3:40 > Ireland > 2008 > NYC premiere
Director: Thomas Hefferon
Synopsis: A young man nervously goes to confess his sins, but the priest seems to be more interested in gossiping about the women of the town than granting him absolution.
12:27 > Canada > 2008 > N. America premiere
Directors: Karen Nielsen
Synopsis: An unlikely friendship emerges that challenges a young boy and will define his life forever.
8:11 > Netherlands > 2007 > NYC premiere
Director: Willemiek Kluijfhout
Synopsis: An amateur soccer match ends. All players head for the cosy clubhouse. All except Willem, who needs to retrieve his soccer ball.
20:33 > USA > 2008
Director: Jonathan Lisecki
Synopsis: A darkly comic look at the life of an actress and the types of Middle Eastern roles available to her in a post 9/11 culture
23:00 > Israel > 2007 > NYC premiere
Director: Ben Hakim BEST LGBTQ+
Synopsis: 23 minutes with a person can change your life.
15:20 > USA > 2007 > NYC premiere
Director: Philip Hodges
Synopsis: Abbey Jacobs is a 12-year-old upright bass prodigy whose true love is baseball.
8:00 > Belgium > 2008 > NYC premiere
Director: Senne Dehandschutter
Synopsis: A pretty girl surrounded by thousands of warriors is part of a magnificent choreography of dance and struggle. In the end only one warrior meets destiny.
18:40 > Finland > 2007 > N. America premiere
Director: Juho Kuosmanen
Synopsis: A world where people talk with few words and where violence is way to express your feelings.
5:30 > USA > 2008 > World premiere
Director: Jakob Daschek
Synopsis: Amidst the madness of New York City, a virtually unknown surf culture is driven by a different current.
6:00 > USA > 2008 > NYC premiere
Director: Adam Keker
Synopsis: A top-secret government file, to be viewed only in the event of the President's death by assassination.
4:15 > UK > 2007 > NYC Premiere
Director: Johnny Kelly BEST ANIMATION
Synopsis: Sometimes the only way to get something done is to do two-dozen other things first.
14:00 > Australia > 2008
Director: Wednesday & Jez
Synopsis: In October 2007, Jeremy had chest surgery, completing the female-to-male transition he has been working toward for two years.
15:45 > USA > 2007
Director: Laura van Schendel
Synopsis: Florent Morellet, owner of legendary restaurant Florent, battles his dark side as he tries to keep the lights on in his popular nightspot.
7:15 > Australia > 2008 > NYC premiere
Director: Glen Hunwick
Synopsis: All work and no play leads to disaster for a disgruntled farmer, his cow and hardworking dog.
2:58 > USA > 2008 > World premiere
Director: Darrell Van Citters
Synopsis: From dinosaurs to petroleum to plastics, from sand to glass, a light-hearted look at why recycling the earth’s resources is so important.
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13:00 > Spain > 2008 > NYC premiere BEST OF FEST &
Director: Arturo Ruiz Serrano AUDIENCE CHOICE C
Synopsis: Gabino has never declared his love to a woman.
16:00 > Romania > 2007 > NYC Premiere
Director: Ciprian Alexandrescu BEST DRAMA
Synopsis: The death of a person starts a chain reaction which involves the neighbors.
12:00 > Spain > 2007
Director: Jose Manuel Carrasco BEST COMEDY
Synopsis: Pilar doesn’t want to be alone, so she decides to go to a dating agency and go on a blind date.
4:00 > USA > 2008 > NYC premiere
Director: Ryan Woodward
Synopsis: After defying the King Malietoafaiga of Samoa, and deceiving their families, Fonuea and her husband flee to the island of Tutuila.
3:51 > USA > 2008 > World premiere
Director: Alex Frenklakh
Synopsis: A portrait painter is confronted with a challenging high profile commission when he is asked to paint a famous general with a pronounced mole.
9:10 > Canada > 2008 > NYC premiere
Director: Nicolas Brault
Synopsis: Under the African sun, a mother's soul resurrected by music will return strength and life to her child.
6:30 > Israel > 2007 > NYC premiere
Director: Mirey Brantz BEST STUDENT
Synopsis: On the 2006 Purim Holiday, an Arab guy, an Israeli woman, paranoia and bus passengers who don't suspect a thing.
12:30 > USA > 2008 > NYC premiere BEST KIDS &
Director: Kevin Watkins AUDIENCE CHIOCE K
Synopsis: A garden hose in search of adventure, discovers that the grass isn't greener on the other side - in fact there isn't even any grass.
6:26 > Canada > 2008 > NYC premiere
Director: Kellie Ann Benz
Synopsis: A dinner party conversation takes the most unexpected of turns.
11:44 > Canada > 2008 > NYC premiere
Director: Nicholas Wong
Synopsis: Ralph has been keeping his profession a secret from his 7-year-old son, Zack. But when Zack’s class participates in Take-Your-Kids-to-Work’ Day, keeping the secret becomes a lot harder.
11:35 > Mexico > 2007 > NYC premiere
Director: Kenya Márquez
Synopsis: Ramona loses her tranquility when her son Osvaldo disappears.
14:00 > USA > 2008 > NYC premiere
Director: Carlos Barbot BEST DOCUMENTARY
Synopsis: People will love what they want to love.
20:00 > France > 2007 > NYC premiere BEST FOREIGN LANG
Director: Valentin Potier & AUDIENCE CHOICE A
Synopsis: Tony is a 28 year-old single guy with very big ears. Looking for love, he only finds women who reject his remarkable physical traits.
21:16 > Belgium > 2008 > NYC Premiere
Director: Nicolas Daenens AUDIENCE CHOICE B
Synopsis: In a crazy daisy chain of events, Mario and Tom rob a bank, Emin drives the getaway car and Jimmy picks pockets. Their fortunes intertwine over the course of a day.
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