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our best memories from 2O13 attiLa
BerLin The best bit in Berlin was having finally got into the cinema from the freezing cold, surveying the über-cool crowd, excited and full of expectations, before the first Berlinale Shorts screenings - and trying to guess how many future masters there are hidden amongst them.
ZuBrOFFKa FiLM FeSTiVaL One of Europe's coldest film festivals is also one of the most heart-warming and cosiest festivals in the region. With its innovative and controversial Eastern-oriented programme and all-night festival parties with musical performances from all around the world, a visit to Bialystok in December will always stay in your mind. Beware of the bison, though!
CanneS Being in Cannes is a privilege in itself and entering the Palais des Festivals is like setting foot in a sanctuary. Spotting my hero, Agnès Varda, chatting in front of a huge yacht in the harbour was definitely there on the top for me. Another memory I’ll never forget: when I was blown away by a beautiful and sensitive short film, 37°4 S, which still haunts me, even after such a long time. VeniCe e oldest film festival in the world, elegant and majestic like a queen, but with a surprisingly quirky and exciting shorts line-up. My memory of the year is grabbing a quick Italian espresso and then watching the Venezia70 birthday shorts directed by some of the greatest masters of our time, made especially for the Venice Film Festival!
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SLeePWaLKerS SHOrT anD STuDenT FiLM FeSTiVaL How does sleepwalking come to short films? Well, as it turns out, dreams usually last the same time as a short film. But in the heart of Tallinn in November, aer watching shorts while lying on beanbags, sleepwalking might also mean the feeling when you wake up after an all-night party when it’s already dark the next day. OFF-COurTS TrOuViLLe Hands down, Off-Courts is one of the most relaxed and beautiful film festivals in the world. Just two hours from Paris on the shores of Normandy, this beautiful little village hosts a great film market, mind-opening panels and world-class seafood, while you feel that breeze from the sea giving you just the perfect amount of chill and the sense that you are in the right place at the right time.
World of Shorts (WOSH), the magazine published by Daazo.