The Visiting Nurse Service of New York doesn’t sound like a film-related org, but the group is backing the Living History Project: Independent Short Film Contest.
The competish is for college-age filmmakers from Columbia, NYU, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Staten Island College, City College of New York and the New York Film Academy. Five finalists will be screened at the Independent Features Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas on July 25-27, with the winner taking home $10,000 in scholarship money.
The contest marks the 25th anni of the nurse service’s hospice program. Students were challenged to create short profile pics of hospice patients.
Thirteen pics were produced, and the final five were chosen via online voting polls, which closed on June 30.
David Broyles’ film was the top vote-getter; 2,775 total votes were tallied. Works by Jason Thompson, Victor Suarez, Martin Toro and J.D. Amato will also be featured at the festival.