"Twitter has launched Vine, an addition to the social network that allows users to embed six second videos within their tweets. ... Videos posted on Vine are on an infinite loop – in a manner similar to animated gifs, an image format that has been popular since the very early days of the internet."
(BBC News, 24 January 2013)
"The 15 Second Film Festival is a touring roadshow of micro–short film masterpieces, combining the old–school thrill of cinema–as–attraction with a kitbag of new media trickery. Come round the curtain now for a look behind–the–scenes."
(The 15 Second Film Festival)
This project is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland & DCAL – the Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure's 'Creative Industries Innovation Fund', Northern Ireland Screen, Filmbase (Dublin), Raindance (London), Queen's University Belfast – Film & Visual Studies, The Brian Friel Theatre at Queen's and the Queen's Film Theatre at Queen's.
Fig.1 Published on 7 Mar 2012 by 15SecondFilmFestival, "W8ing4Godot", Starring: Donal Galvin; Director of Photography: Declan Keeney; Editor: Declan Keeney; Executive Producers: Colin McKeown, Peter Magic Johnston; Makeup: Julie Laverty and Vince Salentrie; Production Trainees: Martin Bolton, Michael Gibson, Michael Sharpe, Michael Leonard; Art Department: Martin Carter, Danny Kendall, Rene Fehrmann, Paddy Bloomer.
"Ficly is about creativity. ... everyone can carve out fifteen minutes to either continue a story someone else has started, or start something of their own – something simple – two, maybe three paragraphs of a character, a plot or even just a place.
That's the premise. We impose a limit of 1,024 characters because we think constraints are good. They make you choose your words more carefully."
(Jason Garber, Kevin Lawver)
"ficlets is no more. AOL decided to kill the product, but thankfully, since all the content on the site was licensed under Creative Commons, I decided that there's no reason to let the content die. So, consider this the ficlets memorial.
I appreciate the opportunity that AOL gave me to build and launch ficlets with my friends. ... I'm just glad the forty–five thousand (plus) stories that people wrote over the eighteen months that ficlets was around will be around a while longer and may still become the source of some joy in the world."
(Kevin Lawver, January 16, 2009)
[non–commercial AOL community website]
"60x60 Secs is the first project of the 360 ° programme, and comprises of 60 one–minute films from 60 artists, 20 each from Britain, India and Pakistan.
Commissioned via open call both established and emerging artists, working in a variety of mediums and spanning a wide age range, present their unique views on 'home'. Looking beyond media, political and religious definitions, 60x60 Secs unravels complex identities and stories, and redefines cultures that are evolving in an age of globalisation."
(Motiroti arts organisation, UK)