Back to IndieWire and Tribeca Film Festival Name Five Finalists of Short Film Competition and Tribeca Film Festival Name Five Finalists of Short Film Competition, Inc. and the Tribeca Film Festival have announced five finalists for the second Amazon Theater/Tribeca Film Festival Short-Film Competition. The group includes Owen Smith‘s “Battaglia,” a tribute to writer Jeff Rose‘s grandfather and other Americans in the 88th Infantry Division of World War II; Greg Benson‘s Woody Allen/Spike Jonze/Monty Python-inspired “Coming Home“; Jack Paccione, Jr‘s action/comedy/horror film centered on table tennis, “Duel at Red Table“; Joseph Garner‘s “Meter Maids,” a comedy set amidst the “cutthroat” world of parking enforcement officers; and Paul Matusheski‘s “Richter’s Agenda,” a thriller inspired by Alfred Hitchcock in which a student is terrorized by a computer hacker. The finalists were determined by customers, who submitted ratings and viewed films between August 26 – September 23. The grand-prize winner will be announced at a gala coctail event in New York next month, and will receive $50,000 from American Express towards his or her next film project. [Brian Brooks]

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