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2019 Short Film Competition Results

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Winner Échappé Written & Directed by Allison Mattox Allison Mattox is a writer and director who studied at the University of Southern California. Her short film, Échappé, follows a Soviet ballet company on tour in New York and has screened at festivals including Traverse City, Newport Beach, and Dance on Camera, and has won awards including Festival Favorite at San Francisco Independent and Best Drama Short at Sedona and Golden State. Her previous short film, Three in June, explores marriage and sexuality in 1960s puritanical Georgia and screened at a dozen festivals. She’s is developing the feature script for Échappé and a book of personal essays. Allison lives in Brooklyn, New York. Runners-up Black Hat Directed by Sarah Smith Written by Phillip Guttmann In Full Bloom Written & Directed by Maegan Houang Finalists Clay Written & Directed by Leonard Rääf Colony Written & Directed by Catherine Bonny DOM Written &…

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2018 Short Film Competition Results

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Winner Mudpots Written & Directed by Cate Smierciak Cate Smierciak a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and half of Wanderkino Productions, along with Nick Clifford. Her short film, CLAIRE, premiered at the Nashville film festival and screened in numerous others, including the Mt. Hood film festival, where it won best narrative short. Cate has also produced a number of short films, premiering at festivals such as Cannes Critics’ Week, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, and The Hamptons International Film Festival. Cate holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, where she studied Radio/Television/Film, Art Theory & Practice, and participated in the Animate Arts program. In 2009, she received a DAAD Artist Scholar Grant to study directing at the HFF Konrad Wolf, Potsdam, Babelsberg. Runners-up Lola Written & Directed by Isabella Tan Sanyog Written & Directed by Aly Rana Finalists Cathedrals Written & Directed by Benjamin Caro Gloria Talks Funny Written & Directed by…

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