30UNDER30 Film Fest Spotlights Young Directors

This weekend kicks off an opportune festival for young filmmakers. The 30UNDER30 Film Festival in New York City will feature 30 short films from 30 directors under 30 years old. Selections will be divided into three thematic blocks—World Perspectives, On The Margins, and Women Directors—and screened over two days, taking a closer look at marginalized narratives through film. 30UNDER30 features nine female directors, and includes a short about a woman comedian finding her footing in male-dominated world of comedy—but this is no gendercentric fest. Also on the roster of topics are immigration, government soldiers, sexuality, Alzheimer’s, and plenty more. Bonus: Bryan Cranston stars in one of the films. Festival doors open Dec. 13, at 8:30 p.m. at the Film Anthology Archives with screenings beginning at 9 p.m. A Q&A with all the directors and a reception will be held after. If an hour of rubbing shoulders with filmmakers
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