Young Filmmaker's Trip to Cannes!

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Raised by 68 people in 52 months
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“Tree Hugger”, the latest film by eighteen-year-old Kira Bursky, has been selected for the 2015 Short Film Corner held at the Cannes Film Festival.

With limited funds and less than one month to coordinate her arrangements for Cannes, Bursky has mounted a GoFundMe campaign with the intention that individuals will contribute the funds that will transform her dream of participating at Cannes into a reality.


“I am more excited than I can express to have the opportunity to share my film ʻTree Huggerʼ at the Cannes Short Film Corner, which will be held during the Cannes Film Festival,” says Kira Bursky. “This is truly a dream. Traveling to Cannes would be amazing and a big step forward for my career as a filmmaker.”

Organized by the Cannes Film Festival, the Short Film Corner is the essential rendezvous for filmmakers. Since 2004, short film producers and directors have chosen the Short Film Corner as the place to present their films, make meetings happen and take decisive steps for their future careers.


Bursky won the Best Overall Film at the 2014 All American High School Film Festival for her film “Weʼre Okay”, was a 2014 National YoungArts Finalist in filmmaking, and was named a 2014 Presidential Scholar in the Arts Semi-Finalist. A 2014 graduate of Interlochen Arts Academyʼs Motion Picture Arts program, Kira has been working as an intern at documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlockʼs New York-based film production company, Warrior Poets.

Written and directed by Kira Bursky, “Tree Hugger” is a short fantasy drama that tells the story of Clara, a high school freshman who is in search of magic in her life. Clara becomes involved with Leo, a senior boy at the school, but the fantasy world in her head darkens when Leo takes advantage of her. The film was shot on location in Asheville, North Carolina; Weaverville, North Carolina; and Greenville, South Carolina.

The Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 13-24, 2015 and is anticipated to attract around 35,000 film professionals and over 4,000 international journalists coming together for the worldʼs biggest film event.

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$25
David Zaiss
49 months ago

See if you two movie makers can catch a bus or ferry to Victoria, Vancouver, the gulf islands, or even the Kootenays, where we raised our kids. Sorry I just can't foot the bill!

ZS
$50
Zippy and Stan Silverman
50 months ago

Hope you are having the time of your life in Cannes!!!

NW
$20
Natasha Wermers
51 months ago

I hope you do well in Cannes!

SS
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Star Sullivan
51 months ago
$10
Anonymous
51 months ago
$250
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51 months ago
JH
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Joe Havian
51 months ago
$50
Lee-Kendrick Jones
51 months ago

Kira, I'm so inspired by your opportunities and possibilities!!! Blessings

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Anonymous
51 months ago
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Wyman Tannehill
51 months ago

Congrats! It's a great honor to be accepted to Cannes. Relish this moment in your life. See as many films and talk to as many filmmakers as you can to help you expand you skills for future films.

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