New York City Short Film Festival 18 NOVEMBER 2017
Drama, 17:15, USA, 2007
Director: Myles Price
Synopsis: One of the most powerful and successful businessmen working on Wall Street is shaken to his core by one phone call.
Award: Audience Choice Program C
Animation, 4:24, Canada, 2007, NYC premiere
Director: Colleen MacIsaac
Synopsis: An exploration of global warming through watercolors.
The Goat that ate time
Animation, 7:00, Australia, 2007, NYC premiere
Director: Lucinda Schreiber
Synopsis: A goat with an appetite for life realizes that time is dangerously delicious.
Documentary, 17:45, USA, 2006
Director: Tiffany Shlain
Synopsis: An unorthodox, unauthorized history of the Jewish people and the Barbie doll. Award: Best Documentary Short
Turn Back South
Documentary, 13:40, USA, 2006, NYC premiere
Director: Igor Borovac
Synopsis: A story of the inescapable relationship between Border Patrol agents and Mexican migrants.
Animation, 1:40, Canada, 2007
Directors: Dale Hayward, Phil Dubrovsky
Synopsis: It’s the world’s most optimistic flower’s birthday and he gets presents!
Foreign language, 13:13, Belgium, 2006
Director: Guido Thys
Synopsis: Despite the faceless and cold atmosphere at his work place, an office clerk tries to make his colleagues happy. Award: Best Comedy Short
Drama, 14:00, UK, 2007
Director: Simon Ellis
Synopsis: A father rediscovers his fear of confrontation, at the worst possible time. Award: Best Drama Short
LGBT, 7:30, Norway, 2006
Director: Heidi Arnesen
Synopsis: Boundaries shift for 3 naked women when the lights go out in a communal gym shower. Award: Best LGBT Short
Sirenas de Fondo [Background Sirens]
Foreign language, 10:00, Mexico, 2006, NYC premiere
Director: Arcadi Palerm-Artís
Synopsis: When will the background sirens stop?
Award: Audience Choice Program D
Animation, 3:00, USA, 2005
Director: Becky James
Synopsis: Deceptively playful, Snake is a film about stubbornness in the face of change.
Comedy, 10:00, USA, 2006, NYC premiere
Director: Sean Hanish
Synopsis: Best friends push the boundaries of their relationship to discover what a 'real man' is.
Drama, 15:00, USA, 2007, NYC premiere
Director: Brian Crano
Synopsis: Maggie’s second date with Nick goes awry when she arrives and is introduced to Nick's other dinner guests, his three roommates, Caroline, Cheryl and Annie. Award: Audience Choice Program B
Simanei Derech [Road Marks]
Student, 21:14, Israel, 2006, NYC premiere
Director: Shimon Shai
Synopsis: On a trip to the desert, Gili stands up to his father, which leads to a terrifying sequence of events.
Awards: Best of Fest & Audience Choice Program A
Pomiedzy [In between]
Foreign language, 16:40, Poland, 2006, NYC premiere
Director: José E. Iglesias Vigil
Synopsis: Is there a place for sincerity between solitude and love?
Animation, 7:54, Canada, 2007, NYC premiere
Director: Jesse Rosensweet
Synopsis: Cogs spin and a giant automaton whirrs to life as John’s perfect little life unravels in a giant machine called Paradise.
Llévame a otro sitio [Take me somewhere else]
Foreign language, 21:00, Spain, 2004, N. American premiere
Director: David Martín de los Santos
Synopsis: On a long road trip, an innocent game between a married couple becomes dangerous.
Animation, 17:21, Canada, 2007, NYC premiere
Directors: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski
Synopsis: Madame Tutli-Putli boards the night train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past.
Award: Best Animation Short
Isabelle au bois dormant [Sleeping Betty]
Animation, 9:14, Canada, 2007, NYC premiere
Director: Claude Cloutier
Synopsis: In a sumptuous palace in the basement of a house in a Montreal working-class neighborhood, Princess Betty sleeps in a narcoleptic stupor. Will Betty be wakened with just a kiss?
Awards: Best Kids Short & Audience Choice Program K
Animation, 2:00, Germany, 2006
Director: Karl Tebbe
Synopsis: Choking hazard. Small parts.
I met the Walrus
Animation, 5:00, Canada, 2007
Director: Josh Raskin
Synopsis: 'Think peace and you'll get it. It's up to the people. If we really wanna change it, we can change it.'
Animation, 5:00, USA, 2006
Director: Kun-I Chang
Synopsis: A man sees himself as graffiti on the wall.
Comedy, 6:30, USA, 2006
Director: Howard Duy Vu
Synopsis: Diverse co-workers share their true feelings about one another in the break room.
Foreign language, 15:00, Germany/Morocco, 2006, NYC premiere
Director: Michael Dreher
Synopsis: The shortest distance between Morocco and Europe can be the most treacherous. Award: Best Foreign Language Short
Animation, 16:00, France, 2007
Director: Geoffroy de Crécy
Synopsis: A satire in which Grace, the newborn baby of an American upper-class family, gets switched with Doug, the puppy of a “white trash” American family.
Der Aufreisser [The Pick-up Artist]
Foreign language, 12:35, Germany, 2006, NYC premiere
Director: Steffen Weinert
Synopsis: Olli only wants to have noncommittal sex but that becomes difficult when he meets the 6 year-old daughter of his one-night stand.
Drama, 8:50, Singapore, 2007, NYC premiere
Directors: Chee Tian Lee, Derrick Lui
Synopsis: A colour-blind girl's journey to find colours in her life.
A bout de truffe [The truffle hunter]
Foreign language, 15:00, UK/France, 2007, NYC premiere
Director: Tom Tagholm
Synopsis: After years of searching, a struggling truffle hunter makes the discovery of a lifetime.
Student, 17:00, USA, 2007
Director: Rob Meyer
Synopsis: For a kid growing up in the suburbs, the truth can lie at the bottom of a fish tank. Award: Best Student Short
Drama, 9:00, Mexico, 2007, NYC premiere
Directors: Illegal Artists
Synopsis: A five level labyrinth that spreads across Europe but has no real way out.
41 Sekunden [41 Seconds]
LGBT, 3:43, Germany, 2006
Directors: Tobias Martin, Rodney Sewell
Synopsis: What do you do when your girlfriend says your best friend kisses better than you?