NFMLA Virtual Conversation | Building Community at Film Festivals

July 12, 2024 03:00pm PDT - 04:30pm PDT

Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for a virtual conversation with Jared Corwin, filmmakers and Co-Director/Curator of Silver Lake Shorts, a short film screening series that celebrates LA-based filmmakers, animators, and comedians each month. We will discuss the role of film festivals and screenings in building and promoting community, how you as a filmmaker can take advantage of festivals and screenings, and particular focus on Jared’s experience at Silver Lake Shorts and their upcoming independent filmmaker fellowship program.

Jared Corwin Festival Director/Curator

About Jared Corwin

Jared Corwin wrote and produced the feature film, “Audio.” He also created the short film, “Time Enforcer” which was purchased by the sci-fi streaming platform, Dust, and screened to great response at film festivals such as Fantastic Fest and Hollyshorts. Jared has worked with Bento Box and Adult Swim as a writer/producer through their incubator programs, and has written/produced short animations for Cartuna. Jared first came on as the Co-Director/Curator of Silver Lake Shorts in January 2022. Since joining Silver Lake Shorts, Jared helped the screening series grow into one of the most popular festivals in Los Angeles, featuring cutting-edge indie films and animations and filling to audience capacity every screening.

About Silver Lake Shorts

Silver Lake Shorts is a Los Angeles short film screening series that celebrates LA-based filmmakers, animators, and comedians. The 90-minute program takes place once a month and has been an ongoing series since July 2019. The screening is held at the historic El Cid in Silver Lake.

Silver Lake Shorts is completely free to submit to and attend and fills to a 200+ audience capacity every month. Their aim is to ensure that the film festival experience is open to everyone, regardless of financial limitations. Silver Lake Shorts showcases films and animations that contain clear intention, voice, and perspective. They feature all genres, styles, and tones and aim to celebrate the artist’s unobstructed vision from filmmakers at varying stages in their professional careers.


This panel will take place virtually over ZOOM. Ticket purchasers will receive a ZOOM link to this panel 2 hours before the published start time. If you don’t already have the ZOOM app, please make sure to download on your device before the panel start time.

If you purchase an All-Access Pass for our July Festival events prior to the date of this panel, you will also receive admission to this virtual panel, included as part of your pass.

If you are a current Annual Member of NFMLA, please email to receive a complimentary ticket to this panel. If you are not an Annual Member of NFMLA and would like to join, you can become a member here.