Category winner to qualify for Oscars consideration
The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival has nailed down its list of short films, skedding 22 world preems among an overall slate of 60.Thesps to appear in the shorts include Brendan Gleeson, Campbell Scott, Anthony LaPaglia, Colin Quinn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Jean Reno, with David Duchovny, Joseph Fiennes and Ian McKellen among those contributing voices to animated offerings. Entries will be eligible for the fest’s trio of short film kudos, with this marking the first time the winner of the Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Academy Award category sans the usual theatrical run. Shorts are divided into eight groups in which they’ll be presented, including docu categories “Off the Grid” and “One for All,” animated lineup “All You Can Eat” and narrative slates “Open 24 Hours,” “Take as Directed” and “Mix Tape.” Final category, “Impressions of Memory,” combines narratives and doc in a themed bill about images and memory. World preems include Scott starrer “Love, Lots of It,” Jean-Baptiste topliner “Rooms,” “The Ride” with LaPaglia and “Cheat” starring Quinn. Lineup of shorts follows an announcement earlier this week of the remaining half of the Tribeca feature lineup, which includes the bows of Alex Gibney baseball docu “Catching Hell,” Jason Sudeikis comedy “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy” and Orlando Bloom starrer “The Good Doctor.” The 2011 fest runs April 20-May 1.