New Masters of Cinema 01 is a collection of truly independent short films which offers a beguiling and atmospheric slice of contemporary life, as seen by some of the finest original filmmaking talent from around the globe.

Films make passions run high - as they should. Selected over years of sifting through the brightest and best in world cinema, this collection is a true labour of love, which offers a personal and passionate snapshot of contemporary cinema.

Both existential and life affirming, these titles range from retro-futuristic humour (One Minute Past Midnight), to urban introspection (Trafic), via the trauma of recollection (Fare Bene Mikles), personal epiphany (Mekong Interior), surreal comedy (Canciones De Invierno) and the ultimately uplifting (Breaking Out). In their common pursuit of the truth at the heart of human life, each of these award-winning films redefines the boundaries of cinema and what it can achieve.

We passionately believe that the titles on this DVD are, put simply, great short films. So perhaps it's no coincidence that they have also won numerous international awards, including the Palme d'Or at Cannes, the Gold Hugo at Chicago and the Jameson Award.

To watch an exclusive interview with Canciones De Invierno director Felix Viscarret, please follow the 'Interviews' link at the top of the page.

Order the DVD before the 31st August 2007 and receive FREE postage and packaging - just enter FPPWEB in the promotion code box in the shopping cart.

Some Reviews:

'Intriguing compilation of little-seen short films from around the world.'
The Guardian

'As heart-warming as a mug of cocoa on the Siberian steppe'
Little White Lies

'Covering all manner of themes and styles, these award-winning slices of life presents a fine cross section of young/new talent. Sometimes funny and always inventive'
DVD Monthly

'There is definite talent on display here'
The Scotsman