Friday, September 21, 2007

VIEW AND VOTE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30

Here is a compilation of the 25 shortlisted films from 19 countries eligible for BEST FILMINUTE and the People's Choice award at Filminute 2007. At the festival site, pick your favourite film, add your comments, and VOTE before midnight September 30.

FILMINUTE 2007 TRAILER
video

MAIN SITE: http://www.filminute.com

CREDITS
Edited by Catalin Leescu (ROMANIA)

Original score composed by Matti Paalanen (FINLAND)
Motion graphic identity by LOOP Media, Creative Director Craig Kirkham (CANADA)
Graphic design by Matt Bilewicz (CANADA)

Pick your favourite film and vote before midnight September 30.
http://www.filminute.com

WINNERS ANNOUNCED WEEK OF OCTOBER 15.

FESTIVAL SCREENING ROOM POWERED BY ADBEAST

Friday, September 07, 2007

Screening Room sponsored by adbeast


The Filminute 2007 Screening Room is sponsored by adbeast. The quality of the films in our festival called for a level of presentation far and away above the grainy, disposable clips you might expect on YouTube. Further, the collaborative way of working with professional creative teams and resources across multiple timezones calls for an operating "system" enabled by adbeast.

Adbeast offers "a suite of digital tools and a collaboration network that allows advertising industry professionals to present, manage and share work online - quickly, easily and securely."


http://www.adbeast.com/

Thursday, September 06, 2007

60 Words on 60 Seconds



EYE WEEKLY has selected 6 films from this year's shortlist to review.
Take a look at 60 Words on 60 Seconds. The films selected by EYE WEEKLY are listed below.

ACROFOBIA (ROMANIA)
Raul Taciu

DAVE FOLEY & FANS (CANADA)
Brian Smith

EGG LOVE (CANADA)
Zach Math / Jonah Bekhor

FUN TIME (RUSSIA)
Aleksey Andrianov

GRAHAM (NEW ZEALAND)
Paul Scott-James

ONE MINUTE GUIDE TO PLANET EARTH (Germany / UK )
Armen Antranikian

Saturday, September 01, 2007

The Filminute 2007 Shortlist



THE FILMINUTE 2007 SHORTLIST
25 Congratulations to this year's filmmakers

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ABOUT TIME
DIRECTOR: Catalin Leescu
ROMANIA

ACROFOBIA
DIRECTOR: Raul Taciu
ROMANIA

AIR PLUGS
DIRECTOR: Elena Wen
USA

CELEBRATE
DIRECTOR: Christian Anderson-Ramshall / Adam Watson
UK

DAVE FOLEY AND FANS
DIRECTOR: Brian Smith
CANADA

DEDICATION
DIRECTOR: Geoff Browne
CANADA

EGG LOVE
DIRECTOR: Zach Math / Jonah Bekhor
CANADA

FIRST BLOOM
DIRECTOR: Midi Onodera
CANADA

FUN TIME
DIRECTOR: Aleksey Andrianov
RUSSIA

GAME
DIRECTOR: Kristina Grozeva
BULGARIA

GLOBAL WARMING VACATION
DIRECTOR: Zale Dalen
CANADA / CHINA

GRAHAM
DIRECTOR: Paul Scott-James
NEW ZEALAND

IN A CIRCUS
DIRECTOR: Pablo & Gabriel Nicoli
ARGENTINA

LE FIL ROUGE
DIRECTOR: Yasuko Tadokoro
JAPAN / FRANCE / CANADA

MATCHMAKER
DIRECTOR: Niko Stumpo
NETHERLANDS

MISSING
DIRECTOR: Siddartha Jatla
INDIA

ONE MINUTE GUIDE TO PLANET EARTH
DIRECTOR: Armen Antranikian
GERMANY / UK

PASHIZ
DIRECTOR: Mahmood Nuri
IRAN

PIG
DIRECTOR: Ross Newell
UK / SPAIN

POETIC MECHANICS
DIRECTOR: Florin Piersic jr.
ROMANIA

POLAR BEARS
DIRECTOR: Eskimo Productions
AUSTRALIA

SOLDIERS
DIRECTOR: Hillman Curtis
USA

TENNIS PLAYERS
DIRECTOR: Tobias Nölle
SWITZERLAND

TERO TALKS WITH HIS DAD
DIRECTOR: Jukka Kärkkäinen
FINLAND

TWO POINTS
DIRECTOR: Bogdan Dumitrescu
ROMANIA



When Filminute launched in 2006, 8 countries were represented on the inaugural year's shortlist. This year, via independent and international co-productions, 19 countries are represented: ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, BULGARIA, CANADA, CHINA, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, INDIA, IRAN, JAPAN, THE NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND, USA, UK