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Announcing the 6th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Contest

For the past 6 years I've been really proud to oversee our Stage 32 Short Film Program. This has become one of the most anticipated programs of the year for all the industry professionals including development executives, managers, producers, agents and financiers that we work with on a day to day basis. Being a part of the Stage 32 Short Film Program is like joining a special tribe. If you make the final program not only do you get the honor of screening at the prestigious Hollyshorts …

Worldwide Premiere of the of the 5th Annual Short Film Program

It is an honor and a privilege to bring you the worldwide premiere of the 5th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program! Below you will find seven amazing short films to watch that were carefully curated by Stage 32's panel of leading industry executives. Our esteemed panel of judges is made up of top producers, managers, development executives, and Oscar-winning filmmakers. These films are only available for viewing Thursday 12/17/20 - Sunday 12/20/20 Plus, join the filmmakers for a live Q&a…

Stage 32 + Hollyshorts Partner for 2020 Virtual Festival

Happy Friday Stage 32-ers! Over the past 10 years, we here at Stage 32 have been thrilled to be recognized throughout the industry as the leaders in online film craft and business education. We are honored to be partnered with some of the most prestigious film festivals and markets in the world including the American Film Market, Cannes Film Festival and the Marché du film, and Raindance Film Festival in London, to name a few. Now, for the 5th year in a row, we are thrilled to …

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Stage 32 and Raindance Film Festival Partner for the 2020 Virtual Festival

Stage 32 is proud to continue our partnership with Raindance Film Festival for the 5th year in a row! This year, Raindance is going virtual with an impressive lineup of features, shorts, and documentaries from amazing filmmakers all over the world. While we are sad we cannot all come together in London to celebrate these amazing and talented filmmakers, but we are thrilled to partner with Raindance to highlight global talent virtually from the comfort and safety of our own homes.  …

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Stage 32 and SeriesFest Partner for the 2020 Virtual Festival

  Happy Thursday Stage 32! The past couple of months have been a whirlwind here at Stage 32. In the wake of the SXSW live screening cancellation, we launched Stage 32 Screenings to ensure the affected filmmakers received the exposure and opportunities their hard work and talent deserves. Our initiative has since been covered by Deadline, Variety, CNN, and more. We are currently screening over 100 features, shorts, and episodic pilots from SXSW, Tribeca, BFI: Flare London LQBT…

Stage 32 Presents: Industry Professionals Discuss The Current State of the Animation Industry During COVID-19

Happy Wednesday Stage 32! We hope this blog finds you healthy, happy, safe, and creative. Over the last two months in quarantine, we have been working tirelessly to make Stage 32 your online home to stay connected with over 650,000 film, tv, and new media creatives from across the globe - no hand sanitizer or face masks required. Stage 32 is committed to bringing you entertainment, education, and community from the comfort and safety of your own home.  Now, we are excited to host …

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Stage 32 and Vail Film Festival Partner for the 2020 Festival

Happy Friday Stage 32! As you all know, Stage 32 Screenings has taken the industry by storm. Our initiative has been covered by Deadline, Variety, CNN, and more. We are currently screening over 100 features, shorts, and episodic pilots from SXSW, Tribeca, and Telluride Mountainfilm Documentary Festival to our network of producers, financiers, development executives, distributors, and more. We are ecstatic to report that two feature films from our Stage 32 Screenings initiative have alre…

Stage 32 Presents: COVID-19 - A Conversation with Industry Professionals of the Current State of the Entertainment Industry

We sincerely hope this finds you safe and healthy during this strange time in the world. Over the last few weeks, we have been working tirelessly to ensure that you know that Stage 32 is your online home to stay connected with over 600,000 film, tv, and new media creatives from across the globe. Stage 32 is proud to be putting the "social" in #SocialDistancing.  Now, we are looking forward to bringing you another virtual event to help you stay up-to-date about the state of the ente…

Worldwide Premiere of the 4th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program

It is an honor and a privilege to bring you the worldwide premiere of the 4th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program! Below you will find six amazing short films to watch that were carefully curated by Stage 32's panel of leading industry executives. Our esteemed panel of judges is made up of top producers, managers, development executives, and Oscar-winning filmmakers.    These films are only available for viewing for 48 hours.   Our six winning filmmakers hail from all o…

Creativity Is Universal - Stage 32 in Germany for WIFTI

This year at the Cannes Film Festival I had the opportunity to meet Heidi Philipsen, a dual-citizen filmmaker from the United States and Germany. With each country being different in the various ways they make films, Heidi realized that there is an opportunity for trans-Atlantic filmmakers to learn from one another and support each other creatively. So, she did something about it. Heidi put together a panel at the Hamburg Film Fest for Women in Film & Television International (W…

8 Steps on How to Work the AFM (American Film Market)

The American Film Market is a great place to find partners and pitch projects and films – if you have a plan. Use these steps to increase your chances of success.     PROLOGUE If you have a project or script, the most effective use of your time and money is to purchase an AFM Industry Badge or Industry Badge Plus which allow access to all offices, booths and most screenings beginning on Saturday (Day 4). The Industry Badge Plus includes all conferences and the writ…

UK Creatives - We Want to Hang Out With You During Raindance This Week

If you are UK-based, or plan to head to London for the 2019 Raindance Film Festival festival this week, we're looking forward to hanging out with you! We're going to be screening our 4th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program and having an after-party for those who attend. Don't forget to get your Raindance Film Festival full credentials here. Come meet & greet with Stage 32 Founder & CEO, Richard Botto and Managing Director Amanda Toney as well as other Stage 32ers! We're…

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