New York U’s Kanbar Institute of Film and Television opens their 66th annual First Run Film Fest with more than 105 student films in competish for $50,000 dollars in cash awards.
This year’s crop features a bevy of coming of age tales and relationship dramas in genres ranging from conventional to experimental as well as doc and animation.
Fest runs from April 10-14 at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Film Center in the East Village. Tix are $5, less for students. Post fest, finalist films and vids get a Hollywood showcase at Directors Guild of American’s HQ in early June.
Notable Kanbar alums include Joel Coen, Amy Heckerling, Ang Lee, Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese.