15th New York City Short Film Festival  19 OCTOBER 2019 

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.

Over Cards

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

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.


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.

2010 Festival

2010 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS  (in alphabetical order)

Under Penalty

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.

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.


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...


3:50 | Netherlands/UK | 2009 | NYC premiere

Program B

Director: Joseph Ernst

Synopsis: What does our body see when we stick it in our mouth?


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

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.

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


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

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

The Best Man

4:30 | USA | 2010 | NYC premiere

Director: Jeff Betancourt

Synopsis: The Best Man prepares for her impending speech.

Nico's Challenge

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.


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