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Full Conference Pass


All Workshops and Panels

Closing Night Gala - short films and The Gertie Awards presented + drink ticket ($22 add-on)

Friday Night Poolside Party

Agent / Manager Pitch add-ons available at $15 each

Closing Night Gala ONLY


The Closing Night Gala will be on September 28, 2024 with screenings of the five selected short films in between awarding The Gertie to the winners of our Writing Contests (not announced until that night!).

Here you can buy a pass for the Closing Gala ONLY, which is a great chance for cast and crew to see their short film on the big screen to a packed house!

Hotel Options


Our adorable, partnering hotel is THE SHORT STORIES HOTEL (how could we resist?) with a discounted rate + waived $25 amenity fee. Call (323) 937-3930 and book using "The Gertrude Conference" code.

Other options:
The Palisociety Hotel in West Hollywood ($$$) with 10%, Park Plaza ($$$), Beverly Laurel motor inn ($$), the Banana Bungalows ($)

Conference FAQs

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What is the overall program?
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