Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Joseph Clayes III Gallery

The Athenaeum's "Shorts & Briefs in the Library" Short Film Competition


3rd Annual Shorts & Briefs in the Library

Short Film Festival at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

Deadline to submit: Monday, May 15, 2017



Shorts & Briefs in the Library is a short film competition hosted by the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. The aim of the competition is to bring attention to short films by local emerging filmmakers. The submission deadline is May 15, and the results will be announced on June 1. SHORTS & BRIEFS IN THE LIBRARY will take place at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla 92037.


The jurors for Shorts & Briefs 2017 are Beth Accomando and Miguel Rodriguez. Beth has been a film critic for more than 25 years and began at KPBS in 1987. Since 1997 she has been covering independent and international cinema as well as pop culture for National Public Radio and Public Radio International’s The World. She has received numerous Society of Professional Journalist Awards and San Diego Press Club Awards for her radio and web site work at KPBS. She has also received 11 southwestern area Emmy Awards in the categories of producing, writing, and sound design for promotional spots as well as national Pro Max and Telly Awards while working at Fox.


Miguel Rodriguez is a film curator and programmer for San Diego Latino Film Festival, The Film Geeks, Digital Gym Cinema, and the Museum of Photographic Arts. In 2010, he founded the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, a film festival dedicated to genre cinema, performance, and art. Miguel has a keen interest in film history and how that history both reflects and informs the culture it inhabits. He also hosts the monthly official podcast of the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival.


Submission Requirements:


1) Filmmaker must live, work or exhibit within San Diego County.


2) Entries shall not exceed 5 minutes running time including credits.


3) Participants are welcome to use any format–film, video, graphics, animation–to tell a narrative story, documentary, or free-form visual expression of ideas. 


4) The submission must be suitable to an all ages audience.


5) Only one film may be submitted per participant.


6) If your entry contains any copyrighted material, you will be responsible for securing the licensing rights. The Athenaeum suggests using only original, non-copyrighted material.



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