Go Short is founded to contribute to deepening and broadening short film culture. A crucial part of that are the makers. That’s why all year round, we give our all for these makers. The short film is the ideal form of expression for new filmmaking talent and a showcase for established makers.
To support and stimulate talented makers, we organize film meetings year round, networking events and events aimed at talent development, intervision and events where we share our knowledge on film. We share knowledge on film online through professional news and our socials. Go Short also distributes short film as prefilm in Dutch film theaters and we compose film programs that are attainable in filmhouses nationwide in the Netherlands, such as the Best Dutch Shorts.
What does the professionals program mean during the festival?
In April, Go Short organizes a chock-full program for film professionals. During the festival, we facilitate meetings op een laagdrempelige manier with speeddates, a city walk, themed events, the filmmakers dinner and the farewell brunch. The peak of the professionals program is normally at the Friday and Saturday during the festival.
In 2023, we will focus on personal meetings and discussions on a smaller scale. With workshops, sessions with a coach, roundtable sessions and speeddates, visitors of the Industry Days can meet eachother on a laagdrempelige manier to share their own experiences and to learn from film experts.
How do the Industry Days contribute to the development of film talent?
Starting makers get a lot of attention in the programs of Go Short. For instance: the Student Competition puts work of starting makers in the spotlight by screenings and Q&A’s with makers. The program Go Ahead offers second and third year film students a public space to showcase their film and receive feedback from representatives in the international short film industry.
The Dutch Short Film Preview is a closed screening. Dutch short films that haven’t premiered yet are presented here to international festival programmers and -distributors. The Dutch Short Film Preview is an important instrument in stimulating Dutch film talent and to bring them in contact with the international short film industry. We also offer a broad variety of Dutch short films to accredited professionals via a video library. This way, they also have access to the filmselection after the festival.