What it Takes to Get Your Midnight Short into SXSW by No Film School published on 2017-04-03T07:02:20Z When attending film festivals, there is no more exciting prospect than catching a screening of a midnights shorts section. These are generally made up of the strangest, and in many ways, the most innovative projects accepted. They are playgrounds for exploration, coming from filmmakers who are absolutely fearless in exploding the themes and neurosis of their own daily lives. And SXSW selects the best of them. NFS Producer Jon Fusco sat down with a handful of crew members from shorts featured in this year's edition of SXSW, including Drew Maynard and Caleb Dirks from The Saurus, Celine Held and Logan George from Mouse, and Sarah Winshall from Whiskey Fist. We discussed the different favors, planning efforts, and resources it took for each of these filmmakers to get their short into SXSW. There was one constant in every path, however. No one made a short to get into a midnight section or even a film festival. They all just made stories which they felt needed to be told. The stories also just happen to be bat-shit insane.