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“NOT THE 80s” is Berlin-based director Marleen Valien’s second short to appear on T-Port. Her previous film “HOT DOG” was a hit on the festival circuit in 2019, including a showing at Sundance. Her newest offering, which premiered at Tribeca, focuses on a first date between two twenty-somethings, when one of them opens up about […]
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University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts (USC) has two films in the running, Olivia Peace’s AGAINST REALITY and Josh Green’s WAVES APART. The latter is available to watch on T-Port. Columbia University has Gabriella Canal and Michael Fearon’s SEASONS. Lastly Filmakademie Baden Württemberg has Eugen Merher’s THE BOY WHO COULDN’T FEEL PAIN.The latter […]
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30-year-old screenwriter and director Romi Menachem went through a lot with the cast and crew of her short film “Out of Play”. The film follows Bar (12), a longtime member of the boys’ clique and the class’s soccer team, who is forced to re-earn her place in the team’s lineup. The production faced serious challenges […]
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We are excited to announce this year’s T-Port Lighthouse Selections guest curators, these two industry experts have been specially selected because of their dedication to short film curation and advancing the art form of short films.   Olha Raiter Olha Raiter is the Program Director and Co-founder of Lviv International Short Film Festival, one of Ukraine’s […]
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Henryk Dyb Swart’s film “Everything at Once” premieres at the Venice Film Festival on September 9 (courtesy of our partners at Festival Formula.) We caught up with the 34-year-old director to find out about his sources of inspiration from poetry to punk rock, and what it took to ´develop his multi-frame short film. Tell us […]
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Audrey Karras shot her short film “One Last Breath” in just 4 and a half days. We spoke to the French director about the challenges she encountered through the creative process, and how it was for her to work with actors. Audrey created her film as part of her studies with our partners ESEC Paris. […]
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Ahead of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week we caught up with director Alica Bednáriková whose film “Liquid Bread / Chlieb Náš Každodenný” will be screened at the festival, presented by European Film Promotion’s Future Frames programme. The programme puts a spotlight on outstanding young directors from Europe. Ten film students and graduates will […]
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  Jacob Perlmutter made his film “A Wall” during lockdown. The narrative sees a repressed woman falling passionately in love with a wall in her house. We spoke to the filmmaker about the minimalist shoot and why he finds reality more fulfilling than dreams. Tell us about yourself I’m a London-based filmmaker with… my debut […]
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    Director Pedro M. Afonso’s short film “To Examine One’s Self” is currently available on T-Port via our partners Festival Formula. The film, which was inspired by practices described by his partner who was studying medicine, proved to be a “transformational process” for Afonso, changing how he saw his own mortality. We caught up […]
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Fantastic news! 7 films by T-Port partners have been selected for Cannes – find out more below:  Scale for: La Semaine de la Critique Joseph Pierce  13min I  Animation I 2022 Salaud Morisset Driving along the motorway, Will loses his sense of scale. As his crippling drug addiction deepens, he struggles to unpick the sequence of […]
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26-year-old Orin Kadoori is a third-year student at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University. Her film “Sheherut (Kinship)” made the selection for La Cinef at Cannes 2022. We found out more about how it feels to be chosen for such a prestigious honour and what comes next. Tell us […]
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It’s going to be a busy fortnight for director Olga Klyszewicz – whose short film “We Are Not There Tomorrow” premieres as part of the Selection La Cinef at Cannes 2022. We caught up with her to find out how it felt to find out and what this means for her filmmaking future.  Tell us […]
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We caught up with the animators, and students of hFMA,to talk about their film “Jeijay,” a short about everyday life, dating apps, and weird dates. “Jeijay” is available to watch to subscribers on T-Port as part of the hFMA catalogue.  Tell us about yourselves: We are – Petra Stipetić (*03/01/1992 in Zagreb, Croatia) and Maren […]
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The Cannes film festival will be happening from May 17 – 28 2022 and we are proud to announce that several short films from our partners have made the final selection. Two films in the competition are from our partners at “Lights On” – previewed below. Members can view the rest of the T-Port catalogue […]
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Director Caren Wuhrer headshot with the quote "I've never had any real role models. I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing."
