New York City Short Film Festival 18 NOVEMBER 2017

Tyle Wody Kolo Domu [So much water so close to home]

22:48 > Poland > 2009

Director: Dominika Dlugokecka

Synopsis: Rysiek returns from a fishing trip in the mountains with his buddies.  His wife Anna learns that they found the body of a young girl in the river.  She does not trust his version of the events and tries to get to the truth. Award: Best Foreign Language Short

Yard Sale

3:45 > USA > 2009

Director: David Morley

Synopsis: Exploring a diseased woman's possessions at a yard sale.

Award: Audience Choice Program A

The Story of Seema

3:50 > USA > 2008

Director: Peter-John Campbell

Synopsis: There are an estimated 10 million lives trapped in the sex trade in India.  This is one of those stories.

True Beauty this Night

10:00 > USA > 2009

Director: Peter Besson

Synopsis: Last night Rhett Somers met the love of his life.  Now, all he has to do is convince her she's the one.  Not an easy feat considering how they met...

The Art of Drowning

2:07 > Canada > 2009

Director: Diego Maclean

Synopsis: The Art of Drowning ponders the possibilities of what awaits us at the end of the line.

The Intruder

12:50 > USA > 2009

Director: Mikael Rudolph Kreuzriegler

Synopsis: An uneventful evening takes a frightful turn when a woman discovers a horrific truth.

The One Last Time

8:30 > USA > 2009

Director: Scott Weintrob

Synopsis: Two groups of robbers rob the same bank, on the same day, at the same time, after being given the same tip.

Ten for Grandpa

7:08 > Canada > 2008

Director: Doug Karr

Synopsis: David Karr, husband, father, White House press reporter, film producer, powerful millionaire... A fast-paced introspective look at the enigmatic life of a most influential ancestor.

Skylight

4:37 > Canada > 2009

Director: David Baas

Synopsis: An animated mockumentary about the ecological plight of the penguins in the Antarctic.

Q&A

3:40 > USA > 2009

Directors: Mike Rauch & Tim Rauch

Synopsis: In February 2006, 12-year old Joshua Littman, who has Asperger's Syndrome, interviewed his mother Sarah at StoryCorps.

Runaway

9:11 > Canada > 2009

Director: Cordell Barker

Synopsis: Happy passengers are having a great time on a crowded train, oblivious to the fate that awaits them around the bend.

Award: Best Animation Short

Por Mis Hijos [For Them]

15:48 > Spain > 2007

Director: Aymée Cruzalegui

Synopsis: What is a woman willing to do to make a better life for her children? Awards: Best Documentary Short & Audience Choice Program B

Oral Report

4:12 > USA > 2009

Director: Daniella Urdinlaiz

Synopsis: A gay redneck falls in love with his Mexican gardener.

On the Road to Tel-Aviv

14:47 > Israel > 2008

Director: Khen Shalem

Synopsis: Under the tense reality of war and terror, enemies can sometimes find themselves in the same boat (or in the same bus). 

Award: Best Student Short

Next Floor

11:34 > Canada > 2008

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Synopsis: During an opulent and luxurious banquet, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage.

Award: Best Drama Short

La Tangente [The Tangent]

12:30 > France > 2008

Director: Vincent Vesco

Synopsis: A young man and woman set off on a journey with no direction.  Can their rock-n-roll aesthetic win out or will they have to compromise and settle down?

Lost Paradise

10:00 > France/Israel > 2008

Directors: Mihal Brezis & Oded Binnun

Synopsis: A man and woman make love in a one-star hotel room.  A moment later, dressed, the idyll that seemed authentic is now gone. 

Award: Best of Fest

James

17:17 > Ireland > 2008

Director: Connor Clements

Synopsis: When James realizes long-buried secrets can lead to poor family relationships, he feels it's time to confide a secret of his own with his only friend.

Iranian, Gay & Seeking Asylum

8:26 > UK > 2009

Director: Anonymous

Synopsis: Two gay men establish their new lives in the UK after fleeing Iran.

Award: Best LGBT Short


Honey Trap

12:06 > USA > 2009

Director: Bob Giraldi

Synopsis: An exercise in the art of seduction is played out in this cold, dark, short story of sex, betrayal and murder.

Flat Love

15:00 > USA/Spain > 2009

Director: Andrés Sanz

Synopsis: A man, convinced that the world is actually flat, falls in love with a two-dimensional woman at the MoMA in New York.

Awards: Best Comedy Short & Audience Choice Program C

George's Day

12:08 > UK > 2008

Director: David Whitney

Synopsis: A father and son with little in common collide forcefully during one fateful day out.

El Encargado [The One in Charge]

8:00 > Spain > 2008

Director: Sergio Barrejón

Synopsis: Martin is put in charge of his class during the teacher's absence and must deal with the class bully.

Bait

12:00 > Israel > 2008

Director: Michal Vinik

Synopsis: Every woman has her 'first time' and rarely does it play out the way we were taught it would.

2009 Festival

2009 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS  (in alphabetical order)