Reno filmmaker finalist at Cannes

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Reno’s Emily Skyle-Golden, an acclaimed independent filmmaker, will screen her short film docudrama “10 Syllables” among a limited field of seven finalists from around the globe invited to screen and compete for top honors and awards at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The inspirational dramatic film created in Reno, Nev., using a local cast and crew of more than 300 will be screened as part of the American Pavilion’s showcase of short films from emerging filmmakers at the Cannes Film Festival this month.

Inspired by the #metoo movement, Skyle-Golden originally felt moved to make a documentary. However, when her call for a few survivors of sexual assault willing to share their story resulted in 528 brave women and men coming forward, she switched gears and found a powerful way of honoring them all.

The film, “10 Syllables” (un-con-scious / in-tox-i-ca-ted / fe-male) follows the story of Parker. When the justice system fails her, she takes off on an inspiring journey to turn her #metoo into everyone’s #nomore. | 10syllables.com