14th New York City Short Film Festival 20 OCTOBER 2018
Tony Zoreil [Tony Zear]
Foreign | 20:00 | France | 2007 | NYC premiere
Director: Valentin Potier
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.
Awards: Best Foreign Short & Audience Choice Program A
The Turtle and the Shark
Animation | 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.
Woman in Burka
Comedy | 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
LGBT | 23:00 | Israel | 2007 | NYC premiere
Director: Ben Hakim
Synopsis: 23 minutes with a person can change your life.
Award: Best LGBT Short
Comedy | 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.
Foreign | 11:35 | Mexico | 2007 | NYC premiere
Director: Kenya Márquez
Synopsis: Ramona loses her tranquility when her son Osvaldo disappears. She begins a search that leads her to the coroner’s office and to accept the possibility that her son has died.
Student | 18:40 | Finland | 2007 | N. American premiere
Director: Juho Kuosmanen
Synopsis: A world where people talk with few words and where violence is way to express your feelings.
Foreign | 13:00 | Spain | 2008 | NYC premiere
Director: Arturo Ruiz Serrano
Synopsis: Gabino has never declared his love to a woman.
Award: Best of Fest & Audience Choice Program C
Animation | 4:15 | UK | 2007 | NYC premiere
Director: Johnny Kelly
Synopsis: Sometimes the only way to get something done is to do two-dozen other things first. Award: Best Animation Short
Documentary | 14:00 | USA | 2008 | NYC premiere
Director: Carlos Barbot
Synopsis: People will love what they want to love.
Award: Best Documentary Short
Foreign | 12:00 | Spain | 2007
Director: Jose Manuel Carrasco
Synopsis: Pilar doesn’t want to be alone, so she decides to go to a dating agency and get a blind date. What she doesn’t know is that her date has his own plans and they have nothing to do with hers. Award: Best Comedy Short
On the Assassination of the President
Drama | 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.
Animation | 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.
My Dad Ralph
Drama | 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.
Interior. Block of Flats Hallway
[Interior. Scara de Bloc]
Student | 16:00 | Romania | 2007 | NYC premiere
Director: Ciprian Alexandrescu
Synopsis: The death of a person starts a chain reaction which involves the neighbors. Award: Best Drama Short
Animation | 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.
Animation | 12:30 | USA | 2008 | NYC premiere
Director: Kevin Watkins
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...
Awards: Best Kids Short & Audience Choice Program K
LGBT | 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.
Student | 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.
Drama | 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.
LGBT | 14:00 | Australia | 2008
Directors: Wednesday & Jez
Synopsis: In October 2007, Jeremy had chest surgery, completing the female-to-male transition he has been working toward for two years.
Animation | 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.
Ball Possession [Balbezit]
Comedy | 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.
Drama | 12:27 | Canada | 2008 | N. American premiere
Director: Karen Nielsen
Synopsis: An unlikely friendship emerges that challenges a young boy and will define his life forever.
Comedy | 6:26 | Canada | 2008 | NYC premiere
Director: Kellie Ann Benz
Synopsis: A dinner party conversation takes the most unexpected of turns.
A Day in the Life
Foreign | 21:16 | Belgium | 2008 | NYC premiere
Director: Nicolas Daenens
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. Award: Audience Choice Program B
6.5 Minutes in Tel-Aviv
Foreign | 6:30 | Israel | 2007 | NYC premiere
Director: Mirey Brantz
Synopsis: On the 2006 Purim Holiday, an Arab guy, an Israeli woman, paranoia and bus passengers who do not suspect a thing. Award: Best Student Short
Documentary | 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.
Animation | 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.