17th ​New York City Short Film Festival

Luminaria

13:00 > Spain > 2005
Director: Alvaro Giménez Sarmiento
Synopsis: Soraya, a recovering drug addict, must choose between her child and life on the street.

Mr Schwartz, Mr Hazen, Mr Horlocker

7:40 > Germany > 2005
Director: Stefan Mueller                          
Synopsis:  A comedic incident involving the police as told from the point of view of each tenant in an apartment building.

The Danish Poet

14:24 > Norway/Canada > 2006        BEST ANIMATION &
Director: Torill Kove                            AUDIENCE CHOICE D
Synopsis: Is it possible to trace the chain of events that led to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter?

The Story of Bubbleboy

6:05 > Australia > 2006
Director: Sean Ascroft          
Synopsis: In a stab-happy world, a sad outcast wrestles with his demons.

Badgered

7:05 > UK > 2005 
Director: Sharon Colman                           
Synopsis:  The tale of a badger who just wants the world to let him sleep.

Right Place

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.

The Musical Genius of Mozart McFiddle

2:20 > USA > 2006
Director: Brittney Lee                          
Synopsis: A small dog can and will do anything to get outside.

Happiness

11:04 > USA > 2006
Director: Sophie Barthes                      
Synopsis: What if happiness was for sale? One evening, after work, Iwona buys a box of happiness in a strange discount store and has to decide what to do with it.

Niemand liebt dich so wie ich 
[No one loves you as I do]

16:24 > Germany > 2006
Director: Luca Zamai                      BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Synopsis:   When Josy returns to her childhood home after her mother’s death, memories of the past come flooding back.

Hyperactive Ingredients

3:41 > USA > 2006
Director: Trevor Piecham         
Synopsis: A mischievous young boy creates mixed drinks out of random household items and tests them on his subjects—his cat, dog and sister.

Caught in Paint

5:54 > USA > 2003
Director: Rita Blitt      
Synopsis: Painter/sculptor Rita Blitt paints on transparent surfaces while the David Parsons Dance Co. dance in mid-air and photographer Lois Greenfield shoots dynamic stills.

The Daily Planner

9:03 > USA > 2006
Director: Max Coniglio                          
Synopsis: A lazy, disorganized couch potato is miraculously transformed into a manic, over-achieving member of the rat race after his wife hands him a daily planner.

An American Revolution 

4:41 > USA > 2006          
Director: Peter-John Campbell                         
Synopsis: Two boys playing in the woods imagine themselves to be soldiers in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, with Redcoats hot on their tails.

Facing Bill

19:02 > Germany > 2006
Director: Hans Finckh       
Synopsis: Facing Bill is a Black American Dream about entertainment and black emancipation, career and love, about mother and son, remembrance and presence.

Girls Night Out

18:00 > USA > 2006
Director: Gucci Man                         BEST LGBT​Q+
Synopsis: Young, urban lesbian women discuss everything from Gay Pride to relationships.  

The Fighting Cholitas

20:00 > Bolivia/USA > 2006                    BEST DOCUMENTARY
Director: Mariam Jobrani, Kenny Krauss, Teresa Deskins
Synopsis: A group of strong and resilient, female, Bolivian wrestlers pack the auditorium every Sunday for an afternoon of live entertainment and 'justice served in the ring.' 

After 8  

18:00 > UK > 2005 
Director: Nick Reed                             BEST DRAMA
Synopsis: Do Dads really make the best mums these days?

Nasuh

8:00 > USA > 2006
Director: Anya Belkina & Ken Calhoun                          
Synopsis: A lecherous bath-house worker, Nasuh, overcomes his carnal desires when hit by a spiritual revelation.

Jelly Baby

10:20 > Ireland > 2005                             BEST COMEDY
Director: Rob Burke, Ronan Burke 
Synopsis: Jack and Jill had a great relationship. Then they had a baby.

Shipwrecked

10:00 > Canada > 2006
Director: Devon Bolton                          
Synopsis: A lonely 10-year-old boy discovers a miniature shipwreck on an isolated beach.

Dragon 

7:35 > USA > 2006
Director: Troy Morgan                      
Synopsis: After her parents die in a tragic fire, a young girl is sent to an orphanage where she begins sketching fiery visions.

