Summer Snapshot Official Selection at 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival announced its lineup of 60 short films today, which includes NW Documentary’s newest film by Ian McCluskey. Summer Snapshot was selected out of 2,862 submissions for the prestigious festival.

“Whether narrative, documentary, experimental or animation, these short films exhibit extraordinary talent,” said Sharon Badal, TFF head short film programmer. “We’re thrilled to bring films from around the globe to our festival, and with a large number of world premieres, to share many of them with an audience for the first time.”

The news comes after a successful start for the Portland-made 10-minute short film. McCluskey took Summer Snapshot to France last month for the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival – the world’s premier cinema event dedicated to short films. In its 33rd year, it is the second largest film festival in France after Cannes in terms of audience and professional attendance. In the International competition, the festival selected 72 films, representing 56 countries. Summer Snapshot was one of only five films selected from the US.

Summer Snapshot’s festival upcoming line-up also includes some of the most competitive festivals on the independent film circuit:

  • Mecal, the International Short Film Festival of BarcelonaSummer Snapshot was selected from a pool of more than 3,500 entries for one of Europe’s largest festivals of short films.
  • Aspen Shortsfest, recognized as one of the world’s “50 Leading Film Festivals” by IndieWIRE. This Oscar-qualifying international competition offers a splendid selection of drama, comedy, animation and documentary, in the lovely setting of Aspen. The 20th annual Aspen Shortsfest will be held April 5 – 10 2011. Summer Snapshot screens: April 7th and 10th.
  • The Cleveland International Film Festival, an Oscar-qualifying festival now in its 35th year, is one of the premiere festivals in the US, recognized as one of the world’s “50 Leading Film Festivals” by IndieWIRE, presenting more than 150 features and 130 short films from over 60 countries. Summer Snapshot is proud to be included in this year’s line up of amazing films. Screening: March 29, 5:20pm.

“At NW Documentary we’re ecstatic,” said director Ian McCluskey. “Summer Snapshot represents not only my pursuit of craft as a filmmaker, but a shared collaborative effort, of volunteers and kind-hearted supporters. Summer Snapshot is a reflection of the great talent in Portland and the community that can come together in the making of documentaries.”

The soundtrack was composed and performed by Portland indie band, The Dimes. The swimmers and interviews featured in the film were local volunteers. Summer Snapshot was shot on Mt Hood’s Sandy River, and edited in Portland.

Summer Snapshot

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