SmashCut CineFest is the exclusive event that concludes participation in the TalNexus Film Lab.  These private, invite-only screening events are held in various cities across the United States to give audiences a sneak peak at the remarkable short films produced entirely by the filmmakers enrolled in the film lab.  Often times, a SmashCut CineFest screening is the first time the filmmakers get to witness how an audience reacts to their film, and then get the opportunity to interact with them afterwards.

Each screening event is accompanied by an exclusive reception afterwards where audiences get the chance to mingle with the filmmakers, industry insiders and allies of TalNexus to learn more about the themes represented in the films, how the films were made and the inspiration behind them, what may lie next for the writers, directors, and producers.

If you would like to have the opportunity to attend a SmashCut CineFest screening in your city, please sign up for the Martini Shot Newsletter and keep tabs on our Facebook page as well.  If you are a filmmaker and storyteller, and want your chance to write, produce, edit and then screen your film before sending it off to film festivals, you can read how to do it all here.


SmashCut CineFest

SmashCut CineFest has been held in these cities, with more to come!

  • Los Angeles, CA
    • 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • San Francisco, CA
    • 2016, 2018
  • Washington, D.C.
    • 2016, 2017
  • New York City, NY
    • 2016, 2017