Friday, June 8, 2012

Stay "Connected" to Previous JSF Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain

U.S. State Dept. & USC kick off 
2012 American Film Showcase with
Connected screening in South Africa
We launch "Worldwide Host Your Own Screening Tour" 
& Our New Free Mobile Phone App


I've been thinking about the African philosophy "Ubuntu" meaning:
"I am what I am because of who we all are."

This idea is resonating so deeply for me today:) I'm en route to Cape Town, South Africa, where The U.S. State Department & USC is sending our film Connected to kick off The 2012 American Film Showcase at The Encounters Film Fesitval, with screenings, panel discussions, and workshops on the theme of connectivity.  We're so honored to be part of the Showcase, which brings select films from the last decade to embassies around the world to, as Secretary Clinton stated, "bring people together and foster greater understanding."

Stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter for updates:)


We're celebrating this event by launching our "Worldwide Host Your Own Screening Tour," which will give companies, organizations, schools, and community centers around the world the opportunity to host a screening or fundraiser with Connected. 

These days, everyone seems to be moving so quickly.  We've found that these screening events allow communities and organizations the time to have meaningful conversations about the good, the bad and the potential of all this connectivity... both personally and globally.

Our team at The Moxie Institute provides all the ingredients needed to host a successful event (learn more here), including the DVD or Blu-Ray, hands-on discussion materials to engage deeper in the topics raised in the film, and our new!  interactive mobile app (free for iPhone today and soon on Android).

And lastly, please take a few minutes to participate in our new short "Cloud Film," about the importance of engaging in society. You can watch our call for entries here. Deadline is July 1st:)

To Ubuntu,

- Tiffany, Ken, Sawyer, Haley, Jesse, Simone, Toni & Grace
@ The Moxie Institute 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Call for Submissions Volume 27

Call for Submissions for Volume 27
Submissions for Volume 27 are due Friday, April 27th.
Submit films of less than 20 minutes to:
The Journal of Short Film
Film Studies Program
Hagerty Hall, Room 150
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210, USA
The Submission must contain your:
Postal Address
Email address
Telephone Number
If you need your work returned, please include an addressed postage paid envelope.
All submissions are carefully considered. It may take up to 2 months after the deadline to respond. Please, do not submit films via email.
Acceptable submission formats:
DVDs are preferred, though VHS tapes will be accepted on a need basis.
DVDs must be Region 1, NTSC. Please, no PAL tapes or discs.
Rights and Clearances
The filmmaker maintains the rights to the film. The publishing right granted to the JSF is a non-exclusive, one-time serial right.
Films must have ALL clearances available in writing. Copies may be requested later.
For more information on how you can be published with the Journal of Short Film and receive international distribution of your work, please visit our website at or send us an email at
Thank you.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Congratulations Norbert Shieh