•October 19, 2016 • Leave a Comment
As some of you may have noticed, our twitter feed was involved in an incident on Monday, 17 October.
We were tagged in a tweet on the day prior and our lack of response was interpreted (falsely) as being directed at the film’s country of origin. A series of troll-esque hateful statements were made & RT’d via followers of the filmmaker.
Our tolerance for hate speech is zero and our patience for lies and bullying, the same. All involved parties have been reported and blocked. Permanently. Again. Zero tolerance.
I can’t think of a worse way to try to get work viewed than unsubstantiated threats and lies.
We extend an apology to all our loyal and amazing supporters that had to witness this
attack. In particular to Brian A. Ross and crew of “The Letter”, which held its premier on Monday. Regrettable that this occurred and distracted on their important day.
Our standards remain the same. We are 100% inclusive of film submitted from any country and by any race, gender, creed or language.
Our policy is clearly stated on our blog. Tagging does not constitute endorsement. Our response was and remains a polite thank you to the filmmaker, and direction to the submission standards for future work.
Moving forward we will continue to share films from all corners of the globe, in hopes of expanding our knowledge and view of the world.
We gladly engage in constructive criticism and maintain an open door policy for suggestions and recommendations.
We constantly strive to learn and grow and be better.
Our email contact is : firstname.lastname@example.org
and the submission policy can be viewed in full here:
Thank your for your time and as always, your tremendous support.
•October 16, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Fall is absolutely my favorite season. If only it weren’t followed by winter…
Meanwhile, crisp air, sunshine, colors changing & yummy yummy cider. Perfect weather to curl up with some great #shorts
We’re thrilled at all the films being sent lately and it gives us the chance to recommend some great new releases. An animation incorporating a historic poem with Persian music. A #BAFTA eligible piece with exceptional use of cinematography & voiceover in relaying story.
And a special Monday release, premiering a film by a writer/director whose web series we’ve celebrated previously.
In additions a Hallowe’en treat, some classic news reels & the usual pop up music videos & selections at festivals & by directors we love.
Thanks as always for your support. We hope you find a film you love and that you’ll continue to share all the great work these artists are offering.
•September 6, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Anticipation is the best of emotions. Sometimes the most fun of this is when the calendar is full for weeks and I know what’s coming to share with you all. The talented directors & crews. The diverse, layered performances. A cinematographer with a particular eye for light in motion. A narrative voice with such fierce command of story, no other dialogue is needed.
Our slate for September offers this and more. Some very new directing voices and a release fresh from the festival circuit. A strong focus on US directors ranging from a variety of cities sharing with us the visions that compel their days.
We kick off with Sam Pilling‘s fantastic political commentary piece “Nobody Speak”. Done as video for the DJ Shadow ft. Run the Jewels tune, this holds its own with festival #shorts. Igor Tsyshkevich & Ian Bailey’s stunning lead performances stand out in an electric cast. And the #NSFW lyrics & vision should stand with the best of protest music.
In weeks that following we have stories dealing with self perceptions, recovery & moving forward & redemption.
I hope you’ll tune in and share these terrific #shorts
•July 20, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Following years of diversity issues, the Academy has finally taken a step which should shake up the nominations in a good way. I hope we continue to see changes in castings, hiring both in front of the camera & behind, and more voices and stories reflecting all kinds of people.
Here’s a list of the new invited class.
During July, we’ll be featuring work by artists from this list. It won’t stop there. For sure you’ll see more in the future, but that’s our theme for July.
We hope you discover a talent whose works speaks to you.
•February 25, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Commitment to filmmakers and their creative teams is a major principle on which #ShortFilmSunday was founded.
We pride ourselves on our relationships and using this platform to connect with not just the audience but potential for working together.
As we approach our 5th (!!!!) #OscarSunday special, we wanted to remind you of the amazing #shorts shared in previous years, including themes of craft, international film & focus on women.
We’ll be tweeting links to the archives all day & of course, they’re always available here for you. I’m noting the dates below to avoid limited character count on twitter. There’s typically 5 or 6 #shorts/videos each year.
Hope you’ll take some time to revisit this fantastic films & maybe discover a talented creator you’d not seen previously.
Thanks. See you Sunday!!!
2012 – 26 February
2013 – 24 February
2014 – 2 March
2015 – 22 February
•February 18, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Really exciting news coming very soon regarding the premiere of a #short film that’s previously been limited to the festival circuit.
They’ve got a couple more this spring but will be making the film available online soon so we’ll be promoting & providing information.
The director is a film maker we’ve worked with previously & has been terrific about making material accessible to our followers. Always a thrill to promote his work.
We’ll keep you posted here & via twitter but be on the look out for #SFSTeaser and info.
•February 18, 2016 • Leave a Comment
I know it’s a little weird – this blog on blog action. But here you go. If you’re enjoying videos we’ve shared last 2 weeks for #MusicMonday, here are links to the posts that have the links. Definitely will get this turn around a bit faster as time goes on.