Competition Narrative Shorts
DIRECTED BY OLIVIA NEWMAN
USA, 2011, 15.5 MIN
Monique struggles to connect with her single father while she prepares for her first co-ed high school wrestling match, in this quietly moving film from the Columbia University MFA program.
Olivia Newman (“First Match”): A Brooklyn-based writer/director, Olivia is currently completing her M.F.A. at Columbia University. Her short films have received awards from HBO, the Caucus Foundation, SimonSays Entertainment, and Cine Golden Eagle, and have screened in many film festivals internationally. She currently has two feature films in development.