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Tribeca Sets 2010 Shorts Lineup

Tribeca Sets 2010 Shorts Lineup

The 2010 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), has announced its line-up of short films. Of the 2717 short film submissions received this year, the Festival has selected 47. They will be presented in six thematic programs and among them are 21 world premieres, a record number for the Festival, which includes a short narrative directed and written by Kirsten Dunst. Selections also include films directed by Ken Jacobs, Max Hoffman, James Cromwell and Joshua Bell, performances by Anthony Hopkins, Harry Dean Stanton, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lukas Haas, Brian Geraghty, David Thewlis, Bobby Cannavale, Mariska Hargitay, Jesse L. Martin, Christopher Meloni, Sam Rockwell and Jesse Eisenberg, and Joachim Back’s 2010 Academy Award-winning film for Best Live Action Short, “The New Tenants.”

“It’s an exciting year for Tribeca as we explore new initiatives to widen audiences for short films,” said Maggie Kim, TFF Shorts Programmer, in a statement. “But at the core, film festivals remain a unique and pivotal forum for short filmmakers to present their works on the big screen. With one of our strongest shorts programs yet, and a record number of World and North American premieres from both returning and new filmmakers, we are confident that this year’s line-up will provide a memorable cinematic experience for our audiences.”

“Our six programs are arranged around themes that connect directly to audiences, though often in unexpected and clever ways,” said Sharon Badal, TFF shorts programmer, in a statement. “They continue to expand the horizons of possibility for shorts, taking audiences on journeys that are vivid, mesmerizing and relatable–sometimes all at once.”

This year for the first time, audiences will have the opportunity to experience the Festival from their homes through a new online expansion, Tribeca Film Festival Virtual (TFF Virtual). Audiences across the U.S. will be able to watch a selection of films from this year’s TFF by purchasing a TFF Virtual premium pass, which will include 15 short films.

The 47 works in the 2010 TFF short film line-up are eligible to compete for combined cash and value-in-kind prizes totaling more than $15,000 for Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short and Student Visionary Award. The 15 short selections that will be available on TFF Virtual will also be eligible to win the $5,000 cash prize for TFF Virtual Best Short Film Award.

Following is a listing of the selected short films in the six programs in which they will be presented:

Hard Core

Bedford Park Boulevard, (USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Felix Thompson (Student film)

Billy and Aaron, (USA, Netherlands), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Rodney Evans (TFF Virtual)

Cookie, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Francisco Ordonez (TFF Virtual)

F–K, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Rick Rodgers, written by Ed Vassallo (TFF Virtual)

In Space (Soonyakat), (Thailand, USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Visra Vichit-Vadakan (Student film)

The New Tenants, (USA, Denmark), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed by Joachim Back, written by David Rakoff

Something in the Air, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Ramsay Davila (TFF Virtual)

Wishful Thinking

A Border Story, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Tobias Louie, written by Conor Welter,
Tobias Louie

Cried Suicide, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Lauren Palmigiano (TFF Virtual)

Delilah, Before, (Singapore), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Melanie Schiele (Student film) (TFF Virtual)

The Dinner Party, (USA), Narrative, International Premiere, directed and written by Peter Glanz

Edgar, (Germany), Narrative, North American Premiere, directed and written by Fabian Busch (TFF Virtual)

Epic Fail (Epik feil), (Iceland), Narrative, North American Premiere, directed and written by Ragnar Agnarsson

The Pool, (Ireland), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Thomas Hefferon, written by Thomas Hefferon, TJ Hundtofte

The Wake, (Australia), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed by Gemma Lee, written by Charlie Clausen (TFF Virtual)

Identity Theft

Arena, (Portugal), Narrative, US Premiere, directed and written by Joao Salaviza

The Crush, (Ireland), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Michael Creagh

Day Trip, (New Zealand), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Zoe McIntosh, written by Costa Botes (TFF Virtual)

Kiss (Kus), (Netherlands), Narrative, North American Premiere, directed and written by Joost van Ginkel (TFF Virtual)

Loop Planes, (USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed by Robin Wilby, written by Robin Wilby, Austen Rachlis (Student film) (TFF Virtual)

Poi Dogs, (USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Joel Moffett (TFF Virtual)

Record, (Canada), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Dylan Reibling (TFF Virtual)

some boys don’t leave, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Maggie Kiley, written by Matthew Mullen, Maggie Kiley (Student film)

Between the Lines

Athena, (USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Max Hoffman

Bastard, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Kirsten Dunst, written by Kirsten Dunst,

Sasha Sagan Brucie, (UK), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Clair Breton (TFF Virtual)

Father Christmas Doesn’t Come Here, (South Africa), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed by Bheki Sibiya, written by Sibongile Nkosana, Bongi Ndaba

The Pool Party, (Iran, USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Sara Zandieh (Student film)

Roots in Water, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Domenica Scorsese, written by Richard Nelson

The Third Rule, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Aundre Johnson, written by Aundre Johnson, Aaron Crowe (TFF Virtual)

Flashback

A .45 at 50th, (USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed by Joshua Bell, John Cromwell, written by Joshua Bell (TFF Virtual)

Hard Rock Havana, (Cuba/USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed by Nicholas Brennan (Student film) (TFF Virtual)

Missed Connections, (USA), Documentary, World Premiere, directed by Mary Robertson (TFF Virtual)

New American Soldier, (USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed by Emma Cott, Anna Belle Peevey (Student film)

Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn, (USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed and written by Nancy Kapitanoff, Sharon Yamato

White Lines & the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug, (USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed by Travis Senger, written by Travis Senger, Mark Skillz

Experimental Collisions

Berlin, (Canada), Narrative/Documentary, World Premiere, directed by Martin Laporte

BLACK WHITE BLACK WHITE, (USA), Narrative/Documentary, World Premiere, directed and written by John Thompson (Student film)

This disk is the same as the other one, Ce disque est le meme que l’autre (France), Narrative/Documentary, North American Premiere, directed by Jean-Jacques Palix

Collision of Parts, (USA), Narrative/Documentary, World Premiere, directed by Mark Street

The Delicate Art of the Bludgeon (L’Art Delicat de la Matraque), (France), Narrative/Documentary, North American Premiere, directed by Jean-Gabriel Periot

Grandmother’s Eye (Mormors Oega), (Sweden), Narrative/Documentary, North American Premiere, directed by Jonathan Lewald (Student film)

Lachen Verlernt, (UK), Narrative/Documentary, World Premiere, directed and written by Tal Rosner

The Visible and Invisible of a Body Under Tension (Parties visible et invisible d’un ensemble sous tension), (France), Narrative/Documentary, North American Premiere, directed by Emmanuel Lefrant

Release, (USA), Narrative/Documentary, World Premiere, directed by Bill Morrison

Walkway, (USA), Narrative/Documentary, North American Premiere, directed by Ken Jacobs

Short Screening with Feature

Yanqui Walker, (USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed by Kathryn Ramey (screening with The Travelogues)

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