A Filmmaker’s Mission: To Tell Multi-Ethnic Stories that Make You Think and Laugh

As an actor, filmmaker, writer, animator, and comedian, it’s Ian Lassiter’s mission to tell stories that explode misconceptions about what it means to be multi-ethnic in America. Just as important is telling authentic, nuanced stories that chronicle this experience, like…

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…

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…

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…

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…