short film

Write, Direct, Repeat: Marketing Your Short Film, Part 1

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! For many beginner writer-directors, short films are an ideal way to dive into the art and craft of directing. The stakes are much lower than with a feature film, allowing you to experiment and learn from your mistakes, without risking too...

Musings From a First-Timer at Cannes Film Festival

Ah, the Cannes Film Festival.  Where glitzy red carpet premieres and ball-gown and tuxedo-clad celebrities abound, everyone drinking champagne, hobnobbing and dancing until the break of dawn.  Oh, the glamour of it all… … or so I mused while on my flight to France, reading aloud a French phrase book a...

Why You Should Write a Short Film Screenplay

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! I recently signed my first NDA for a feature-length writing assignment. I did it without an agent (although I’ve had one), without living in L.A. (although I was born there), and without pinning a producer to the file cabinet with brass...

Balls of Steel: Lights, Camera, Anxiety Attack

On a cold, rainy day in February 2011, I witnessed a young couple arguing outside Starbucks. Being a bit of a voyeur, I tweeted their body language, capturing the heartbreaking tale of love at an impasse, all in 140-character bits. Months later, I turned that 45-minute tweet session into a short...

Tick Tock wins at the Campus Movie Festival

Campus MovieFest Announces Best Picture Winner, Tick Tock

In a ceremony that culminated June 26 in Hollywood, Campus MovieFest announced the winners of its worldwide contest to find the best student filmmakers. More than 75,000 students participated in the festival's 10th annual competition. The award for Best Picture went out to Ien Chi of Emory University for his short...