The Academy Museum Tabs Jacqueline Stewart and Stunning Fall Film Festivals

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures recently named Chicago film scholar Jacqueline Stewart as its chief artistic and programming officer, a widely celebrated move for the venerable institution. “Jacqueline’s background as an educator, programmer, archivist, author, and scholar, along with…

These Uplifting Films Are What You Need Amid the Coronavirus Madness

If you’re like us, you’re probably searching for something, anything to keep from succumbing to the dread and uncertainty over the Covid-19 pandemic. We don’t blame you. In these scary times, you seek those dapples of light – something, anything…

This Chicago Filmmaker is a Rising Star and How Shorts Are Saving the Oscars

Hey, what’s up itsashort.com fam! We hope your 2020 is off to a great start and you’re sticking to those resolutions. One of our resolutions is to spotlight the kickass filmmakers on our awesome platform. Yay! The first artist we…

Still Going Strong at 23, FirstGlance Film Fest Flourishes.

When the FirstGlance Film Festival launched in Philadelphia this month, the long-running event reached its “Jordan year.” It officially entered year 23, the same jersey number worn by iconic basketball player Michael Jordan. Like that singular athlete, the FirstGlance Film…

What’s Up?! 2019. Oscars so Human

We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no…

What’s up!!? Short Film and Omaha Film Festival

The Omaha Film Festival begins it’s 13th season today! Noted for its very robust short film programs, this year they offer 10 specific tracks which include 90+ short films. Three of the tracks are local to Omaha and Nebraska, one…

What’s Up!!? Short Film at Sundance!

Sundance Film festival Kicks off this week! Who is going to Park City? itsashort.com will be there! The shorts programs will be amazing. There are nine separate tracks: tickets are tough to get. Two of the top ten features that…

What’s Up!? Star Wars and Short Film

Star Wars The Last Jedi opens this week. Spoiler Alert…maybe, it is afterall the movies…but Luke Skywalker bids checks out in a fitting tribute to the power of ‘the force’. But how can we forget that this time last year…

What’s Up? Black Harvest Film Festival

Black Harvest Film Festival  completed its 23rd festival and announced the Best Short Film winner, The Suit. The features, shorts, industry moments and the most recent addition, the expo were great. There is always a nod to the local artists,…

What’s Up?! Bigger Sundance Short Film Program!

what’s up, good people?! it’s awards season and time to pay attention to short film in the major festivals. The Sundance Institute has announced the complete list of 68, (that’s right, sixty-eight) short film titles for the 2017 showcase. The…