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An actress known for roles in Click and Soul Surfer, Lorraine Nicholson has quietly been working away as a writer and director of short films, establishing herself as a director to watch. Bringing her tense and engrossing short film Life Boat to Tribeca, the daughter of Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard has demonstrated that she most certainly has the chops, finding herself among a cadre of young female directors making waves at Tribeca this year. In just 18 minutes… »
The roster of 57 shorts, divided into 10 sections, are all in competition for the festival’s short film awards. Among the contenders are “Dear Basketball,” Disney animator Glen Keane’s movie that features Bryant; Turturro and Canavale’s “Hair,” directed by Turturro and centering on an unscripted conversation about men’s hair; and Sheridan’s 9/11 tale, “11th Hour,” which stars Hayek. Moss appears in Richard Shepard’s drama “Tokyo Project,” while Staunton has a role in London wartime story “Little Bird.”
The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival runs April 19-30. The full list of the festival’s short films follows.
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- Gordon Cox
Feig has become one of Hollywood’s top directors of female-driven movie comedies with credits on “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat,” “Spy” and “Ghostbusters.” He created the show “Freaks and Geeks” and directed episodes of “The Office,” “Arrested Development,” “30 Rock,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Mad Men.”
AFI’s filmmaker training program is committed to increasing the number of women working as directors and showrunners in film and television. Class of 2018 filmmakers are Beth de Araújo, Georgia Fu, Milena Govich, Tiffany Johnson, Katrelle Kindred, Nancy Mejía, Gandja Monteiro and Lorraine Nicholson.
The group will spend the year of mentorship, collaboration and creation to make a short film or series.
“To meet with this amazingly impassioned group of diverse, talented filmmakers is a dream come true,” said Feig. “I salute the AFI for their strong support of female storytellers. »
- Dave McNary
The AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (Dww), AFI’s long-running filmmaker training program committed to increasing the number of women working as directors and showrunners in film and television, has today announced its eight participants for 2017–2018.
The Dww Class of 2018 filmmakers are: Beth de Araújo, Georgia Fu, Milena Govich, Tiffany Johnson, Katrelle Kindred, Nancy Mejía, Gandja Monteiro and Lorraine Nicholson. You can find out more about each filmmaker, thanks to their official biographies, right here.
The workshop was founded in 1974 and is billed as AFI’s “hands-on training program committed to increasing the number of women working professionally in screen directing. The workshop is tuition-free and is open to women with three years or more of professional experience in the arts. It provides all participants with an immersive opportunity to learn by doing, and each participant required to complete a short film or series by the end of the program. »
- Kate Erbland
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