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Juried Shorts Awards
May 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Director Kenneth Branaugh called short films “a good deed in a naughty world.” At PIFF, the best good deeds are rewarded with a bevy of awards from Best Narrative Short Film; Best Animated Short Film; Best Queer Short Film; Best New England Short Film and Best Student Short Film.
Doing the honors is an eclectic group of thought leaders including MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Grant’ recipient Byllye Avery whose work as a health care activist has improved the welfare of African American women for over forty years. Among Avery’s favorite pastimes is watching films; ADAM director Rhys Ernst is a filmmaker and artist whose groundbreaking work on transgender representation in media has garnered him recognition from the ACLU and the Point Foundation; Best known as the frontman of the influential indie rock trio Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis has also been a solo artist, producer, film composer, and has occasionally appeared in films such as Alison Anders’ acclaimed Gas, Food and Lodging.
Past award recipients include: LANDLINE, directed by Matt Houghton; MARGUERITE, directed by Maria Gracia Turgeon; WREN BOYS, directed by Harry Lighton; NEGATIVE SPACE, directed by Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata ; BECAUSE YOU’RE HERE, directed by Mike Syers and GIRL FRIEND, directed
by Chloe Sarbib.
This Presentation is during Closing Night Party.
Sponsored by Mayflower Trolley, Funk Bus, Cape Cod Cab