Roberta Marie Munroe

Roberta Munroe

Roberta Marie Munroe is an award-winning filmmaker, author and international short film expert. Her book, HOW NOT TO MAKE A SHORT FILM: SECRETS FROM A SUNDANCE PROGRAMMER (Hyperion, 2009), a provocative and practical insider’s guide to making and distributing a great short film. HOW NOT TO MAKE A FILM has remained an Amazon Best Seller since its publication.

From 2001-2006, Roberta programmed short films at The Sundance Film Festival during which time the Online Film Festival won several coveted Webby Awards. After five very successful years at Sundance, Roberta was instrumental in launching The Blackhouse Foundation, which supports African American filmmakers, and served as their founding Artistic Director.

Roberta has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, Variety, The Wrap, American Cinematographer Magazine, Sicka Than Average and many other industry platforms.

She is a highly sought after guest speaker, Master Class instructor and theTwo-shot host of her own THE BEST SHORT FILM WORKSHOP EVER that she has taught at Columbia University, South Carolina Film Commission & Trident Tech College, the Cannes American Pavilion Student Initiative, Tokyo Short Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortsFest and many more over the last 10 years.

Her philosophy is that short filmmaking is “a luxurious art form” and a extraordinary avenue for artists to share their unique stories with the world.

In her consulting work, Roberta gets to do what she loves most which is to work one-on-one with filmmakers, refining their scripts, polishing their rough cuts and ushering their work through such festival platforms as: Cannes Short Film Corner, Sundance Film Festival, Los Angeles FF, Outfest, Toronto International and the list goes on!

Roberta lives in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California with pal Nicole Daddio and their entourage: Marcello, Rita, Chi Chi, Bailey & LuLu — an outstanding pack of rescued canines.

Clips and full interview coming soon.

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