The Head Vanishes
9:30 > Canada > 2016 > NYC premiere
Director: Franck Dion
Synopsis: Jacqueline is starting to lose her mind -- and she's literally forgetting her head now and then.
AWARD: BEST ANIMATION SHORT
The Reinvention of Normal
7:00 > UK > 2016
Director: Liam Saint-Pierre
Synopsis: Artist/inventor/designer Dominic Wilcox takes the normal and turns it into something unique.
AWARD: BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Going the Distance
10:00 > USA > 2016 > NYC premiere
Director: Jessie Beers-Altman
Synopsis: At the 121st annual Penn Relays track meet in Philadelphia, three runners prove that age is just a number.
The Last Leatherman of the Vale of Cashmere
14:30 > USA > 2016
Director: Greg Loser
Synopsis: An aging leatherman makes a weekly pilgrimage to the cruising destination of his youth.
AWARDS: BEST LGBT SHORT; AUDIENCE CHOICE PROGRAM B
Los Angeles 1991
10:22 > USA > 2015
Director: Miguel de Olaso & Bruno Zacarias
Synopsis: The streets have become a hotbed of racial tension and hate about to explode.
3:00 > USA > 2016 > NYC premiere
Directors: Yifan Hu
Synopsis: A meditation on sexual identity and personal chaos.
13:10 > USA > 2016 > NYC premiere
Director: Jared Anderson
Synopsis:The story of a woman who is shot and killed during a vacation with her family.
AWARD: BEST DRAMA SHORT
12:14 > Canada > 2016 > NYC premiere
Director: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
Synopsis: A portrait of virtuoso pianist Oscar Peterson at the twilight of an exceptional career.
AWARD: AUDIENCE CHOICE PROGRAM A
New York City Short Film Festival 5 NOVEMBER 2016
PROGRAM B- Saturday, 5 November at 8:30pm
The Art of a Lost Trade
6:21 > USA > 2016 > NYC premiere
Director: Mary Gerretsen
Synopsis: The lives of clockmakers standing stalwart against the rising tide of consumerism.
AWARD: BEST STUDENT SHORT
7:00 > South Africa > 2016 >N. America premiere
Director: Greg Rom
Synopsis:An anxious and penniless woman discovers a bizarre way to get herself out of financial trouble.
Be Happy Tonight
17:34 > Israel > 2016 > World premiere
Director: Leah Tonic
Synopsis: A young Orthodox couple out for a night on the town travel to the other side of town and decide to change their identities.
AWARD: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SHORT
Seeking: Jack Tripper
14:30 > USA > 2016 >NYC premiere
Director: Quinlan Orear
Synopsis: Tucker and Lance attempt to break a rut in their marriage by trying to seduce a stranger at their local bar.
AWARD: BEST COMEDY SHORT
PROGRAM A- Saturday, 5 November at 6pm
The Principle of Grace
17:58 > Israel > 2016 >N. America premiere
Director: Maya Kessel
Synopsis: Rita, a nurse for the Social Welfare Department, is accompanied by Mali, a student, as she makes her house calls.
What Happens in your Brain if you see a German word like...?
5:00 > Germany > 2015 > NYC premiere
Director: Zora Rux
Synopsis: A surrealistic trip into the world of an extremely long German word.