The Journal of Short Film, Volume 2 (Winter 2006)

From: contact (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Feb 01 2006 - 10:37:52 PST

Greetings, All.
The new vol. of the JSF includes at least one FRAMEWORKer.
Karl M.
(publisher, the JSF,


January 31st, 2006

THE JOURNAL OF SHORT FILM is pleased to announce the release of Volume
2 (Winter 2006). The JSF is a quarterly DVD featuring, yes, short
films. Modeled on a literary journal, the JSF publishes new,
independent work every quarter and provides its subscribers a steady
stream of exceptional, peer-reviewed short films.

The Journal of Short Film is filling a gaping hole in film
distribution. While filmmaking is being revolutionized by digital
technology, film distribution is not. A democratic wave of filmmaking
risks being ignored and lost if it remains stuck in film festivals, the
Internet, and cellphones.

Volume 2 includes at least two firsts for the JSF: (1) animation and
(2) Walter Mondale doing hip hop. As before, this volume contains a
dynamic mix of narrative, documentary, and experimental film and video.

Volume 1 was released on October 4, 2005. For reviews and press (LA
Times, Washington Post, indieWIRE, etc.), visit

As always, the JSF invites submissions from around the world.

The JSF is ad-free and/but is committed to keeping the cost of
subscriptions low. ($10/vol., $36/subscription for 4 volumes, at Also available at

“Filmmaking is the new writing. The short film is the new short story.”
--self-proclaimed maxim

The Journal of Short Film, Volume 2 (Winter 2006):
1.WE'RE JUST WALKING – Warren Johnston (2004, 8:00) Two children,
Kierra and D’Finest, walk through the streets of Chicago in this
poetic, experimental documentary about today’s inner city. 2.BLUDREN –
Jill Johnston-Price (2003, 7:00) A colorful, intense 2D/3D meditation
on the mythical mandrake plant. 3.BATTLEGROUND MINNESOTA – Gabriel
Cheifetz (2004, 8:00) A hip hop documentary musical about politics
starring Shakademic, Glenn Scott, and Walter Mondale. 4.CHUCO –
Stephen Stickler (2005, 5:15) A young Mexican gangbanger considers his
possible future on the morning of his release from LA County jail.
5.ANDY – Terence Healy (2004, 5:00) A humorous story of how a
self-described “short, bald, big-nosed actor from Brooklyn” became an
art model in Hollywood. 6.CAKEWALK – Jeff Economy (2001, 6:00) An
elegiac waltz for the beauty of inclement weather, the dignity of
manual labor, and the soggy tapioca pudding of memory. 7.THE TOURIST –
James Israel and Jeff Israel (2005, 15:00) A woman afraid to leave her
Brooklyn apartment makes a puzzling discovery as she struggles with her
dreams, memories and the mundane. 8.ONCE UPON A TIME IN BROOKLYN –
Neil Ira Needleman (2004, 7:00) Aunt Naomi says “Hanukah/Chanukah” is
spelled with a “Ch.” But Aunt Esther insists it’s spelled with an “H.”
Who’s right? 9.FINAL LAP – J.J. Adler (2005, 11:50) A sleepy American
suburb.  A mysterious car roars around the block each night. Tom
Bickerton, 15, watches and waits.  10.EYESIGHT – Marcy B. Freedman
(2004, 3:55) Black and white abstract images accompany – but do not
illustrate -- the strange tale of an unusual little girl. The ending
will surprise you. 11.DEMOLITION 7 – Richie Sherman (2005, 9:00) A
Super-8mm expressionistic recording of a demolition derby, irony
included. Testosterone and hammers, bullhorns and hymns.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.