Thanks for the invite.
I'm the Festival Director for the YoungCuts Film Festival (Great Short Films by the World's Best Young Filmmakers) www.Youngcuts.com
- we program films under 30 minutes by filmmakers under 30. Every year, we watch over 1,000 short films from over 30 countries to pick our Top 100 International short films.
You can watch films on our site. There are some free films (http://www.youngcuts.com/2013_repechage
) and subscribers have access to over 400 short films.
Unlike many film festivals, we aren't a black box - we offer feedback when appropriate and we give free access to our submissions to distributors, producers and programmers who view us as experts on emerging filmmakers. So submitting to us can have a ripple effect, leading to other opportunities for you and/or your short film.
I also write for SoundOnSight.org http://www.soundonsight.org/author/michael-ryan/
and I co-host the Mousterpiece Cinema podcast with +Josh Spiegel and Gabriel Bucsko - a weekly discussion of films released by Disney.