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A Sneak Peek at July’s ShortsLab: NYC

Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight

Mike Plante

Each year at our ShortsLab workshops connect attendees with a vibrant group of filmmakers, actors, and talent behind the camera in a day-long series of panel discussions and Q&A sessions. On July 14, join us for ShortsLab: NYC at BAM and learn new tools to advance your own filmmaking pursuits.

Included in the “Short to Feature” panel are two filmmakers who were able to make successful short films that led to feature films soon after. Both filmmakers will provide essential information about learning how to make films within the short format and how to parlay that experience into making a feature film.

Rashaad Ernesto Green graduated from NYU and has crafted a number of short films during his career including Choices, which screened at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. An exploration of masculinity and identity, the film shows Green’s aptitude for capturing people in an honest light with a natural film style. He returned to the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 with his first feature film, Gun Hill Road.

Eliza Hittman also made many shorts leading up to her 2011 Sundance Film Festival selection, Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight. With stylish camerawork and nuanced performances, the short captures a world that is entirely unique, but features characters that viewers can connect with. Hittman’s first feature, It Felt Like Love, premiered earlier this year in the NEXT section at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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Who Was… Mark Silverman?

Mark Silverman allied himself with the Coen brothers early in his and their careers. Here, he works as co-producer on the set of “Raising Arizona.”

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