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Sunday, October 28 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Young Filmmakers Panel: Writing for Short Films

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Short films have long been a popular format for filmmakers and a viable gateway to longer form storytelling. Like it's older brother, the feature film, a short narrative film tells a story. But a look under the hood will reveal as many differences as similarities to its longer counterpart. In a short film, writers are presented with the unique challenge of developing a story within a short amount of time. Dive into the mechanics of short films and learn how to write like the pros.

Moderators
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Samantha Levine

Marketing Director, Austin Film Festival, Austin Film Festival

Panelists
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Rochée Jeffrey

writer/director Mr. Talented; writer SMILF, Step Up
Rochée is a writer/director/performer who hails originally from Jamaica. While attending Howard University, she won the Paul Robeson Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Music Video Direction. She went on to direct the first scripted one-hour drama in Belize, Noh Matta Wat... Read More →
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Jason Neulander

writer/director/producer The Intergalactic Nemesis; writer/director Hit & Run, Buttercup
Jason Neulander received his BA and MA in theater from Brown University and is an award-winning theatre artist, filmmaker, and producer based in Austin, Texas. He founded and was the artistic director of Austin’s premiere producer of new plays Salvage Vanguard Theater from 1994... Read More →
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Shelly Yo

writer/director Moonwalk With Me
So Young Shelly Yo is a Korean-American filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles. She is a recent graduate of the MFA film program at Columba University, where her thesis film “Moonwalk With Me” was awarded faculty honors. Her short films have screened and received accolades at... Read More →

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