Exclusive FYC Conversations

Variety FYC Fest: The Shortlist will feature conversations with the top contending filmmakers and artisans that were shortlisted by the Academy in Documentary Film, Song, ScoreHair & Makeup, Sound and more.

Registration is free but required for access.

Virtual Access to Conversations With Oscar-Contenders

Chat Room Networking Opportunities


"Flora and Son" Original Song Conversation

Gary Clark, Composer & Songwriter

"American Fiction" Original Score Conversation

Laura Karpman, Composer

"Saltburn" Original Score Conversation

Anthony Willis, Composer

"To Kill A Tiger" Documentary Film Conversation

Nisha Pahuja, Director/Writer/Producer

"Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie" Documentary Film Conversation

Davis Guggenheim, Director

"Killers of the Flower Moon" Makeup & Hairstyling Conversation

Thomas Nellen, Makeup Department Head
Kay Georgiou, Hair Department Head

"Last Song From Kabul" Documentary Short Film Conversation

Kevin Macdonald, Director

"The ABCs of Book Banning" Documentary Short Film Conversation

Sheila Nevins, Director

"Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó" Documentary Short Conversation

Sean Wang, Director

"Napoleon" Visual Effects Conversation

Charley Henley, VFX Supervisor
Neil Corbould, Special FX Supervisor
Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet, MPC VFX Supervisor
Simone Coco, ILM VFX Supervisor

"Killers of the Flower Moon" Sound Conversation

Mark Ulano, Production Sound Mixer
Eugene Gearty, Re-recording Mixer

"Io Capitano" International Film Conversation

Matteo Garrone, Director/Writer/Producer