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iW NEWS | Tropfest NY Unveils Finalists

iW NEWS | Tropfest NY Unveils Finalists

Tropfest NY has revealed the eight filmmakers whose 7-minute shorts will compete at the world’s largest short film festival on Friday, September 26th in New York City. Organizers also announced that Julianne Moore has joined the jury that will select the night’s best films and performances. Other jurors include actor Billy Crudup, author Malcolm Gladwell, producers Christine Vachon and Bruna Papandrea, and actor and director Nash Edgerton. The winning film will receive a $20,000 Best Filmmaker Award and a “First Look Feature Film Deal” from GreeneStreet Films. Winners of Best Male Actor and Best Female Actor prizes will receive a $1,000 cash prize sponsored by Nicole Kidman. The eight films were selected from more than 100 submissions from around the world. The finalists are Ian Gamester‘s “Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks,” Ben Pietor‘s “It All Starts With The Shoes,” Charles Divak‘s “Wildflower,” Ben Thompson and Emily Marcuson London‘s “I’ll Follow The Sun,” Jonathan Emmerling‘s “Mrs. Jones,” Kathleen Johnsen‘s “Sunnyside Down,” Burleigh Smith‘s “Gentle Persuasion,” and Jason Van Genderson‘s “Mankind Is No Island.” [Peter Knegt]

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