Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Apr 18, 2013

Seminars For Filmmakers 2013
Big World For Little Movies: The Complete Guide To Short Film Content

Whether the renewed vitality of the short film content is based on the rise of consumer "pod casts," the content crazed appetite of the internet or the internet’s short content offspring - webseries - there's no denying it's a BIG world out there for "little movies." Uncover a wealth of information on short filmmaking trends, current channels of distribution and the future of short film exposure from a panel of short film business and programming leaders.

The world of short film content has changed dramatically in recent years.

In fact, not since the ".com era" of the 1990s, have we seen such rethinking of how the short film figures into overall landscape of the entertainment industry.

Today there are literally thousands of film festivals for you to consider as you move your short film out to festival audiences. With cable television exposure for short films part of the distant dream of the 1990s, short filmmakers now find themselves contending with the options of a new virtual wild west - The Internet, Video-On-Demand (VOD) and pod casts - for greater content exposure than festival world could ever dream of or deliver.

But don't stop there! With the thousands of Internet sites available to you to post your film on, which site is best for your film? Is it more advantageous for your extended career to “YouTube” or “Vimeo” your short or for you to post your short on your own website and use your favorite social networking site to drive attention to your film? What is a “torrent site” and how can it figure into the distribution of your short? How do short film distributors (like Quat Media, SND Films, Shorts International) figure into today’s short film landscape?

Now consider this: With the incredible expansion of the methods of distribution and exhibition open to your short film, there has EVEN been a revolution in the very definition of what artistically comprises a short film.

What is a "festival" short? What is the difference between a “Sundance” short, a “Cannes” short, an “internet” short and a “Short Film Festival” short? What does the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences look for in a short film? What is the definition of the most desirable form of content for a short film distributor?

Finally, and most provocatively, is it more advantageous for a short filmmaker today to make a single short (festival) film or to develop and produce a webseries?

For our April 18 seminar, BIG WORLD FOR LITTLE MOVIES: THE COMPLETE GUIDE FOR SHORT FILM CONTENT, we turn our total attention to unraveling the whole, overwhelming and complex world that today's short filmmaker must deal with to take good care of their work.

THE COMPLETE GUIDE FOR SHORT CONTENT begins with a focus on issues surrounding film festivals, film festival release strategies for short films, a list of the World's Best Short Film Festivals (and some not very good ones!) and establishing some definitions for the various forms or identities the short film artistically embodies today.

The second part of our evening's seminar will be dedicated to an in depth discussion of short film distribution and exhibition. Not only will we open the door to a greater understanding of overall design of the content favored by distributors, but we will also examine rights and clearances issues AND help to sort out the vast offerings of the Internet and the potential of having your very own webseries.

Panelists Include:

Kim Adelman
Author, Making It Big In Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker’s Guide To Short Films
Indiewire Short Film Columnist

Kimberley Browning
Festival Director, Hollywood Shorts
Associate Short Film Programmer, Los Angeles Film Festival

Andrew Crane
Membership Manager/Special Project Programmer, American Cinematheque

TBA Acquisitions Representative
Shorts International

Moderated By:

Thomas Ethan Harris
Producer, American Cinematheque Film Seminar Series
Former Director Of Programming, Los Angeles Film Festival; Palm Springs International Short Film Festival

Special Ticket Prices: $12 Member, $15 Student/Senior, $20 General Admission
150 min. | No passes accepted for this or any other specially-priced program.
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Thu, Apr 18, 2013 • 7:30pm

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