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TheWrap's ShortList Film Festival is delighted to open submissions now through the June 19th, 2020 deadline.

TheWrap’s online short film festival, The ShortList, features twelve of the top award-winning short films that have premiered at major festivals over the past year, making it the most highly-competitive film festival of its kind. In recent years, winners have gone on to win an Academy Award, a Cesar and to make features and series from the stories chosen as ShortList finalists.  Films will be streaming and open for voting on and from August 6-19.

2019 Jury

Orlando von Einsiedel

Director & Co-founder, Grain Media

Orlando von Einsiedel is the director of the Academy Award-winning short documentary, THE WHITE HELMETS, which follows the lives of a group of heroic Syrian civilian rescue workers in 2016. The film was released as…

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Gena Konstantinakos

Vice President, Development & Video Programing, Topic

Gena Konstantinakos is Vice President, Development and Video Programming of Topic, the consumer storytelling platform from First Look Media, launching as a streaming service later this year. As Topic ramps up their premium content offering,…

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Wendy Guerrero

President of Programming, Bentonville Film Festival

Wendy Guerrero currently serves as President of Programming for the Bentonville Film Festival, a research based and commercially focused film festival with the primary mission of championing inclusion in all forms of media. As the…

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Todd Berger

Filmmaker, "It's a Disaster"

Todd Berger is a filmmaker hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana and has been making movies since age 11 (Dick Tracy vs. Dr. Bubbles). In addition to scripts in development at Dreamworks Animation, Millennium Films, and…

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Marsha Stephanie Blake

Actress, “When They See Us”

Emmy nominee Marsha Stephanie Blake continues to captivate audiences through her work in film and television. Upcoming, Blake will be seen in the Netflix film, The Laundromat. Directed and produced by Steven Soderberg, The Laundromat follows a group of…

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ShortList Film Festival

2260 S. Centinela Ave, Suite 150,
Los Angeles, CA, 90064
Tel: 424-248-0662


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