Famous Honorees and Big Winners at the French Riviera Film Festival

The French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) showcased a host of well-regarded short films from all over the world on our itsahort.com platform, earlier this month. At the end of it all, the big winners from this emerging film festival included…

Short Films that Could Snag Oscars and An April 24 Itsashort Premiere

In a few short days, the film industry’s most prestigious event takes center stage. The 93rd Academy Awards will air this Sunday at 8 p.m. (EST) on ABC. We are especially paying attention to the short film nominees in the…

This Black Woman is Producing the Next Schitt’s Creek

We hope you’re enjoying Women’s History Month by celebrating some amazing women creatives. There are so many of them worth praising. Yet, we highlight a few women filmmakers who deserve your attention and applause. Alison Duke, a Toronto-based producer-director, is…

London Filmmaker Launches COVID-19 Love Story on itsashort.com/motek

Love in the time of COVID-19. No, we’re not talking about a spinoff of Gabriel García Márquez’s literary classic, “Love in the Time of Cholera.” Rather it’s a reference to Eva Lanska’s riveting short series “Motek,” a love story set…

These Sundance Films Have Our Attention, Plus A COVID-19 Short

Sundance, one of the signature film festivals of the season, is a full go, and here are the raw numbers: 71 features, 50 shorts, four indie series, and 14 “New Frontier” projects for the 2021 event, which goes from January…

FirstGlance Film Panels Rocked, Best Political Shorts, and RBG’s Bag Swag

Hey, y’all! Happy Thanksgiving! We wish you a happy and healthy one! Here’s the latest buzz with us and the short film genre. The 23rd Annual FirstGlance Film Festival was a scream – literally! And trust us, that’s a good…

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…

Virtual GeekFest Film Festival Launches July 30 on Itsashort.com

In early March, when the COVID-19 pandemic was bringing the film industry to its knees, Bill Ostroff had to make a crucial decision about his GeekFest Film Festival: Hold out hope he would be able to tour his festival at…

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…

How this Actress Confronted Personal Tragedy in Her Directorial Debut

Women’s History Month is here, and we are pumped to celebrate the awesome woman filmmakers on our platform. There is one we have been itching to tell you about. Here’s her story: In the realm of film, there aren’t many…