The NBCUniversal Short Film Festival is returning to New York on August 16th and 17th for its 11th year. The festival features creative works from aspiring directors, writers and actors from diverse backgrounds, giving them an opportunity to showcase their talent in one of 4 categories: Comedy Short Film, Dramatic Short Film, Comedic Pilot Presentation and stand alone Web Series Episodes. The semi-finals events and screening which takes place next week will occur over two nights. The winners of this round will head to the finals being held in Los Angeles this October. Past winners of the event have gone on to become HBO Directing Fellows and correspondents on shows such as Comedy Central’s the Daily Show. Well known alumni of the festival include Randall Park who starred along side James Franco and Seth Rogen in The Interview and Cayman Grant, a writer/producer known for The Social Network and her documentary 30 for 30.
The NBCUniversal Short Film Festival, once known as the the Short Cuts Film Festival, was founded by comedian/actor/producer Will Sylvince. Sylvince wanted to create a forum in which people of diverse backgrounds and women could have an opportunity to share their work and vision in an industry which has recently come under fire for not being inclusive. Now in its 11th year, the festival continues to provide anyone with a great story and vision to turn their dreams into a reality.
To find out more about the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival and submit your work visit: http://www.nbcushortsfest.com