"Fine Cut" is a collection of short films ranging from emerging filmmakers to students, from cutting-edge animation to the best in documentary cinema.

All short films selected will be part of one of a series of one-hour broadcast episodes, and all accepted shorts are eligible for awards in the Competition. These top films will then be judged by an expert panel in the Emerging Filmmakers Competition and Student Filmmakers Competition. They are also a part of the Viewer’s Choice Competition, taking place right now.

The film that wins the Emerging Filmmaker Award, Student Filmmaker Award, and Viewer’s Choice Award will be selected as part of The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival, 2017. In addition, the Filmmaker will receive hotel accommodations through the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Travel Accommodations program plus $500 cash to go toward air travel.

The American Pavilion

Student filmmakers also have the chance to win the Jack Larson Southern California Student Filmmaker Award, the filmmaker must be from a Southern California film school ranging from Santa Barbara to San Diego. The winning filmmaker will receive a cash prize to be determined. Click the links below for more information.

2017's Fine Cut judges (in alphabetical order by last name): 

Effie T. Brown, Linda Cardellini, Javier Fuentes-Leon, Steve Greene, Pete Hammond, Simon Kilmurry, Corinne Marrinan, John Ptak, Chris Tashima



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