Watch a diverse collection of powerful short films from around the world and garner up-to-date insights from industry panels!
About this Event
UCLAxFilmFest 2020 is going virtual!
The UCLAxFilmFest showcases the best short films by current and former Entertainment Studies students. We are excited to celebrate with our local and international film community and to share the achievements of our talented students.
Exclusively on August 14th, 15th and 16th (Fri-Sun)
Tickets for this virtual event are free and open to the public. Access is exclusive to ticket holders.
Congratulations to the filmmakers whose films have been selected to screen at UCLAxFilmFest 2020!
The films being screened are (in alphabetical order*):
Chatter – Written & Directed by Natasha Lewin
DakotaChrome – Written, Directed & Produced by D.J. Haye
Dispel – Written & Directed by Kylie Eaton
Face Your Fears – Written, Directed & Produced by Neil Stevens
Idda – Written, Directed & Produced by Salvatore Sclafani; Written & Produced by Paola Piccioli
Jeremy – Written & Directed by Enrique Rico Diaz; Produced by Enrique Rico Diaz, Cori Diaz & Josh Barsell
Miranda of Mind – Written & Directed by Bianca Ahonor; Produced by Noemie Sornet
Pao – Written, Directed & Produced by Molvatu Sae-Ue
Spooning – Written & Produced by Julia Lederer; Directed & Produced by Rebecca Applebaum
Still Trying – Written & Directed by Nicole N. Nequinto
The Birth of Valerie Venus – Written & Directed by Sarah Clift; Produced by Serena Armitage & Pietro Greppi
The Land of Dry Bones – Written & Directed by Darrell Lake; Produced by Darrell Lake, Joseph Harold, Joel Harold, Matt Hill & Jonatas DA Silva
The Scarf – Written & Directed Danda Russo; Directed by Luciana Battistini; Produced by Rosalia Brenner
Tinseltown – Written, Directed & Produced by Daniel Ongko
US|MX – Written & Directed by Joseph O Hooten
With Love, Ivana – Written & Directed by Cesar Cacho Quijada
Using Your Film Festival Experience to Leverage Your Career
So your short film is accepted into a film festival—what next? Short films are a calling card for filmmakers and many aspire to make a feature as a next step in their career. The panel discusses the creative issues related to transitioning from short films to features, including the story: a new concept or as an expansion of the existing short film?; how to attract the best talent for the available budget; the delights and challenges of shooting with a larger budget; and how to package your project to insure it gets made.
Moderator and Panelists To Be Announced
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
Best Unique and Artistic Film
Entertainment Studies Award
The winner of each award will receive Final Draft and Movie Magic Scheduling software and 1 free UCLA Extension class.
All official selections will receive Chemical Wedding’s Artemis Pro and Helios Pro Filmmaker apps.
Please note that this virtual event is free and open to the public. Although the event is free, access is exclusive to ticket holders.