Our high court of jurists has selected seven films about cars and car culture that will be screened as "Jury Selections" at the Jalopnik Film Festival this November in New York. Here's some information about these films.

We had over 100 submissions and almost all of them were good enough to be screened, representing films produced both with simple cameras and the best equipment. Some were done by professionals, others by amateurs.

As judge Spike Feresten put it "Saw lots of old friends and many new players. Overall an impressive amount of quality, diverse content. "

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Seriously, the submissions represented a diversity of style (both narrative and documentary), length (stretching from 42 seconds to almost two hours), and geography (the selected films take place on three continents) .

Dax Shepard said he gave special attention to "those who clearly made their own movie with their own funds and passion" saying with his usual humor that "I think this festival should celebrate true, gearhead enthusiasts above silver-spoon swine like myself."

Here are the winners:

  • "Nagoya Streets" by Alexander Rosen
  • "One-Take Porsche Pit-Stop - /DRIVE MOMENT" by /DRIVE "
  • Regular Car Reviews: 2005 BMW 330Ci" by Regular Cars
  • "Wrightspeed: Turbine Truck vs Turbine Chopper- Bonneville" by Ole Schell
  • "Driving this Ferrari GTO is a Certain Kind of Ecstasy" by Petrolicious
  • "FY RACING - Oregon Trail Rally 2014" by Alex Tabaczka
  • "Where They Raced: Speed Demons in the City of Angels" by Harry Palenberg

This year's festival will include the short film being produced with Volvo, the seven films above, and as-of-yet "Official Selections" we'll announce soon — along with details on how to get tickets for the festival. Just keep November 5th and 6th open!

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Photo Credit: Petrolicious