LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
AUGUST 2 - 10, 2017
We are extremely proud and honored to have screened 3 films from last year LA Shorts Fest that move one step closer to the highest coveted award in motion pictures. We wish all the nominees the very best.
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: EXTREMIS
SHORT FILM ANIMATED: PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES
SHORT FILM ANIMATED: BORROWED TIME
It was an honor to be in such good company. The quality of the selections that I was able to see during the festival was across-the-board phenomenal. There's a good reason that the festival is an Academy/BAFTA/CSA Qualifier.
Mike and I are both in the process of getting features off of the ground now. Mike also has another short in the works, and you can bet that I won't be far behind with another one of my own.
Thank you again for a great festival.
LA Shorts Alumni Directors
Tim Burton, Bryan Singer, Paul Haggis, Shane Black, Jason Reitman, John Woo, Tony Scott, David Lynch, Joe Carnahan, Louis D'Esposito, Terry Gilliam, Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Vin Diesel, Hilary Swank, Demi Moore, Courteney Cox, Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst, Ralph Macchio, Ricky Gervais and many more.
Academy Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts
and Sciences, some of these films may go on to receive Oscar
nominations. LA Shorts is proud to have screened 50 short films that went on to earn an Academy Award nomination.
British Academy of Film and Television Arts
qualifying event for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts
(BAFTA) short film awards. Award-winners at the festival
are eligible to win BAFTA's
Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
ACCT presenters of the Canadian Screen Awards – eligible international film festivals
British Independent Film Awards (BIFA)
BIFA qualifying festival - UK's only awards ceremony exclusively for independent film.
LA Shorts Fest
"The Water Phoenix"