2018 Winners

Meet our 2018 SHIFT Creative Fund grant winners


Jonathan Langager

Cosmic Fling


Paige Klone

Bad Assistant


Matt Kazman

Father Figurine

Behind the Scenes

Pioneers and more from behind the scenes of Creative Fund 2018

In the Spring of 2018, SHIFT awarded a small early-award grant to the filmmaking team from SLMBR PRTY for their short narrative film titled “Pioneers.” Check out our behind the scenes page to see how this all-female production team — and all of our 2018 grant winners — brought their creative visions to life.

2018 Photos

Behind the scenes gallery

Winning filmmakers were awarded grants in June 2018, completed their principal photography in Fall 2018, and screened at the SHIFT Showcase in February 2019 in front of a live audience.

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Film Festivals

The grant-winning films have been featured in film festivals nationwide including:

  • Arizona Film Festival
  • Atlanta Film Festival
  • Austin Film Festival
  • Independent Film Festival Boston
  • Bushwick Film Festival Boston
  • DC Shorts Festival
  • Deep Focus Film Festival
  • Festival Nouveau Film Festival
  • Fairhope Film Festival
  • Florida Film Festival
  • Indie Short Film Festival
  • LA Comedy Film Festival
  • LA Shorts Festival
  • LES Film Festival
  • Maryland Film Festival
  • Nashville Film Festival
  • Palm Springs Film Festival
  • Quebec City Film Festival
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival
  • Santa Fe Film Festival
  • Seattle Film Festival
  • Sidewalk Film Festival
  • Tucson Film Festival