Whether it’s at film school or in their backyards growing up, many filmmakers get their start making short films. In the past though, with no real outlet for those films to be seen, they were largely regarded as a minor stepping stone towards eventually making features. Things have changed. Technology has gotten better, cheaper and knocking out a 15 minute movie seems infinitely more manageable than a longer one. Plus, with sites like YouTube making it so much easier to share and digest shorts today, not to mention major companies like Pixar pushing the format, the short film seems to be evolving into more than just a go between. To that end, Thursday DirecTV is adding a channel solely dedicated to short films: ShortsHD. Read More »

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