You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

NBC sponsors ‘Comedy Short Cuts’

Diversity Film Festival runs Sept. 6

NBC Universal’s TV, film and production units will sponsor the second annual Comedy Short Cuts Diversity Film Fest on Sept. 6 as part of the New York Television Festival.

Semifinalists were selected from those who answered a call for applicants on the NBC website. The Sept. 6 screening of their shorts will be hosted by the cast of Peacock sitcom “30 Rock.”

“This innovative program will encourage creativity and promote diversity for promising filmmakers who might not otherwise have a chance to screen their work at a top-flight festival,” said Ben Silverman, co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios. “We also want to provide an outlet for their work to be viewed by influential executives.”

Creative execs from this year’s exec selection committee represent NBC, Universal Media Studios, Sci Fi Channel, Bravo, USA, Focus Features, Rogue Pictures and the Sundance Channel.

This year’s fest has also added a component called NBC You: Diversity Promo Festival, in which viewers can create promos for some of NBC’s most diverse shows.

The finalists’ films will be screened at an industry event on Oct. 3 in L.A., and select pics from last year’s inaugural fest will air on the Sundance Channel in early October, while this year’s finalists will run on the channel next year.

More Film

  • Film News Roundup: Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'Kindergarten

    Film News Roundup: Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'Kindergarten Teacher' Sells to Netflix

    NBC Universal’s TV, film and production units will sponsor the second annual Comedy Short Cuts Diversity Film Fest on Sept. 6 as part of the New York Television Festival. Semifinalists were selected from those who answered a call for applicants on the NBC website. The Sept. 6 screening of their shorts will be hosted by […]

  • 'Mug' Review: Blackhearted Satire on Small-Minded,

    Berlin Film Review: 'Mug'

    NBC Universal’s TV, film and production units will sponsor the second annual Comedy Short Cuts Diversity Film Fest on Sept. 6 as part of the New York Television Festival. Semifinalists were selected from those who answered a call for applicants on the NBC website. The Sept. 6 screening of their shorts will be hosted by […]

  • Richard Glickman Dead

    Richard Glickman, Engineer and Fog Machine Designer, Dies at 91

    NBC Universal’s TV, film and production units will sponsor the second annual Comedy Short Cuts Diversity Film Fest on Sept. 6 as part of the New York Television Festival. Semifinalists were selected from those who answered a call for applicants on the NBC website. The Sept. 6 screening of their shorts will be hosted by […]

  • Aga

    Berlin Film Review: 'Ága'

    NBC Universal’s TV, film and production units will sponsor the second annual Comedy Short Cuts Diversity Film Fest on Sept. 6 as part of the New York Television Festival. Semifinalists were selected from those who answered a call for applicants on the NBC website. The Sept. 6 screening of their shorts will be hosted by […]

  • Guillermo del Toro Shape of Water

    'Shape of Water' Lawsuit Spurs Debate Amid Oscar Voting

    NBC Universal’s TV, film and production units will sponsor the second annual Comedy Short Cuts Diversity Film Fest on Sept. 6 as part of the New York Television Festival. Semifinalists were selected from those who answered a call for applicants on the NBC website. The Sept. 6 screening of their shorts will be hosted by […]

  • 'This Is Me' Catapults 'Greatest Showman'

    'This Is Me' Catapults 'Greatest Showman' Soundtrack Toward One Billion Streams

    NBC Universal’s TV, film and production units will sponsor the second annual Comedy Short Cuts Diversity Film Fest on Sept. 6 as part of the New York Television Festival. Semifinalists were selected from those who answered a call for applicants on the NBC website. The Sept. 6 screening of their shorts will be hosted by […]

  • Rex Pickett

    Rex Pickett's Drama 'Repairman' Moving Forward as a Movie

    NBC Universal’s TV, film and production units will sponsor the second annual Comedy Short Cuts Diversity Film Fest on Sept. 6 as part of the New York Television Festival. Semifinalists were selected from those who answered a call for applicants on the NBC website. The Sept. 6 screening of their shorts will be hosted by […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content