Donate
ImageMakers

Rate the films in this program

So, You Want to Be a Filmmaker?

Scott Dwyer, who produces KQED's ImageMakers and Film School Shorts, discusses what it takes to be a filmmaker. Read his advice at KQED Arts.

ImageMakers Top Ten Films

    Vote for your favorite ImageMakers films. This helps us determine what kind of films resonate with you and the types of films we should look for in future episodes. Vote now.

    Like to watch more short films? Go to the ImageMakers online Screening Room to watch more 60 past and present films from the series.

    Also, let us know what you think of the series and the films by visiting our Feedback page.

    KQED Newsletters

    Newsletters

    Get regular updates on great programs and events

    More from KQED

    Not the Same Old Song and Dance

    Sigh!
    Canada
    A romantically challenged grocery store clerk wonders if he will ever find a girl. If he only knew that the girl of his dreams could be found in aisle number four ... The classic song sung by Fats Waller, "When You and I Were Young, Maggie," provides the backdrop of a love that might have been. Directed, written and produced by Benjamin Steiger-Levine and Joe Cobden. Choreography by Ame Henderson. Principal cast: Joe Cobden and Sarah Manninen.
    - Watch the film again, below.
    - To learn more about the filmmaker, visit cbc.ca.

    Tanghi Argentini
    Belgium
    A lonely middle aged office clerk decides to hook up with a woman on the internet. She loves to tango. There's only one problem. He can't dance. He pleads with a co-worker to teach him to dance. After much cajoling, he accepts the challenge. Little does he know what he has gotten himself into. This surprising and charming Academy Award nominated comedy is directed by Guido Thys. Principal cast: Dirk Van Dijck, Koen van Impe and Hilde Norga.
    - Watch the film again at vk.com.

    Sparrows
    Germany
    A man meets a woman in the bar. The romantic dance begins. What starts as an unassuming boy meets girl story turns into a technical tour de force of filmmaking with a touch of opera, tango, reggae and disco thrown in. The complex film was accomplished in one amazing tracking shot. Viewers will be scratching their heads as to how they pulled it all off. Written and directed by Jan Speckenbach. Principal cast: Johannes Kuehn and Filipina Henoch.
    - Watch the film again, below.

    Watch Sigh! again:

    Watch Sparrows again:

    [Original air date: Sun, Apr 25, 2010]

    This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.



    Also on KQED.org this week ...

    Thanksgiving Recipes
    Bay Area Bites Holiday Menus

    Bay Area Bites shares holiday menus with creative yet traditional recipes along with related posts to cooking guides, advice, and safety tips to have a delicious and stress-free holiday meal.

    National Christmas Tree Lighting
    KQED Celebrates the Holidays

    Find holiday-related KQED television and radio programming, Bay Area events, recipes, and other Web-exclusive goodies.

    Sponsored by