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 ShortListFilmFestival.com and TheWrap.com from August 6-19.
2020 ShortList Finalists
These 12 films from around the world have won awards at major film festivals, and are eligible for both an audience and industry prize.
Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa
Directed by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Mike Attie
USA, 2019Learn More
These 5 shorts were selected by some of the top film schools in the country to represent the Short List's inaugural student film category. They are eligible for an audience award, based on your votes.
Gabriel OsorioAcademy Award-Winning Director
Gabriel Osorio won the audience and jury prizes at TheWrap’s ShortList Film Festival in 2014, and went on to win more than 50 international awards, including the Academy Award for Best Animated Short. He graduated…Read More
Roger Ross WilliamsOscar & Emmy Winning Director
Roger Ross Williams is an Oscar and Emmy award-winning director, producer and writer and the first African American director to win an Academy Award ®, with his film Music By Prudence. “Beautiful,” “Uplifting,” “Extraordinary,” “Triumphant,”…Read More
Gena KonstantinakosVice President, Originals | Topic Studios
Gena Konstantinakos is an award-winning filmmaker and development executive. She is currently VP, Originals, for First Look Media’s Topic, where she develops and oversees a diverse slate of scripted and unscripted original programming for the…Read More
Trevor GrothFilm Executive, 30WEST
Trevor Groth is an executive at 30WEST, an investment and advisory company with offices in Los Angeles and New York that provides capital and strategic guidance to high caliber creative projects and forward-thinking companies operating throughout…Read More
Dilcia BarreraFilm Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
Dilcia Barrera is a Film Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival. For over a decade, Dilcia has worked for international film festivals including a tenure as Programming Director of the Los Angeles Latino International Film…Read More
FRANKIE SHAW (WRITER / DIRECTOR SMILF) ON THE SHORTLIST
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