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LATEST: The list of the 2018 official selections at the 6th Annual Shortcut 100 International Film Festival has been announced!  Scroll down to find out!

ARE YOU TIRED OF PREDICTABLE HOLLYWOOD MOVIES

AND NOW IN SEARCH FOR QUALITY INDEPENDENT SHORT FILMS ?

WELL, SO ARE WE!

SAVE THE DATE:

Saturday September 29, 2018 5pm – 9pm at Logan Theatre. Join Us!

Photos from last year, the 5th Anniversary event at the Music Box Theatre:

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As part of our L3C mission, we have a film festival organized and dedicated to helping independent filmmakers promote their visions and voices in the community. Part of the proceeds from these festivals will go to selected charities every year. Giving back is part of the fun!

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2018 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: (trailers coming soon)

The Noise of The Light by Valentin Petit (Paris, France) – Sci-Fi Fantasy

ENOUGH: The Empowered Women of Korogocho by  Brent Foster (Kenya) – Documentary

The Untold Story of Romeo & Juliet by John Tso (US/California) – Animated Comedy

Bliss Blue by Elle Schneider (US/California)  – Drama, Dark Comedy, Mystery

*Acting Her Age by Claire Dub (US/New York) – Comedy *Nominated for the Female Filmmaker Showcase Award

*Ponytail by Kenzie Elizabeth (US/Chicago) – Coming Of Age, Horror *Nominated for the Female Filmmaker Showcase and Best Shot In Chicago Award

*AKASHI by Mayumi Yoshida (Japan) – Existential Drama *Nominated for the Female Filmmaker Showcase Award

*The House by Giulia Gandini (UK/Italy) – Drama *Nominated for the Female Filmmaker Showcase Award

*HAMMERSMITH: HURDLE OF DREAMS by Kyle Leland (US/Chicago) – Comedy *Nominated for the Best Shot In Chicago Award

*FUPA by Gustavo Martin (US/Chicago) – Documentary *Nominated for the Best Shot In Chicago Award

***Awards & Prizes***
This year for our 6th anniversary, in additional to our Audience Award, which receives a cash prize and a Shortcut 100 certificate, we are offering 3 additional awards: (1) “Scaffolding Magazine’s Best Short Screenplay Award,”; (2) a Female Filmmaker Showcase Award; and (3) a Best Shot-In-Chicago Award for short films produced locally. These new awards will each receive a Shortcut 100 certificate.

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THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL WILL BE AT THE LOGAN THEATRE, 2646 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

Admission includes: 

Reception 

Screenings of 11 short films from around the world 

Voting your favorite film for the Audience Award, Female Filmmaker Showcase, and Best Shot In Chicago winner

Q&A with filmmakers in attendance

Award Presentation for: 
Audience Award 
Female Filmmaker Showcase 
Best Shot In Chicago 
Scaffolding Magazine’s Best Screenplay 

After party 

2016 Photos

2015 Photos

2014 Photos

2012 (archived)

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