TFF and Snapchat Announce Jurors for Tribeca Snapchat Shorts Category

Following the announcement of the TRIBECA SNAPCHAT SHORTS – a collaboration between the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) and Snapchat that spotlights the best Snapchat stories from across the U.S. – we are pleased to announce an eclectic panel of notable jurors for the category. A talented group of storytellers that include well-known musicians, actors and directors, many of which are avid Snapchatters, will help select the very best Tribeca Snapchat Shorts. The program continues to showcase Tribeca’s commitment to innovative storytelling through the newest technology trends. It also gives creative Snapchatters the opportunity to combine the skills essential to filmmaking - storyboarding, scripting, casting - with the accessibility and mobile editing tools innate to the Snapchat platform. Submissions have now officially opened for the comedy-themed TRIBECA SNAPCHAT SHORTS, which must be submitted by March 8.

Snapchatters from across the country are invited to create a “Story” exclusively using Snapchat (200 seconds max) To enter, Snapchatters must save their completed Story to their camera roll using the "save story" button on Snapchat, then go to here to submit (contest rules and submission guidelines can be found here as well). Submitted stories will be judged by the following jurors:

  • Jessica Alba: Jessica Alba is an actress known for her work in films such as the “Sin City” and “Fantastic Four,” as well as the co-founder of the eco-friendly business, The Honest Compan--Snapchat Username: jessicamalba

  • Steve Aoki: Steve Aoki is a Grammy-award winning EDM musician, record producer, and music executive-- Snapchat Username: aokisteve

  • Steve Buscemi: Steve Buscemi is a producer and award-winning actor known for a host of film and TV roles, including his recent stint as Nucky Thompson on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”

  • David Gordon Green: David Gordon Green is a film producer and director known for films, including “Pineapple Express”, “Prince Avalanche” and “Manglehorn”

  • DJ Khaled: DJ Khaled is a well-known DJ, record producer and radio personality--Snapchat Username: djkhaled305

  • Shay Mitchell: Shay Mitchell is an actress, model and author known for her role as Emily Fields in “Pretty Little Liars"--Snapchat Username: officialshaym

  • Vashtie: Vashtie is a New York based director, filmmaker, artist, designer, and creative consultant--Snapchat Username: VASHTIEKOLA

Other info:

  • The 10 winning shorts will be announced during the 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City in April 2016.

  • They will be highlighted at the Festival and may be featured on a special Snapchat Discover channel.

  • Submissions opened on February 27th and close March 8th.

  • You must be a legal US resident in the 50 United States and District of Columbia and 18+ to submit.