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AASFF 2018 DAY 3
FRIDAY MAR 30, 06:30 PM
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is pleased to present the 3rd edition of the Austrian American Short Film Festival (AASFF). Initiated and co-founded by ACFNY Director Christine Moser and AASFF Festival Curator Stephanie Falkeis, the festival runs from March 28 to 30, 2018 at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. This year’s jury will be Barbara Albert, Marcia Nasatir, and Anne Goursaud.
PROGRAM FOR MARCH 30
Presentation of feature documentary A Classy Broad about the life of Marcia Nasatir (dir. Anne Goursaud)
Q&A with filmmakers and audience, moderated by Stephanie Falkeis
8:30 PM Award Ceremony
Prizes for best Narrative and Experimental Films are awarded by the jury
Inauguration of the „Inspiring Woman Filmmaker / Female Story“ Award
SYNOPSIS: A CLASSY BROAD (2016)
1h 33min, Documentary/Biography
In 1974 Marcia Nasatir made history by becoming the first woman vice-president at United Artists. A Classy Broad (2016) by Anne Goursaud tells the story of how this Jewish girl from San Antonio, Texas shattered Hollywood's glass ceiling.
"This highly entertaining documentary follows the amazing life of Marcia Nasatir, who went from a young Jewish girl in Texas to being the first female vice president of production at the United Artists movie studio. The vivacious Nasatir, who was instrumental in getting films like "Rocky" and "The Big Chill" to the big screen, has plenty of fun stories to tell - and a great screen presence of her own." - The San Francisco Chronicle
The Austrian American Short Film Festival is an annual three-day festival presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. The festival features short films in all forms and genres by promising young artists and filmmakers from Austria and the United States. The mission of the AASFF is to increase intercultural dialogue and to foster interconnectivity and the exchange of ideas between Austria and the U.S. by providing a platform for young, emerging filmmakers. The festival also aims at introducing emerging Austrian talent to the U.S. film community as well as showcasing work by American filmmakers in Austria. Austrian and American films will be presented together, with 5 prizes awarded: Best Austrian Narrative, Best Austrian Experimental, Best US Narrative, Best US Experimental, and Best Woman Director/Story.
For further information about the festival, the jury and the curator please visit: