Best actress nominee.

Brianna Brown’s short film “The Encounter” will be shown at the 2011 Edgemar Short Film Festival, where she is nominated for best actress. According to the film’s website, “The Encounter” explores themes of loss, compassion and universal connection as a young white woman on a spiritual quest gets trapped in an elevator with an older African man.

“The Encounter” will be screened on April 29 at 8.00 PM at the Edgemar Center for the Arts located at 2437 Main Street in Santa Monica, California. The festival winners will be chosen by a celebrity jury panel including Susan Sarandon and John Singleton. For more information go to Edgemar Short Film Festival.