At this year's Festival de Cannes, Mia Maxwell (Film & TV - BA [Hons]) was selected to screen her short film - Siempre, Hasta Luego - in the Short Film Corner.

Mia's film is a reflection on our adult concept of childhood. It asks what children do when they are not being observed by adults, looking beyond the clichés of candy and playgrounds to find more complex desires that are often in conflict with the adults around them. It attempts to rediscover the child, and invites the audience to access their own innocence, playfulness and inner desires.

The Short Film Corner is billed as a meeting place for professionals all over the world. Since 2004, short film producers and directors have chosen the Short Film Corner as the place to present their films, network and take steps towards their future careers. It is also a place to bridge the gap between short and feature films.

Mia Maxwell at Cannes Film Festival 2017
Image: Mia Maxwell
Mia Maxwell at Cannes Film Festival
"Siempre, Hasta Luego" poster
Image: Mia Maxwell
"Siempre, Hasta Luego" poster

"Participating in the Short Film Corner at Cannes has helped me to understand how the business of filmmaking works in much more depth," said Mia, "People from all over the world are in attendance including directors, producers, agents, distributors, film festival programmers and financiers. Everyone is there to talk to each other, to build their network, have fun and expand their possibilities."

"I learned the importance of finding opportunities and relevant people to communicate what I do. It is not possible to get your work out there if you don’t believe in what you do and work hard on pitching yourself. I would encourage any young and upcoming filmmaker to enter their film to the short film corner and attend so that they can develop their knowledge of the business of filmmaking."


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