basis.
DVDs must be Region 1, NTSC. Please, no PAL tapes or discs.
Rights and Clearances
The filmmaker maintains the rights to the film. The publishing right granted to the JSF is a non-exclusive, one-time serial right.

Films must have ALL clearances available in writing. Copies may be requested later.

Thank you for submitting your work to the Journal of Short Film!

Mailing Address for Entries :

The Journal of Short Film
Film Studies Program
Smith Laboratory, Rm 4108
174 W. 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210, USA

The Journal Of Short Film Releases Volume 20


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The Journal of Short Film is pleased to announce the immediate release of Volume 20 on DVD. The Journal of Short Film is a not for profit peer reviewed publication that is devoted to the distribution of the underrepresented medium of short film. To date the Journal of Short Film has published and distributed 199 films from over 200 filmmakers from its completely free submissions process.

In is most technically diverse publication yet, the Journal of Short Film presents nine short works exploring themes utilizing unique methods specific to the cinematic experience. Several of the works reveal the film making process while others carefully conceal it. Meditate on each work’s visceral theme as it is continued in variations through out this volume.

The Journal of Short Film Volume 20 Contents:

1. Themes & Variations for the Naked Eye – Caitlin Horsmon (2007; 11:01)
A curious character evokes sensuality through touch, taking the audience through visceral excavations of a series of bodies.

2. >>Re-considering The new Industrial Parks near Irvine, California by Lewis Baltz, 1974 << – Mario Pfeifer (2009; 12:56)
The film revisits one of the industrial structures Lewis Baltz documented in his historic “New Topographics” with an eleven minute tracking shot on split screen.

3. Pancakes for Dad – Stacie Sells (2009; 3:31)
An “Milk in the batter! Milk in the batter! We make cakes and nothing is the matter!” Maurice Sendak

4. Two Men – Ian Olds (2005; 16:20)
A nameless protagonist, with a gun in his hand and a stranger in his car, sets out to prove to himself and his friends that he is not a coward.

5. The Sinking Ship – Shawn Downey & Brian Hearn (2002; 7:00)
Based on a story by Robert Louis Stevenson, this period animation tells the tale of a nutty ship’s captain who ignores the warnings from his crew that the vessel is in distress, igniting a philosophical rant.

6. photo-synthesis – Lisa Danker (2005; 3:40)
Shot on Kodachrome and 7363 high-contrast positive film, the footage was distressed with bleach and other materials, which resulted in nuanced colors and patterns that were then optically step-printed.

7. Fledgling – Tony Gault & Elizabeth Henry (2009; 7:15)
A short documentary that explores notions of domestication, both in humans and wild animals.

8. Chemical – Sean McHenry (2009; 9:26)
A semi-silent film on standard 16mm film using a Krasnogorsk K-3 and a Bolex H-16 camera. A jilted woman with a misplaced trust and a story to tell that will never be told.

9. Aftermath on Meadowlark Lane – Zellner Bros. (2007; 10:00)

While on their way to a mariachi recital, a devastating car crash forces a mother and her two sons to confront the truth about their past.

Volume 20 and subscription purchasing:

By Mail:

Pricing Information

The Journal of Short Film

Film Studies Program

Smith Laboratory Rm 4108

174 W 18th Ave

Columbus, Oh 43210 USA

By Phone: 614-292-6044

Volume 20:

Individual: $10, Institution: $18

Yearly Subscription:

Individual: $36, Institution: 72

Online: www.TheJSF.org

Call for Submissions for Volume 22

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Deadline:
Submissions for Volume 22 are due Friday, November 5th.
Submit films of less than 20 minutes to:

The Journal of Short Film
Film Studies Program
Smith Laboratory, Rm 4108
174 W. 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210, USA

The Submission must contain your:
Film
Name
Postal Address
Email address
Telephone Number

If you need your work returned, please include an addressed postage paid envelope.

All submissions are carefully considered. It may take up to 2 months after the deadline to respond. Please, do not submit films via email.

Acceptable submission formats:
DVDs are preferred, though VHS tapes will be accepted on a need basis.
DVDs must be Region 1, NTSC. Please, no PAL tapes or discs.

Rights and Clearances
The filmmaker maintains the rights to the film. The publishing right granted to the JSF is a non-exclusive, one-time serial right.

Films must have ALL clearances available in writing. Copies may be requested later.

Thank you for submitting your work to the Journal of Short Film!