Guest Judge: Gus Van Sant

Many thanks to all who entered the 2018 Coppola Short Film Competition. We appreciate the opportunity to consider your work.

From more than a thousand submissions, judge Gus Van Sant honored the following films:

Grand Prize
Lobster Dinner by Gregorio Franchetti (Rome, Italy)

Honorable Mentions
Beyond the Green Mountain by Mei Cen Meng (New York, NY)
Cumulonimbus by Ioana Mischie (Bucharest, Romania)
Koreatown by Grant Hyun (Sherman Oaks, CA)
The Secret World of Foley by Daniel Jewel (London, England)

Gregorio Franchetti will receive the Grand Prize of $5,000. American Zoetrope will invite select talent agencies and production companies to 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 American Zoetrope, 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.