WHAT’S UP, GOOD PEOPLE?! LEAVES ARE FALLING FROM THE TREES, BUT WE AREN’T FALLING OFF! THERE’S SO MUCH GOING ON IN SHORT FILM. WHERE DO WE BEGIN? HOW ABOUT HERE:
We are proud to announce the PREMIERE LAUNCH EVENT of a ground-breaking film, “22 Years.” Captained by one-two punch talent Dawn Noel as both lead actor and producer, “22 Years” is proof that great films can come together with a talented cast and crew with widely diverse ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations and genders.
“22 Years” is taking film festivals by storm including a nomination for Best Short Film at the IMAGEN AWARDS, and winner of 3 LOS ANGELES MOVIE AWARDS as well as Best Short Film at the VIVA! LATINO FILM FESTIVAL NYC INT’L.
Avi, a woman destined for greatness, struggles with the notion of forgiveness when her father reaches out to her to revive their relationship. Check out the trailer below.
The PREMIERE EVENT is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4, 8:00pm Central Time, 6:00pm Pacific Time, 9:00pm Eastern so set your alarms. You won’t want to miss it!
AND THE AWARD GOES TO…
As you know, the Toronto International Film Festival has now ended, but let’s congratulate the winners of the Short Cuts Short Film program.
The SHORT CUTS AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM goes to Alexandre Dostie’s “Mutants.” Here’s the official description in case you missed it: A teenager just trying to make it through the summer of 1996, Keven begins his baseball season with an accident that leaves him with a truly hideous black eye. This leads to a crash course in sex, sports, and scandal — taught by a hilariously unconventional coach — that does a demolition job on coming-of-age story conventions. Peep the trailer below:
The SHORT CUTS AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM goes to Raymund Ribay Gutierrez’s “Imago.” Here’s the official description, you know, as a refresher: A 54-year-old single mother in Manila heads out for another night at a job that, though rife with risk and desperation, is business as usual for her. Tonight, however, before her task is through, she‘ll have to contend with more than she can bear. Check out the teaser trailer below:
Each award recipient pocketed a $10,000 cash prize. Keep that in mind when you’re creating your next masterpiece. (Don’t forget the little people.)
THE HITS KEEP ON COMING
We mean it. The Collected Voices Film Contest was a huge hit! We’d like to thank all of the filmmakers for providing such wonderful cinematic stories and we absolutely must thank you, the voters, for making this contest a success. Remember, the winners of the contest will be announced Saturday, October 28.
But wait, there’s more!
Collected Voices Film Festival has four event dates you need to add to your calendars:
- Thursday, September 29 the Listen, Watch, Learn, Repeat shorts program will be showing from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
- Thursday, October 6 the Chicago to the World shorts program is playing from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
- Wednesday, October 12 the LGBT Intersections shorts program is playing from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
- Saturday, October 15 the Changing Neighborhoods shorts program is playing from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Click here for the complete list of festival locations and film titles.
WE’RE BACK WITH OUR SHORT OF THE WEEK!
With the dissolution of Brad and Angelina (their names must be said separately, now), perhaps they will need some tips for when they get back in the dating game.
Directed by Brie Eley, “Blind Date Rules“ is the story of a woman fed up with the nightmare of blind first dates. She decides to lay down some ground rules for anyone trying to set her up.
Will she be able to find the love of her life…as long as she meets them under certain conditions?
Check out the link to register and watch the film here.
Itsashort.com is a platform for filmmakers and creators the world over. We love the short film genre. Plus, we at itsashort.com want to introduce audiences to award-winning and award-nominated artists who create movies, web series, and videos. Check out itsashort.com and subscribe for $2 a month to see the wonderful work of these creatives.