Here's their response:
Thats really exciting about Naked-- congratulations!
Melissa With A Heart Around It is the finalist. Indian River Oranges, though good and well liked didn't make it into the top 10 features. (It was close however.)
We will let you know the results of the competition next week. Its a shame that you'll miss the festival but have fun in Florida.
In reality, a win for "Melissa With A Heart Around It" would pack a more practical benefit. After all, I have to pitch for a $15,000 grant in the fall, and it would certainly help to go in with an award-winning script. I'm dying to shoot this sucker on Super 16, and I don't think I can without the backing. I'm all outta dough, myself.
On the Florida front, I haven't had the time to spend the time I should at the festival. I'm bogged down with work now. The good news is, Florida Shorts has sold out, so we'll be playing to a packed house. I'm dreading the question answer session: "So why the nudity?"