Von Dutch

25 Jun 19
Tram's blog

Reading Passage 1 Raising the Mary Rose How a sixteenth-century warship was recovered from the seabed On 19 July 1545, English and French fleets were engaged in a sea battle off the coast of southern England in the area of water called the Solent, between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Among the English vessels was a warship by the name of Mary Rose.Built in […]

25 Jun 19
Bellah's World

America’s Next Top Model has been around for 24 cycles (or seasons). This phenomenon of a show has taken the nation by storm, and also given a glimpse of how hard one has to work in order to be a model, and a top one at the! The first cycle winner was Adrianne Curry. Now […]

25 Jun 19
The Æthelmearc Gazette

Group entry by Elska á Fjárfelli, OL (Susan Verberg), Baroness Aranwen Ap Rhys Verch Gwalter (Teresa Nall) and THLord Robert of Ferness (Ken Stuart) for the Passing of the Ice Dragon Arts & Sciences Pentathlon Competition, April 2019. By Elska á Fjárfelli, of the Dominion of Myrkfaelinn. Who was the Princess of Zweeloo? In 1952, […]

25 Jun 19
Current School News

Best Universities in the World – If there is one thing that is common today, it would be school, we have lots of them and sometime you just get confuse which is the best, so to help you out, I will be listing the top 100 best universities in the world. 1    University of […]

25 Jun 19
RIELPOLITIK

Source – veternstoday.com – ‘…Paul Hellyer, the former Canadian Defence Minister, has stated recently that President Eisenhower had vented his frustration with the private control of UFO information and technology, to the exclusion of the U.S. government, when he had warned the nation against the military-industrial complex in his farewell speech” The Ultimate False Flag: […]

25 Jun 19
ETIDIoH

[Source: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.] Prevalence of voriconazole-resistant invasive aspergillosis and its impact on mortality in haematology patients Agustin Resendiz-Sharpe, Toine Mercier, Pieter P A Lestrade, Martha T van der Beek, Peter A von dem Borne, Jan J Cornelissen, Elizabeth De Kort, Bart J A Rijnders, Alexander F A D […]

25 Jun 19
The Frame Blog

Wilhelm von Bode (1845-1929) became the first curator of the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum (now the Bode Museum) in Berlin, having previously directed the Gemäldegalerie and later the associated complex of museums, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. He reinvigorated and enlarged their collections, enabling Berlin to overtake Munich and Dresden as the centre of historic and 19th century […]

24 Jun 19
IndieWire
If you’re one of the filmmakers who supplied some 5,600 submissions to the 2019 Palm Springs International Shortfest, the stakes were high. Not only because Shortfest offers the only short-film market in North America; or, because 369 of those films were selected for juried screenings to an audience of more than 700 over June 18-23. Those functions matter, but as the world’s biggest short-film festival, Shortfest also draws talent agents, production executives, and producers who are keenly aware that, beyond identifying early talent, short-form content holds tremendous value in the current market. Yes, the Sundance Film Festival is still the best way to get films seen by Hollywood — but in a world that’s (re)discovering the virtues of short-form content, there’s something sexy about an event entirely devoted to its celebration. While short films have always provided fodder for features, today they’re more likely to fuel web or TV series. There is far more opportunity for financing and finding an audience via television and emerging digital platforms than the ever-narrower indie film market. Jamie Bell in “Skin” This is the short filmmaker’s fantasy: Fox Searchlight acquired Guy Nattiv’s short “Skin,” which went on to win the Oscar in 2019; it swiftly morphed into a different A24 feature starring Jamie Bell. Filmmakers Damien Chazelle (“Whiplash”), Gillian Robespierre (“Obvious Child”), Paul Davis (“The Body”), and Jim Cummings (“Thunder Road”) also grew their breakout features from shorts. At Palm Springs, Best Student documentary winner Miriam Guttmann’s “Seeds of Deceit” is already being turned into a series. With new players like Netflix, Apple, Amazon, and soon, Quibi TV, there’s opportunity, and competition, for talent. “We are never done at Hulu looking for new shows that will stand out from the pack with an original voice,” said development executive Dan DeNicola on the television panel. “There’s an appetite to hear new stories and new perspectives, something we’ve never heard before,” said Dave Binegar, manager of original programming at Showtime. “There’s pressure to break through with shows that are noisier. We are seeing more shows like ‘Pose,’ told through a point of view that has been under-represented, be embraced by audiences and critics. Expanded demand should create more opportunities for everyone.” However, there’s a small irony in all of this opportunity: While executives crave originality, programmers say that — “Skin” aside — those often are not the films that will attract Oscar consideration. Although Palm Springs Shortfest is an Oscar-qualifying festival, some of the participants on the Meet the Programmers panel said they make a point of not limiting their selections the kinds of films that tend garner Oscar nominations. However, as soon as The Cleveland Film Festival shorts programmer Paul Sloop saw “Skin,” he declared that it would win the Oscar that year–and instantly booked it into his festival. “It ticked all the boxes,” he said, as did another Oscar-nominated title he loved, “Period. End of Sentence.” SXSW programmer Claudette Godfrey noted that the shorts and animation branches tend to pick shorts “for the broadest possible audience. Very white, very straight. ‘Get into Sundance and have someone pay you a million and win an Oscar:’ That doesn’t happen to most people. If you do, great, but you’re in a small club.” There’s no shortage of applicants. SXSW’s shorts submissions climb by 7%-10% every year. Peak short submissions for Outfest were 850 — until they reached 1,300 last year. Statistically, you’ve got a better chance with documentary or animation; most people make narrative fiction shorts. However, the first hurdle is seizing the programmers’ attention. “It’s always that intangible feeling, the magic that makes the best films resonate with people,” said Godfrey. “It’s more about authenticity and a director’s voice.” This year, Best of the Festival went to Bogdan Muresanu’s “The Christmas Gift,” about a son’s letter to Santa that turns his father’s evening into an unexpected thriller. “Guaxuma” and “King Wah (I Think I Love You)” also landed top jury awards, and Marshall Curry’s “The Neighbors’ Window” took home the live-action audience award. See full list of Shortfest Festival winners below. “Seeds of Deceit” AUDIENCE AWARDS — Winner received a $250 cash prize. Awarded to the film which scored the highest on ballots submitted by the audience in its respected category. BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT – “The Neighbors’ Window” (USA), Director Marshall Curry BEST ANIMATED SHORT — “Between the Shadows” (Portugal/France), Director Mónica Santos, Alice Guimarães BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT — “Lowland Kids” (USA), Director Sandra Winther BEST STUDENT SHORT — “Tree #3” (USA), Director Omer Ben-Shachar JURY AWARDS BEST OF FESTIVAL AWARD — Winner received $5,000 cash prize courtesy of the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Awarded by the International Jury to a student or non-student short. The winner of this award may be eligible to submit their short to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Oscar® consideration. “The Christmas Gift” (Romania/Spain), Directed by Bogdan Muresanu A few days after Ceausescu’s bloody repression in Timisoara, a father’s quiet evening turns to panic as he finds out that his son has mailed a letter to Santa that includes something for him — his wish to see Ceausescu dead. BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT — Winner received a $2,000 cash prize. Awarded by the International Jury to the best student or non-student short produced outside of North America. “Guaxuma” (Brazil/France), Director Nara Normande Grains of sand in motion capture happy childhood memories on the beach of a special friendship. BEST NORTH AMERICAN SHORT — Winner received $1,000. Awarded by the International Jury to the best student or non-student short produced in North America. “King Wah (I Think I Love You)” (USA), Director Horatio Baltz A disgruntled delivery man, a woman with chronic déjà vu, Pat Sajak, and a slow dance in a Chinese takeout restaurant. BEST U.S. SHORT – Winner received camera package courtesy of Panavision, valued at $60,000. Awarded by the International Jury to the best student or non-student short produced in the U.S. “Manila is Full of Men Named Boy” (USA/Philippines), Director Andrew Stephen Lee Manila, July 7, 2009. As Michael Jackson’s televised funeral plays throughout the country despite terrorist attacks in the south, an estranged son, to impress his father, purchases a child who can drink and smoke For the following awards all first-place winners received a cash award of $2,000 and may be eligible to submit their film to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Oscar® consideration. BEST ANIMATED SHORT (Awarded by the Animation Jury) “Dani” (USA), Director Lizzy Hogenson A 30-year-old woman, feeling obligated to wear a