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Daazo in 2014 words by Dániel Deák
We at Daazo are young idealists: we always believe that the next year will be the most eventful and successful one ever. And most of the time we are right! In the 7-year history of Daazo, each year has been a huge step forward. First there were two enthusiastic people on board, now there is a whole team. First there was only a website, now we have apps, a magazine, a film festival, and many other side projects as well. And we have even more to oﬀer: here is an overview of our exciting projects for 2014! e website Daazo.com will keep premiering classic and brand new short films for free. We offer Academy Award and Palme d’Or winning films and we want to keep this standard. Last year, we started presenting award-winning shorts from important festivals like Winterthur and Zubroffka. We will continue to do so, involving even more film festivals, bringing you a great selection of quality films. We have always tried to motivate young filmmakers to share their work on Daazo and we think the best way to do so is to announce creative projects like film contests. We even plan to exhibit short films in the coolest Central European museums - stay tuned for details. In March, Daazo is organising its first ever international film festival, Friss Hús Budapest. These strange Hungarian words mean fresh meat: our aim is to discover the most creative young talents and to create a festival for their
films with professional programmes and parties. A must-come festival with must-see films: the call is open. Come and get in on the festival fun. Do you have troubles with festival submissions? Too many calls for films around? You made a great film but are unsure about its aerlife? As a new service by Daazo we help you to find out what to do and where to send your film, to define your goals with your shorts and in your career. We will even manage your submissions. Daazo’s Festival Strategy System is up and running so check out the website for more info and let us take your film to the right places. Our core mission is to find an audience for short films. This is why we run the website, organise the film festival and help you find the right platform to present your work. is is all very well, but surely, you would love to make some money from your film. Being able to sell it doesn’t only mean material gain but also important feedback - a sign of professionalism. Daazo’s distribution service helps to utilise the opportunities within your shorts: a winwin for the filmmakers, the external platforms and the audience. And of course we will continue to publish the ultimate short film magazine, our beloved World of Shorts - at the Friss Hús Budapest Festival, in Cannes, Venice, and online. Find us anywhere in the world of shorts, but most certainly on Daazo.com! WOSH by Daazo.com 69
World of Shorts (WOSH), the magazine published by Daazo.