15-17 Oct 2021

The Confession

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.

A Pickle

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.

Ball Possession [Balbezit]

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.

Woman in Burka

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

The Elevator

23:00 > Israel > 2007 > NYC premiere​
Director: Ben Hakim                                   BEST LGBTQ+
Synopsis: 23 minutes with a person can change your life.

First Bass  

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.

Fertilize

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.

Roadmarkers [Kestomerkitsijät]

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.

Submerged

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.

On the Assassination of the President

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.

Procrastination

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.  

Bye-bye Boobies

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.

2008 Official Selections

Florent

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.

Mutt

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.

Recycle

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.

17th ​New York City Short Film Festival

Paseo

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.

Interior. Block of Flats Hallway
[Interior. Scara de Bloc]

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. 

Padam

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. 

The Turtle and the Shark

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.  

Big Commission

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.

Hungu

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.

6.5 Minutes in Tel-Aviv

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. 

Hose

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.

Akward

6:26 > Canada > 2008 > NYC premiere​
Director: Kellie Ann Benz
Synopsis: A dinner party conversation takes the most unexpected of turns.

My Dad Ralph

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.

Señas Particulares

11:35 > Mexico > 2007 > NYC premiere​
Director: Kenya Márquez                              
Synopsis: Ramona loses her tranquility when her son Osvaldo disappears. 

Rattus

14:00 > USA > 2008 > NYC premiere​      
Director: Carlos Barbot                            BEST DOCUMENTARY
Synopsis: People will love what they want to love.

Tony Zoreil [Tony Zear]

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.

A Day in the Life

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.