LA Shorts Fest


 LA Shorts Screenplay Competition


 How to Get Your Film Into Festivals 
For many filmmakers, the first step on the road to recognition and distribution is a successful film festival run. Learn to navigate the challenges and nuances of the ever-changing festival circuit without emptying your wallet or limiting your chances for future opportunities. Find out which film festivals are best suited for you and your film, and once accepted, how to hold your own and take advantage of each film festival experience.
Topics include:
- Researching Festivals -
- Strategizing Your Applications - 
- Budgeting for Submission Fees -
- Preparing Your Submission -
- Being Accepted/Rejected -
- Attending Festivals -
MONDAY, MARCH 26, 6:30PM - 8:30PM 
The Art Institute of California – Hollywood
$25 Fee 
Capacity: 16 students  
All you need to bring is yourself.
Workshops have limited enrollment.
*If registration is closed, please email to be added to the wait list.

The Art Institute of California – Hollywood
The road to the Oscars, goes through LA Shorts. This roundtable talk and screening will engage attendees, as guest speakers discuss strategies on how to qualify for the Oscars. What does Academy Award® accredited film festival mean to filmmakers. Invited speakers will demystify the road to the Oscars for short films. The evening will include short film screening and discussion in a classroom setting at The Art Institute of California – Hollywood.
LA Shorts International Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious and largest international short film festivals in the world. LA Shorts is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
4 of the 2018 Oscar Nominees screened at LA Shorts, 3 of the 5 live-action and 1 of the animated short nominees. 54 LA Shorts filmmakers have earned Academy Award® nominations, with 15 Oscar winners.
 Speakers: Alex Bedria, Writer/Director 'The Zim' | Svetlana CvetkoDirector "Yours Sincerely, Lois Weber"
2017 Opening night: John Stamos, Caitlin McHugh, Bai Ling, Dean Cain, Matthew Modine, Michael Flatley and Robin Wright. 
2017 LA Shorts showcased 280 films from 25 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Uruguay, UK and USA.
Filmmaker Testimonial - 
"I just wanted to thank you again for the opportunity you guys presented me by being a part of the LA Shorts! This was my first festival in LA and I'm happy it was! Everything went smoothly and was a joy the entire time. Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity, and some amazing memories"! 

Luca Pizzoleo - Filmmaker "Seeking Rebirth"

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