    For this edition of the T-Port Filmmaker Spotlight – we spoke to German director Caren Wuhrer, whose short thriller “It Wasn’t Me” is available, presented in our partner Hessische Film und Medienakademie (hFMA)’s catalogue.  Wuhrer is director, producer, and writer of “It Wasn’t Me” which she shot during her studies at the University […]
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    This is a special edition of T-Port Filmmaker Spotlight – this time we got a chance to talk to three emerging filmmakers who collaborated to create one of T-Port’s most enchanting titles, the German hybrid short, “Oliver’s Pixie Hunt” (“Oliver auf Kammerjagd”), which is presented in our partner’s Bauhaus University Weimar catalogue.  The […]
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Luis Schuber’s latest short film may be the most “Meta” project on T-Port. Titled “Blind Spots”, the film’s orginal use of the “film within a film” trope, makes it a deeply gut-punching viewing experience – with a compact runtime of just 9 min. The festival darling was screened at Palm Springs ShortFest, Slamdance and Filmfest […]
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I was born in Kharkiv. For half of my life, I had lived there before I left. I remember the streets I walked and people because it was my childhood. My family left. We left because we had enough and the glimpse of freedom allowed us to part with the world we hated every day.  […]
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For the 2021 edition of T-Port Lighthouse Selections – our curated program of short films by emerging talent, we discussed with the filmmakers about their artistic journey, their challenges in the filmmaking process as well as their sources of inspiration.  Here we present the first part of the interviews, of the shorts selected by guest […]
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For the 2021 edition of T-Port Lighthouse Selections – our curated program of short films by emerging talent, we discussed with the filmmakers about their artistic journey, their challenges in the filmmaking process as well as their sources of inspiration.  Here we present the second part in the series of interviews from the shorts selected […]
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Powered by T-Port   A programme of new Israeli shorts, including world premiers and award-winning films will be screened at the Short Film Market on February 1, 2022, at 20:15 CET. The screening will also be streamed online via the Shortfilmwire platform.  On January 31, 2022, at 11:00 CET, we will host the filmmakers for […]
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Fantastic news! 5 films on T-Port have been selected for the 94th Academy Award shortlist in the categories “Live Action Short Film” and “Animated Short Film”!       Censor of Dreams   for: Live Action Short Film Léo Berne, Raphaël Rodriguez 18min I  Comedy ; Drama I 2021 Salaud Morisset Night after night The Censor and […]
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Serhat Karaaslan is a Turkey-born emerging filmmaker, working on both short and feature-length projects.  His latest short film, “The Criminals”, is a Turkish-language crime-drama which follows a young couple trying to find a hotel room to spend the night in together, but they are rejected from all hotels for not having a marriage certificate. Once […]
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   Andrey Natotsinskii is a Moscow-based filmmaker, actor and photographer. His latest short film, “Katia”, is a fictional drama following Galina, who after her daughter’s death, remains completely alone and loses the meaning of life. Suddenly, she finds the incarnation of her daughter in a prostitute she meets in an elevator. The film is available […]
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Maria Semenova is a Moscow-born filmmaker. She recently graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (also known as VGIK), where she directed several short films, experimenting with both fiction and documentary storytelling.  Maria’s most recent short, the documentary The City of The Sun, is available on T-Port in the catalogue of Eastwood Agency, an emerging […]
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Rona Segal is an Israeli filmmaker with work spanning genres, themes and mediums. Her latest short film – Mission: Hebron, is a documentary examining the ways Israeli soldiers exercise control over aspects of Palestinian civil life. The film brings six ex-soldiers to face the camera and recall their recent service, offering a view into one […]
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We are very happy to introduce the curators of this year’s edition of T-Port Lighthouse Selections. Lighthouse Selections is T-Port’s in-house curated section that receives increased exposure to our network of industry professionals, selected by leading industry programmers. Céline Roustan has been a curator and champion of short films for half a decade working for […]
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Ngwatilo Mawiyoo’s short film, “Joy’s Garden”, was just recently released, and is already gaining festival success, including an award at the Zanzibar International Film Festival, and 5 nominations in Kenya’s film awards. The film is a personal drama following Edwin, who abruptly goes from being an absent father to becoming the sole caregiver of Joy, his […]
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*Industry panel by T-Port in collaboration with Sarajevo Film Festival* Every emerging filmmaker knows the uphill battle which is promoting your short film. Challenges, barriers, and “Filters” are constantly popping up, yet they serve to play an important role. How do decision-makers, the people who decide which films get screened, sold, or selected, make their […]
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  Filip Mojzeš’ short film, “Angina Pectoris”, follows Zoran, an average man with a comfortable, petty-bourgeois lifestyle. One summer night, on the way back from work, Zoran makes an unplanned stop at a store. His reckless reaction to a sudden death will force him to confront the things he is most afraid of.  The film […]
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  Sometimes we meet a T-Port Talent which we can just bet on being a successful filmmaker in the near future. Jannis Lenz is one of these filmmakers, showcasing an impressive filmography and a list of accolades.  Following his short film, “Battlefield”, we got a chance to learn some more about his emerging career, his […]
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Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo has an impressive name, and the talent to match it. In her experimental short, “Kijatai”,  featured at the Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) 2021, she explores her forgotten language. As Kijâtai is working on a future film project and pursuing a career in journalism – we got a chance to talk to her […]
