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Festival Strategy and Creating an Oscar Campaign for a Short Film

Filmmaker Liz Sargent discusses her film festival strategy and mounting an Oscar For Your Consideration Campaign


Liz Sargent’s short film Take Me Home was made through fellowships, mentorships and a kickstarter campaign. It's a little indie film that is now "For Your Consideration" for Best Live Action Short for the 2024 Academy Awards. Learn about her unexpected filmmaking journey, festival strategy and how she’s learning to navigate the industry.

Liz Sargent

Filmmaker Liz SargentLiz Sargent is a Korean American Adoptee whose award-winning work explores themes of adoption, disability and family. As a Writer/Director she incorporates her background as a choreographer into visual storytelling that channels complex human emotions that are an extension of her experience as the middle child of eleven and an exploration of her intersectional identity. 



Take Me Home

Take Me Home is an award winning short film that has screened at The Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, New York Indie Shorts, Reel Sisters Film Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival and many many more. 

Summary: After their mother’s death, a cognitively disabled woman and her estranged sister must learn to communicate in order to move forward. 

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Liz Sargent on set of Take Me Home

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