New York City Short Film Festival 5 NOVEMBER 2016

The Trip [Ha Tiyul]

10:11 > Israel > 2010> N. America premiere

Director: Oded Graziani

Synopsis: In a quiet neighborhood, a family in an ordinary house are on their way out for an apparently normal trip. AWARD: BEST STUDENT

Transition

7:08 > UK > 2011> World premiere

Director: Tim Brunsden & Paul McCann

Synopsis: From Truck Driver to Beautician, Vikki-Marie Gaynor charts the story of her transition from male to female.

You have the right to an Attorney

12:45 > USA > 2011

Director: Matthew Bockelman

Synopsis: Matt and Scott, two young public defenders in the South Bronx, strive to resolve hundreds of client cases, while also facing the weighty emotional burden of working within a system they consider fundamentally broken. AWARD: AUDIENCE CHOICE PROGRAM A

The Lost town of Switez

19:54 > Canada/Denmark/France/Poland/Switzerland > 2010

Director: Kamil Polak

Synopsis: After a bloody massacre in medieval times, a town lies engulfed at the bottom of a lake, but its presence can still be felt on the surface.  

AWARD: BEST ANIMATION

The Fickle

7:11 > USA > 2011

Director: Bryan Poyser

Synopsis: In this hilarious look at modern romance, a young woman relives twelve failed love affairs, all in one dizzying morning.

Shadows

13:45 > Portugal > 2011

Director: Nuno Dias

Synopsis: When a woman stumbles across a dead man in the middle of nowhere, she decides to take his only possession

Something Red

 4:34> Canada > 2011> U.S. premiere

Director: Ilana Frank

Synopsis: While embarking on a blind date, Scott finds himself face to face with several potential hook ups and discovers that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.

Scarecrow [Espantapájaros]

1:24 > Spain > 2011> NYC premiere

Director: Blanca Esteve Stéphant

Synopsis: A black and white poem about a special kind of woman.

Life Model

5:45 > USA > 2010

Director: Lori Petchers

Synopsis: A 75-year-old nude figure model learns to love her body through the art she inspires. AWARD: BEST DOCUMENTARY

It's a Treat

5:00 > Australia > 2010> NYC premiere

Director: Luke Mayze

Synopsis: Monique is waiting for something or someone in a restaurant when her ex-boyfriend David hijacks her meal to tell her something important. AWARD: BEST COMEDY

I was a Child of Holocaust Survivors

15:01 > Canada > 2010

Director: Ann Marie Fleming

Synopsis: Identity and loss are explored through the audacious proposition that the Holocaust is addictive and defining.

First Aid [Ezra Rishona]

15:55 > Israel > 2010> NYC premiere

Director: Yaden Karmin

Synopsis: A day before his wedding, Shai visits Tamar, his ex-girlfriend, for a tempestuous encounter.  AWARD: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE

I Hate You [Te Odio]

6:00 > Spain > 2011> N. America premiere

Director: Rafa Rojas-Díez

Synopsis: Sometimes it is not easy to talk about certain things with the one you love the most. AWARD: BEST DRAMA

Dying Every Day [Morir Cada Día]

13:00 > Spain > 2010> N. America premiere

Director: Aitor Echeverría

Synopsis: Blanca isn't willing to let her family enjoy a quiet dinner.  

AWARD: AUDIENCE CHOICE PROGRAM B

Duck

13:13 > USA > 2011

Director: Jakob Daschek

Synopsis: Emmanuel isn't like other ten-year-olds - he can't play with them, he can't focus at school, and he can't even bear to be hugged by his mother.

Death of a Pop Star

14:30 > USA > 2010> NYC premiere

Director: Greg Loser

Synopsis: Inspired by the circumstances surrounding the death of Michael Jackson, 'Death of a Pop Star' imagines the final moments of a music superstar's life.  AWARD: AUDIENCE CHOICE PROGRAM C

Basement [Souterrain]

10:59 > Germany > 2010> NYC premiere

Director: Erwin Häcker

Synopsis: For a thief, a burglary will become a matter of conscience, as he discovers that somebody be up to worse.  AWARD: BEST OF FEST

CLUBSCENE: The Bartender

7:20 > Canada > 2010

Director: Adriano Valentini

Synopsis: The reason why guys and girls can't be friends.

33 Teeth

7:40 > USA > 2011> NYC premiere

Director: Evan Roberts

Synopsis: Eddie's fascination with his older neighbor, Chad, heightens after he spies on him in the bathroom measuring his manhood.  AWARD: BEST LGBT

1000 Miles of Parkour

14:00 > UK > 2011 > N. America premiere

Director: Adam Baroukh

Synopsis: In May 2010, Johnny 'Sticky' Budden embarked upon a journey that would push the entire sport of parkour to its utmost limits.

2011 Festival

2011 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS  (in alphabetical order)