A film professor, an IT manager, and a tech wiz walked into a bar…actually a Starbucks. The film professor said, "There is a need for students to have their own portal for uploading projects, and not be lumped into bigger sites that host everything from cat videos to grandma blowing out her birthday candles. For college and university students to be truly celebrated, they need their own site." So the team of three got busy creating a special site for all student filmmakers and fans. ShortsU.com launched May 2016.
Students can upload their narratives, web series, documentaries, and music and dance videos. All they need is an .edu email address to register. ShortsU.com will act as a (mobile-friendly!) web portal to provide a centralized site for student filmmakers to display and share their productions with other aspiring filmmakers, film professionals, and cinema enthusiasts. ShortsU.com is dedicated to networking, collaboration, critical evaluation, and potential employment. There is no membership fee or charge of any kind. All students need is an .edu email address to create a personal page. All a viewer needs is a love of good storytelling.
It is required that Users only post material that is copyright cleared.
Thank you to all of the contributors who helped seed this project. Here is our list of super heroes:
Supporter - $75
Sponsor - $100
Richardson T. Merriman
Lisa And Jeffrey Sherman
Alexis & Jeremy Muermann
Jennifer and Arthur Snyder
Lehigh Valley Live
Benefactor - $250
Corporate Sponsor - $1000
Susan Beth Lehman is a screenwriter, actor, director and professor. She has won the Austin Film Festival, the Set in Texas Screenplay Award, and the prestigious Horton Foote Excellence in Screenwriting Award. She is a recipient of the 2008 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Scriptwriting. Her book, Directors: From Stage to Screen and Back Again, Intellect Books UK, University of Chicago Press, USA is in the permanent collections of libraries all over the world. She holds a B.A. and M.F.A. from UCLA.
Nils Berglund is a healthcare software consultant based in New York City. Nils was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia and received a B.A. from the University of Virginia. His technological interests include health software, server administration, web development, and networking. He enjoys film, soccer, and trips to the Jersey Shore.
Michael Hoffberg is an Information Technology administrator and consultant within higher education, corporate and non-profit organizations. He has been an administrator at Villanova University, California State University, Northridge, Lehman College, and New York University. He holds a B.A. from City College of New York, and an M.A. from NYU.
Alex Hoffberg works in Washington D.C. where he tracks a variety of legislative issues, including currency, education, and affordable housing issues. Prior to his current work, Alex worked on several Democratic political campaigns. Alex graduated from Villanova University in with a dual major B.A. in Economics and Political Science with a minor in Arab and Islamic Studies.