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October 15 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Short Film Insiders: Finding Big Success In Little Movies

Join a roundtable discussion with industry professionals boasting a wealth of knowledge from the secret world of short-form moviemaking. Ask questions and learn more about how to make your short film stand out, what short film distribution platforms exist, how awards eligibility and selection works, what festivals look for in shorts programming, and more.

MODERATOR: JEFF STERN 
FILMMAKER

Stern’s two most recent short films, The Morning of Everything (2014) and My Dark Side and My Light Side Meet In A Bar To Discuss The New Star Wars Movie (2016), played at the NHFF and Independent Film Fest Boston. His latest project is 48hourdigitalfast.com.

SHARON BADAL 
VICE PRESIDENT OF SHORTS PROGRAMMING, TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Badal has been with the Tribeca Film Festival since its inception in 2001 and has produced special projects for them since 1999. She has been a panelist/juror for numerous festivals and industry organizations and works on many branded content initiatives with Tribeca Studios.

LANCE EDMANDS
WRITER, DIRECTOR, EDITOR

Edmands’ first feature as writer/director, Bluebird, premiered at Tribeca and was released by Factory 25 and Sundance Artist Services. His first feature as editor, Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture, won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW and was released by IFC and the Criterion Collection.

GEORGE T. MARSHALL
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Marshall is the founder and executive director of the Flickers Arts Collaborative, a non-profit organization that produces programming and creative outlets for filmmakers and visual/performing artists, including the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

LINDA OLSZEWSKI 
SENIOR EXECUTIVE, SHORTS ENTERTAINMENT NETWORKS

Olszewski has overseen acquisitions of the Oscar Shorts Theatrical/VOD/iTunes releases as an Associate Producer for ShortTV/Shorts International since 2006. She also managed the launch of shorts on iTunes for its first 5 years.

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Date:
October 15
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Venue

Discover Portsmouth Center
10 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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(603) 436-8433
www.portsmouthhistory.org