Roberta Marie Munroe

Roberta Marie Munroe

Roberta Munroe is an author, writer/director, producer and head of her Los Angeles based film consulting company at A former Sundance short film programmer (2002-2006), Roberta's book How Not To Make A Short Film: Secrets From A Sundance Programmer (Hyperion 2009) is available on

As a writer/director, Roberta was invited into the Fox Searchlight Directors Program (foxsearchlab) and made 2 award winning short films Dani and Alice and Happy Birthday that have played at over 150 film festivals worldwide and gained distribution deals on iTunes, Logo and Wolfe Video. Roberta was commissioned to write, direct & produce two short films for the United Nations (UNFPA) highlighting their youth focused sexual rights initiatives.

She has worked on over 25 short films as the producer, story consultant or consulting producer. Some titles include: Suicide Canaries (SXSW 2010), The Procession (Starring Lily Tomlin & Jesse Tyler Ferguson - Tribeca 2012), The High Level Bridge (Sundance 2011) Debutante Hunters (Audience Award Winner Sundance 2012, Palm Springs 2011) The Thing (Sundance 2012) and My Night With Andrew Cunanan (Melbourne LGBT Film Festival 2012). And she has partnered with the South Carolina Film Commission, producing 6 short films a year.

Speaking engagements and Master Classes have included: Columbia University, Trident Technical College, NYC School of Visual Arts, Tokyo Short Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortFest, Atlantic Film Festival, St. John's Women's Film Festival, SXSW and several others.

You can find Roberta at or at a local old school bar sipping single malt scotch.

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    • How Not to Make a Short Film

    • Secrets from a Sundance Programmer
    • By: Roberta Marie Munroe
    • Narrated by: Roberta Marie Munroe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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    Roberta walks you through the minefield of mistakes that an aspiring filmmaker can make - so that you don't have to make them yourself....

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