17th New York City Short Film Festival
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.
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.
3:40 > USA > 2009
Director: Mike Rauch & Tim Rauch
Synopsis: In February 2006, 12-year old Joshua Littman, who has Asperger's Syndrome, interviewed his mother Sarah at StoryCorps.
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.
4:37 > Canada > 2009
Director: David Baas
Synopsis: An animated mockumentary about the ecological plight of the penguins in the Antarctic.
12:08 > UK > 2008
Director: David Whitney
Synopsis: A father and son with little in common collide forcefully during one fateful day out.
9:11 > Canada > 2009
Director: Cordell Barker BEST ANIMATION
Synopsis: Happy passengers are having a great time on a crowded train, oblivious to the fate that awaits them around the bend.
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?
7:08 > Canada > 2008
Director: Doug Karr
Synopsis: A fast-paced, introspective look at the enigmatic life of a most influential ancestor: David Karr, husband, father, White House press reporter, film producer, powerful millionaire.
15:48 > Spain > 2007 BEST DOCUMENTARY &
Director: Aymée Cruzalegui AUDIENCE CHOICE B
Synopsis: What is a woman willing to do to make a better life for her children?
12:50 > USA > 2009
Director: Mikael Rudolph Kreuzriegler
Synopsis: An uneventful evening takes a frightful turn when a woman discovers a horrific truth.
10:00 > France/Israel > 2008
Director: Mihal Brezis & Oded Binnun BEST OF FEST
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.
3:45 > USA > 2009
Director: David Morley AUDIENCE CHOICE A
Synopsis: Exploring a diseased woman's possessions at a yard sale.
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.
4:12 > USA > 2009
Director: Daniella Urdinlaiz
Synopsis: A gay redneck falls in love with his Mexican gardener.
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.
15:00 > USA/Spain > 2009 BEST COMEDY &
Directors: Andrés Sanz AUDIENCE CHOICE C
Synopsis: A man, convinced that the world is actually flat, falls in love with a two-dimensional woman at the MoMA in New York.
22:48 > Poland > 2009
Director: Dominika Dlugokecka BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE
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.
11:34 > Canada > 2008
Director: Denis Villeneuve BEST DRAMA
Synopsis: During an opulent and luxurious banquet, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage.
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.
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.
14:47 > Israel > 2008
Director: Khen Shalem BEST STUDENT
Synopsis: Under the tense reality of war and terror, enemies can sometimes find themselves in the same boat (or in the same bus).
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.
8:26 > UK > 2009
Director: Anonymous BEST LGBTQ+
Synopsis: Two gay men establish their new lives in the UK after fleeing Iran.
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