RECAP: MPI’s Business of Film April Session

business of film

filmmakers from across the country participate in virtual session on leveraging festivals

Last month, filmmakers and producers in our Business of Film program heard from Daniel Sol, the festival director and lead programmer of LA’s prestigious Hollyshorts Film Festival. Our filmmakers learned how to make the most of their calling card shorts and festival runs. To get a sense of the conversation and practical advice, watch Film Courage’s excellent playlist of interviews with Daniel.

Many MPI filmmakers have participated in the HollyShorts Film Festival, as well as the HollyShorts Monthly Screening Series at the TCL 6 Chinese Theatres. For example, MPI original short GRINGAwon the Monthly Series Audience Award in December. The MPI-supported documentary INCARCERATING USscreened in 2017. A few years prior, MPI filmmaker and Business of Film program participant Cyrus Saidi screened his MPI-supported sci-fi short L1TTL3 BR0TH3R.