Author Archives: Kellie Ann Benz

Kellie Ann Benz: a not very short goodbye

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Sad face. Kellie Ann is giving up this short film life and moving on to other pursuits.

Kellie Ann Benz talks distribution for her first feature Naked Night Bike

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Ignoring the festival and distribution gatekeepers may be the only way to get this film to its audience.

Award-winning short film case study: Oh Willy …

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The second in a series of case studies from Kellie Ann Benz looking at award-winning short films from around the world.

Award-winning short film case study: Ellen is Leaving

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Kellie Ann Benz begins a new series of case studies looking at award-winning short films from around the world.

It’s official, says Kellie Ann Benz, short films have arrived

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The corporate world is beginning to recognize the value filmmakers can add to their brand and international short film distribution remains strong.

Kellie Ann Benz takes us behind the scenes of CBC Short Film Face Off; final episode this Saturday

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This Saturday night, August 31, CBC Short Film Face Off opens its voting polls giving Canadians from every corner of our great country the chance to choose the best Canadian short film of 2013!

Kellie Ann Benz heartbroken after test audience critiques her first feature, Naked Night Bike

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Kellie learns some important lessons about filmmaking as she’s forced to recut her first feature.

Filmmakers: are you paying attention to the marketplace? Kellie Ann Benz says that’s the secret behind the success of Indie Game: The Movie

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Kellie Ann Benz talks Indie Game: The Movie and the changing face of film funding.

Kellie Ann Benz looks at the film and TV scene in Louisiana

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Kellie Ann Benz tries bottling the local pride in Louisiana where the film and TV industry is blossoming.

Kellie Ann Benz looks at the value of putting your short film online

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Kellie Ann Benz says shorts filmmakers should consider an online festival strategy along with a traditional one.

Festival, festival, festival: Kellie Ann Benz loves her some film festival

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Kellie Ann responds to a recent article from The Guardian UK which put a pin in the bubble of the long held belief that Cannes is the grand dame of film festivals.

CBC’s Short Film Faceoff chooses its competitors

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For the second year in a row, CBC has dedicated a show to the terrific short films made across our country via its Short Film Faceoff and Kellie Ann Benz has the short list.