Guest Judge: David Benioff

Many thanks to all who entered the 2019 Coppola Short Film Competition. We appreciate the opportunity to consider your work.

From more than a thousand submissions, judge David Benioff honored the following films:

Grand Prize
Turtle by Jordan Schiele (Brooklyn NY)

Honorable Mentions
Another Path by Davide Arosio (Monza, Italy)
Seven by James Morgan (London, UK)
Jane by Kathryn Prescott (Los Angeles, CA)
Lián by Darren Teo (New York, NY)

Jordan Schiele will receive the Grand Prize of $5,000. Select talent agencies and production companies will consider the honored films for representation and feature production. The talent agencies include William Morris Endeavor, CAA, the Gersh Agency, Exile Entertainment, ICM, Oasis Media, UTA, the Radmin Company, Prolific Entertainment, Energy Entertainment, and Dontanville/Frattaroli. And the production companies include Samuel Goldwyn Films, Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, IFC Entertainment, Verisimilitude, Lionsgate, Icon Pictures, Lleju Productions and Films, Working Title, Dimension Films, Michael London Productions, Hope for Film, Kulture Machine, Number 9 Films, Folo Films, Pretty Pictures, Roserock Films, Astrakan Films, Industry Entertainment, Anonymous Content, Jim Wedaa Productions, Robert Evans Company, Fortis Films, Jean Doumanian Productions, Agape Media International, and Ziskin Productions.

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Thanks once more, and all good wishes for your work.