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"If Not Now" wins Jury "Special Mention" Prize

Pop the champagne! The jury members of the Top Shorts Film Festival just named our 2015 short film 'If Not Nowwinner of Special Mention.

"After all of the judging, the jury members felt like 'If Not Now' was a special film," said Top Shorts Executive Director Roy Zafrani. "We wanted to create a special recognition for it because it touched our hearts."

This year, Top Shorts received more than 500 entries from more than 50 countries. Jurors included Emmy-winning actress Eileen Davidson (Days of Our Lives), London-based film actor Nigel Barber (Mission: Impossible - Rouge Nation) and LA actress Casey Ruggieri (Gone Girl.)