Canon Invites You to Showcase Your Short Film

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)

We’ve seen a lot of short film competitions of late, but Canon is doing something a little different. There’s no judges, no prizes, just an opportunity to showcase your film at Canon’s Burbank Development Workshop. And you’re going to want to have it there.

Canon Burbank invites you to watch the latest work created by up-and-coming and seasoned filmmakers from Los Angeles and across the US. We will showcase a mix of film genres ranging from drama, documentary, and music videos to comedy. Using the latest in Canon 4K projection technology, take this unique opportunity to see your colleagues work (or your own) on the big screen! – Canon Professional Development Seminars & Workshops

The only real requirements are that the film must have been shot using Canon equipment, run time is to be no less than 2 minutes and no more than 15 minutes, and have never been screened by Canon before.

Here’s a complete criteria for submission:

  • • 2-15 total minutes including credits.
  • • The film shot on Canon cameras and other equipment.
  • • The film has never been screened at a Canon Hollywood or Canon Burbank Short Night previously.
  • • The DP or Director must be present if selected.
  • • If you are interested in submitting your film for the next Canon Short Night, please email your submission to
  • • Submission Deadline: May 20, 2018, 11:59PM.

The Canon Showcase takes place in Burbank on May 29, 2018 from 7:00-9:00pm. So odds are, you’re going to have to submit something that has already been completed. But if you can get your act together “48 hour film style” and write, shoot and edit the piece in time, well, then more power to you!  If not, I have a hunch this is a regular event on Canon’s docket, and simply signing up for the newsletter will alert you to future short film nights that you can submit for.

The deadline for submissions is this Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at midnight. To submit, send a link either via YouTube or Vimeo, along with the following:  Title, Running time, DP, Director, Cameras, Lenses, Emails, Phone numbers and any required passwords to Vimeo or YouTube required to view it.  Email Canon at

Should your film be selected, the director or cinematographer must also attend the screening, as there will be a moderated question and answer session to discuss the filmmaking process for your short film.

If you’re not submitting, but still want to attend, you have to register for the event  here. The screening will be held at the Canon Burbank facility, 3400 West Olive Avenue, Suite 250, Burbank, CA 91505.  Park at the underground parking lot accessible off Olive Ave at Lima St. Collect your parking ticket for Canon to validate at event. Take the stairs or the elevator to PL. Follow the signs for Canon and enter the east side entrance of the iHeartmedia building. Take the elevator to the second floor and the Canon entrance is on your left.

Screening begins at 7pm.

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About James DeRuvo 801 Articles
Editor in Chief at doddleNEWS. James has been a writer and editor at doddleNEWS for nearly a decade. As a producer/director/writer James won a Telly Award in 2005 for his Short Film "Searching for Inspiration. James is a recovering talk show producer from KABC in Los Angeles, and a weekly guest on the Digital Production Buzz with Larry Jordan.

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