The inaugural Shortie Film Festival will be held at ASI Studios (110 Waterbury Street) this week on October 3 and 4. Shortie is an independent, international festival for films 30 minutes or less. The festival fosters and propels emerging and provocative filmmaking with two days of screenings, Q&As, and afterparties for a audience seeking new voices and perspectives.
The Shortie Film Festival received over 300 submission from more than 40 countries in its first open call. Entries are selected by submission only, and must be produced within the last two years. Films of all genres and subject matter are accepted without censure.
The culmination of the festival is the awards ceremony. All screened films will be eligible for Best Film, selected by our jury comprised of individuals with original and diverse points of view from the international film community. Awards will also be presented in eight other categories: Best Social Justice/Investigative Film, Best Fiction, Best Documentary, Best First Film, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Soundtrack. For the screening schedule and more info, see below!
Thursday, October 3:
6 to 10 PM — Main Competition, Fiction
Friday, October 4:
8 to 11 PM — Main Competition, Fiction and Documentary
11pm — Award Ceremony
Sponsors and partners are Pizzette, New York Film Academy, Gotham Greens, Manhattan photo studio, ASI Studios, M23, Solutions Journalism Network, Reclamation Bar; and judges include Anna Panova, Ron Kopp, Nathalie Mesen, and Dorottya Mathe.
For tickets, visit here.