ShortFest roundtables offer accredited filmmakers the opportunity to interact with industry professionals in smaller groups. We pair 1-2 industry professionals with 10-30 filmmakers for more intimate conversations.
Roundtables are open to accredited Filmmakers whose film is screening at the festival only and must be registered for in advance.
Roundtables are scheduled on Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25 at the Renaissance Hotel.
Speaker: Jeffrey Michael Bays, Borgus Films | Back by popular demand, this time film scholar Jeffrey Michael Bays focuses on "How to get earth-shattering drama out of your scene transitions." Armed with his insights, we guaratee that you will leave this session a stronger filmmaker than when you arrived. Read More
Drone flight is catching on fast. Join the employees of Ctrl Me throughout the day in the filmmaker lounge to disucuss the endless possibilities and latest drone technology. As one of Los Angeles’ only R & D labs, Ctrl Me is developing software to make any drone as safe as possible and live streaming aerial views to multiple... Read More
Speaker: Emily Best, Seed&Spark | How do you build your audience, utilize social media and have a successful crowdfunding campaign? The industry's leading experts are here to teach you just that. CEO and Founder of the film-crowdfunding platform, Seed&Spark, walks you through the basics and gives you the tools for a rewarding... Read More
Got a feature script up your sleeve? If you’re ready to venture out into the world, our collection of industry professionals—agents, studio executives, financiers, producers and filmmakers—are ready to meet with you one-on-one. You pitch. They respond. After 10 minutes it’s musical chairs. Only 30 filmmakers (who have films in... Read More
Speaker: Kevin B. Lee, Fandor | With hundreds of millions of hours of short form content being watched on YouTube and Facebook, there has never been a greater demand for short film and video. How does this change our understanding of what a "short film" is? Paying special attention to new developments in online video, including... Read More
Speaker: Peter Neff, Composer | When you are weary of watching endless cuts of your film, with it's ability to change the emotional impact, music can make you fall in love with your film all over again... IF you get the right composer. Using multiple examples, Composer and professor Peter Neff will teach you how to collaborate... Read More