LA Shorts Fest

JULY 25 @ REGAL LA LIVE

 

AWARD WINNERS

 
2018 AWARD WINNERS!
  
Best of Fest
Little Match Girl 
Drama / Sweden / 17 min  
Director: Bjorne Larson 
Producers: Kim Magnusson, Oliver Oftedal

Best Foreign Film
The Hangman 
Drama / South Africa / 22 min
Director: Zwelethu Radebe 
Producers: Dumisani Mvumvu, Kearen Pennells

Best Drama
It Gets Better
Drama / Germany / 21 min
Director: Adi Wojaczek
Producer: Patrick Mölleken

Best Comedy
The Dreamer 
Comedy / USA / 5 min 
Directors: Armand & Nat Prisco, Eric Eckelman 
Producer: Mark Forlenza  
 
Best Comedy
Fire in Cardboard City 
Comedy/Animation / New Zealand / 9 min 
Director: Phil Brough
Producers: Matt Heath, Orlando Stewart   
 

Best Animation
IAN
Animation / Argentina / 9 min. 
Director: Abel Goldfarb 
Producers: Gastón Gorali, Juan Jose Campanella

Best Documentary
We Became Fragments
Documentary / USA / 13 min. 
Directors: Luisa Conlon, Lacy Roberts, Hanna Miller
Producer: Luisa Conlon  

Best Experimental
Intrusion
Experimental / Australia / 5 min. 
Director/Producer: Ming-Zhu Hii

Best Music Video
Disconnected
Music Video / USA / 5 min. 
Director/Producer: Dave Suchanek 

Best Actors 
Philip Baker Hall - (Dear Chickens)
Owen Miller - (Marcus)

Best Actress
Joan Collins - (Gerry) 

LA Shorts Screenplay Competition Winner
Requiem Terezin by Elad Tzadok

Best High School Film
Catman: The Love Thief
Comedy / USA / 17 min. 
Director: Austin Coombs-Perez  
Producers: Austin Coombs-Perez, Ginger Port 
 
 

 
  2018 Official Poster 
 
 
 

LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE-UP 

LA Shorts International Film Festival will showcase 333 films coming from 23 countries on July 25 through August 2. Opening day will be held downtown at LA LIVE Regal Cinemas. The following 8 days move to Leammle Noho 7.

This year LA Shorts presents the first annual NEW WAVE CHINESE FILMMAKERS on opening day July 25 consisting of three film programs by Chinese American filmmakers.

There are 44 curated film programs, some of the special theme programs include: British Shorts, Crime, Romance, Parts Unknown, Southeast Asia, Sci Fi Fantasy, , Music, Horror/Suspense, Directed by SuperWomen, Comedy, Family/Kids, Animation, Documentaries, Awards Encore Screening.

The Documentary program includes shorts from powerhouse creators; NETFLIX, ESPN, NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE ATLANTIC.

The animation block contains shorts from BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, DREAMWORKS ANIMATION, THE CARTON NETWORK, LEVEL-5, SEGA OF AMERICA.

This year's list of films include celebrities, Billy Bob Thornton, Katie Holmes, Jane Lynch, Alfred Molina, Michael Madsen, Rob Belushi, Cameron Douglas, Philip Baker Hall, M. Emmet Walsh, Bubba Sparxxx, Rhea Perlman, Robert Davi, Eric Roberts, Joan Collins, Lea Thompson and David Arquette.

The complete line-up is available at www.LAshortsFest.com

Winners in four categories will automatically become eligible for consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS®).  Over the course of 22 years, the Festival has presented 55 films that have gone on to receive Academy Award® nominations.  Winners will be announced at a encore screening on Thursday, August 2 at Leammle Noho 7. 

In addition to the award-winning short films, the festival welcomes industry professionals presenting master classes, workshops, panel discussions free to participating  filmmakers. For more information and tickets, visit the website www.LAshortsFest.com

THURSDAY,  JULY 26, 4:00 PM

Actors Read Screenplay Finalist from LA Shorts Competition

 

FRIDAY,  JULY 27, 5:00 PM

Workshop - Pitching Session with Carole Dean (CEO - From The Heart Productions) and Carol Joyce (film producer)

 

SATURDAY,  JULY 28, 5:00 PM

Masterclass - From Shorts to Features: If I Can Do It - Anyone Can! How to Reach Your Goals by Pen Densham (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits)

 

MONDAY,  JULY 30, 3:00 PM

Masterclass by Blizzard Entertainment Gurpreet Wahla (video game and animation producer)

 

TUESDAY,  JULY 31, 4:00 PM

Interactive Discussion -Diversity in Film with Lionsgate's CodeBlack Productions executive Christina Sibul

 

WEDNESDAY,  AUGUST 1, 4:00 PM

Workshop - Breaking Into The Industry with film producer Tom Nunan and writer/actor Lisa Ebersole

 

This year LA Shorts presents SUMMER FILM AND ACTING CAMP FOR TEENS, JULY 30 - AUGUST 2, 2018 at The Art Institute of California – Hollywood.

 

At the Summer Film and Acting Camp, students will collaborate in different roles to create a story and execute the filming with guidance from industry professional instructors and mentors over the course of four days.

 

About LA Shorts International Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious and largest international short film festivals in the world. The festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Now in its 22nd year, LA Shorts is the first and longest running short film festival in Los Angeles. The festival attracts Hollywood industry professionals and emerging undiscovered independent filmmakers. 2018 LA Shorts will showcase 333 short films from 23 countries take place July 25 – August 2  The Festival presents industry master classes, workshops, panel discussions free of charge for participating  filmmakers. For more information and tickets, visit the website www.LAshortsFest.com

 
 
 
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