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…

Sundance 2020 Short Films Announced

Now if you’ve ever considered submitting your short film to Sundance, here’s a metric to consider: Less than one percent. Those were the odds of getting a short film accepted into one of the world’s most prestigious cinematic showcases. Last…

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…

Collected Voices Film Festival Comes to the University of Chicago

Seven peacebuilders travel to an African country grappling with a history of genocide. A man sets up a 26-foot, 200-pound chessboard in downtown Chicago, inviting all comers to compete. A stunning piece of cinema verité highlights the raw and heartening…

South By Southwest Short Films

Film festivals are a great way for a new director to rack up some fame and build a fan base. South By Southwest (SXSW) is one of the larger media festivals in the world, and is even better than most…

What’s Up?! Calvin’s Story! Collected Voices

  Homeless Teens? Seriously, this is an issue? Calvin’s story is the story of survival and success of a young man, who is homeless, gay and was rejected by his family. Join us for the itsashort.com online premiere September 11,…

What’s Up? Short Film: This is America

The Cannes Film Festival, Cate Blanchett led, women led movement, pic. There are 82 women pictured here, they represent the 82 women who have served as stars  or in leadership positions of movies that were featured in competition at Cannes…over…

What’s Up!? Short Film at Cannes

Caroline, a short film from Elo Films, a husband/wife production company led by Celine Held and Logan George is part of the Cannes Film Festival! Congratulations! They are one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film of 2017. Caroline is…