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Short Film Program

We connect award-winning filmmakers with cinemas at a community level, curating short film collections that highlight the local voices of emerging filmmakers.
— Mike Ambs, The Bureau


Our growing library features filmmakers working in short film from around the world.

When we program a film block for your theater we do so with a focus on filmmakers within the community who are able to come and speak after the screenings with audience members, and, most imporantly, able to fill the house with people pasionate about indie film.

The Bureau receives hundreds of submissions each year - what sets us apart is our focus on voice.
— Erica Hampton, The Bureau


We accept award-winning filmmakers as well as first-time filmmakers that have yet to get their foot in the door. A filmmaker's ability to concetrate their idea and their voice into a short film is a unique talent, and our focus on this bar-to-entry sets a wide range of incredible films on an equal playing field.



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