Congratulations to the 2017 award winning films, filmmakers, and screenwriter at our 5th Annual Shortcut 100 International Film Festival!
Audience Award Winning Film: “SPACEMAN.” written and directed by Christopher Oliva
Best Shot In Chicago Award: “Committed” written and directed by Michael and Mia Tapson
Female Filmmaker Showcase Award: “The Space Between” written and directed by Cinthia Anahi Varela
Scaffolding Magazine’s Best Screenplay Award: “White Party” by Anthony Barnett
Shortcut 100 is also thrilled and honored to host a sci-fi book release, “329 Years Awake” by Ellie Maloney at our reception! Watch the video below to learn more about the author and the story or click on the image to purchase a copy on Amazon.
ARE YOU TIRED OF PREDICTABLE HOLLYWOOD MOVIES AND NOW IN SEARCH FOR QUALITY INDEPENDENT SHORT FILMS ?
Join us at Shortcut 100 at the Music Box Theatre and be part of our 5th anniversary celebration!
SUNDAY OCTOBER 8, 1pm – 8pm
As part of our 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!
2017 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS ARE ANNOUNCED:
TWO SECONDS OF SILENCE by Felipe Sanz (Spain)
Yolis by Juan Diego Ramirez (US/Los Angeles)
Firdaws by Mayur Puri (India)
A Good Man by Bailey Kim (US/South Korea)
Mirror by Sara Eustaquio (Portugal)
SPACEMAN. by Christopher Oliva (US/Chicago)
PET by Christos Liakouris (Greece)
Modern Guilt by Carlos Nahuel Cerutti (US/Chicago)
Off Limits by Severine Reisp (Germany)
Cupid Is Not A Terrorist by Peter Mueller (Switzerland)
COMMITTED by Michael Tapson (US/Chicago)
THE SPACE BETWEEN by CINTHIA ANAHÍ VARELA (Argentina)
DOWNUNDER by Fernando González Gómez (Spain)
M.A.M.O.N. Monitor Against Mexicans Over Nationwide by Ale Damiani (Uruguay)
***Awards & Prizes***
This year for our 5th 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,” (up to 20 pages in length); (2) a Women Filmmakers Award; and (3) a Best Shot-In-Chicago Award for short films produced locally. These new awards will each receive a $100 cash prize along with a trophy.
THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL WILL BE AT THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE, 3733 N SOUTHPORT AVE CHICAGO, IL 60613
Screenings of 14 short films from around the world
Voting your favorite film for the Audience Award, Female Filmmaker Showcase, and Best Shot In Chicago winner
Award Presentation for:
Female Filmmaker Showcase
Best Shot In Chicago
Scaffolding Magazine’s Best Screenplay
2017 Official Sponsors and Partners: