17th New York City Short Film Festival
11:53 > UK/Australia > 2005 BEST COMEDY &
Director: Kitty Flanagan AUDIENCE CHOICE A
Synopsis: An obsessive mother focuses her life so entirely on her daughter's relationships that she loses sight of her own.
12:40 > Germany > 2004
Director: Gil Alkabetz
Synopsis: While their owner is having his siesta, two old caged parrots rake up memories from the past.
21:10 > USA > 2005
Director: Carolyn Scott BEST DOCUMENTARY
Synopsis: A fourth-generation fisherwoman and mother of five, began her fight with the giants of the petro-chemical industry in 1989.
5:15 > Japan > 2005 BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TIE)
Director: Kosai Sekine
Synopsis: A convenience store worker's pedantic obsession for neatness leads to a sudden change in his career opportunities.
3:38 > Canada > 2005
Director: Bruce Alcock BEST ANIMATION
Synopsis: A poet waxes on about beer and flowers in a small-town basement tavern. He witnesses and joins a bar fight, which he wins.
18:29 > Iran/UK > 2005
Director: Babak Jalali BEST STUDENT
Synopsis: Heydar, a young Afghan worker in Tehran, wants to go back home to Afghanistan and become an English translator.
6:40 > USA > 2005
Director: Chantelle Squires
Synopsis: When Chris Nibley returns home from Iraq, he throws himself back into civilian life, and struggles to balance school, work, and a lingering sense that the war isn't over.
12:36 > Canada > 2005
Director: Trevor Anderson
Synopsis: A young painter works up the courage to contact the collections agency that has been hounding him.
7:00 > USA > 2005
Director: David Chai
Synopsis: A heartwarming tale of female empowerment and overcoming one's adversities; along with shotgun barrage, wild moose attack, and infant electrocution.
13:26 > Australia > 2005
Directors: Jody Dwyer
Synopsis: Lynda is supposed to be away interstate but has organized a surprise party for her husband. His drunken arrival is not what the guests anticipated.
8:00 > USA/Taiwan > 2005
Director: Shu-Ling Hsieh BEST LGBTQ+
Synopsis: An Asian woman is away from home for a secret relationship. Long distance calls from her mother evoke ambivalent feelings inside of her.
5:50 > Belgium > 2004
Director: Fabio Wuytack
Synopsis: Palestine has four heart surgeons. Mohammed Tamim is one of them.
20:00 > Spain > 2005 BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TIE)
Director: Antonia San Juan, Diego Postigo
Synopsis: Two young drug addicts wander the streets of Madrid while they review their past lives.
5:10 > USA > 2005
Director: Mark Teitelman
Synopsis: The long-awaited and much anticipated sequel to the original (Hoosiers).
15:00 > Australia > 2004
Director: Richard Gibson
Synopsis: Daniel Crane, an American civil engineer working to rebuild war torn Iraq, is kidnapped on his last day in Fallujah. He finds himself beaten and alone, a hostage in the drama of war.
10:00 > USA > 2005
Director: Suzi Yoonessi
Synopsis: After a fatal accident on a stormy night, a troubled woman picks up a hitchhiker.
9:45 > Luxembourg/Spain/USA > 2005
Director: Raul Garcia
Synopsis: A murderer cannot stop hearing his victim's relentless heartbeat.
28:00 > USA > 2005
Director: Aaron Himelstein BEST DRAMA
Synopsis: Ten years after a traumatizing operation, a teenage recluse is obsessed with reliving childhood memories.
18:00 > England > 2005
Director: Jackie Oudney AUDIENCE CHOICE A
Synopsis: On a Friday night in London, Alec, an enigmatic homeless man, sits across the street from a black-tie party at a posh hotel. A chance occurrence gives Alec the opportunity to enter this high society gathering.
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