From: contact (email suppressed)
Date: Fri May 19 2006 - 12:04:24 PDT
Considering how much experimental film is in The Journal of Short Film,
I thought I'd post this.
This press release went out this week.
have a good weekend,
for immediate release
The Journal of Short Film named on BEST MAGAZINES OF 2005 list;
Volume 3 (Spring 2006) is released; inevitable JSF Blog begun
Columbus, OH (May 16, 2006) The Journal of Short Film has become the
first DVD publication to make the Top 10 list of BEST MAGAZINES for
2005. The May 1st issue of The Library Journal—a leading trade
magazine for libraries and publishers—listed the JSF alongside such
popular new titles as Knitscene and Dell Extreme Sudoku. (Read the
article here http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6328044.html.)
The staff of the JSF considers the listing a confirmation of short
film’s commercial appeal and a validation of DVD serials, in general.
The listing counts as a coup especially for the independent and
experimental kinds of film the JSF publishes.
“Not only are we happy to publish a new group of independent filmmakers
every three months,” says publisher Karl Mechem, “but proving short
film’s popular appeal is a major step in the democratization of film
that motivated us from the beginning.”
---The listing coincides with the release of The Journal of Short Film,
Volume 3 (Spring 2006). As always, the volume contains a dynamic mix
of narrative, documentary, and experimental film and video. Film
lovers that are too busy going to knitting retreats and Sudoku
tournaments to make it to Sundance or Tribeca or Toronto are in
luck—most of the films in Volume 3 appeared at these festivals.
Films in Volume 3 include “The Tribe” by Tiffany Shlain, “Hello,
Thanks” by recent Rockefeller Fellowship winner Andy Blubaugh, and the
experimental films “High Plains Winter” by Cindy Stillwell and “Food of
the Brave” by Andrew Bucksbarg and Michele Darling. More humorous
films include “Bob Log III’s Electric Fence Story” by Stock’n’Wolf.
---On the day of the release, the JSF will launch its blog. Mechem
says a blog was inevitable. With the release of Volume 3, the JSF has
published thirty filmmakers, and The JSF Blog (www.theJSF.org/blog)
will chronicle their world. “These filmmakers are the vanguard of the
film world, so tracking and conversing with this group will be a great
resource for other filmmakers and for the film-curious.”
The Journal’s democratic leanings are not just rhetorical. The DVD
magazine has an open submissions process and claims to be non-corporate
and ad-free. It also keeps the cost of subscriptions low
($36/subscription for 4 volumes, $10/vol.). The JSF is available at
www.theJSF.org and www.Amazon.com.
Contact: Karl Mechem, publisher, The Journal of Short Film,
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.