20-21 Sep 2024

20th ​New York City Short Film Festival


20:00 > Israel > 2016 > NYC premiere
Director: Boaz Frankel
Synopsis: The rain is pouring, someone nabbed Doron's reserved parking spot, and the occupant of Room 212, passed away that morning.

Dust & Dirt

4:58 > USA > 2016 >  NYC premiere
Director: Chris Stanford
Synopsis: Mason Massey dreams of one day making it to the top level of racing but with a lack of big money sponsorship he knows that it is going to be a long, hard road.


9:25 > Switzerland > 2016 >  NYC premiere
Director: Maxime Pillonel         BEST OF FEST & BEST COMEDY​
Synopsis:  Two robbers try to hold up a gas station pointing their guns at the cashier who fails to react the way they’d expected...


13:00 > Canada/Croatia > 2017 > NYC premiere​
Director: Chintis Lundgren      AUDIENCE CHOICE A   
Synopsis: Manivald is still living at home with his retired mother. The day before his 33rd birthday a hot young wolf called Toomas comes to fix their washing machine.

2017 Official Selections


9:47 > Germany > 2017 > NYC premiere  
Director: Boris Seewald
Synopsis: Approaching the microphone in a small room, a young woman prepares to make the speech of her life.

I Like Girls

8:12 > Canada > 2016
Director: Diane Obomsawin.        BEST LGBTQ+
Synopsis: First love is an intoxicating experience, but with it can come excruciating awkwardness, unrequited emotions, and confusing issues of identity.


3:00 > Spain > 2016
Director: Marc Briones Piulachs & Alan Carabantes Person
Synopsis: Exchange of glances in the metro. How many opportunities have you let slip? Darrel will do everything possible to not let escape this one...

The End

3:39 > USA > 2017 > World premiere​
Director: Aisha Schliessler         AUDIENCE CHOICE B
Synopsis:  A lonesome beauty spends an evening with an unexpected dinner date.

The Rabbi

19:43 > Israel > 2016 >  NYC premiere
Director: Uriya Hertz         BEST STUDENT​
Synopsis: A revealing confession by his favorite student shakes a Rabbi's familiar and secure world.

David Brooks Hits the Pavement

7:37 > USA > 2017 > World premiere​
Director: Nick Ravich          
Synopsis: Coasting along the streets of New York City on his skateboard, artist David Brooks maps his evolution from teen skater to ambitious sculptor.


2:00 > Spain > 2016 >  NYC premiere
Director: Jose Manuel Carrasco       BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Synopsis: Do you believe in eternal life?


5:55 > Mexico > 2016 >  World premiere
Director: Ale Damiani
Synopsis: While Donald Trump is undergoing heart surgery, the outrageous consequences of his plan to build a wall on the Mexico - US border unfold.


9:46 > Italy > 2017 

Director: Lorena Alvarado         BEST DOCUMENTARY
Synopsis: Beatrice Vio is the only fencer in the world that competes without arms or legs. She is also the Paralympic champion. 

Hand. Line. Cod

9:30 > Canada > 2016 >  NYC premiere
Director: Justin Simms   
Synopsis: In the coldest waters surrounding Newfoundland’s rugged Fogo Island, traditional fishers catch cod live by hand, by hook and line, one at a time.

We Love Moses

19:43 > UK > 2016 > NYC premiere​
Director: Dionne Edwards          BEST DRAMA
Synopsis: Now 18, Ella reflects on how her obsession with her brother's best friend Moses left her with a secret she still carries.


7:00 > Italy > 2017 > NYC premiere​
Director: Marco Jemolo          BEST ANIMATION
Synopsis: Framed is a noir animated short-film, which explores the sensitive subject of alienation in society.