Tribeca Film Festival to Include Premiere of Neil LaBute's Short Film BFF


According to Hollywood Reporter, writer and director Neil LaBute's short film, BFF, will premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 18-29. The festival will feature 60 short films from 25 different countries. Out of those, 26 will be world premieres, including BFF. describes the plot of the short: "Two best friends meet to discuss love and loss over a cup of tea. Things do not go as planned."

Originally a playwright, Neil LaBute received his Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at The Royal Court Theatre. He directed the West End production of Reasons to Be Pretty, as well as off-Broadway productions of Wrecks, The Mercy Seat and The Shape of Things.

LaBute's films include Nurse Betty, Tymble, Possession, The Shape of Things, In the Company of Men, Your Friends & Neighbors and The Wicker Man. 

LaBute is the author of several fictional pieces that have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar and Playboy, among others. A collection of his short stories was published by Grove/Atlantic.