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HALF FEST

Half Fest is an annual short film showcase for the participants in the Half Initiative Director Mentorship Program. Half Fest also includes panels on episodic directing, diversity and inclusion and have included the following panelists:

  • Erica Anderson (Writer, Producer)

  • Tessa Blake (Director, Writer, Producer; AFI Directing Workshop for Women)

  • Nelson Cragg (Director)

  • Lou Eyrich (Producer, Costume Designer)

  • Rachel Goldberg (Director)

  • Frank Gonzales (Directors Guild of America Diversity Programs and Committees) 

  • Moira Griffin (Fox Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion)

  • Karen Horne (NBC Senior Vice President, Programming Talent Development & Inclusion)

  • Jennifer Lynch (Director)

  • Tina Mabry (Writer, Director, Producer)

  • Chris Mack (Warner Bros. Senior Vice President, Television Workshop)

  • Eryn Kruger Mekash (Producer, Makeup Designer)

  • Jeanne Mau (CBS Vice President, Entertainment Diversity)

  • Alexis Ostrander (Director)

  • Tanase Popa (Producer, Half Initiative Program Director)

  • N. Bird Runningwater (Sundance Director, Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program)

  • Kirsten Schaffer (Women In FIlm Executive Director, Los Angeles)

View programs from past years

2018

2017

2021 Director Shadowing Program Application

Due to Covid-19 application submissions are currently closed for the Half Initiative Director Shadowing Program. When our productions are safely cleared for in-person mentorship we will resume this program. 

We currently anticipate the application to re-open in Fall 2021.

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