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Director Cecille Manson (right)
accepts her "Best of Arizona"
award for "The Yellow Butterfly"
with ShortFest director
Timothy Gassen (left).

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Rachel Sharp (left) and
Daniel King (right).
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ABOVE : The setting in The Loft's upstairs theater, and
the filmmaker panel. The festival screenings took
place downstairs in The Loft's 500-seat main theater.

Longtime Tucson Citizen film critic Chuck Graham
commented afterward, "That was one of the very
best filmmaker seminars I have ever seen."


THE TUCSONFILM.COM SHORTFEST
"Short Films. Big Ideas."
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This past year's 2006 ShortFest info:

And the TucsonFilm.com ShortFest winners are...

BEST OF SHOW:
"El Gran Zambini" (Spain)
Directors IGOR LEGARRETA & EMILIO PEREZ
a magical tale of a father, a son ... and the moon.

BEST OF ARIZONA:
"The Yellow Butterfly" (Tucson)
Director Cecille
Manson
a somber reflection on the undefeatable human spirit.

AUDIENCE SELECTION: BEST FILM
"The Old Negro Space Program" (California)
Director Andy Bobrow
more heartfelt voice-over and violin than even Ken Burns could want!

The best from the TucsonFilm.com ShortFest will be soon be available on the Web! Check back soon for details!
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Film Community Service Awards:
The TucsonFilm.com ShortFest awarded individuals for their contributions to the Tucson film community. The award reads, "In recognition for your selfless hard work on behalf of the Tucson film community, and for your efforts to unite artists and audiences for the common good of all, we offer our gratitude and heartfelt appreciation."

The honorees included: Rachel Sharp (Micro-Cinema Tucson) and Daniel King (U of A Media Arts).

Service to other filmmakers is a central theme of our festival — another element that we believe makes our festival unique. It is our responsibility to help each other!
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The Afternoon Filmmaker's Workshop:
A distinguished panel shared their practical experience in indie film, showed clips of their work and answered audience questions. For bios, go HERE.




ABOVE: Panelists Dick Fisher (top left), Mike Rom (top right). Marlowe Weisman
(bottom left), Joe Jones (bottom middle) and Timothy Gassen (bottom right).