15th New York City Short Film Festival  19 OCTOBER 2019 

White Weapon [Arma Blanca]

14:50  > Mexico > 2013 > US premiere

Director: Mauricio Calderón Rico

Synopsis: Mari works as a maid in a luxury apartment where she serves the whims of a spoiled child whose mother is too busy to parent.


Under the Sun [Bajo el Sol]

10:00 > Mexico > 2012 > NYC premiere

Director: Arcadi Palerm-Artís

Synopsis: Two 6 year-old twin brothers portray a biblical story of fraternal envy.  AWARD: BEST DRAMA

The Op Shop

7:00 > Australia > 2012

Director: Lee Rogers

Synopsis: A mysterious donation sends the sales clerks of a suburban op shop (thrift shop) on a journey of self-discovery.  AWARD: BEST COMEDY

The Clockmakers [Les Horlogers]

4:13> Canada > 2013 > NYC premiere

Director: Renaud Hallée

Synopsis: The Clockmakers travels inside a mysterious mechanism filled with revolving gearwheels, triangles and lines.

The Bash

5:28 > USA > 2013> NYC premiere

Director: Tyson FitzGerald

Synopsis: A gay couple leaving a midnight screening in a seedy area of town get gay bashed and then turn the tables on their attackers. AWARD: BEST LGBT

Sleight of Hand

9:48> Australia > 2012

Director: Michael Cusack

Synopsis: A Man yearns to know his place in the world and how he fits in, when sometimes it's better not to know.  AWARD: BEST ANIMATION


5:36 > New Zealand > 2012

Director: James Cunningham

Synopsis: Even robots get bored in dead end jobs, until they realize they are about to be replaced by humans!

Silver Stiletto 

15:45> Australia > 2012 > NYC premiere

Director: Luke Mayze

Synopsis: Two men are found dead in a dumpster outside of a well known gay bar and their wounds suggest the actions of a trained killer.

Scent of a Woman

11:22 > USA > 2013> NYC premiere

Director: Lauren Savoy

Synopsis: On a romantic weekend upstate, Fettucine Alfredo kicks in on the lactose-intolerant Chloe.

My Friend Jodie 

9:39 > USA > 2012> NYC premiere

Director: Tracy Toscano

Synopsis: Filmmaker Tracy Toscano's renewed friendship with her estranged friend Jodie, who has recently revealed she has Huntington's disease.



6:43 > Germany > 2012 > NYC premiere

Director: Boris Seewald

Synopsis: There is always a moment when things begin.  AWARD: BEST STUDENT

Dream Date

3:03 > UK > 2012 > World premiere

Director: Andromeda Godfrey & Diana Juhr-De Benedetti

Synopsis: A couple checks into a hotel to steal some quality time together.

Explicit Sex [Sexo Explícito]

10:09 > Spain > 2013 > US premiere

Director: José Manuel Carrasco

Synopsis: But is there anything in particular that you don’t like?


7:49 > Cuba > 2012

Directors: Alejandro Enmanuel Alonso Estrella, Esther de Rothschild, Laura Costa Cantal, Rosanna Mendez Gonzalez

Synopsis: An 86-year-old woman watches the world through her bedroom window in Cuba.  AWARD: BEST DOCUMENTARY

Brain Power 

10:41 > USA > 2012 > NYC premiere

Director: Tiffany Shlain

Synopsis: The parallels between a child's brain development and the way the Internet is developing today.

2013 Festival

2013 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS  (in alphabetical order)

The Wedding [La Boda]

12:00 > Spain > 2012

Director: Marina Seresesky

Synopsis: Cuban-born Mirta struggles to get to her daughter's wedding in Madrid after she is fired from her job.  AWARD: BEST OF FEST & AUDIENCE CHOICE PROGRAM A