Lucid

14:45 > USA > 2005
Director: Sam Friedlander                AUDIENCE CHOICE C
Synopsis: Case and Drake share one consciousness, connected by their dreams. When Case starts to experiment in his dreams, he soon realizes the consequences are real. 

Mei

12:35 > Taiwan > 2006                     BEST STUDENT &
Director: Arvin Chen                      AUDIENCE CHOICE B
Synopsis: At a popular noodle stand in the night markets of Taipei, a shy young man has fallen in love with the daughter of the stand's owner.

Help is Coming

7:45 > USA > 2006                        
Director: Ben Mor
Synopsis:  In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, three youths survey the desolate wasteland only to find a suspicious looking package.

Tragic Story with Happy Ending

7:40 > Portugal/Canada > 2005                    
Director: Regina Pessoa
Synopsis: A little girl finds acceptance in embracing her own difference.

Hombre Kabuki

10:00 > USA > 2006
Director: Leo Age             
Synopsis: Lust, trust and lucha libre.  Lovers enact a game of duping and disguise with a Mexican wrestling mask.

Rocketboy

12:30 > USA > 2006
Director: Justin Guerrieri                          BEST KIDS  
Synopsis: Roger Lange, a depressed, middle-aged accountant, comes face to face with a strange visitor: a young space traveler who mysteriously crash-landed on the moon. 

Assertion Techniques 

3:04 > UK > 2006

Directors: Nick Reed
Synopsis: Want to be assertive? Then watch this film. I said - WATCH IT!

Available Men

14:59 > USA > 2005
Director: David Dean Bottrell
Synopsis: A Hollywood agent and a sensitive gay man mistake each other for the person they were expecting to meet. Hilarity ensues.

The Handyman

15:00 > UK > 2006
Director: Simon Rumley                          
Synopsis:  Julia Parchant is a spinster who lives on an isolated farm in America’s Midwest.  An itinerant handyman takes a job on the farm just as news arrives that a serial killer is on the loose.

Totalka [Totaled]

15:10 > Slovenia > 2006                   
Director: Klemen Dvornik
Synopsis: When Ivan's life gets totaled, he has to decide between repairing it and moving on.

Bloot [Naked]

6:00 > Netherlands > 2006
Director: Mischa Kamp                                
Synopsis:  Pre-adolescent girls struggle with their changing bodies.

Tommy the Kid

11:50 > Australia > 2006                   
Director: Stuart Clegg
Synopsis: When Tom's pushbike is stolen by Rob, a local junk store owner, Tom feels powerless to do anything about it. But an encounter with Rob's dog gives Tom an idea.

The Trainee

8:15 > Singapore > 2006                   
Director: Craig Rosenthal
Synopsis: Meet The Trainee: Tonight she’s broken a freshly painted fingernail while closing the register, so you better think twice before venturing into her inconvenience store.

Mata [Mother]

10:53 > USA > 2006
Director: William Graham                          
Synopsis: When a suburban Indian mother finds out her son has been brutalized at school, she takes matters into her own hands.

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2006 Official Selections

The Waif of Persephone

12:20 > Canada > 2006                   
Director: Nick Cross
Synopsis: When the goddess of spring is abducted she must be rescued. But will the compromises and concessions result in a worse fate?

Marti’s Party

15:00 > Australia > 2006 
Director: Annabelle Murphy
Synopsis:  A man has an unhealthy obsession with his health.

Windowbreaker

11:30 > USA > 2006                    
Director: Tze Chun                        AUDIENCE CHOICE A
Synopsis: A string of break-ins create a wave of paranoia in small-town suburbia.

The Cell-Phone

3:26 > USA > 2006
Director: Zachary Brewster-Geisz                          
Synopsis: A film for anyone who's been annoyed by someone talking on the phone while driving, talking on the phone while eating, talking on the phone while living.

Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot

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.

Untold Legacy

13:40 > USA > 2006                   
Director: Leslie Brown
Synopsis: The battle over the Slavery Era Disclosure Ordinance in the NY City Council exposes the history of New York's slave-based development and why restitution is due.