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Klaudia Kęska’s short film, “Last Days of Summer”, is a beautiful gut-wrenching coming of age story, that doesn’t shy away from dealing with deep and painful subjects. The film, produced at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School at the University of Silesia in Katowice, became a festival star with prestigious selections to Krakow Film Festival, Warsaw […]
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Kennedy Kao’s short film, “Danica’s Mom”, is a gentle and inspiring drama following A mother of two going through her daily weekday routine: waiting for her daughter to call her back. The film was spotlighted at the 2020 Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) at Montreal, and has since gained a lot more industry attention.  Between […]
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Four emerging T-Port filmmakers will soon embark on their journey with their short films to Cannes Film Festival. Varying in genre, style, subject matter and country – the films represent a specific moment in film history, as in the world in general. We had a chance to talk with the young auteurs right before they […]
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Four emerging T-Port filmmakers will soon embark on their journey to the 2021 Cannes Film Festival with their short films. Varying in genre, style, subject matter and country – the films represent a specific moment in film history, as in the world in general. We had a chance to talk with the young auteurs right […]
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Arti Savchenko’s short film, “Vlada Goes to London”, is one of the most exciting, engaging and thought-provoking films on T-Port. It’s not surprising it’s becoming a real festival darling, with selections to Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (POFF) and Palm Springs ShortFest. Between his festival appearances, we managed to speak with Arti about the ideas […]
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  There are not many films similar to Anja Giele’s “Illusion of Seclusion” on T-Port. Her personal and experimental dance film is captivating and demonstrates how much can be achieved with minimal cinematic tools. Two women, dancing. Recently, we got a chance to talk to Anja, who is already fully invested in her latest commercial […]
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Jennifer Kolbe is an upcoming filmmaker, animator and artist. In her latest short film, “Milk”, she investigates a simple yet powerful premise: What would happen if people were to be used the same way as dairy cows? The animated short was selected to top festivals including Annecy, Berlin Festival of Animation, Kurzfilm Wettbewerb Göttingen and […]
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Our International Manager, Amos Geva, had a chance to talk about T-Port and about the ways we can help to promote emerging talent in the global film industry in a panel organized together with MEDIA.     Watch the full discussion of the panel here.    
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Laura Kamugisha is a 23 years old Canadian filmmaker of Congo-Rwandan origin, based in Montreal. Her latest short film, the experimental “Mitochondrial”, was selected and highlighted by festivals such as NFC and ScreenCulture UK. We got a chance to talk to Laura, to get a better sense of her artistic ambitions, future projects and the […]
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced yesterday (Tuesday) the shortlists in nine categories for the 93rd Academy Awards. 4 of the films in the short film category are presented on T-Port. We are extremely proud of T-Port talents and congratulate the filmmakers and our partners for the achievement. The final nominations will […]
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As a new year slowly unfolds, we are extremely excited to share with you the works and stories of three of the promising upcoming filmmakers from Salaud Morisset’s international catalogue of short films. All three films are available for professional viewing on the Salaud Morisset page on T-Port, alongside many more films from their expanding […]
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Writer-director Guy Nattiv tells the story of how he obtained the life rights of a neo-nazi – on which he based the script for his Oscar winning short film, “Skin” – on an actual napkin! The video is an excerpt from Nattiv’s master class at the BOGOSHORT film festival 2020, in partenrship with T-Port:
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Congratulations to Sivan Noam Shimon and her film Wake Up Call for winning Best Story and Screenplay award at the 2020 Open World Toronto Film Festival (OWTFF)! Watch the Q&A with Sivan after her winning, hosted by Alina Christensen:   Sivan is an Israeli actress, screenwriter, and director. For her leading role in the film […]
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Yoram Ever-Hadani in no stranger to the professional international industry. The 50 years old Israeli filmmaker already has a proven career in directing commercials for international brands such as SodaStream, Mazda, Ford, Mitsubishi. He is also a writer, with 5 children’s books and an adult novel he penned so far. His mesmerizing short film, “Moon […]
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Nina Hopf’s unforgettable animated experimental short film, “Eadem Cutis: The Same Skin”, was submitted to T-Port Lighthouse a few months ago and selected by curator Wim Vanacker for the 2020 T-Port Lighthouse official selection. The film was already selected to screen at various leading festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Filmfest Dresden, Berlin Independent Film Festival and […]
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Shay Fellner’s independent short film, “Romantica.com”, was submitted to T-Port Lighthouse a few months ago and selected by curator Kathleen McInnis for the 2020 T-Port Lighthouse official selection. The film was already selected to screen at various festivals worldwide. including Vancouver International Film Festival, Haifa International Film Festival and TISFF. Lately, we got a chance […]
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Hilke Rönnfeldt’s independent short film, “Silence of the Fish“, was submitted to T-Port Lighthouse a few months ago, making her eligible for the 2020 European Short Pitch project as a T-Port Talent in the frame of our collaboration with ESP. With her exciting future project, “Duty Free”, Hilke was selected among 11 other Pan-European emerging […]
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We had the pleasure of hosting Asaph Polonsky for our first session of T-Port Compass - a series of live Instagram talks with filmmakers and industry professionals.
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