NBCUniversal Short Film Festival Adds Justin Lin, Marlon Wayans & More As Judges


Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond) and actor/producer Marlon Wayans have been named as judges for the 11th annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival. They will be joined by Will Packer (Ride Along), Tracey Wigfield (The Mindy Project), Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat), Hasan Minaj (The Daily Show), Malcolm D. Lee (Barbershop: The Next Cut) and Masi Oka (Heroes). The fest is part of NBCUniversal Talent Infusion Programs, which promotes and encourages people of diverse backgrounds, in front and behind the camera, to become the next generation of storytellers.

NBCU Short Film Festival

The festival, which was founded in 2006, officially commenced in New York last month with a two-day screening of shorts from this year’s semi-finalists in front of industry professionals. A finale screening and award ceremony is set for October 19 at the Director’s Guild of America. Finalist awards prizes include holding deals, monetary grants, and development meetings at NBCUniversal.

Below is the list of this year’s semi-finalists:

Director: Steven Liang
Writer: Steven Canals

Alien Hunter
Director: David Telles,
Writer: David Telles & Alex Meraz

Day One
Writer & Director: Henry Hughes

Guest Room
Writer & Director: Joshua Tate

In Their Eyes
Writer & Director: Gina Levy

Los Angeles 1991
Director: Miguel De Olaso,
Writer: Miguel De Olaso, Bruno Zacarias & Tim Hyten

Parachute Girls
Director: Alex Rubens,
Writer: Emily C. Chang

Director: Joey Ally,
Writer: Jen Tullock & Hannah Pearl Utt

Password Deals
Writer & Director: Brie Eley

Writer & Director: Alejandra Parody

Search Party
Writer & Director: Tesia Joy Walker

Things I Hate: Lady Grooming
Director: Liam Edward Brady
Writer: Molly Anne Coogan

Director: Marvin Bryan Lemus
Writer: Moira Morel & Erick Castrillon

You Can Go
Director: Christine Turner
Writer: Daniel Solé


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