Our Favorite Short Picks of 2016: Drama / Sci-Fi edition

Our Favorite Short Picks of 2016: Drama / Sci-Fi edition

We receive brilliant short films every single day, but then there are the ones that will just blow you away. We took a steep look back at our Daily Short Picks from 2016, and selected a handful of our favorites to reminisce on the good times. A little different from[…]

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Point and Shoot || Featured Short Film

Point and Shoot

When an attempted burglary turns into an unlikely car-jacking, two aspiring criminals learn an important lesson : only practice makes. Robberies don’t always go to plan, even when your method acting. Director Thomas Leisten Schneider takes us through a little adventure where an attempted burglary turns into an unlikely car-jacking,[…]

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5 Tips for Working With Amateur Actors

5 Tips for Working With Amateur Actors

There are very few, if any, successful directors that would recommend working with amateur actors. In the words of director Brian DePalma, “The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly, with friends and people the director knows.” Even if the budget doesn’t assume the[…]

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Black Movie Night

Two actor friends have decided not to watch the Oscars in protest of the lack of diversity as seen in the 88th Academy Awards. Instead, they plan to celebrate a Black Movie Night of African American movies. However, as they began to discuss their dreams as actors, it is revealed[…]

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005 Jumpers | Breaking The Scene

Breaking The Scene: Jumpers

We’re kicking off a new segment on Film Shortage called ‘Breaking The Scene’, where we choose a specific scene that really captures our attention in one of our featured films, and break it down to get a behind the scene look with the director of the film. We thought we’d[…]

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LA Stories

Semi-famous TV star Luke Wheeler attends an upscale LA party featuring a wide variety of characters while in pursuit of his girlfriend when he gets an unexpected visit from an old friend.

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6 Ingredients to create a successful short

6 Ingredients to Create a Successful Short

Creating a viral or even successful short film can seem like an insurmountable task for a young filmmaker, especially with the continuously growing amount of competition out there. This is why we have prepared a little short recipe with several key ingredients to keep in mind when preparing a film.[…]

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2014 Short Film Oscar Winners

A Short Oscar Night

Ellen DeGeneres stole the show with the best selfie ever and turned the Oscars into amusing and fun event while Gravity swept up the awards. But just behind those mega stars were a bunch of short film directors and producers who make their films from passion and fun, in hopes[…]

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After Thought | Featured Short Film

After Thought

A man finds himself in extraordinary circumstances after receiving a bill for his own funeral.

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The Signal | Featured Short Film

The Signal

A new energy source, created to solve the world’s energy crisis, believed to have deadly side effects.

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