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?

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.

Bloot [Naked]

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.' 

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.

Tragic Story with Happy Ending

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

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.

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.

Marti’s Party

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

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shipwrecked

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

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.

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.

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.

​New York City Short Film Festival

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.

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.

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.

Assertion Techniques 

3:04 > UK > 2006

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

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.

After 8  

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

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.

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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.