LA Shorts Fest

Best of Fest 

Winter Light Director: Julian Higgins

Best Foreign Film  

Stutterer Director: Benjamin Cleary

Best Comedy  

The Parker Tribe Director: Jane Baker

Best Drama  

Grooming Director: Kaushik Sampath

Best Documentary  

The Gnomist Director: Sharon Liese

Best Animation    

The Ballad of the Homeless Director:Monica Manganelli

Best Experimental 

The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer Director: Randall Lloyd Okita 

Best Cinematography

sponsored by Aputure
Aden Director of Photography: Justin Gurnari



Encore screening of Best Cinematography Winner 'Aden'
Join us for an intimate discussion with Director of Photography Justin Gurnari and Director Gary Lee the of the short film Aden. Winner of this year's LA Shorts Best Cinematography Award.  sponsored by Aputure.
Monday, September 28, 6 PM
250 E. Olive Ave, Suite 201
Burbank, CA 91502
$ 5 admission at the door 
Parlaying Your Short into a Feature
You’ve finished your short – are you ready to make a feature? In this four-week course, you will develop your personalized game plan to take the next step. You’ll learn how to use the festival circuit as a launch pad, put together a strong feature film package, and network your way to success. 
Participants can sign up for individual classes or the series of four. Participants are encouraged to bring their short films for group viewing.  
Course fee includes an 2016 all-access festival pass.
Saturday, October 3 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mastering the Festival Circuit –  You will clearly establish your goals, analyze what you want to achieve from the festival circuit, and leave with a list of festivals to target. 
Saturday, October 10 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Assembling Your Feature Film Package – You will identify and evaluate the essential elements needed for a viable feature film project. 
Saturday, October 17 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Creating Your Game Plan – You will create a 10-step game plan capitalizing on your achievements as a short filmmaker.    
Saturday, October 24 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Finalizing Your Action Plan – You will solidify the next steps needed to achieve your goals and leave with a personalized timeline/roadmap that will guide you toward the future you’ve envisioned.
Instructor Kim Adelman is the author of Making it Big in Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker’s Guide to Short Films. She has conducted filmmaking workshops throughout the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. The 19 short films she produced won 30+ awards and played over 150 film festivals worldwide.
4 sessions total
Only $398
250 E. Olive Ave, Suite 201
Burbank, CA 91502
Sign up now while space is still available. For more information, email

The 2015 LA Shorts Fest will showcase 265 films from 26 countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Turkey, Switzerland, Peru, Cyprus, South Africa, Germany, Denmark, New Zealand, Taiwan, Finland, Belgium, Austria, UK, Italy, Dominican Republic, France, Brazil, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Mexico, India and China.

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 nominations. We are the only festival with 7 awards recognized by the Academy.

British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Official qualifying event for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) short film awards. This means that 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

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