COL•COA SHORT FILM AWARDS
The COL•COA Shorts Competition will take place on Sunday April 17th.
It is open to the public and admission is free.
In addition to the Short Award and special mentions given by a jury composed of three film industry professionals, an Audience Award will be introduced in 2011.
Awards to be announced Sunday, April 17th in the evening on this website as well as Facebook, Twitter and the COL•COA info line: (310) 289 5346
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2011 COLCOA SHORT FILM AWARD JURY
Sandrine Cassidy is the School of Cinematic Arts director of Festivals and Distribution. As such, she counsels current students and alumni on how best to work their shorts in the festival circuit. She also helps students to create a distribution plan specially adapted to their film, and advises them on copyright and clearance issues. With over 20 years of experience in the film industry and international festivals dating back to her position at Unifrance Film International, Cassidy is uniquely specialized in the distribution and exhibition of short films.
Josh Olson's screenplay for the film A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE was nominated for the Academy Award, the BAFTA, the WGA award and the Edgar. He is also the writer/director of the horror/comedy cult movie INFESTED. He has just written the pilot for an as yet untitled crime show for F/ X, and an original action film for CRANK directors Neveldine/Taylor, and will soon be directing his own adaptation of Dennis Lehane's short story UNTIL GWEN.
Chuck Workman is an award-winning director, writer, and producer. His theatrical short, Precious Images, made for the Directors Guild of America, won an Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short Subject. He wrote, directed and produced Superstar, produced and directed The Source and has created sequences for the Academy Awards® and Emmy Awards shows. His video work has been featured at museums around the world. His latest film, Visionaries, about the pioneers of experimental cinema, premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.