The 2016 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA Shorts Fest) September 1-8 at LA LIVE features Tyrese & Jennifer Hudson in 'Shame', produced by Denzel Washington.
LA Shorts alumni documentary filmmaker Dan Krauss returns with 'Extremis' which will premiere on Netflix in September. Dan Krauss previous short 'The Death of Kevin Carter' screened in 2004 at LA Shorts Fest and earned him a Academy Award nomination and 2 Emmy Awards.
Two time Tony Award winner Jonathan Pryce in 'One Last Dance' directed by Luke Losey. Jane Lynch (Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award) in Writer's Block by Troy Miller.
Sports Fans theme program includes: ESPN’s documentary short 'I Am Yup'ik' by Daniele Anastasion.
Gatorade: 'The Boy Who Learned To Fly', 7 minute animated short film about the story of Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.
'Munich '72 and Beyond' - 29 minute documentary account the kidnapping and murder of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the ’72 Munich Summer Olympics.
LA Shorts Fest 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
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.