We were thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Our City, My Story showcase this past weekend at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. It was one of our toughest competitions to date. Eighteen finalist films screened at the showcase to a crowd of NYC filmmakers and their families and friends. Each of these outstanding short films captured the fabric of New York City and all participants were young filmmakers, 21 years of age and under.
Each winner received a $500 cash prize and golden apple! This year's Our City, My Story winners are...
Best Animated Film – Stuck
Directed by: William Mun
Synopsis: In a world of sentient toys and ornaments, a lonesome manikin tries desperately to connect with a motley crew of trinkets on the shelf below him.
Best Experimental Film - Intervention
Created by Bronwen Wickstrom
Synopsis: A meditative essay inspired by performance and dance, this non-linear film project depicts the aggressive tendencies humans have towards nature, all while trying to maintain a sense of bliss.
Best Narrative Film - Little Man
Directed by: Joey Schweitzer
Synopsis: Joey Schweitzer is a normal 19-year-old, except he believes he's 67. Through interviews and archival footage, this mockumentary explores the origins of Joey's condition, and how it affects daily life with his parents.
Best Documentary Film - Wayne Tucker - A Musician’s Story
Directed by: Emilio Rios *our youngest winner at 14 years old*
Synopsis: This sensitive portrait of a jazz musician illustrates the inspirations behind his music compositions and chronicles the day-to-day struggles of being a working artist in New York City.
Congrats to all of the participants! A full photo album from the event can be found here. Photos by Jeffrey Dylan Rogers.