Munchausen – Ari Aster

It isn’t often that we see a film that could still be considered to be a silent film. One of the last well-known examples of a silent film, might well be The Artist (2011). But the short film Munchausen (2013) shows that there’s no reason why filmmakers shouldn’t use the format of the silent film these days. It tells the story of the enormous struggles of a mother letting go of her son.

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The Strange Ones – Christopher Radcliff & Lauren Wolkstein

This week in Short Shot, we take a look at a French-American short film called The Strange Ones (2011). In 2011 this short film received a lot of attention from multiple film festivals like Sundance and the SXSW. It was also screened in the European Competition on Go Short in 2012.  A feature adaptation with the same name was released last year.

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Valt een man uit de lucht – Kurt Platvoet & Jan Verdijk

Today is World Refugee Day. Needless to say that it is a very important day: the number of people fleeing war, violence and persecution has never been so high.  The short A Man Falls from the Sky touches the fear that exists around refugees and makes you think about your own behavior. For example, what would you do if a man falls from the sky?

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Brother Of Mine- Jens Jonsson

10 years, 1 week! For the final blogpost before the festival, we had an interview with Kirsten, our festival director and one of the founders of  our Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen. We spoke about the early beginning and one of her favorite short films named Brother Of Mine, directed by the Swedish Jens Jonsson.

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Antonio’s Breakfast – Daniel Mulloy

10 years, 5 weeks! 5 weeks left to our festival and we will celebrate our 10 year jubilee with special blog posts in the next weeks. Outside of our competition programs we put every year one or multiple filmmakers in focus. In 2012 our filmmaker in focus was the British Daniel Mulloy. This week we’ll take a look at one of his films: Antonio’s Breakfast.

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Meantime – Christian van Duuren

10 years, 6 weeks! 6 weeks left to our festival and we will celebrate our 10 year jubilee with special blog posts in the next weeks. As an international filmfestival we shouldn’t forget about filmmakers from our own region. That’s why this week one of Christian van Duuren’s short films will be celebrated.

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