Sweepstakes directed by Temple University’s alumnus, Mark Tumas, has been selected to screen at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival (TFF). The project was made in the Senior Projects class when Tumas was a senior (2012), in the Film and Media Arts Program. The story is about a new mother that faces the life she could have had after her husband suffers a neurological complication. As part of the “Flight Delays” Narrative Short Film Program, Sweepstakes will be screened four times between April 17th and April 27th.
In 2012, Tumas received a Princess Grace Film Honoraria Grant to help fund the film. Sweepstakes was produced by H. Robert Wunder, also a Temple Student, and Rodney Evans, FMA Temple’s professor is the Executive Producer.
The Tribeca Film Festival has become one of the most prestigious film festivals, it is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. The 2014 TFF edition, will present 58 short films, 29 of which are world premieres. The selections were curated from 3,074 submissions.
For more information about the screenings of Sweepstakes in Tribeca Film Festival visit the festival’s website.