Gigante MTV Best Filmmaker on Campus finalist for her short “Girls Room”—voting through May 29

MARIA GIGANTE is a Top 5 finalist in MTV/MTVu’s Best Filmmakers on Campus completion, which has already earned her short film “Girls Room” a slot on the contest web site and a screening at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The grand prize winner will receive a $25,000 production grant, handed out at the MTV Movie Awards on June 3?”apparently to be presented by Borat!!?” Gigante said in an email.

“Girls Room” is online along with the other four finalists at The winner will be chosen by votes at the site through May 29.

“Girls Room” is a “horror comedy about the disgusting, horrific and scary school bathroom,” Gigante said. She shot the film as her MFA thesis at Columbia College.

Ava Raddatz stars in “Girls Room.” Steve Ware shot. Sound by Jason Rizzo. Co-producer, Danielle Corches.

Gigante is developing the feature film “Eva Eva,” “about a sassy but unpopular Polish-American 12-year old who launches an all-too successful voodoo doll operation, and in the process learns a bit about friends, family, and what kind of person she wants to become,” Gigante said.