12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Panel Conference 

How to Use Your Short Film As Proof of Concept & Get Noticed | Presented by Film LA and Stage 32

Friday, August 12 | 7:00 pm  |  Event Information

Stage 32 is honored to bring a panel to the Hollyshorts Film Festival that focuses on how to use your short film as a proof of concept and what you can do as a filmmaker to get noticed. 

Begging, Borrowing, and Bartering, the Secrets to Producing on a Micro-Budget hosted by Ms In the Biz

Saturday, August 13  |  3:00 pm  |  Event Information

Writers from the premier site for women in entertainment "Ms. In The Biz" come together to discuss their wide-ranging experience producing independent film, and how to make the seemingly impossible, possible... 

How To “Own It” in Hollywood and be BO$$ – Intellectual Property Primer Workshop

Saturday, August 13  |  5:00 pm  |  Event Information

Ever felt like all your efforts to getting your content made were for naught during distribution negotiations because they got all the rights and your creative vision got lost in the corporate shuffle? 

New Frontiers in Virtual Reality

Saturday, August 13  |  7:00 pm  |  Event Information

A panel with amazingly talented filmmakers that are creating content in the VR space. Tune in to hear about this new form of storytelling and how these women are helping to pave the way for this exciting medium.

Transitioning From Film and TV to The Digital World

Sunday, August 14  |  3:00 pm  |  Event Information

The transition from television and film to digital can be a bumpy one and you probably have a lot of questions. How are they similar and different? Is digital a hybrid of film and TV or something else altogether? Where do I start?

Film Festival Directors Dish on What it Takes To Get Into A Festival

Sunday, August 14  |  5:00 pm  |  Event Information

How do you get your film or script into a festival? There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. You’ll want to attend this event to  hear from our loaded panel who will explain what it really takes. 

Abundant Productions Presents: Abundant’s Story Playground

Sunday, August 14  |  6:00 pm  |  Event Information

A unique and popular Seattle phenomenon is premiering at the 12th Annual HollyShorts Festival and Conference. Cocktail party to follow

Crowdfunding to Build Independence

Monday, August 15  |  7:00 pm  |  Event Information

The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience. Crowdfunding is becoming a fundamental piece of most financing plans for independent film. Cocktail party to follow

How to Brand, Market and Build an Audience using Social Media and Marketing Hustle | A Fire Side Chat with Indie Film Hustle and Stage32.com

Tuesday, August 16  |  7:00 pm  |  Event Information

You’ve got an amazing script, now what? The first step is to identify your audience and create a brand for yourself that you can leverage when crowdfunding or selling your film.  Cocktail party to follow.

How To Get Your First Feature Film Funded

Wednesday, August 17  |  7:00 pm  |  Event Information

Award winning Dream Team Directors, Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir, host their legendary panel on film funding. This year they bring together experts that will empower you with tools of the trade for getting your first feature film made. 

Film LA & Stage 32 Special Event
LIVE Streamed Panel - Navigate Filming in LA: Incentives, Locations & more! | Film LA offices @ Sunset + Vine | Presented by Film LA and Stage 32

Thursday, August 18  |  2:30 pm  |  Event Information

LA has become a hotbed of film and television activity due to the tripling of the state’s tax credit. We wll discuss how you, as a creative, can navigate LA, Access Tax Incentives, reduce costs, find great locations and go over various case studies with our esteemed panelists. 

Uncovering the Social Intelligence of Film

Thursday, August 18  |  4:00 pm  |  Event Information

This panel will illustrate the critical role of online data and insights it provides to funding, creating and distributing films. Closing Night Panel Event & Cocktail party to follow.


Celluloid - the Straight Truth About Affordability, Infrastructure, Process and Paradigm

Thursday, August 18 | 7:00pm | Event Information