2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Meet the Insiders: Christopher Radcliff & Lauren Wolkstein

Meet the Insiders offers an inside track on short films with Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliff. This is an open forum to ask these filmmakers anything about short films.



Bryan Poyser


The Bounceback

Bryan Poyser’s third feature, LOVE & AIR SEX (formerly THE BOUNCEBACK) premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and was released by Tribeca Films. His last film, LOVERS OF HATE premiered in the US Dramatic Competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, was a John Cassavetes Award nominee at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards, and was released by IFC Films. He was also nominated for FIND’s “Someone to Watch” Award for his feature, DEAR PILLOW. Bryan lives and works in Austin, Texas.


Lauren Wolkstein


Double Wide Media

Lauren Wolkstein is a NYC-based filmmaker. This is her fifth year in a row with short film work being showcased at SXSW. She directed THE STRANGE ONES with Christopher Radcliff, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and has since screened at over 100 festivals worldwide, including SXSW, Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand, and Tokyo and has received numerous awards, including several Oscar-qualifying festival wins. She has also directed the acclaimed short films CIGARETTE CANDY (best short film, SXSW 2010), and SOCIAL BUTTERFLY, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. She earned her MFA in film from Columbia University, where she received the Plum Pictures Most Promising Filmmaker Award. Lauren was also recently selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film. She was a producer on JONATHAN'S CHEST (dir. Christopher Radcliff), which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and screens at this year's SXSW Film Festival.


Christopher Radcliff


Double Wide Media

Christopher Radcliff is a filmmaker based in New York City whose film THE STRANGE ONES premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. He earned his MFA in film from Columbia University, where he also received the Ezra Litwak Award for Distinction in Screenwriting. He was a participant in the 2012 Berlinale Talent Campus Script Station with his feature film project DUMB, and the 2013 IFP Emerging Storytellers Program for the feature-length version of THE STRANGE ONES. His latest short film, JONATHAN'S CHEST, debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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