brave face, delivers her grim breast cancer prognosis to her mother over a simple phone call. Special Mention: “Caterpillarplasty” (Canada), Director David Barlow-Krelina In an advanced technological society where the caterpillar has special significance, the people desire metamorphosis. BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT OVER 15 MINUTES (Awarded by the International Jury) “Summer Hit” (Germany), Director Berthold Wahjudi Laia from Spain and Emil from Iceland are enjoying their semester abroad in Munich. While Laia feels perfectly fine just having sex with Emil, his profession of deeper feelings puts her on the defensive. BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT 15 MINUTES AND UNDER (Awarded by the International Jury) “Youth” (Egypt/USA), Director Farida Zahran A teenage girl takes a step toward adulthood in contemporary Cairo. BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT (Awarded by the Documentary Jury) “Inferno” (Australia/Mexico), Director Patrick Fileti An explosive portrait of the lives of artisans and their families in the lead up to the festival of San Juan de Dios, when blazing revelry engulfs the town of Tultepec, Mexico, famous for its pyrotechnics industry. Special Mention: “Brother, Move On” (Switzerland/India), Director Antshi von Moos A taxi service “for women by women” offers a small step towards gender equality in Delhi. STUDENT COMPETITION AWARDS — All first-place winners in these categories received a $500 cash prize. BEST STUDENT ANIMATED SHORT (Awarded by the Animation Jury) “Nosis” (Germany), Director Vincenz Neuhaus When a boy with an exceptionally long nose accidentally falls into a cake, his life changes in unforeseen ways and drives him to re-explore life no matter the dark consequences. Special Mention: “Wild Love (France), Directors Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Léa Georges, Maryka Laudet, Zoé Sottiaux, Corentin Yvergniaux While on a romantic getaway, Alan and Beverly cause a fatal accident. This crime won’t remain unpunished… BEST STUDENT LIVE-ACTION SHORT OVER 15 MINUTES (Awarded by the Student Jury) “A Little Break” (France), Director Louise Groult Accompanying her cousin on a camping trip to coastal Normandy, 16-year-old Charlotte discovers that the path to romantic fulfillment can be painful for a young woman in an insensitive world. Special Mention: “What Do You Know About the Water and the Moon” (China), Director Jian Luo During an abortion, instead of aborting the fetus, a girl gives birth to a live jellyfish. BEST STUDENT LIVE-ACTION SHORT 15 MINUTES AND UNDER (Awarded by the Student Jury) “Night Swim” (USA), Director Victoria Rivera Three teenage girls break into a closed-off pool on a hot summer night, but when unwanted guests show up, their friendship is tested and one of them is left behind. Special Mention: “Sir Thomas” (Israel), Director Raanan Fogel, Michael Amir A young man finally gets to go home with the girl he has a crush on. Unfortunately, Sir Thomas does not seem to want to cooperate. BEST STUDENT DOCUMENTARY SHORT (Awarded by the Documentary Jury) “Seeds of Deceit” (Netherlands), Director Miriam Guttmann In a shocking breach of trust and ethics, famed Dutch fertility doctor Jan Karbaat inseminated dozens of unsuspecting patients with his own sperm. Seeds of Deceit considers the resulting anger, sadness and curiosity through the testimony of two mothers and their children. ADDITIONAL PRIZES VIMEO STAFF PICK AWARD – Selected by Vimeo curators. Films featured in competition are eligible for the award, which includes a $2,500 cash prize. “The Culture” (Norway), Director Ernst De Geer It’s the opening night at the concert house where Arvid works. When his sister steals the spotlight and a resulting confrontation with an important man builds, Arvid’s worst side is revealed. BRIDGING THE BORDERS AWARD PRESENTED BY CINEMA WITHOUT BORDERS – Winner received a $2,500 courtesy of Go Energistics. Awarded by the Cinema Without Borders jury to the short that is most successful in bridging and connecting the people of our world closer together. “Ahmed’s Song” (France), Director Foued Mansour One day Ahmed, employed at the public baths and nearing retirement, encounters Mike, a teenager adrift. Inside the bathhouse walls, in a place on the verge of disappearing, a strange relationship will develop between these two fractured souls. Special Mention: “Green” (USA), Director Suzanne Andrews Correa An undocumented Turkish pedicab driver unwittingly draws police attention, endangering his brother, his community and himself. FUTURE FILMMAKER AWARD – Winner received a $1,000 cash prize.  Honors a non-student filmmaker whose work demonstrates that they are poised to take a significant next step in their career. “sometimes, i think about dying” (USA), Director Stefanie Abel Horowitz Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her. Special Mention: “Magnetic Harvest” (France), Director Marine Levéel Mickaël, a pig farmer in rural France, finds his search for an amorous connection interrupted by the sudden return of the charming and youthful Paul. BEST EMERGING STUDENT FILMMAKER – Winner received a $1,000 cash prize. Awarded by the ShortFest programmers. Honors a student filmmaker whose work and vision point to a bright, prospective career in cinema. “Stone Age” (Switzerland), Director Lou Rambert Preiss In a vast stone quarry, an explosion reveals an object from the past. Special Mention: “Truck Slut” (USA), Director Ryan Craver A lonely, gay 13-year-old reflects on his complicated love for his volatile sister, the night she humiliated him, and her disappearance from their small, Southern town. YOUTH JURY AWARDS – Awarded by ShortFest youth juries composed of local students interested in cinema and the arts. Each winner received a $250 cash prize. The Kids’ Choice jury is composed of students aged 8-13 and the Young Cineastes jury is composed of students aged 14-17. KIDS’ CHOICE (Ages 13 and under) “All In Good Time” (Ireland), Director Bonnie Dempsey A comic fantasy about two children, one in 1918, the other in 2018, who magically communicate across time through messages in a bottle and help solve each other’s problems. Special Mention: “Goldie” (USA), Director Emily Brundige A giant girl feels out of scale in her colorful little town, only to realize she takes up just the right amount of space. YOUNG CINEASTES (Ages 14-17) “Ale y Yose” (USA), Director Erin Semine Kökdil Two undocumented friends struggle with the reality of an unknown future, reimagining what it means to be a teenage girl in the U.S. Special Mention: “Something About Alex” (Netherlands), Director Reinout Hellenthal A 14-year-old boy develops a close friendship with his older sister’s boyfriend, and must confront the depth of his feelings when the couple announces that they will be moving away. LOCAL JURY AWARD (tie) “Couper Was Here” (USA), Director Nicole Foley “The Clinic” (USA), Director Elivia Shaw
24 Jun 19
The White Man's Burden

