This year's annual Black List – a listing of the top ten unproduced screenplays floating around Hollywood – was released earlier this week (our own Alison Nastasi wrote about it). Why should screenwriters get all the love, though? Don't aspiring filmmakers deserve some recognition as well? That was the lofty idea behind Viewfinder, a list that ranks the ten best short films, commercials, and music videos in order to bring attention to the creators behind the camera.
The brainchild of Jeff Schroeder (a WME assistant), and put together by Montecito Picture Company's Patrick Chu alongside Aaron Schmidt of Langely Park Pictures, the Viewfinder list was compiled by polling studio executives, producers and assistants to learn what their ten best short works of the year were. After the votes were counted, they placed each video on a website where anyone could see it.
Hit the jump for more on this year's Viewfinder list – including why some think it's misleading.