The 2020 Louisiana Film Prize announced that Catherine Ann Taylor’s THIN SLICING has been added to the roster of 20 finalists who will compete for a $25,000 grand prize (the world’s largest cash prize for a narrative short film). The film will replace a disqualified film that had been previously selected. The disqualified film premiered at a festival prior to the Film Prize which, automatically, removed it from competition.
While the removal of the original film is disappointing, the Film Prize also reported that the inclusion of THIN SLICING has made Film Prize 2020 the first Film Prize with 50% female filmmakers.
Taylor’s THIN SLICING follows the romantic push and pull between a guy and a girl as they navigate their feelings and an attraction for each other past the road block she has set up with her “thin slicing” assessment of her dating prospects and his crush on her friend.
Taylor joins a strong roster of women filmmakers Film Prize has in the competition, including; Anne Nichols Brown’s AWAY; Suzanne Racz’s BAKED POTATO; Hannah Dorsett’s BECKY’S BIG CATCH; Abigail Kruger’s GREEN’S ALLEY; Mary McDade Castille’s MS. BLUE; Hattie Haggard Gobble’s STRANGERS IN A STALL; Eva Contis’ STUCK IN THE MIDDLE; Lorna Street Dopson’s UNTITLED POST-BABY PROJECT; and Christine Chen’s VOUÈE.
Film Prize’s rare hybrid film festival and film competition virtual presentation will allow for a wider international audience with an extended schedule to allow more film fans to view the films, vote, and participate in the event. In addition to the one $25,000 grand prize winner, the Top 5 Louisiana Film Prize films will receive distribution through Shorts International on iTunes and will also screen at various festivals across the country.
Film Prize 2020 films will play at Prize Fest 2020, October 2-11. This unique film competition combines audience and judge’s to determine the $25,000 winner, the world’s richest cash prize for a short narrative film. More info at www.PrizeFest.com.