​New York City Short Film Festival

On the Road to Tel-Aviv

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). 

Iranian, Gay & Seeking Asylum

8:26 > UK > 2009
Director: Anonymous                                BEST LGBTQ+
Synopsis: Two gay men establish their new lives in the UK after fleeing Iran.

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.

Flat Love

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Q&A

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.

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.

Skylight

4:37 > Canada > 2009
Director: David Baas         
Synopsis: An animated mockumentary about the ecological plight of the penguins in the Antarctic.

Next Floor

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.

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. 

2009 Official Selections

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.

Runaway

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.

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?

Ten for Grandpa

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.  

Por Mis Hijos [For Them]

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?

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.

Lost Paradise 

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. 

Yard Sale

3:45 > USA > 2009
Director: David Morley                     AUDIENCE CHOICE A
Synopsis: Exploring a diseased woman's possessions at a yard sale.

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.

Oral Report

4:12 > USA > 2009
Director: Daniella Urdinlaiz                   
Synopsis:  A gay redneck falls in love with his Mexican gardener.

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.

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.

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