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TheWrap founder and CEO Sharon Waxman and awards editor Steve Pond join the filmmakers featured in the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival at AMC Century City on Thursday.

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  • Jurors Dana Gill, Jim Cummings, Irene Taylor Brodsky, Jihan Robinson and Rafael Casal at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • “Weekends” director Trevor Jimenez at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • Student director Cecilia Albertini at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • “The Goodnight Show” actress Ellie Dubin and director Charlie Schwan join the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • Filmmakers Cecilia Albertini and Andrea Brusa are featured in the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • The “Labor” film team joins the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • Actress Ellie Dubin, who starred in “The Goodnight Show,” at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • The “Labor” film team and “Magic Alps” co-director Andrea Brusa at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • Filmmakers David Fortune, Dominique Koski, Aqsa Altaf, Charlie Schwan and Cecilia Albertini.

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  • “Night Shift” team before the awards ceremony at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • “Night Shift” actor Calvin Picou at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • “My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes” producer Josh Polon joins the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival

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  • “The Goodnight Show” director Charlie Schwan joins the crowd before the awards ceremony.

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  • TheWrap team celebrates before the awards ceremony.

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  • The jurors of the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • TheWrap founder and CEO Sharon Waxman kicks off the awards ceremony.

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  • Sharon Waxman speaks about the selection of short films featured in the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • The audience at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival awards ceremony.

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  • Guests mingle at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • Filmmakers Quran Squire and David Fortune.

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  • Sharon Waxman welcomes guests to the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky speaks at the jury panel at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • “Blindspotting” co-writer and star Rafael Casal speaks during the jury panel at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • Juror Jihan Robinson, VP of nonfiction programming at Topic Studios, speaks about the short film format.

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  • “Thunder Road” filmmaker and Shortlist 2016 winner Jim Cummings joined the jury at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • The “Labor” team before the awards ceremony.

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  • Guests at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • Guests converse at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • Eleven filmmakers sit down to talk about their projects during the panel and awards ceremony.

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  • “Z-MAN” director David Fortune speaks about his film during the filmmakers panel.

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  • “Magic Alps” co-director Andrea Brusa speaks about some of the challenges working with a goat in his film.

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  • Aqsa Altaf, director of the student short “One Small Step,” joins the filmmaker panel.

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  • Student director Aqsa Altaf speaks abut her film, “One Small Step.”

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  • Filmmakers Randall Christopher, Quran Squire and David Fortune meet up during the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • “Z-MAN” director David Fortune takes a selfie with Sharon Waxman and filmmaker Quran Squire.

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  • Sharon Waxman and filmmakers Quran Squire and Marshall Tyler converse during the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • “The Goodnight Show” director Charlie Schwan speaks at the filmmakers panel.

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  • “Night Shift” director Marshall Tyler speaks about the challenges of making his film, which is set in a bathroom.

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  • “My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes” producer Josh Polon.

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  • “Night Shift” director Marshall Tyler.

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  • Program director Landon Zakheim announces the student prize winner, “The Peak.”

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  • TheWrap’s awards editor Steve Pond announces the audience prize winner, voted on by the public.

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  • Co-director Andrea Brusa accepts the audience prize for “Magic Alps.”

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  • “Magic Alps” co-director Andrea Brusa accepts the audience prize on behalf of his co-director, Marco Scotuzzi and the rest of the film’s team.

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  • “Magic Alps” co-director Andrea Brusa with Steve Pond after his win.

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  • “The Driver Is Red” director Randall Christopher accepts the industry prize, voted on by the jury.

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  • “The Driver Is Red,” directed by Randall Christopher, is the industry prize winner.

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  • “The Driver Is Red” director Randall Christopher with jurors Rafael Casal and Jim Cummings.

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  • Producer Dominique Koski holds the student prize for “The Peak.”

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  • Director Randall Christopher holds the industry prize for “The Driver Is Red.”

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  • “The Driver Is Red” director Randall Christopher with Steve Pond.

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  • Juror Irene Taylor Brodsky after the awards ceremony.

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  • Juror Jim Cummings and director Randall Christopher at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • Sharon Waxman with winners Randall Christopher and Andrea Brusa.

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  • “My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes” producer Josh Polon with guests at the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival.

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  • Sharon Waxman with winner and director of “The Driver is Red,” Randall Christopher.

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  • Filmmakers and filmgoers gathered at AMC Century City to celebrate this year’s slate of award-winning shorts

    TheWrap founder and CEO Sharon Waxman and awards editor Steve Pond join the filmmakers featured in the seventh annual ShortList Film Festival at AMC Century City on Thursday.

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