Press Release: “Bum’N Baltimore” Wins Best Short Film Competition


Joel P. Schneider & 360 Digital Studios

Win Award in Best Shorts Film Competition



Toronto, ON – 4/1/16 – The Best Shorts Film Competition in La Jolla, Calif recently honored writer/creator Joel P. Schneider and 360 Digital Studios with their prestigious Award of Recognition.


The award was given for their new, Kickstarter backed, comedy pilot, Bum’n Baltimore.

Here’s the story…



A hapless recent college grad yearns for promotion at the bank, but his wily, drug addled boss has other plans. Caught in his boss’s narcotics and money laundering schemes, he loses grip on his future and hides from failure, family and authority as a homeless man on the gritty streets of Baltimore.



The Best Shorts Competition recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about Best Shorts and a list of recent winners can be found at


Quote from Schneider: “We are extremely grateful for this respected award and we hope that this will bring us one step closer to making our series a reality. Including a recent official selection into LA CineFest, the momentum is starting to build for us. A huge thank you goes out to the team at Best Shorts and all of our generous Kickstarter contributors.”



In winning a Best Shorts Award, Joel P. Schneider and 360 Digital Studios join the ranks of other high- profile winners of this internationally respected award including The Weinstein Company for Market Hours, Disney Interactive for Vinlymation: A Love Story and Oscar winning production Mr. Hublot

from Laurent Witz from Luxembourg. Rick Prickett, who chairs The Best Shorts Competition, had this to say about the latest winners, “Best Shorts is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from

around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The Best Shorts Competition helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of Best Shorts is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”


For more information call Joel P. Schneider or visit his website at