Thursday, March 25, 2010



I am promoting and hosting a monthly film screening exhibiting the works of independent filmmakers from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex as well across the country. The event, LIFE IS SHORTS, will take place the first Tuesday of every month at the Angelika Film Center in Plano. What I hope to accomplish here is to ultimately expose an untapped audience to the world of independent film, provide an alternative social outlet for the culturally refined socialite and most importantly, provide a venue for lesser known independent filmmakers to showcase their work to their peers, engaged audiences and industry contacts.


Shorts/ Animations (30 minute maximum)
There is no submission fee. Films must not have had major theatrical release or US broadcast prior to submission. You can submit a film that has been previously screened at a film festival provided you indicate the film festival(s) and year(s) that your film(s) played.  We cannot screen your film if it contains any: (i) stock/file film or photo footage or any footage that is not originally created material; (ii) patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights without the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and written permissions, (iii) copyrighted or third party works (audio and visual) without authorization of the third party/copyright owner; (iii) images of any person, locations or property without owner's explicit consent, or (iv) commercial endorsements, advertisements or solicitations. 
Send your film in DVD format along with a synopsis, bio/filmography of director/producer, and anecdotal notes for film production to:
E. Waters
3536 Cripple Creek Trail
Roanoke, TX 76262

The deadline for submissions is the 20th of every month preceding the next screening. This is a rolling deadline; submissions for the February edition of Life is Shorts will need to be in by January 20, 2010 and so forth.  Please do not send originals, as submissions will not be returned.

The Theater

The Angelika Film Center & Café in Plano, TX is state-of-the-art, upscale art-house theater specializes in independent and Oscar worthy cinema. In addition to conventional theater fare, moviegoers can enjoy gourmet hors d'oeuvres and entrees as well as an assortment of domestic and imported beers and wines while viewing a film. A lounge area with comfortable couches and chairs provides a spot to sip a cappuccino or cabernet before or after a show. If you have further questions, please email me at or call 817-403-1406.

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