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…

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…