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The winners of DOTMOV 2012 have been selected, and SHIFT will be hosting screenings of the 13 best shorts at locations around the world.

From their press release:

This year’s total submission of works is 194, coming from 16 different 

SHIFT is once again accepting submissions for their world wide, digital short film festival. We’ve featured them for several years in a row now, and the results are always impressive!

From their blog:

Online magazine SHIFT presents DOTMOV Festival

Many animated Japanese TV series are based on serialized comics that have already proved themselves in paper form. The relationship between comic and TV series varies; some animation studios stick close to the original while others run off with the …

SHIFT, a Japan-based international online magazine that features creative culture, has announced the continuation of their short films and calendar competition for 2011-2012. (Last year’s results were quite impressive.) The details for submission have been included below.

DOTMOV Festival

To raise awareness for the upcoming Sapporo Biennale 2014, the Sapporo Pre-Biennale Executive Committee are working with Shift Magazine to host an art competition. Submit a proposal for a Sapporo-related art project to be displayed at pre-biennale exhibitions as well …

Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary creator of Mario, claims that Super Mario Galaxy 2 (スーパーマリオギャラクシー2, 2010) is so hard that even he slams his fists on the table in frustration when he plays it. But don’t be fooled by this statement. …

If you ever have the chance to go to an X Japan concert, GO! Where else can you see punk heads, Goth lolis, middle-aged salarymen, and a teeny-bopper crowd, all swaying shoulder-to-shoulder for their love of music?

Started in 1978 …

A lawyer adventure game may not sound like the best idea, but Capcom Japan managed not only to make Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (逆転裁判 蘇る逆転, 2006) successful, they’ve created a franchise out of it. The current sequel count is five, …

In some circles, the Dragon Quest series is best known as the progenitor of an urban legend: That the Japanese government outlawed releasing the game on a weekday, because when they did so in 1988, masses of people skipped school …

Studio Ghibli makes my favorite animated films; Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (風の谷のナウシカ, 1984) was the one that started it all. Over the years, Studio Ghibli’s created a range of films, including the beloved My Neighbor Totoro

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