Home » Alternative News & Truth in Photos » European royals killing naked children for fun at human hunting parties European royals killing naked children for fun at human hunting parties Edwina Von Lisbur 06/19/2014 Alternative News, Truth in Photos 2 This is one in a series of articles taken from eyewitness testimony before the […]

24 Jun 19
Skint Sightseers

The essentials Price – ££££ (not quite Scandinavia) Things to do – Vondel Park, Anne Frank Haus, rent bikes, Red Light District & Dam Square Thing we didn’t – Rijkmuseum Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (I know) Overview Amsterdam will always hold something of a special place in our hearts forever. It was the first time we […]

23 Jun 19
SOULWRITE EMPIRE'S BLOG

1. Nellie Bly is my personal favorite! She was a journalist in the 1890s who was given an assignment to investigate the Woman’s Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell’s Island due to accusations of the mistreatment of patients. She got in there by faking insanity and getting herself committed to the asylum, and when she was finally […]

23 Jun 19
GIRL IN COUTURE

Everywhere you look there is some reference to the early 2000s: The Jonas Brother just got back together, Paris Hilton is doing interviews saying ‘That’s Hot’ again, The That’s So Raven Reboot Raven’s Home is a popular show for kids these day, etc. Which got me thinking; why? What’s so special about that period of […]