Tribeca Film Festival selects 60 short films for 2013

HOLLYWOOD SHORTS REPORT

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 March 11, 2013 — Tribeca Film Festival announced their 2013 slate of Short Film selections today – 60 shorts are in the line up, including 60 World Premieres representing 19 countries.  This year’s thematic programs feature 8 sections:  5 narrative, 2 doc and an experimental block.  The narrative program “DEADBOLT” is filled with vampires and werewolf genre shorts and the annual New York – centric program is called “UNLIMITED RIDE” .  One of the two documentary sections “HISTORY LESSIONS” is exclusively World Premieres – first time that has happened in a TFF shorts program.  Here is a link to this year’s Official Selections.

“It’s wonderful to be able to introduce so many new films  to an audience for the very first time,” said Sharon Badal, TFF Director of Short Film Programming and Initiatives. “These short programs run quite the emotional gamut and we look forward to surprising our moviegoers with some very unique stories this year.”

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LIFE DOESN’T FRIGHTEN ME – Stephen Dunn

This year’s themes:

Character Witness – POV Docs
History Lessons – Personal & social Docs
Skin Deep – Narrative – Self image & self discovery
The End is Near – Narrative
Worst Day Ever – Narrative
Unlimited Ride – All about New York
Deadbolt – Narrative genre & horror shorts
Let There Be Light: The Cycles of Life – Experimentals

Works selected for the 2013 TFF shorts slate are eligible to compete for combined cash and value-in-kind prizes totaling more than $10,000 for Best Narrative Short and Best Documentary Short, sponsored by Persol, and the Student Visionary Award.
 
The short film categories are eligible to compete for combined cash and value-in-kind prizes totaling more than $10,000 for Best Narrative Short and Best Documentary Short, sponsored by Persol, and the Student Visionary Award.

The shorts program will also host a very special screening of The Battle of AmFAR, with a “Tribeca Talks After the Movie” post-screening discussion.  This new documentary is by Two-time Academy Award®-winner Rob Epstein and his longtime collaborator Jeffrey Friedman, the creative forces behind The Celluloid Closet.  The film tells the story of the extraordinary moment when Dr. Mathilde Krim and Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor launched the country’s first AIDS research foundation. The fight against HIV/AIDS would never be the same.  The talk after the screening features special guests Dr. Mathilde Krim, Elizabeth Taylor’s daughter-in-law, Aileen Getty, global health consultant & activist Regan Hofmann, and AmfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost to discuss the exciting strides medicine has taken in AIDS research development. Moderated by amfAR chairman (and iconic fashion designer) Kenneth Cole.

CONGRATS TO ALL THE FILMMAKERS…

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2013 will be held from April 17 – April 28.

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