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This year, LA Shorts Fest will showcase 233 films from 17 countries, including the USA, France, Australia, Chile, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Uruguay, Germany, Colombia, Sweden, Thailand, South Africa, Ireland, New Zealand, Israel, and Spain.
Showcase Shorts Directed by Luke Wilson, James McTeigue, and Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Mark Strong, Tony Hale, Jerry Stiller, Edward Asner, Sam Jaeger, Burt Young and Camilla Belle.
DISNEY ANIMATION & INTERACTIVE
TUESDAY, JULY 29 @ 1:00 PM
Short Film & Music Video Showcase
Directors from Partizan, Epoch Films & Uber Content
Tuesday, July 29 @ 3:15 PM
is a leading producer of award-winning music videos, commercials, films, animation, and pioneering interactive media, with a worldwide reputation for for creative excellence and offices in Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin.
is a twenty five-year-old production company with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. Their long term success is rooted in a single belief: talented people working together produce great things. We produce content for all forms of media — commercials, music videos, web videos, feature films.
We are Filmmakers. Directors. Producers. Creators. The Stories we tell inspire us. We are orginal. We are innovators. We are Über.
Haim: If I Could Change Your Mind Director: Warren Fu
Notes on Blindness: Directors: James Spinney, Peter Middleton
Gillette: Training Tracks Director: Michel Gondry
Breathing Underwater Director: Eliot Rausch
Budnitz: The Getaway Director: Russ Lamoureux
After We Rest Director: Cole Webley
Ducksauce: It's You Director: Philip Andelman
Technology & Film: A View of Our Future
Tuesday, July 29 @ 4:00 PM
Peter Grasse, President at Curious Film in Auckland & Sydney believes that filmmakers, share an enlightened perspective of the commercial advertising industry’s future arising from a drive to perfect our craft as visual storytellers Antipodean examples of innovation & restraint will be shown along with a philosophy for making the most of opportunities as commercial filmmakers.
Peter Grasse, President | Curious Film | Auckland & Sydney
is a full-service production company With offices in Sydney, Auckland and Queenstown. They represents some of the region’s most dynamic commercial directors and photographers.
Life After Pi Screening & Panel Discussion on VFX community and Film Industry as a whole.
Tuesday, July 29 @ 5:30 PM
Life After Pi is a short documentary about Rhythm & Hues Studios, the L.A. based Visual Effects company that won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking work on “Life of Pi”– just two weeks after declaring bankruptcy. The film explores rapidly changing forces impacting the global VFX community, and the Film Industry as a whole.
Speakers include Life After Pi director Scott Leberecht & producer Christina Lee Storm
Michael Conelly - Previous Digital Supervisor at Rhythm & Hues / Currently Creative Director Blackthorn Media
Jack Fulmer - Previous Pre-Lighting Supervisor at Rhythm & Hues / Currently Look Development Artist at Disney Animation
LA Shorts Fest alumni includes 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
British Academy of Film and Television Arts
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
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