Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca 2017 Unveils Short Film Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca 2017 Unveils Short Film Line-Up

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Top brass at the 16th edition of the festival have unveiled the selection of 57 shorts in competition and 36 world premieres.

This year's short slate has a significant geographical reach as 40% of the crop are international films from 18 countries and 40% of the overall selection are directed by women.

Female directors attending with world premieres include Marianne Amelinckx with Dive (Venezuela, pictured), Jessica Devaney and Geeta Gandbhir with Love The Sinner (USA), Aeyliya Husain with Shooting War (Canada), and Georgia Oakley with Little Bird (UK).

The New York programme has been renamed Group Therapy and includes performances by Cannavale, Kieran Culkin, Hayek, Turturro, and actual New York firefighters.

Hair, directed by Turturro who co-wrote with Cannavale, is among the world premieres and presents an unscripted dialogue between Turturro and Cannavale based on a man's hair.

Special screenings include the premiere of Disney animator Glen Keane's short film Dear Basketball starring Bryant as himself, followed by a talk with the sports superstar. …

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