The 2022 Rock the Shorts Film Festival will air on ShortsTV on Friday, August 26 at 5PM PT/8PM ET
(YourDigitalWall Editorial):- Los Angeles, California Aug 16, 2022 (Issuewire.com) – ShortsTV, the first and leading worldwide TV network dedicated to short films, announced a second union with the Rock the Shorts Film Festival, a festival committed to showcasing short films across animation, documentary, drama, comedy, and thriller/horror categories. Nominated films from the third annual Rock the Shorts, along with three bonus films, will premiere on the ShortsTV channel on Friday, August 26 at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET.
“Sharing our goal at ShortsTV, Rock the Shorts celebrates short films across all genres, and we’re honored to support another film festival on our channel,” said ShortsTV Founder/CEO Carter Pilcher. “Short films hold a very special place in my heart. I was moved by so many of these films, what talented filmmakers,” said actress Matilda Szydagis best known for her role as Zelda on the Emmy Award-winning series THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL and jury member for this year’s Rock the Shorts Film Festival.
Featured titles from this year’s Rock the Shorts Film Festival include the following nominated short films: CONNECTION, F THE PLUS: STORIES OF FAILED ASIAN EXCELLENCE, FROM TRASH TO TREASURE, MY FRIENDS THE PLANTS, PROJECT FOUR DEGREES, SHUTTER THE DOORS, SPOKEN WORD COFFEE DATE, THE EMPTY CHAIR, and THIRD DATE. Also included this year are award winners from the first (LIVE) Rock the Shorts 2020 including Best Drama and Best of the Fest GENERATION LOCKDOWN, Best Documentary THE DIFFERENCE, and Fan Favorite 9862.
“We love short films. Shorts can pack an emotional punch and take us on a wonderful ride in 40 minutes or less,” said Rock the Shorts Founder/Festival Director Roxanne Marciniak. “We feel the creators of such entertainment deserve recognition and encouragement. Much like ShortsTV! We are also so pleased to have our first Jury Member, actress, and author Matilda Szydagis, join us this year.” Szydagis cast her vote for Best of the Fest 2022. The winner is to be announced after the festival airs on the ShortsTV channel.
Rock the Shorts is the filmmakers’ film festival. Now in its third year, the founders of Rock the Shorts, Roxanne Marciniak and Josef Csongei, are both filmmakers and huge fans of short films. The festival showcases short films while recognizing that many actors, directors, and writers have launched careers from this medium. The mission of the festival is to further inspire filmmakers to keep creating…keep telling stories…keep making short films! Broadcasting Rock the Shorts on ShortsTV underscores ShortsTV’s commitment to amplifying the voices of independent short-form creators and film festivals.
The complete list of featured films is as follows:
Friday, August 26 at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET
CONNECTION, Directed by Achim Mendoza
FROM TRASH TO TREASURE, Directed by Iara Lee
F THE PLUS: STORIES OF FAILED ASIAN EXCELLENCE, Directed by Warren Lam
GENERATION LOCKDOWN, Directed by Sirad Balducci
MY FRIENDS THE PLANTS, Directed by Christine Celozzi
PROJECT FOUR DEGREES, Directed by Ari Gootnick
SHUTTER THE DOORS, Directed by Sheri Sussman
SPOKEN WORD COFFEE DATE, Directed by Diane Chemansky
THE DIFFERENCE, Directed by Brianne Berkson and Michael Gluckstern
THE EMPTY CHAIR, Directed by Rob Margolis and Jose Villalobos
THIRD DATE, Directed by Michael Kellman
9862, Directed by Giles Greenwood
For more information on ShortsTV and how to watch it, please visit shorts.tv.
ShortsTV is the first and leading worldwide TV network dedicated to short films. With over 13,000 titles, ShortsTV has the world’s largest catalog of quality short films, including award-winning and star-studded live-action, animated, and documentary shorts. From their content offerings and various distribution deals to presenting the Oscar Nominated Short Film releases for over 16 years, ShortsTV seeks to amplify the voices of filmmakers across the world. As the leading advocate for short filmmakers globally, ShortsTV is also proud to be the initial and vital stepping stone for short film creators at the beginning of the content development funnel.
The channel is available in over 100 million homes across the U.S., Europe, India, and Latin America. It is available across the U.S. on DirecTV (channel 573), AT&T U-Verse (channel 1789), Google Fiber (channel 603), and Hotwire (channel 560).
ShortsTV also has an on-demand streaming service available on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the U.S., UK, Netherlands, Italy, and Spain, as well as on iTunes in 92 countries. For more information on how to watch, please visit shorts.tv.
ShortsTV is owned by Shorts International Ltd headquartered in London, England, and is represented in the United States by Shorts Entertainment Networks, a wholly-owned subsidiary located in Los Angeles. The company is led by Chief Executive Carter Pilcher and is majority owned by Shorts Entertainment Holdings with AMC Networks a significant minority shareholder.
ABOUT ROCK THE SHORTS
Rock the Shorts is the filmmakers’ film festival. Now in its third year, the founders of Rock the Shorts are both filmmakers and huge fans of short films. Rock the Shorts is a film festival that showcases short films while recognizing that many actors, directors, and writers have launched careers from this medium. The mission of the festival is to further inspire filmmakers to keep creating…keep telling stories…keep making short films!
For more information on Rock the Shorts, please visit https://www.rocktheshortsfilmfestival.com/
Rock the Shorts Film Festival
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