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Here’s the pitch in 25 words or less: Instant Films is an invite only 48-hour filmmaking event featuring the best up-and-coming talent and working professionals in the entertainment industry.



We want you to sponsor Instant Films! We are looking for presenting sponsors that give money, prize sponsors that donate product for our winning filmmakers, technology/equipment sponsors to enable our filmmakers and screenings. We will make sure you have placement at the live event, on our website and be blasted out on our social media. We have been on hiatus for two years – but the response to our return has been overwhelming. Please join us! Instant Films can customize a sponsorship that fits you!



Participants have include talent from: Guardians of the Galaxy, Django Unchained, Fast and the Furious, Entourage, How I Met Your Mother, VEEP, True Blood, Veronica Mars and Godzilla. Sponsors have included: Los Angeles Center Studios, Microsoft, Vitamin Water, Final Draft, Gorilla Software, Gelsons, and many other amazing companies.



Instant Films 29

July 24-26, 2015

Los Angeles Center Studios

Theme: Announced soon!


For more information

Contact: Peter Lebow – / 310.877.9855


Instant Films LLC was founded in 2002 to give writers, directors, and actors a challenging exercise in raw creativity by making short films (from “script to screen”) in one weekend. Instant Films participants have included top talents in the entertainment industry including award winning writers, directors and actors from television (True Blood, Mad Men, VEEP, The Comeback, Entourage, How I Met Your Mother, Will and Grace), film (Guardians of the Galaxy, Django Unchained, Old School, Godzilla), and theater (Miss Saigon, The Producers, Stomp). Since the first festival in May 2002, Instant Films has presented 28 live festivals where over 250 short films were completed in only one weekend. Each festival has a theme. Past themes have included Halloween, romance, dating, spies, and politics. The festival currently takes place at Los Angeles Center Studios in downtown Los Angeles and has been sponsored by Microsoft, Vitamin Water and Final Draft.  


Day 1 -  Writing
At 8pm Friday night, 7 writers each select two random words and a cast breakdown (for example 2 woman, 2 men). Each writer has 12 hours to complete an eight page script which incorporates all of the above.

Day 2 - Production
At 8am Saturday morning, the actors and directors assemble and the writers deliver their scripts. The directors randomly pick one of the completed scripts. A cast is chosen randomly from the pool of actors. Production begins. The Directors have less than two days to shoot and edit their films using the cast they were assigned.

Day 3 - Production & Showtime
Directors bring their finished films to the theater by 6pm Sunday. At 8pm the films are shown to a live audience!

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