New York City Short Film Festival 18 NOVEMBER 2017
Comedy | 5:10 | USA | 2005
Director: Mark Teitelman
Synopsis: The long-awaited and much anticipated sequel to the original (Hoosiers). 55 years after the Hickory Huskers won the Indiana State Championship, Coach Norman Dale's son, Norman Dale Jr., has returned to Hickory for one last shot at greatness.
A Message from Fallujah
Drama | 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.
Drama | 18:00 | England | 2005
Director: Jackie Oudney
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.
Award: Audience Choice Program A
Documentary | 5:50 | Belgium | 2004
Director: Fabio Wuytack
Synopsis: Palestine has four heart surgeons. Mohammed Tamim is one of them. He went to Belgium in 2003 to specialize in pediatric surgery. The second Intifada made him a war surgeon.
The Tell Tale Heart
Animation | 9:45 | Lux-Spain-USA | 2005
Director: Raul Garcia
Synopsis: A psychological portrait of a mad narrator. A murderer who cannot stop hearing his victim's relentless heartbeat.
Drama | 28:00 | USA | 2005
Director: Aaron Himelstein
Synopsis: Ten years after a traumatizing operation, a teenage recluse is obsessed with reliving childhood memories. Now, alienated and alone, Jude reaches out to a long lost friend as his 18th birthday approaches.
Award: Best Drama Short
Documentary | 21:10 | USA | 2005
Director: Carolyn Scott
Synopsis: Diane Wilson, a fourth generation fisherwoman and mother of five, began her fight with the giants of the petro-chemical industry in 1989, when she discovered that her small Texas county had been named the most toxic place in America. Award: Best Documentary Short
Gay | 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 and gets embroiled in a more personal confrontation than he bargained for. Rugburn: some things hurt worse than they should.
Foreign | 5:15 | Japan | 2005
Director: Kosai Sekine
Synopsis: A convenience store worker's pedantic obsession for neatness leads to a sudden change in his career opportunities.
Award: Best Foreign Language Short (tie)
Reserved to Fight
Documentary | 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 for him--especially the war raging in his own mind.
Student | 10:00 | USA | 2005
Director: Suzi Yoonessi
Synopsis: After a fatal accident on a stormy night, a troubled woman picks up a hitchhiker. During their anxious drive together, they must face the lives they left behind.
Gay | 8:00 | USA/Taiwan | 2005
Director: Shu-Ling Hsieh
Synopsis: An Asian woman is away from home for a secret relationship. Long distance calls from her mother evoke ambivalent feelings inside of her.
Award: Best LGBT Short
Morir de Amor [Dying of love]
Animation | 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. This brings unexpected consequences for all three of them.
Foreign | 20:00 | Spain | 2005
Directors: Antonia San Juan, Diego Postigo
Synopsis: Two young drug addicts wander the streets of Madrid while they review their past lives: the jobs they lost, their former lovers, and the experiences shared are all part of their journey.
Award: Best Foreign Language Short (tie)
Heydar, an Afghan in Tehran
[Heydar, Yek Afghani Dar Tehran]
Student | 18:29 | Iran/UK | 2005
Director: Babak Jalali
Synopsis: Heydar, a young Afghan worker in Tehran wants to go back home to Afghanistan and become an English translator. Award: Best Student Short
Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot
Animation | 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.
Drama | 13:26 | Australia | 2005
Director: Jody Dwyer
Synopsis: Lynda is supposed to be away interstate but has organized a surprise party for her husband. His drunken arrival – attempting to have sex with a woman half his age – is not what the guests anticipated.
Dating Ray Fenwick
Comedy | 11:53 | UK/Australia | 2005
Director: Kitty Flanagan
Synopsis: An obsessive mother focuses her life so entirely on her daughter's relationships that she loses sight of her own.
Awards: Best Comedy Short & Audience Choice Program A
At the Quinte Hotel
Animation | 3:38 | Canada | 2005
Director: Bruce Alcock
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. Seizing the opportunity to recite to a captive crowd, he tries to profit from the emotional effect of his poem. Award: Best Animation Short