17th New York City Short Film Festival
12:00 > Poland > 2015 > US premiere
Director: Izabela Plucinska BEST ANIMATION
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.
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.
7:15 > France > 2015 > NYC premiere
Director: Wilfried Meance BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Synopsis: A recently unemployed 55-year-old interviews with his 30-year-old job counselor. They were made for each other.
16:00 > Russia > 2015 > US premiere
Director: Nikita Tamarov
Synopsis: A funeral contractor executes a family's wishes, as long as it remains within the budget.
9:00 > Spain > 2014 > NYC premiere
Director: Javier Marco BEST COMEDY & AUDIENCE CHOICE B
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.
17:00> USA > 2014
Director: Moon Molson BEST DRAMA
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.
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.
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.
9:30 > Mexico > 2015 > NYC premiere
Director: Barbara Cigarroa BEST STUDENT
Synopsis: Immediately following the death of her young child, a rural Mexican woman struggles to persevere through both her own internal grief and the harsh realities of the world around her.
9:30 > Sweden > 2014
Director: Nils Bergendal BEST DOCUMENTARY
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.
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. BEST OF FEST & AUDIENCE CHOICE A
14:15 > Israel > 2014 > NYC premiere
Director: Guy Sahaf BEST LGBTQ+
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.
6:15 > UK > 2015 > NYC premiere
Director: Brian Fairbairn & Karl Eccleston
Synopsis: Two strangers 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.
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.
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