Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'Jon Gann'

DC Shorts: Dark Secret Loves

What the Dresser loves about the DC Shorts Film Festival is the mix of experienced and new directors. In this fourth review of the 2013 DC Shorts Film Festival running September 19 to 29, the Dresser looks at two films that Dresser believes represents star power--Andrew Napier's "Grandma's Not a Toaster" and Nicolaj Brüel's "She Is Love." Napier was producer and assistant director for "Curfew," which DC Shorts screened in 2012 and which won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film as well as many international awards. Both "Grandma's Not a Toaster" and "She Is Love" are...

2013 DC Shorts: Women Working without Words

Coming September 19-29, 2013, are screenings over 150 short films (under 20 minutes) from around the world in the DC Shorts Film Festival. In six Washington, DC area venues, Festival organizers under the direction of filmmaker Jon Gann will air 17 unique 90-minute showcases. Marking its tenth anniversary, this film festival has grown from its first year of one theater with films showing just over two days. This year's selection of something for everyone--dramas, comedies, animation, sci-fi, documentaries and experimental films, includes 16 films from Russian directors. While defending the films, Gann was apologetic in an August 6 press conference...

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