LA Shorts Fest

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.




TUESDAY, JULY 29 @ 1:00 PM

 LA Shorts Screenplay Competition
 A table reading of the 3 script finalist will be read by actors in front of an audience on Sunday, July 27, @ 12:00 PM 
NoHo Young Actors Studio 
5215 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Short Film & Music Video Showcase
Directors from Partizan, Epoch Films & Uber Content
Tuesday, July 29 @ 3:15 PM
Partizan  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.
Epoch Films 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. 
Uber Content 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
Directors and creatives to speak after screening.


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
Curious Film 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 and producer Christina Lee Storm.

Alumni Directors
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 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  

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