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Tribeca 2006 : Shorts Competition

This is part fout of our continuing Tribeca Coverage. You
can read about the competitive sections of the festival in

part one
, the non competitive selections in
part two,
the section ‘Rediscovered’, ‘Spotlight’ and ‘Midnight Movies’ in
part 3


The 2006 Tribeca Film Festival announced yesterday the line-up
for its Short Film Competitions. The program includes 76 shorts selected from
among 2,150 submissions. Included are short films by Laurie Anderson, Faith
Hubley, Abbas Kiarostami, Sylvia Kristel, Bill Morrison and Jay Rosenblatt.
There is also a strong representation from top film schools, including AFI,
Columbia, NYU, UCLA, USC as well as international film programs in Israel,
Mexico, South Korea, and Australia.

The series also feature works directed by New York music icon Laurie Anderson
and actors Adrian Grenier and Melissa Joan Hart. Appearing in this year’s short
narrative films are actors David Straitharn, Henry Winkler, Sandra Bernhard, and
Jeffrey Tambor. Documentary subjects include Don Cheadle, Elvis Costello, Allen
Toussaint and Roseanne Cash.

“People have a tendency to stereotype shorts as simply being a filmmakers’ means
to an end of eventually producing a full-length feature,” said Peter Scarlet,
executive director of the Festival. “On the contrary, these short films, by both
emerging and established filmmakers, stand on their own.”

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Shorts in Competition – Narrative
Afraid So, directed by Jay Rosenblatt, written by Jeanne Marie Beaumont

After June, directed by Michael Civille, written by Matthew Haberman
Alone at Last, directed and written by David Shuff
Attention (Intabih), directed and written by Akram Agha (Saudi
Between 2 Houses (Tussen 2 Huizen), directed by Clara van Gool
Blackberries, directed and written by Nicolas Panoutsopoulos
The Booth, directed by Gabriela Yepes, written by Yepes and Kristin
Carla Cope, directed and written by Aileen McCormack
Dilemma, directed and written by Boris Paval Conen (Netherlands)
Errata, directed by Alexander Stewart
Euthanasia, directed by Adrian Grenier
The Falling Man, directed and written by Kevin Ackerman
Flow, directed and written by Scott Nyerges
Garden of Eden, revisited (Hof van Eden, revisited), directed and written
by Titia Reiter (Netherlands)
Hidden Inside Mountains, directed and written by Laurie Anderson
I Did Not Expect You (Non ti aspettavo), directed by Barbara Rossi
Jane Lloyd, directed and written by HAPPY (U.S.A., U.K.)
K-7, directed and written by Christopher Leone
King of Central Park, directed by Max Winkler and David Gelb
Longtime Listener, directed by Keven Undergaro and Maria Menounos,
written by
Lure, directed and written by Mark Mollenkamp
Marion, directed by Ry Russo-Young
Mute, directed by Melissa Joan Hart, written by Kristin Lipiro
Octave, directed by Emily Hubley
The Offshore Reserves, directed and written by Jamie Bradshaw and
Doulerain (Russia)
Out of the Woods, directed and written by Samuel Dowe-Sandes
The Package, directed and written by Brad Spencer
Paradox, directed and written by Jeremy Haccoun (U.K.)
Piece of Cake, directed and written by Cynthia Boorujy
The Secret Language (Teanga Runda), directed and written by Brian
Durnin (Ireland)
Shiner, directed and written by Mike Doyle
The Shovel, directed and written Nick Childs
Spanish Boots, directed and written by Domenica Cameron-Scorsese
The Temptation of Victoria, directed by Michael Shamberg (U.S.A. and
Today 30 November, directed by Mahmood Soliman (Egypt)
Topor and me (Topor et moi), directed by Sylvia Kristel, written
by Ruud Den Dryver
Torte Bluma, directed by Benjamin Ross, written by Barry Langford
Wedlock, directed by Chris Callahan
Who cares how long the batteries last? (¿Qué importa cuánto duran las
), directed by Gustavo Rondón Córdova, written by Rafael Velásquez (Venezuela)
Women Workers Leaving the Factory (Obreras Saliendo de la Fabrica), directed and
written by José Luis Torres (Chile)

Shorts in Competition – Documentary
A Long Struggle, directed by Lea Rekow, written by Matthew Phillip
Dear Talula, directed by Lori Benson
I’m Charlie Chaplin, directed by Jay Rosenblatt
Ideas of Order in Cinque Terre, directed by Ken Kobland
Inside Out, directed and written by Zohreh Shayesteh (Iran)
The Highwater Trilogy, directed by Bill Morrison
Journey Into Sunset, directed by Rick Wilkinson
Mariners and Musicians, directed by Steven Lippman
My Empire, directed by Ted Ciesielski
Native New Yorker, directed and written by Steve Bilich
Never Like the First Time! (Aldrig som forsta gangen!), directed
by Jonas Odell (Sweden)
Offside (Nivdal), directed and written by Daniel Sivan and Dorit
Tadir (Israel)
Prom Date, directed by Poull Brien
Putting the River in Reverse, directed by Matthew Buzzell
Roads of Kiarostami, directed by Abbas Kiarostami (Iran, South Korea)
SARS, A Love Story, directed and written by Mathieu Borysevicz (U.S.A.,
She Rhymes Like A Girl, directed by JT Takagi
Swan’s Island, directed by Bill Brand and Katy Martin
The Tribe, directed by Tiffany Shlain, written by Shlain and Ken Goldberg

Shorts in Competition – Student
Chicxulub, directed and written by Malona P. Voigt
Dead End Job, directed and written by Samantha Davidson Green
The Debt, directed and written by Levan Koguashvili
Duncan Removed, directed and written by Peter Livolsi and Matthew
In a Single Bound, a documentary, directed and written by Ross Marroso

Interview, directed by Boyoung Lee (South Korea)
Kite Circuit, directed and written by Austin Andrews (Australia)
Night Visions, a documentary, directed by Kathy Huang
Orange Bow, directed and written by Dee Rees
Playing the News, a documentary, directed by Jeff Plunkett and Jigar
The Projectionist (Dian Ying Fang Ying Yuan), directed and written
by Elaine Liu
Recalled, directed and written by Michael Connors
Shelter, directed and written by Luke Hutton (U.S.A., Canada)
The Substitute (Hayelet Bodeda), directed by Tayla Lavie, written
by Lavie and Oded Binnun (Israel)
Twenty Dollar Drinks, directed and written by David Brind
Under the Rubble (Bajo los Escombros), directed by Carlos Davila
Yeo (Mexico)
Walk on a Little More, directed and written by Minyoung Shim (South

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