Film Reverie Podcast – Take 16

KimBrowningIn this episode we talk with Kimberley Browning, who is the organizer the Hollywood Shorts Film Festival. She gives us an inside look at some dos and don’ts of festival submissions and has a vast experience that she was kind enough to share with us about the nature of the process.

Kimberley Browning is a Filmmaker & Film Festival Programmer. Director of documentary ROOM 19. Associate Short Film Programmer – Los Angeles Film Festival. Founder & Festival Director – Hollywood Shorts Film Festival.

About Kimberley: She is a filmmaker and film festival professional. She is the founder and Festival Director of the Hollywood Shorts Film Festival, which launched in 1998 in Los Angeles. She also serves as an Associate Short Film Programmer at the Los Angeles Film Festival. She is based in LA, and is originally from the Washington DC area.

Kimberley directs and produces film, television and new media, and is developing a slate of feature films under her Griffith Place Films banner. Upcoming productions include ‘The Black Lords’ for Niama Films, and ‘Shy’ written by comedian and radio host Jeffrey Keller.

KimRoom-19_classpic1-460x380Kimberley’s most recent production is ‘Room 19’, an art documentary film which premiered in Los Angeles in July, and focuses on the story of an innovative 3rd grade art teacher who transforms her students view of the world – and themselves.

Read up on Kimberly’s soon to be released documentary, Room 19 at the film’s website.




HOLLYWOOD SHORTS Film Festival is a monthly screening program that celebrates the outstanding achievements in short filmmaking and animation from both U.S. and international directors and their creative teams.  Over 100 short and animated films are programmed year round, and submissions are accepted throughout the year.  Submit your film

KimHollywoodShortsLogoHOLLYWOOD SHORTS launched in October 1998 at a music venue in Los Angeles called THE JOINT.  The overflowing crowd packed the house, and filled the sidewalk outside watching films by David Fickas & Mark Kelly, Frank Tota, and animation by Joe Pearson.  The next month, Variety Magazine wrote a small piece about the next screening, and we were officially a member of the film festival community.  Since that night, HOLLYWOOD SHORTS quickly became one of the most popular short film series in Los Angeles.


Our annual Spotlight Screenings began as part of our monthly series, and have grown to become their own stand alone events.  The annual and bi-annual festivals are dedicated to showcase specific groups of filmmakers we believe deserve an opportunity to step into the forefront to share their work with the film and television community.  Our SPOTLIGHT events include:

Emerging Filmmakers Program

HOLLYWOOD SHORTS launched the EMERGING FILMMAKERS PROGRAM (EFP) in 2001 to extend support and production education, services and mentoring resources beyond the monthly fest and the annual Spotlight festivals. All filmmakers and animators whose films are selected for screening at HS are eligible to participate in our EFP for free.  All other filmmakers are able to take advantage of our program for nominal fees.

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