New York City Short Film Festival 5 NOVEMBER 2016
The Trenches [La Tranchée]
6:53 | Canada | 2010 | NYC premiere
Director: Claude Cloutier
Synopsis: A young man is getting ready to fight at the front.
Award: Best Animation
3:13 | USA | 2010 | NYC premiere
Director: Liam J. Holland
Synopsis: A fast paced chase through downtown New York City.
The Game [Il Gioco]
16:30 | Italy | 2009 | NYC premiere
Director: Adriano Giannini
Synopsis: Sicily, July 1943. On a beach seven little boys are busy as every summer in a game from them conceived.
Awards: Best Foreign Language, Audience Choice Program B
The Salesman of the Year
[El Vendedor del Año]
14:00 | Spain | 2010 | NYC premiere
Director: Coté Soler
Synopsis: Behind the most ruthless of multinationals only one thing. Man.
The Thomas Beale Cipher
10:10 | USA | 2010
Director: Andrew Allen
Synopsis: Life is not a game.
The Descent [Hayerida]
20:00 | Israel | 2010 | N. America premiere
Director: Shai Miedzinski
Synopsis: A family who lost its son goes to find a stone that will be a tombstone.
The Best Man
4:30 | USA | 2010 | NYC premiere
Director: Jeff Betancourt
Synopsis: The Best Man prepares for her impending speech.
Save our Bacon
13:38 | UK | 2010
Director: Peter Baynton
Synopsis: An honest farmer, hit hard by the credit crunch, squeezed by a greedy supermarket and struggling to survive.
Thank You Mr. President
10:33 | Germany | 2009 | N. America premiere
Director: Lenn Kudrjawizki
Synopsis: Seven heads of state meet at a Security Council and their diplomatic masks fall.
13:00 | USA | 2010 | NYC premiere
Director: Marwan A. Abderrazzaq
Synopsis: 5 friends, playing poker, discuss how each would kill their wife.
Awards: Best Drama, Audience Choice Program C
15:00 | USA | 2009 | NYC premiere
Director: Steve Audette
Synopsis:13 year-old boy who faces special challenges as he climbs mount Kilimanjaro, the worlds highest freestanding mountain.
6:24 | Germany | 2010 | NYC premiere
Director: Verena Fels
Synopsis: At the edge of society, a cow tips the balance of destiny with quite some impact...
Inflatable Grandma! [Amona Putz!]
9:00 | Spain | 2009
Director: Telmo Esnal
Synopsis: Sometimes, couples who have children miss Grandma.
Floating: The Nathan Gocke Story
22:18 | USA | 2010 | NYC premiere
Director: Richard Yelland
Synopsis: Saturday, March 2008 started off like every Saturday for thirty-two year old surfer Nathan Gocke. Award: Best Documentary
Frog in the Well
15:00 | Japan/USA | 2010 | NYC premiere
Director: Ken Ochiai
Synopsis: Following his mother's wishes, Jo, a reclusive young tailor from Tokyo embarks on a solitary journey across Japan.
12:28 | Canada | 2010 | NYC premiere
Director: Andrea Dorfman
Synopsis: It's not about whether girl can get along with boy, it's about whether girl can accept herself. Award: Audience Choice Program A
3:50 | Netherlands/UK | 2009 | NYC premiere
Director: Joseph Ernst
Synopsis: What does our body see when we stick it in our mouth?
9:00 | USA | 2009 | NYC premiere
Director: Jon Goldman
Synopsis: Relations between the United States and Iran take an unexpected turn when two senior diplomats and their interpreters meet for a closed-door session. Award: Best Comedy
Deep Red [Adom Adom]
19:00 | Israel | 2009 | NYC premiere
Director: Eddie Trapero
Synopsis: Gur and Yuval will stop at nothing to make enough money for a fresh start in Berlin. Award: Best LGBT
20:00 | Israel | 2009
Director: Yaelle Kayam
Synopsis: 15 year old Samer insists on taking his older sister Ayat to collect her diploma from the Palestinian university. Award: Best Student
14:55 | Denmark | 2009 | NYC premiere
Director: Lars P. Arendt
Synopsis: Ten-year old Benjamin has had it with lies. Award: Best of Fest
13:13 | USA | 2010
Director: Gary Perez
Synopsis: In the end, the apple does not fall too far from the tree.