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The MAKE IT SHORT Newsletter
Vol. 1 Issue 2 • APRIL 8th, 2024
The MAKE IT SHORT Newsletter
Vol. 1 Issue 1 • MAR 31st, 2024 So it begins... Must see shorts: The Long Goodbye & La Jetèe| CenterFrame in the spotlight with CRUSTS | Oscar winner on YouTube | Shorts of Sundance
A LIST OF INDEPENDENT SCIENCE FICTION FILMS FROM OUT OF THIS WORLD
Emerging filmmakers, trying to reach an audience, often use Science Fiction for their first attempt at creating a cinematic experience. That is why we selected a list of astonishing sci-fi films from independent filmmakers who came up with unforgettable stories worth-watching.
BREAKING THE SO-CALLED RULES OF SCREENWRITING
Screenwriting books, script gurus and academic courses love to stress the importance of following these rules when writing a screenplay. As these examples show, though, the screenwriters of successful and well-loved films broke these rules to good effect.
SHORT FILMS AT THE OSCARS 2024
Every year there is a debate over the relevance of the Academy Awards nowadays. But guess what, the Oscars do matter a lot! And when it comes to the short film categories, across animated, live action, and documentary, the Oscars hold profound significance within the filmmaking community and beyond.
HOW TO GIVE FEEDBACK
Giving and receiving feedback on a script is a critical part of the screenwriting process. It helps writers see what they are missing in a story; what’s working and what needs more development; what will engage audiences and what might confuse them.
HOW TO WRITE A SYNOPSIS
The film industry has always been a hub for creative minds to showcase their talent, but sometimes it can seem impossible to make it big in such a competitive market. As hard as it may be, certain directors emerge from humble beginnings to become influential figures in the industry.
FROM INDIE BEGINNINGS TO OSCAR CONTENDERS:
The film industry has always been a hub for creative minds to showcase their talent, but sometimes it can seem impossible to make it big in such a competitive market. As hard as it may be, certain directors emerge from humble beginnings to become influential figures in the industry.
BAFTA 2024 | SHORT FILMS
Another year and here we are, close to celebrating the The British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) and the achievements of the UK film industry. We'll take a look at the short films.
GET IT MADE
We're thrilled to announce the return of GET IT MADE – an opportunity that goes beyond just scripts and pitches; it's a chance to create, and turn your cinematic fantasy into a working project.
MAKE IT SHORT | EPISODE 18
Film journalist Diogo Bruggeman, filmmaker Bernhard Pucher, and BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Jörn Threlfall discuss this beautiful short film MR SISYPHUS, written and directed by the talented young filmmaker, Jedi Kang.
MAKE IT SHORT | EPISODE 16
Welcome to the 16th episode of Make It Short! Today Diogo, Bernhard, and veteran BBC writer Tina Walker look at the horror thriller THE SOUND, by filmmaker Jason-Christopher Mayer
MAKE IT SHORT | EPISODE 15
Diogo Brüggeman hosts today’s episode of Make It Short with CenterFrame co-founder and filmmaker Bernhard Pucher and seasoned BBC screenwriter Tina Walker as they delve into the satirical comedy short WRENCHED, by the talented filmmaker Jonny Ruff.
MAKE IT SHORT | EPISODE 14
In this episode, we take a look at the development of the SCRIPT of an apocalyptic short Sci-Fi film - The Bunker, co-written by Petra Lang and Tatjana Anders.
MAKE IT SHORT | EPISODE 13
Diogo Brüggeman hosts today’s episode of Make It Short with CenterFrame co-founder and filmmaker Bernhard Pucher and Austrian director and cinematographer Dagmar Scheibenreif as they deep dive into a single short film: KILLING CHRISTMAS
MAKE IT SHORT | EPISODE 12
Continuing our deep dive sessions in which we analyse a single short film, we’ve selected a very complex mystery short amongst the films submitted to us called Abstraction.
MAKE IT SHORT | EPISODE 11
Diogo, Bernhard, and guests Luke Foster and Mexican writer/director Rodrigo Fiallega deep dive into the dystopian future short film THE LAST UNION.
MAKE IT SHORT | EPISODE 10
Making comedy is no joke. In fact, it's very hard to get right. In today's episode, we see how two very different short-film makers managed to get us to both laugh and think, effectively using comedic irony in their short-form creations.
MAKE IT SHORT | EPISODE 8
We are back back back again for another episode of Make It Short, focusing on LGBTQ+ short films (yes, that was a Drag Race reference).
MAKE IT SHORT | EPISODE 9
Today we are visiting our host's home country, Brazil, to analyze and comment on a couple of short films which got made despite these difficulties, and exemplify the wide range we can find outside the dominant US-European area.