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Crocodiles Without Saddles win SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Best Live-Action Short at 17th New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival – OSCAR® QUALIFYING for 87th Academy Awards®

NYICFF is the nation’s largest festival for children and teens. The 2014 jury includes actors Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Susan Sarandon, Uma Thurman, and Jeffrey Wright and filmmakers and animators John Canemaker, Bill Plympton, Henry Selick, Gus Van Sant and Taika Waititi. As an Oscar-qualifying festival, NYICFF Jury Winners qualify for consideration for the 2015 Academy Awards in the Live Action and Animated Short Film categories.

NYICFF is an Oscar qualifying event and North America’s largest film festival for children and teens. Susan Sarandon, Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Wright, James Schamus, Henry Selick and Gus Van Sant are on the Jury 2014. 17th NYICFF attracted an audience of 25.000 and generated 80 million media impressions.