Along with the Official Selection from Chautauqua International Film Festival – CIFF for Tuned In. The Film has received two additional Official Selections in the categories of Best Actor/Actress for Marley Cabral and Best Director for the film’s director Matthew Marshall


the short film Tuned In deals with cell phones, family and personal relationships.   “Finding the right frequency on a radio is crucial to hearing the program that is on the air. The same is true for relationships”, says Marshall. The film is a story about Emma, a teenager who disobeys dinner table rules of her parents and gets grounded until she learns to get priorities straight and learns the value of relationships.  “A major part of the story deals with the frustration of Emma’s parents and friend Stacey, none of whom can seem to get ‘tuned in’ to Emma’s frequency and break her connection with her cell phone”, adds Marshall.


Marley Cabral who plays the main character Emma relates to the story. Cabral like many other teens, these days relies on her smart phone as her “connection” to the world and friends. “I relate to Emma, in that I know exactly what she is going through in the film”, says Cabral. She goes on to say “phones are the lifeline of all teenagers at this age. We all are so connected to our devices” adds Cabral.


The listing for the official selections can be found at

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