Festival of Short Films to be Showcased at Westport Library

Oct 5, 2021 | Arts, Community, Visual | 0 comments

A scene from “The Girl with the Thermal Gun,” a Chinese film selected as the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Narrative Short. The movie will be shown Oct. 14 as part of the SHORT CUTS Film Festival at the Westport Library.

WESTPORT — A selection of award-winning short films and documentaries will be screened at the Westport Library in October and November.

The SHORT CUTS Film Festival, curated from the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, will showcase three nights of films both in the library’s Trefz Forum and streamed online Oct. 14, Nov. 4 and Nov. 18.

This is the 11th year of the film festival and second in partnership with the library.

“We are excited to bring our award-winning short films to a live audience again, after being fully virtual last year,” producer Nancy Diamond said in a statement announcing the event. ”The HD screen is spectacular for viewing and the spacious Trefz Forum is ideal for providing safe social distancing.”

The Tribeca Film Festival “selects 90 short films from over 3,000 submissions,” Diamond said. “We like to say we choose 15 films from the best of the best.”

The first two festival programs include a mix of narrative and animated films, and the third is devoted to documentaries.

“Death and the Lady” co-directors Geoff Bailey and Lucy Steuver will appear in the Trefz Forum for a discussion with producer Diamond after the screenings. At-home viewers will be able to access the discussion via Zoom and able to ask questions as well.

For additional details on the festival offerings and to purchase tickets, go to: Oct. 14, here; Nov. 4 here and Nov. 18 here.

For additional information about the festival, visit JIB Productions or call the Westport Library at 203-291-4800.

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