How to Not Make a Short Film

*Film Festival Success*



Author and Producer

Roberta Marie Munroe

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Join Roberta Munroe for a live masterclass like you’ve never experienced!

She will walk you through the steps to make your dream of an award winning short film a reality. She will share her highly sought after expertise based on her top tier programming (Sundance, LAFF, and Tampa LGBT) and producing and directing over 30 short and feature films. Topics covered (based her best selling book How Not to Make a Short Film: Secret From a Sundance Programmer):

  • How to properly structure your script
  • How to produce, cast and accomplish successful post production of your film
  • How and where to submit to film festivals (and where not to submit)
  • And a guide to the wide, wide world of Short Film Distribution


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Former Sundance Programmer, Award-Winning filmmaker, and author Roberta Marie Munroe will be sharing her in-depth knowledge with filmmakers on how to make short films that guarantee success.

Short films have been enjoying the spotlight and launching the careers of filmmakers on a global scale at film festivals such as the Toronto (TIFF), Berlinale, Cannes, Palm Springs ShortsFest and many more.

Hulu, the YouTube Screening Room, Amazon, and several other platforms are offering short format creators an immense platform, providing audiences in the millions. And some of these filmmakers are actually being paid handsomely for their work!

“Making a short can be a very daunting and difficult task. However, it can also be fun, inspiring and the perfect launching pad for artists looking to make feature films, work in television or continue to make short format content! My Masterclasses help filmmakers understand what elements must be in place to make their short a viable project.” – Roberta Munroe.

About Roberta Marie Munroe: A short film programmer for the Sundance Film Festival (2001-2006), and author of the Amazon Best Seller How Not To Make A Short Film: Secrets From A Sundance Programmer, and an award winning short filmmaker herself, Munroe understands well what it takes to make a great short and get then to get maximum distribution for it.

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4 Week Masterclass

Premium Package

  • $375 for 4 weeks
  • All the sessions recorded and available on private Vimeo link
  • Access to Roberta’s Filmmaker Lounge, a private Facebook group
  • Laser coaching on every call
  • Be sure to pre-order my book, How Not to Make a Short Film, prior to the start of class on Amazon


Deluxe Package

  • $575 includes all from the 4-week Premium option PLUS
  • A read through and 1-on-1 critique of your script
  • Implement feedback with your project *hands on* with Roberta

If you don’t have a copy, be sure to order Roberta’s book, How Not to Make a Short Film for the Masterclass.

Available in Paperback, Kindle, Audio Book and CD.