9:15 > UK / South Africa > 2014 > NYC premiere
Director: Will Hanke & Jacques Strauss
Synopsis:South Africa, 1974. A war raging in the north has spilled over the South African border, threatening the lives of a rural farming community. Two young friends decide to go hunting, changing their lives forever.
The Bravest, The Boldest
17:00> USA > 2014
Director: Moon Molson
Synopsis: A young mother in a Harlem housing project realizes the arrival of two Army officers brings news she can't allow herself to accept.
AWARD WINNER: BEST DRAMA
Putting on the Dish
6:15 > UK > 2015 > NYC premiere
Director: Brian Fairbairn & Karl Eccleston
Synopsis: Two strangers on a park bench strike up a conversation about life, love, sex and the hostile world they find themselves in as gay men. They speak in Polari – an extinct form of gay slang used in Britain in the first half of the 20th century.
9:30 > Mexico > 2015 > NYC premiere
Director: Barbara Cigarroa
Synopsis: Immediately following the death of her young child, a rural Mexican woman must struggle to persevere through both her own internal grief and the harsh realities of the world around her.
AWARD WINNER: BEST STUDENT
13:00 > Denmark/Finland > 2014
Director: Hamy Ramezan & Rungano Nyoni
Synopsis: Copenhagen. A police station. A foreign woman wearing a burka is there with her young son to file a complaint. Yet it seems the translator is not willing to report what she is saying.
AWARD WINNER: BEST OF FEST & AUDIENCE CHOICE PROGRAM A
La Tete de L'Emploi
7:15 > France > 2015 > NYC premiere
Director: Wilfried Meance
Synopsis:A recently unemployed 55-year-old interviews with his 30-year-old job counselor. They were made for each other.
AWARD WINNER: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE
9:30 > Sweden > 2014
Director: Nils Bergendal
Synopsis: As a Jew growing up in the US, David's vision of Germany was shaped by the stories of his Holocaust-survivor mother. Later in life, he reflects on whether it is possible to overcome this history.
AWARD WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY
If I was God
8:30 > Canada > 2014 > NYC premiere
Director: Cordell Barker
Synopsis: While dissecting a frog in Biology class, a 12-year-old boy who senses the approaching power of adulthood speculates about what he would do if he were God.
9:00 > Spain > 2014 > NYC premiere
Directors: Javier Marco
Synopsis: Carlos and Marta are living the life they've always dreamed of with a house, a dog and a baby on the way. But there's no such thing as a perfect life.
AWARD WINNER: BEST COMEDY & AUDIENCE CHOICE PROGRAM B
4:30 > Canada > 2015 > NYC premiere
Director: Claude Cloutier
Synopsis: A scathing satire of the power of Big Oil, this is a musical comedy on a grand scale with a choir of cars singing and dancing while industrial civilization imperils the planet.
14:15 > Israel > 2014 > NYC premiere
Director: Guy Sahaf
Synopsis: Two friends go on a hike in the desert and something hidden emerges in their friendship. One of them wants more than the other is able to give.
AWARD WINNER: BEST LGBT
12:00 > Poland > 2015> USA premiere
Director: Izabela Plucinska
Synopsis: How can the flames of desire be rekindled after 25 years of married life? The answer is made entirely through the use of modeling clay.
AWARD WINNER: BEST ANIMATION
16:00> Russia > 2015 > USA premiere
Director: Nikita Tamarov
Synopsis: A funeral contractor executes a family's wishes, as long as it remains within the budget.
Made of Clay
10:00 > United Arab Emirates > 2015> World premiere
Director: Fayssal Bin Sahli
Synopsis: Ahmed, a passionate young stop-motion artist wants to pursue his dream but finds it difficult to do so because of his father's views on his art.
15th New York City Short Film Festival 19 OCTOBER 2019