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New York International Short Film Fest announces jury

The 3rd Annual New York International Short Film Festival (NY Shorts Fest) the self-proclaimed 'King of Shorts' will be screening narrative fiction, documentary, and animated short films form May 27-29 at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City. Over 60 films from over 11 countries will be participating in the International Competition. The complete line-up can be found on the official New York Shorts Fest website.

The jury will consist of Joe Bateman, head of Content & Acquisitions at, a mobile platform for short format content, Matthew Jacobs, associate entertainment editor at the Huffington Post, Andew Mer, the Senior Vice President of Content Partnerships at SnagFilms, Vadim Rizov, managing editor of Filmmaker Magazine, and Sarah Salovaara, Contributing Web Editor at Filmmaker Magazine.

About New York International Short Film Festival

New York International Short Film Festival showcases the finest short-form cinema from around the world to enthusiastic audiences in the vibrant filmmaking enclave of New York City. In 2012, NY Shorts Fest premiered "Derek" written, directed, and starring Ricky Gervais, which won for Best Comedy. Since its premiere at NY Shorts Fest "Derek" has become a popular British television show and is now available for streaming on Netflix.

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