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AN EARLY TWILIGHT

written and directed by Eric Zala

Eric's NYU film thesis, a 22-minute drama,

 was met with international acclaim and was picked up for distribution. 

Within an isolated rest home, one resident’s pain and frustration explode into violence.  

This is the unusual story of Peter and Jill

– his desire, her repulsion – their love.

AWARDS WON FOR “AN EARLY TWILIGHT”

AWARD FOR DIRECTING

AWARD FOR SCREENWRITING

AWARD OF ACTING

AWARD FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY

AWARD FOR ART DIRECTION

FACULTY COMMENDATION

NYU First Run Festival (premiere) – New York, New York

 

 

 

GRAND PRIZE – BEST OF SHOW

Council on International Non-theatrical Events (CINE) – Washington, DC

 

 

 

FIRST PRIZE – “WISE OLD OWL” AWARD, $5,000

RRF National Media Awards – Chicago, Illinois

 

 

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY, $250

International Short Film Festival of Mons-Belgium

 

 

BRONZE MEDAL

Festival of Nations – Ebensee, Austria

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL AWARD

IAC International Film and Video Festival – Manchester, England

 

 

 

SECOND PLACE

Central Florida Film and Video Festival – Orlando, Florida

 

 

 

DIPLOMA OF MERIT

Melbourne International Film and Video Festival – Melbourne, Australia

 

 

 

BRONZE PLAQUE AWARD (2nd highest award in festival)

Columbus International Film and Video Festival – Columbus, Ohio

 

 

 

SECOND PLACE

American International Film and Video Festival – Long Beach, California

 

 

 

FINALIST

Suffolk County Film and Video Competition – Huntington, New York

 

 

 

SHOESTRING TROPHY

Rochester International Independent Film Festival – Rochester, New York

 

 

 

BRONZE APPLE AWARD

National Educational Film and Video Festival – Oakland, California

 

 

 

THIRD PLACE

The Brooklyn Arts Council – Brooklyn, New York

FINALIST

Philadelphia International Film Festival – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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