Comedian-Actor Zainab Johnson To Host The NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

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The 13th Annual NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, which celebrates diverse stories while finding the next generation of storytellers, is hosting its finale screening and awards ceremony on October 24, 2018 at the Directors Guild of America.

Comedian-actor Zainab Johnson (“All Def Comedy,” “Last Comic Standing”) will host the finale event featuring screenings of the six finalist shorts: “B.U.T.S: Spanish Class,” “Kyenvu,” “Masks,” “Monday,” “Rani” and “We Know Where You Live.” Four of the finalist shorts were either written or directed by women, setting a record for female representation in front of and behind the camera.

The screening will be followed by an awards ceremony where celebrity presenters will hand out awards in eight categories including Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Comedy, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Writer, Outstanding Actor, the Audience Award, Critics’ Choice Award and HARNESS Social Impact Award presented by NBCUniversal Social Responsibility.


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