Posted by Stage 32 Staff - Julie

The response to our announcement of the Stage 32 Short Film Contest has been nothing short of incredible. We have received short film entries from all over the world, proving that Creativity Is Universal!

If you haven't submitted your short film into competition, you have until midnight tonight (August 12) to enter. We are searching for all short films between 3 - 25 minutes.

The Top 8-10 Short Films Will:

  • Be screened theatrically in a special Stage 32 Shorts Program at the 2015 23rd Annual Raindance Film Festival in London!
  • Be screened online to a worldwide audience on Stage 32 in a special global event! (at the filmmaker's discretion)
  • Be showcased to over 300 executives who work with Stage 32!
  • Grand prize winning director will be flown to London for his or her film's screening, plus participate in a live Q&A with Stage 32 Founder & CEO Richard Botto!


To Enter, click here!


These are just SOME of the short films that our judges have been involved with developing into features or TV shows!



Here is our all-star lineup of judges:

  • Jairo Alvarado (Manager at Circle of Confusion), is responsible for discovering Amsterdam-based filmmaker Mischa Rozema and developing his short film SUNDAYS. The short film sparked a multi-studio and agency bidding war and was eventually acquired by Warner Bros. for a 7 figure development deal.
  • Stephanie Wilcox (VP of Development at Rumble Films) has co-produced the Oscar and Sundance winner WHIPLASH, written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Stephanie was part of the team that took WHIPLASH from a short film and developed it into a feature, which was released by Sony Pictures Classics, winning multiple awards.

  • Andrew Beck (Production and Development Executive, The Weinstein Company) is a production and development executive at The Weinstein Company. Prior to TWC, he was an analyst in HBO’s Original Programming- Strategy, Planning & Operations department and a researcher at Columbia University’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy. Beck is a graduate of NYU and Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts.

  • Jennifer Breslow (VP Scripted Series at Lifetime), Jennifer was instrumental to finding short film SEQUIN RAZE at SXSW 2013 and later shepherding and developing it into the series UnREAL currently airing on Lifetime.

  • Amanda Johnson Zetterstrom (Executive , Full Fathom Five) while at Animal Kingdom she co-produced Destin Daniel Cretton’s SHORT TERM 12 which started as a critically acclaimed short film that she helped develop into a feature indie darling, winning over 37 awards including the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at SXSW and was released by Cinedigm in 2013.
  • Nate Matteson, (Producer & Manager, Gotham Group) has helped transition a dozen filmmaker’s short films into features (including HENLEY that was turned into THE BOY) that were set up at Paramount, Universal, Bold Films, FX, Lionsgate/Relativity and more.
  • Elliot Grove – (Producer & Founder of Raindance) who has produced over 150 short films, and 5 feature films.



The final deadline is midnight tonight!


Don't miss out! This is your last chance to enter - click here!



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