Shiny's first LA event - a sell-out - was hosted at Caviar, on Sunset Boulevard. It couldn't have been more impressive and Caviar couldn't have been more generous hosts.
The selections of work from Round 2 for the Shiny Awards were great.
Excitingly, we know commissioner conversations happened with at least three of the screened directors on the night, and no doubt there were many more conversations we don't know about.
As always, you can check out the screening selections and find links to the directors over on the #ShinyList.
We tried a different approach to the panel session this time, and let the audience choose the questions. Consequently we covered a lot of relevant ground and turned up some unexpected information too.
The networking was full-on afterwards, in a relaxed kind of way, with a lovely mix of directors, top-flight production companies and post production houses. Other attendees included more video festival organisers and the founder of a large women in music network. Plenty of great people for emerging directors to meet!
Huge thanks to all at Caviar, especially Jasper, Meg and Casey, to the panelists Isadora, Saul and Jasper again, to all the emerging directors who entered their videos, and to everyone who came along and took part.
It was a wonderful night! I got unexpected insights into the industry from our panel and met some lovely fellow filmmakers.
Najeeb Tarazi, Emerging Director
I had an amazing time at the event!
Maegan Houang, Emerging Director
The event was spectacular! I am grateful to have been in attendance. I appreciate your support for emerging artists and I look forward to the other events as well as the great opportunities they present.
Danielle, Emerging Director
Shiny Awards feedback is invaluable for filmmakers. Having your work being evaluated by top-notch industry leaders through a series of measurable criteria gives you a chance to rethink your project and understand precisely where you need to put your efforts to improve your craft.
To have top industry leaders giving on-point feedback is invaluable, and apart from connecting people, we think having that opportunity is what makes Shiny so special.
Camilo Barria Royer + Adriana Lodolo, Emerging Directors
Thank you for a great event! Seemed like the panelists really enjoyed their time too.
I loved seeing all the new work, meeting other people in the same position as myself and having a chance to hear honest advice from the panelists.
Will Anderson, Emerging Director
(Shiny) created such a cool world, was happy to experience all the cool work selected.
Looking forward to the next,
Emily Wang, Emerging Director
Last night was really insightful, informative and fun!
This was a fantastic first step into the commercial world.
What a blast!
David Nast Cole, Emerging Director
A wonderful forum for sharing work and knowledge for emerging filmmakers. The work you are doing is so important for the community at large both for networking and inspiration.
Thank you for putting on the event tonight and allowing so many of us access to such wonderful industry people!
I truly think it was a remarkable experience and a fantastic means of networking.
Rona Ahdout, Emerging Director
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