Mentors - Programming: Linda Olszewski (ShortsHD/Shorts Intl)
Tuesday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Festivals and markets are as vital as ever in today's filmmaking scene. Learn what to do - and more importantly, what not to do - when it comes to festival submissions, festival attendance, and beyond for your films.
This Mentor Session requires advance online sign up and is available to all Film, Gold, and Platinum badgeholders on a first-come, first-served basis. Online sign ups will open in February.
Registrants who sign up online must check-in 30 minutes before their mentor time slot to guarantee their spot. Limited on-site sign up is also available for a small number of Mentor Sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
VP, Global Acquisitions
Shorts HD/Movies That Matter
Linda O. (Olszewski) is a recognizable face on the global fest circuit known for her involvement on the Oscar Shorts releases since its inception in 2006. Her dedication for short films & docs and ...Show the rest
Linda O. (Olszewski) is a recognizable face on the global fest circuit known for her involvement on the Oscar Shorts releases since its inception in 2006. Her dedication for short films & docs and indie filmmakers, and her passion for supporting notable and obscure international film festivals as a jury member and panelist, has helped her to ascertain how to best help filmmakers with their fest and distribution strategy. She has recently launched a side venture, MOVIES THAT MATTER, in which she runs workshops at festivals on how to help filmmakers get their good film to a "great" film. Last Fall she helped The Weinstein Company for their Lexus Shorts venture to find emerging directors for their 2016 short film production slate. She also helped the National Film Board of Canada with two shorts that became Oscar Shortlisted. Most recently she helped the PunkRobot Team in their journey to Oscar where they won the first Academy Award ever for Chile last Sunday for Best Animated Short FIlm for BEAR STORY. She believes in following your heart, and is an avid photographer always photographing the short film world and everyone she sees.Hide the rest