17th New York City Short Film Festival
4:34 > Canada > 2011 > US 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.
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.
7:40 > USA > 2011> NYC premiere
Director: Evan Roberts BEST LGBTQ+
Synopsis: Eddie's fascination with his older neighbor, Chad, heightens after he spies on him in the bathroom measuring his manhood.
6:00 > Spain > 2011 > N. America premiere
Director: Rafa Rojas-Díez BEST DRAMA
Synopsis: Sometimes it is not easy to talk about certain things with the one you love the most.
10:11 > Israel > 2010 > N. America premiere
Director: Oded Graziani BEST STUDENT
Synopsis: In a quiet neighborhood, a family in an ordinary house are on their way out for an apparently normal trip.
5:00 > Australia > 2010 > NYC premiere
Director: Luke Mayze BEST COMEDY
Synopsis: Monique is waiting for something or someone in a restaurant when her ex-boyfriend David hijacks her meal to tell her something important.
12:45 > USA > 2011
Director: Matthew Bockelman AUDIENCE CHOICE A
Synopsis: Matthew BockelmanMatt 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.
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.
15:55 > Israel > 2010 > NYC premiere
Director: Yaden Karmin BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Synopsis: A day before his wedding, Shai visits Tamar, his ex-girlfriend, for a tempestuous encounter.
1:24 > Spain > 2011> NYC premiere
Director: Blanca Esteve Stéphant
Synopsis: A black and white poem about a special kind of woman.
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.
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.
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.
19:54 > Canada/Denmark/France/Poland/Switzerland > 2010
Director: Kamil Polak BEST ANIMATION
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.
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.
14:30 > USA > 2010 > NYC premiere
Director: Greg Loser AUDIENCE CHOICE C
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.
13:00 > Spain > 2010 > N. America premiere
Director: Aitor Echeverría AUDIENCE CHOICE B
Synopsis: Blanca isn't willing to let her family enjoy a quiet dinner.
10:59 > Germany > 2010 > NYC premiere
Directors: Erwin Häcker BEST OF FEST
Synopsis: For a thief, a burglary will become a matter of conscience, as he discovers that somebody be up to worse.
7:20 > Canada > 2010
Director: Adriano Valentini
Synopsis: The reason why guys and girls can't be friends.
5:45 > USA > 2010
Director: Lori Petchers BEST DOCUMENTARY
Synopsis: A 75-year-old nude figure model learns to love her body through the art she inspires.
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