Any aspiring filmmaker would love to have their work showcased at the likes of Sundance or Cannes. This provokes the question, “What can I do if I’m just starting out?” The Shortlands Film Competition hopes to provide the answer for up and coming filmmakers right here in Los Angeles. The Festival will host five events in 2016—Four Preliminary Rounds and a Championship Round. Each Round has its own unique set of filming criteria, so it’s not about submitting a film already in existence, it’s about creating something brand new under challenging circumstances; including a time frame in which the film is finished (Round One is a 48-Hour Challenge), a line of dialogue, props, and a topic.
Each round ends with a wrap party, where the top 12 films from each round are screened for industry professionals, indie movie lovers, and the competing teams. “We’re really lucky to be partnering with The Vortex and HomeFront Press Club for our 2016 season. They’re playing a big part by hosting our screening events, and the team has been very supportive of our efforts to get Shortlands started,” says Shortlands founder Ryan Richardson.
The Vortex is a multi-use community center in the downtown arts district. Its purpose is to facilitate and empower people who are working for positive social change at a grassroots level by providing a low-cost performance/event space. http://vortexla.org
The Shortlands Season Premiere Screening event is happening Saturday, April 16th at The Vortex, located at 2341 E. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15 cash at the door, but can be reserved in advance on the Shortlands website. For more info or to reserve tickets, visit www.SurviveShortlands.com.
2341 E Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021
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