LA Shorts Fest


 

 
Vin Diesel
Los Bandoleros directed by Vin Diesel at LA Shorts Fest 2010
 
Congratulations to LA Shorts Fest Oscar Winner and Nominees

Winner Animated Short
The Lost Thing
Animation / Australia / 15 min.

A boy finds a strange creature on a beach and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.

Director: Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan
Producer: Sophie Byrne
Writer: Shaun Tan 
 Cast: Tim Minchin

Nominee Documentary Short
Killing in the Name
Documentary / USA / 40 min.

Four years ago, a suicide bomber walked into Ashraf Al- Khaled’s wedding and killed 27 members of his family. This film follows Ashraf’s quest to understand what gives rise to terrorism, and expose its true costs.

Director: Jed Rothstein
Producer: Liz Garbus, Rory Kennedy

Nominee Animated Short
Lets Pollute
Animation / USA / 7 min.

In the spirit of 50s and 60s educational films, Lets Pollute is a modern satire on how pollution is our heritage and keeps our economy growing strong while instructing us on how to be better polluters for a better blighted tomorrow.

Director/Writer/Producer: Geefwee Boedoe 
 Cast: Jim Thornton

Nominee Animated Short
The Gruffalo
Animation / United Kingdom / 27 min.

A half hour animated film based on the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Director: Jakob Schuh, Max Lang

Producer: Michael Rose, Martin Pope

Writer: Julia Donaldson

Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane


Filmmaker Testimonials from 2010

Thank you very much for hosting and creating an incredibly worthwhile 2010 LA Shorts Fest. The festival was such an enjoyable and valuable event, I was inspired and developed quality relationships with fellow filmmakers. Those relationships extended to me producing and directing a short, made with the help of LA Shorts Fest filmmakers inspired by the opening night film program.

I look forward to staying connected and attending future LA Shorts Fest programs. Please keep me posted on any symposiums that you organize, as I am very interested.

Joshua Amir - Writer/Director/Producer
The Saxophone Player


I just wanted to thank the LA Shorts Fest team for an awesome festival! My film "The Pond" had an amazing screening and I had a great time in LA! 
 
Dan Hannon - Writer/Director
The Pond

 
Great Job on opening night. I thought it was a flawless program and everyone had a blast!
 
Kat Coiro - Writer/Director
Kidnapping Caitlynn
Idiots


Thank you for inviting us to LA Shorts Fest. I had the best screening of our entire festival run at LA Shorts Fest. It was a very satisfying experience... and in my home town to boot! I enjoyed all the festival activities, the venue, and the people involved were very cool all across the board.

Kamal John Iskander - Producer/Director
Jesus Comes To Town

 
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