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Following a screening of the 2017 Tribeca Snapchat Shorts, now an official category at the Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, Annie Hubbard's "Magic Show"was awarded the top honor. The announcement was made today by Tribeca and Snap Inc. executives during the 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival during a celebration and screening of the work.
The Tribeca Snapchat Shorts was created in an effort to discover visionary artists in the mobile space. Hubbard's "Magic Show," about a quick-witted magician, was selected by a panel of jurors, including: Eva Longoria, Andy Cohen, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jason Biggs, and Dillon Francis.
The finalists were chosen from hundreds of submissions, all under two minutes, and include: Annie Hubbard's "Magic Show," about a quick-witted magician; Jeff Ayars' & Simone Policano "The
Notebook Snapstory," a Ryan Gosling Notebook spoof; Doug Larlham and Sarah Albonesi's "Puppy Love," about a precocious dog who fears losing his owner's affection; Anna Roisman's "Owen Wilson Dates Himself," an Owen Wilson parody; and Brannen Haderle, Alex Berry and Stanley Kalu's "Live Colorfully," about a father who transports from a mundane lifestyle to a world of color to connect with his son.
As part of the Tribeca Snapchat Shorts screening on Tuesday, April 25, five additional films will premiere that have been created specifically for the 2017 program from filmmakers, including Tribeca alumni. The filmmakers are: Matt Wolf (Teenage, 2013, The Marion Stokes Project, 2015), Natalia Leite (Bare, 2015), (Merry Xmas - 2015), Parker Hill (One Good Pitch - 2016) and Dasha Battelle and Ani Acopian.
Following the screenings, the creators will participate in a conversation about storytelling on new platforms. Tickets to the screening are free, on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be reserved HERE.
SNAPCHAT SHORTS FINALISTS VIDEOS