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THE VISION

Click HERE to register for our 13th annual NBCU Short Film Festival.

The annual NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL is the industry’s premiere diversity short film festival, a nationwide search for talent both in front of & behind the camera, focused on discovering the next generation of storytellers. This bicoastal festival hosts a series of events, including acclaimed filmmaker workshops, semi-finalist screenings in NYC and a red carpet awards finale at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles.  For over a decade, we have celebrated up & coming directors, writers and actors, introducing them to top industry tastemakers while awarding prizes ranging from camera packages and monetary grants to development meetings and holding deals.

THE FESTIVAL

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THE FILMS

INTERFERENCE
KYENVU (FINALIST)
B.U.T.S. – “SPANISH CLASS” (FINALIST)
HACIA EL SOL (TOWARDS THE SUN)
GIRL BRAIN
The Mailbox
Hush Hush
Have It All
Green
Meeting Mommy
Tzeva Adom: Color Red
Rani (Finalist)

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THE PARTNERS

The NBCUniversal Short Film Festival would like to thank its Partners for their generous support.

THE ALUMNI

KIMIA BEHPOORNIA (2017 BEST ACTRESS NOMINEE) WAS CAST AS A SERIES REGULAR ON NBC’S NEW PILOT ABBYS.

MOUZAM MAKKAR (BEST ACTRESS WINNER) PREMIERED IN HER RECURRING ROLE ON MINDY KALING’S NEW NBC SERIES CHAMPIONS & GOT CAST IN ABC DRAMA PILOT THE FIX

SOLVAN “SLICK” NAIM (2015 BEST DIRECTOR / AUDIENCE AWARD) IS CURRENTLY DIRECTING HIS SECOND EPISODE OF THE NBC HIT DRAMA THE BLACKLIST

Harness Social Justice Winner EMERGENCY took home awards from SUNDANCE & SXSW!

Writer KRISTEN DAVILA was hired to write on the series SALVATION.

STEVEN CAPLE, JR (2013 Audience Award Winner) premiered his latest feature, THE LAND, at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and sold it to IFC Films

RANDALL PARK (2010 Best Actor) starred with James Franco & Seth Rogen in the controversial feature, THE INTERVIEW, and presently stars in ABC hit series, FRESH OFF THE BOAT

ALONSO ALVAREZ BARREDA (2014 Best Director / Winner of Best Short) won BEST SHORT FILM at Cannes & was selected as an HBO Directing Fellow

HASAN MINHAJ (2013 Finalist) is a Senior Correspondent on Comedy Central’s THE DAILY SHOW

SIMONE MISSICK (2014 Finalist) stars in Netflix’s Original Series, LUKE CAGE

ZAO WANG, (2013 Best Director) was selected as a Directing Fellow at JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods & was hired to shadow on an NBC series as part of the NBCU Emerging Directors Program

MOUZAM MAKKAR (2015 Best Actress) is cast as a series regular on Mindy Kaling’s new pilot.

CAYMAN GRANT (2015 Oxygen Award) won an Emmy for a documentary which aired on ESPN’s 30 FOR 30 series

LULU WANG (2015 Finalist) wrote and directed her first feature POSTHUMOUS with stars Jack Huston and Brit Marling