Shorts & Shots


S&S-Reel-LgTNFilmmakers and animators bring their films, animations, music videos & trailers (under 15 mins) on DVD, throw them in the Grab Bag, and Project Twenty1 screens them all night! Audience will randomly select films throughout the evening.

Shorts & Shots has a three-pronged mission:

  1. Provide our community with an opportunity to exhibit their work – completed and in-progress – receive feedback, and make connections to make future projects even better.
  2. Provide artistic events in unique, unexpected places, and engage the community and audience in artistic dialogue and discussion.
  3. Contribute to the economic development of our community and the Greater Philadelphia area by encouraging foot-traffic and commerce in underserved and/or under-utilized venues and neighborhoods.

These are among our least formal and most unpredictably fun events. If you are a filmmaker screening your work, please check to make sure your disk works before you come. We are not responsible for glitchy disks, but we’ll do the best we can to give you an awesome screening. Viewer discretion advised for potential R-Rated content. Short and visually exciting films, animations, and comedies are better suited for this event than dialog-driven or heavy dramas, but all works are welcome.

Artist Prizes

In addition to our standard door prizes and special Member-only raffles, top short film of the night, chosen by audience vote, will win a prize pack. Prizes vary from event to event, but past prizes for the top film have included software packs valued over $1,000, over $200 worth of prizes, including free VIP Passes to the 2011 P21Fest, software, drink tickets, partner discounts, and/or free one-year Membership to Project Twenty1.

Shorts & Shots often has “themes” for the evening, which in the past have consisted of the following:

Salon des Refusés

Have a short film 15 minutes or less that didn’t get into the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival? Bring your film on DVD and your rejection letter, and get a free drink!

Earth Hour

Films with a green/environmental theme will receive priority screening all night. At 8:30, in observance of Earth Hour’s spirit of energy conservation, the screen shuts down and the lights go off for an hour of Glow Networking. Actors wear red glow sticks, filmmakers blue, and so forth. Meet the artists that can help bring your dream project to life! See Earth Hour for more info.

BYOMusic Videos

A special Shorts and Shots featuring musicians and music videos. Bring extra demos and start production on your next music video TONIGHT!

More coming soon!