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Save the dates! Short film submissions are due on Thursday, February 29th by 11:59pm EST to be considered for our screening. Our selected films will be held on Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 in a hybrid format of virtual and in person screenings. If you are not yet a PANO Pro Member - your submission fee includes one year of Pro Membership, for you to check out the Network and take advantage of our programming. Learn more about submit now #linkinbio #shortfilmfest #shortsfilmfestival #callforentries
We are so excited to be offering our first ever in-person workshop in Los Angeles!

This immersive, interactive workshop is all about the anatomy of a powerful pitch... whether you're pitching your screenplay, pilot or services we'll dive into what makes a successful pitch. What are the pitfalls to avoid at all cost? How can you master the art of pitching with your own style, personality and brand?

Join Career Coach/Talent Agent Consultant Jim Arnoff who will give you the insider's strategies for pitching with conviction and results. Tips on how to prepare, how to read the person you're pitching, how to pitch as a team, how to engage, how to anticipate every question. We'll also cover the 5 essentials of a feature pitch (6 essentials for a television pitch). You will also have the chance to pitch in the workshop with feedback from Jim and your PANO colleagues. If you ever wanted to know the skills and techniques of a successful pitch, this workshop is for you.

RSVP today and stay up to date with all of our upcoming events following the link in our bio.
It is an honor to be a part of PANO Member @sallyphuongtran’s film "Don't"; the winner of our Round Three Color Grading Grant by @niceshoesonline. We are so proud of our Microgrant Winners, and cannot wait to see where their films go! Learn more about Microgrants and become a member today so that you qualify for our next round only on the #panonetwork #microgrants #diversevoices
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Thank you so much to all the wonderful filmmakers, industry veterans, and PANO Board members who helped us review submissions for Round 4 of Microgrants! We so appreciate you lending your expertise and insight to help us select the Finalists this year. Stay tuned for the Winners announcements soon!

Microgrant Finalists Jurors:
Jenn Shaw
Rochele Rosa
Toni D’Antonio
Kasia Kruk
Nitsan Tal
Artisha Mann-Cooper
Happy Galentine's Day! Enjoy 50% off your PRO membership through the end of February using the discount code 24HAPPYGALENTINESDAY. 

Join or upgrade today to submit to our Shorts Showcase for free plus access to our members-only programming which includes microgrants, submission discounts, free events, our library of 40+ educational workshops, peer mentorship, special programs like labs & awards, and networking with our community of amazing and like-minded filmmakers. This offer is only valid on new or upgrading memberships. See you on the Network!

what we do

Headquartered in New York, we connect and support underrepresented filmmakers in the US and around the world with our programs and offerings. Scroll to find out more!

We offer cash grants to support projects or professional development for our members above and below the line, and at every project phrase.

We make it easy to crew up and hire for your project or part time and full time positions. It's free to join to start posting crew calls, casting calls, and job listings.

We tackle underserved areas of gender parity in film with The Cinematographer's Lab in partnership with AbelCine, events on Virtual Production and our peer mentorship program, Pano Pairs.

We host virtual and in-person socials, workshops, and screenings to connect, educate, and amplify our members in New York and across the world.

For $8.25/month, you'll get access to all of our events and special programming to support underrepresented filmmakers — from grants to labs to mentorship. You'll also receive discounts to filmmaking services and film festival submissions. If you can't upgrade right now, no worries, you can join our community for free to connect to our thousands of filmmakers!

No matter what position or where you are in your career, you are welcome at PANO. Join us in building a more equitable entertainment industry together!

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