• Filmmaker Brunch

On the last Sunday of ShortFest, the Festival hosts an intimate brunch for our filmmakers to bid them farewell and leave them with some special parting words. It's our way to come together one last time before it's all over and remind our filmmakers on the importance of what they do and the need to keep going. 

Here, we have special guest/s address the filmmakers. Two years ago, Jason Reitman (also ShortFest alumnus) spoke to the group and directing duo Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson joined us last year. This year, we're proud to have Congressman Raul Ruiz and our Keynote Speaker Matthew Modine address the group.  

Sponsored by ShortsHD, we invite all those with a Filmmaker, Market, Industry, or Media Pass to join us.  Tickets are unavailable for this event.

Matthew Modine | Keynote Speaker

Matthew Modine ShortfestIt's been said of Matthew Modine that he is "one of the best, most adaptable film actors of his generation" by legendary NY Times film critic Vincent Canby. Most recently Modine wrapped Taylor Sheridan's Sicario sequel, SOLDADO with Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. He can be currently seen in the Netflix global mega hit STRANGER THINGS, which won the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble. He'll next be seen in the underwater shark thriller 47 METERS DOWN opposite Mandy Moore and Claire Holt.

Modine has worked with many of the film industry's most acclaimed directors, including Christopher Nolan, Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, John Schlesinger, Robert Falls, Sir Peter Hall, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, Mike Figgis, Jonathan Demme and John Sayles.Throughout his career, Modine has been nominated for three Golden Globes and is the recipient of one (Altman's, SHORT CUTS). Modine is well remembered for the title character in Alan Parker's, BIRDY which won the Cannes Film Festival's Gran Prix Award, and for his iconic role as Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's, FULL METAL JACKET. His work in Alan Rudolph's, EQUINOX helped earn the film four Independent Spirit Award nominations, including Best Film and Best Actor. He is the recipient of a Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup and a Golden Lion Award. More recently, Matthew co-starred in Christopher Nolan's Batman epic DARK KNIGHT RISES.Matthew recently wrote and directed the award winning SUPER SEX starring Kevin Nealon, Elizabeth Perkins, Ruby Modine, and Edward Asner. Super Sex Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is enjoying a long comedic run at festivals around the world. His previous film was the award winning JESUS WAS A COMMIE, an avant garde project about prominent issues facing modern society.Additional television credits include WEEDS, AND THE BAND PLAYED ON (Emmy and Golden Globe nomination, Best Actor), WHAT THE DEAF MAN HEARD (Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, Best Actor. The film was the highest-rated made-for- television movie on any network since 1991 with approximately 36 million viewers.)

Event Details

Date: Jun 25 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tickets unavailable

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