Social Butterfly wins the HTN Short Film Summer Contest !!!
"Juror Zach Wigon had this to say about Lauren Wolkstein’s provocative winner of our Summer ’13 contest: 'an enigmatic film that understands that adolescence is about alienation and adolescent sexuality is about self-consciousness.' Wolkstein has been traveling the shorts circuit for years with films like Cigarette Candy and The Strange Ones. This time, she left America behind for France, and, in so doing, has revealed a whole new filmmaking dimension. Starring the great Anna Margaret Hollyman, Social Butterfly is an excellent example of how to accomplish so very much in so little time."
-- Michael Tully
Social Butterfly has been selected as one of the short films to open the Maryland Film Festival this year. It's a huge honor to bring our film to Wolkstein's hometown of Baltimore!
Produire à Cannes, triompher à Sundance Film Festival
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French newspaper Nice-Matin wrote about us going to Sundance!
December 4, 2012
Park City, UT — Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The 2013 Short Film program is comprised of 65 short films selected from a record 8,102 submissions (427 more than for the 2012 Festival).
Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “The Short Film section of our 2013 Festival is comprised of bold works by adventurous filmmakers who have mastered creative ways to embody their unique perspectives in the short form onscreen. The selections represent the immensely varied and dynamic approaches to storytelling that will inspire audiences with their huge accomplishments within a limited timeframe.”
Nice-Matin newspaper interviewed us while we were shooting in Valbonne, France.