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Coming of Age Film Contest

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 11th of October, midnight!

Was it a first kiss? Or a painful disappointment in someone? Maybe a memorable summer that changed everything? 

According to Wikipedia, 'Coming of age' is a young person's transition from childhood to adulthood. The age at which this transition takes place varies in society, as does the nature of the transition.

One of the most popular topic of nowadays feature and short films, is this special transition, that happens in almost every person's life. The moment when they have to let go of their childhood, and face the advantages and disadvantages of being an adult. 

Show us your interpretation of this moment! Create a short film around this subject, and upload it to this channel, until the 30th of September! The winner will be published in the next issue of World of Shorts, and its next short film will get a special festival managing package from Daazo's Festival Strategy Service.

Technical details:

- maximum of 10 minutes 

- all languages accepted

- the non-English speaking short films need to have English subtitles

- uploaded until the midnight, 30th of September, 2015 


- copies of the 5 latest issue of World of Shorts Magazine
- appearance in the next Berlinale 2016 Issue of World of Shorts
- an individual festival strategy plan for the director's next film, created by Daazo's Festival Strategy Service
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A mashup of the educational public domain film "Beginning To Date" (1953).
Hearts Not Parts is a quirky coming-of-age thriller with a twisted comedic edge. When a middle-aged man crosses the line from stalking to hunting the 'school' girl of his dreams, he soon discovers sugar and spice is not a mixture for all things nice.