PaPer anD PenCiL to get started The world of shorts never stops. We have been publishing the magazine since 2011. 3 years, which is quite enough time to go from promising talent to established professional. Or, for example, to realise a feature film project - as Ritesh Batra did with his debut feature e Lunchbox. He participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus (Now Berlinale Talents) in 2012 - he was one of the 300 lucky ones. And now he is the director of one of the most successful independent films - loved by film festivals and box offices alike, which is a rare combination. Sometimes the road is longer and more tortuous, but as Ritesh Batra has shown us, if you participate in the Berlinale Talents, you are on the right path. (You can find an interview with Ritesh Batra on page 10.) On the other hand, being successful in the film business is also a matter of preparation. Of course the budget, the technics, the postproduction are all very important, but to get the most out of your project, you need to get a piece of paper and a pencil first, sit down on the sofa or at your kitchen table - and start to think. And imagine. And plan. It doesn’t really cost anything, but perhaps this is the most neglected part in the the process of filmmaking.
words by Dániel Deák
inking is a universal tool. You can use it anywhere, at any stage of your projects. And we definitely believe that everything has to start with it - plus a piece of paper and a sharpened pencil. Of course it doesn’t have to be the end of the story. We think that nowadays young talents are the luckiest generation ever - there are heaps of opportunities both oﬄine and online, which help them to get ready to realise their dreams. ere is a whole section in this issue dedicated to the importance of preparation - with articles by university professors, lab creators, and theorists to emphasise the importance of this topic. We add our own initiative, the Pitch Page, which is a great chance to share new short film plans with the industry and the audience (page 49). We also help you to be prepared for your festival strategy and your film's aerlife. (Find more about this on page 69.) It's always a pleasure to be at the Berlinale. It's a fresh start of the year. Full of ideas, full of inspiration - to see why, have a glimpse at the words and the image that Maike Mia Höhne, the curator of Berlinale Shorts, sent us (page 6). ey make us want to see the shorts programme immediately! We believe that the Berlinale issue of Daazo's World of Shorts magazine can become a useful tool for preparation - both for the filmmakers and the audience.
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World of Shorts (WOSH), the magazine published by Daazo.