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Rebecca Cermona

Jury / Sunbird Award Competition for Short Narrative Films

Filmmaker, writer and producer. Her film Magdalene won a Director’s Guild of America student Jury Prize, an honorable mention at the student Emmy Awards, and was picked up for distribution by Shorts International at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. Simshar was her first feature-length film, Malta’s first ever Academy Award submission, and the first Maltese film to achieve worldwide distribution (including 3 theatrical releases outside of Malta). It won 17 awards at international film festivals including the Special Achievement Award at Mannheim-Heidelberg. Her second feature film The Gut is currently in development.