First Run fetes 10 beginning filmmers

Mann's 'Breath,' 'Motskin's 'Cutman' take first prize nods

Ten students took home top honors at the First Run Festival, which recognizes students from NYU’s Kanbar Institute of Film and TV.

First-place winners include Seith Mann’s “Five Deep Breaths” (graduate) and Yon Motskin “The Cutman” (undergraduate). Each prize is worth $10,000.

Motskin also won the Wasserman Award for outstanding directing. Jinoh Park (“The Request”) nabbed kudos in the graduate level category.

Wasserman screenwriting awards went to Sophie Goodheart for “My Blind Brother” and Robbie Pickering for “Prom Night.”

New York Magazine sponsored a pair of awards for excellence. Andrij Parekh’s “Dead Roosters” and Mike Regalbuto’s “Stereotypes” were honored.

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