Community Archive

Some directors only rub shoulders on a URL; SLMBR PRTY’s creative community exists IRL. Our screenings and panel discussions connect fellow visionaries and introduce today’s most dynamic filmmakers to each other, to clients, and to future collaborators, with the aim of demystifying this complex industry for our community.

BECiNE: Women's History Month Event

On Thursday, March 28th, LA's women-owned camera house BECiNE hosted a mixer and lens demonstration in honor of Women's History Month. Members and leaders from seven organizations centered on women and non-binary people in film were invited to network and try out lenses from Atlas Lens Co, BandPro, Cooke, Leitz Cine, and Zeiss.

Participating groups included SLMBR PRTY, ICFC, Women in Media, Film Girlz Brunch, NYDF, Film Fatales, and Alliance of Women Directors.

Thank you for having us, BECiNE <3

SLMBR PRTY Movie Trivia

It may have been freezing outside, but the competition was hot at SLMBR PRTY's first Movie Trivia Night! Hosted by Film Programmer & Nitehawk Trivia Host, Shay Filmore, film friends old and new came out to put their movie knowledge to the test. Thank you to our friends at the women-owned Talea Beer Co. for the beautiful, cozy venue and perfectly poured drinks! We can't wait for the next one :)

Diversity Behind the Lens: MiFilm x SLMBR PRTY

SLMBR PRTY and MiFilm teamed up to present Diversity Behind the Lens, a community event spotlighting select up-and-coming directors in the commercial space. Hosted by creative agency Johannes Leonardo, panelists Alaa Zabra, Brandon Haynes, Jacarrea Garraway, and Luis Santos delved into how they broke into the field, the catalytic events that got them started, deciding factors when choosing which jobs to take, honing your directorial style, and balancing client needs with that of your own, among other vital knowledge. Experiences on set as diverse and disabled filmmakers are rife with a lack of knowledge and accessibility, making events like these crucial for creating sustainable and equitable working environments.

Blow Up My Life NYC Premiere

On September 18th, Brooklyn came out for the NYC theatrical premiere of the SLMBR PRTY EP'd film, BLOW UP MY LIFE, at Nitehawk Cinema. Co-Directors Ryan Dickie and SLMBR PRTY's own Abby Horton spoke in a Q&A moderated by Christine Ng (DP - Poker Face, Ziwe, Rap Sh!t). Attendees joined for an after party at Lo Res - needless to say it was a magical night!

Third Annual Tribeca Film Festival Mixer

Our third annual Tribeca mixer was the perfect start to summer as the SLMBR PRTY community kicked off #Tribeca2023 by celebrating our three favorite shorts premiering at the festival: Blackwool (directed by Eubha Akilade), The K-Town Killer (directed by Vahan Bedelian & Healin Kweon), and Bellybutton (directed by Hilary Eden).

A Genre Shorts Trio

We've been genre-obsessed since our inception and for this event we highlighted three stellar shorts from Nyala Moon, Joanna Tsanis, and Annalise Lockhart who are making exciting new work in a variety of genres. The screening was followed by a filmmaker Q&A (moderated by Short of the Week Senior Programmer, Chelsea Lupkin) and a happy hour - all of which was graciously hosted by The Press Room at Alamo Drafthouse.

This event was programmed in partnership with our friends at PANO, a film industry non-profit dedicated to advancing the careers of women, non-binary, and GNC creators in Film, TV & Media.

Movie Lovers "Speed Dating"

While we aren't in the business of LOVE, we LOVE to network and build meaningful connections. Over the years, we've heard great feedback that some awesome partnerships have blossomed from meeting at our events. Directors have met DPs, Editors have met Colorists, and so on!

So, in honor of Valentine's Day, we did our own version of "speed dating". Hosted by our friends at Posteritati.

A Holiday PRTY

SLMBR PRTY's 2022 end-of-year party was a celebratory bash with clients, colleagues, and friends from our filmmaker community.

I Made A Film... Now What?

An informative Panel & Discussion on distribution for first-time feature filmmakers with special industry guests Rupeshi Shah (Cinetic Media), Decker Sadowski (filmmaker/actor/producer, JUNIPER), Anne Takahashi (Takashi PR), and Candace Tan (Utopia Distribution).

Second Annual Tribeca Film Festival Mixer

An industry and community mixer to showcase SLMBR PRTY’s favorite films at Tribeca Film Festival 2022. Showcased films include GOD'S TIME, FOUR SAMOSAS, WE MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD with film team special guests Natalia Sinelnikova, Venk Potula, Daniel Antebi, and Dion Costelloe.

EXPOSURE Film Screening with Q&A

A pre-release screening of the documentary, EXPOSURE, which follows a group of novice women explorers as they traverse the arctic to the North Pole. Held at Nitehawk Cinema, the screening was followed by a Q&A with Director Holly Morris.

I Love You Gore

A showcase of our favorite spooky shorts, just in time for Valentine's Day. Special guests included Meredith Alloway, Mary Dauterman, Chelsea Lupkin, and Laura Moss.

Jingle Belles

A panel discussion at Joan Creative focused on licensing music and creating original compositions for film. Featured panelists included Jackie Feibus (Zync Publishing), Mady Hoffman (Composer), Evelyn Brown (Yessian), and Jennie Armon (Found Objects).

Vimeo Staff Picks + Live Director's Commentary

A program of Vimeo Staff Picks curated and hosted by Vimeo curator, Ina Pira. Each film (some of which were from our very own SLMBR PRTY community) screened in tandem with live director's commentary. The event was hosted by our friends at The Mill.


A screening of comedic short films accompanied by a stand-up performance by Rachel Sennott.

Through the Lens

A curation of work from a few of our favorite DPs including Laura Valladao, Christina Ng, Fletcher Wolfe, Frances Chen, Aly Migliori, Allison Anderson, Zoe Yi, and Shannon Palmer. Hosted by The Mill.