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Tribeca Film Festival Announces Official Short Film Selections


Tribeca Film Festival Announces Official Short Film Selections

The 60 short films that are set to be shown at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) have been announced. It’s also been confirmed that the recipient of the TFF Best Narrative Short award will be considered to be nominated in next year’s Short Films category at the Academy Awards without the required theatrical run.

The short films will be presented in eight thematic programs. This year’s selection of films is noteworthy, as they represent a range of cultural perspectives. The winners were picked from 21 countries, including Australia, Haiti, India, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and the United States.

Sharon Badal, the head of the TFF short film program, has said that this year’s selections, which are eligible to compete for cash prizes, expose “an audience to filmmaking they may not have the opportunity to see otherwise.” She added that the films exhibit extraordinary talent, and the TFF is “thrilled to bring films from around the globe” to New York. The complete list of the films that were selected can be found at

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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