What’s Up!? Star Wars and Short Film

Star Wars The Last JediStar Wars The Last Jedi opens this week. Spoiler Alert…maybe, it is afterall the movies…but Luke Skywalker bids checks out in a fitting tribute to the power of ‘the force’. But how can we forget that this time last year the real time drama and ultimate death of Carrie Fisher was unfolding. The sequence in the movie, almost dream like, where she was blown out of the Resistance vessel and used the force to revive and get herself to the help she needed, was prescient of her real life experience but without the benefit of ‘the force’ Carrie Fisher…Princess Leia left us. Her presence in the film looming large and fighting to the very end to save the Resistance seems metaphorically a tribute, as a reflection of her actual life. Thank you Carrie Fisher for your sense of originality and devil may care attitude toward life.

Star WArs The Last Jedi

Mark Bellusci

Mark Bellusci is an award winning filmmaker hosted on the itsashort.com platform. His short films are dramatic, dark and comedic at the same time. There’s always a twist in the story you don’t expect to see or experience. To quote Mark: From advertising to PR, video to new media, I’ve developed a wide range of campaigns and video productions for such companies as American Express, Dannon, IBM, Pfizer, IKEA and others. Along the way, I’ve won a One Club Gold Pencil, several ADDY’s, a Marketing Icon and other awards, he’s an amazing story teller.

He has several of his shorts on the itsashort.com platform, show him some love and support by watching, sharing and commenting on his work. His work has won a ton of awards and he is frequently featured in film festivals. Our festival partner, The Miami Shorts Film Festival, is a huge fan of his work and has recognized Mark Bellusci as one of their award winning artists.

Miami Shorts Film Festival.

The Miami short Film Festival is dedicated to promoting the short film genre, showcasing films from 1-20 minutes long. The Festival is international in scope, bringing exposure to the world’s best independent up-and-coming filmmakers.

MIAMIsFF’s goal year after year is focused on motivating directors, screenwriters, actors, and producers to make films and share them with fellow film makers and industry professionals. The ultimate goal is to bring exposure to independent up-and-coming filmmakers.

MIAMIsFF is an avid supporter of local and international film makers representing cinematic productions that embody the true spirit of the art.  From original scripts to new cinematography and film techniques, each and every piece is the result of true emotion and expression.

The Festival presents a unique opportunity for our local community, tourists, and the next generation of talented filmmakers from around the world to experience the true spirit of the creative film-making process.

The MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL has become a powerful cultural voice to South Florida and has created a positive influence on the arts through film.

Today’s short films lead to tomorrow’s world-renowned filmmakers.

Tinsel and Tine

Check out the latest blog post from Tinsel and Tine which offers a wonderful tribute to 2017 and a healthy and happy set of wishes for 2018! Special Shout out!!

itsashort.com

Here at itsashort.com we look forward to continuing to profile our amazing artists, our festival partners and our favorite short film and some features! We share the commitment of our festival partners to profile amazing and award winning short film and the artists who create these great stories!!

What’s Up?! itsashort and Sundance

sundance blog post 12-7-17The long awaited list of Shorts for the Sundance Film Festival is released!There are 66 shorts this year and they fall into four distinct categories: US Narrative, International Narrative, Animation and Documentary. The US shorts seem to all deal with some variation of a heartbreaking moment which is the tension point for the drama of the short…there are others that truly capture real life moments or true stories, but again kind of sad. itsashort.com will be at Sundance tracking these artists to learn more about their work, their inspiration and their experiences.

SHORT STORY ABOUT LUCK

This weeks featured Short Film on the itsashort.com platform is Short Story About Luck. We love this short film, it was part of the First Glance Online Short Film Contest this fall. It totally changes the way you think about Luck!

Short Story About Luck TRAILER from Nathaniel Czarnecki on Vimeo. Nathaniel Czarnecki is an amazing artist from Krakow Poland. Short film and commercial work for major brands have been his primary focus.

Panamanian International Film Festival just finished its festival run December 4, 2017 in Los Angeles.  Check out the festival in its third year…the industry panels look spot on! We are huge fans of Angela McCrae and the other amazing panelists!

As we gear up for the 2018 festival season, we have to be thankful for a great 2017. We met many new artists and went to many festivals this year. We continue to partner with new festivals every week and look forward to introducing everyone to new artists. There were so many new shorts and features and a trend we love which is that short film are more often premiering in large theaters ahead of a major feature film.

Tinsel and Tine published a post about an amazing environmental film festival in Philadelphia. Our favorite was a film titled A Plastic Ocean, available on Vimeo. Seems like the strategy for using the ocean as a site for refuse has serious consequences! Ocean trash has become a major issue…thanks to the documentary filmmakers for this thoughtful piece.

A Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean from Brainstorm Media on Vimeo.

At itsashort.com the work of the artists is what we celebrate and finding ways to share their work with our audiences….well that’s what we do!