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Selection Process

At the heart of our Monthly Short Film Selection is the recognition and celebration of diverse voices. We believe that every filmmaker has a story to tell, and short films offer a unique canvas for powerful narratives. We invite filmmakers from all backgrounds and perspectives to share their stories with us, knowing that their voices will be heard and cherished.

The Selection Panel: Our esteemed selection panel consists of industry professionals, film enthusiasts, and experienced critics who have a deep passion for the art of cinema. With their diverse backgrounds and expertise, they bring a discerning eye to the selection process, ensuring that only the most exceptional short films make their way to the forefront.

Exploring Boundaries, Unearthing Gems: With the Monthly Short Film Selection, we aim to push the boundaries of storytelling and uncover hidden gems within the world of short films. We seek out works that challenge conventions, experiment with new techniques, and leave a lasting impact on the audience. From thought-provoking dramas to heartwarming comedies, from animated wonders to experimental masterpieces, we welcome a wide range of genres and styles.

The Selection Process: Each month, we invite filmmakers to submit their short films for consideration. Our panel diligently reviews the submissions, carefully evaluating the creativity, craftsmanship, and overall impact of each entry. We value originality, emotional resonance, and the ability to captivate audiences in a limited runtime. After careful deliberation, the panel selects the most outstanding short films to be showcased and celebrated.

Celebrating Excellence: Once the monthly selections are made, we proudly announce the chosen films, showcasing them on our official website and social media platforms. We provide a dedicated space to honor and promote the selected filmmakers, sharing their achievements with our enthusiastic audience. Additionally, we offer opportunities for Q&A sessions, interviews, and networking events to further amplify the recognition of their exceptional work.

An Ongoing Celebration: The Monthly Short Film Selection adds an exciting dynamic to the New York Film Festival, offering a continuous celebration of exceptional storytelling. With each passing month, we embark on a new cinematic journey, discovering fresh perspectives, diverse voices, and awe-inspiring talent. We encourage filmmakers and film lovers alike to join us on this captivating voyage as we navigate the ever-evolving world of short films.

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