14th New York City Short Film Festival  20 OCTOBER 2018 

Go Debbie

8:46 > USA > 2018 > NYC premiere 

Director: Jane Wells

Synopsis: Transgender Vietnam veteran Debbie gets a life-changing present for her 68th birthday.

Have it All
​5:21 > USA > 2018

Director: Katie Locke O'Brien

Synopsis: A true story of what happens when the expectation is the enemy.


6:30 > USA > 2018 > NYC premiere

Director: Jennifer Blair

Synopsis: When a college student returns to share some important news with his parents, things don't go exactly as planned...until they do.

For Your Sins

8:05 > Australia > 2018 > N. America premiere

Director: Julian Lucas

Synopsis: A young man seeks the help of a boutique communications agency to help raise awareness for his cause - 'Your sins' - via a physical challenge - 'Crucifixion'.

PROGRAM B – 8:30pm
  • ​For your Sins
    (Dir. Julian Lucas)​

  • ​Madre 
    (Dir. Rodrigo Sorogoyen)

  • Turbine 
    (Dir. Alex Boya)

  • ​Go Debbie
    (Dir. Jane Wells)

  • Absence
    (Dir. Dorothee Briere)

  • The Subject 
    (Dir. Patrick Bouchard)
  • Shabbos Kallah 
    (Dir. Aleeza Chanowitz)
  • Under Mom's Skirt 
    (Dir. Sarah Heitz de Chabaneix)

Shabbos Kallah

15:00 > Israel > 2018 > NYC premiere

Director: Aleeza Chanowitz

Synopsis: Elka, a new immigrant to Israel from Brooklyn, NY, is finding it hard to deal with her best friend Daniela's wedding.

2018 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS  (in alphabetical order)

The Subject

10:00 > Canada > 2018 > US premiere

Director: Patrick Bouchard

Synopsis: Secreted away in his creative workshop, an artist-clinician, animation filmmaker, performs an autopsy on what seems to be a human body.


18:00 > Spain > 2017 > NYC premiere

Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Synopsis: While at home in her apartment with her own mother in Spain, a woman gets a phone call from her six-year-old son, who's on holiday in France with his father. Every parent's nightmare ensues.

​​​​PROGRAM A – 6:00pm
  • Freaks of Nurture 
    (Dir. Alexandra Lemay)

  • Breaking the Cycle
    (Dirs. Indi Jackson & Vincent Augusto)

  • A Play
    (Dir. Nino Mancuso)

  • May Day 
    (Dirs. Olivier Magis & Fedrik De Beul)

  • Have it All 
    (Dir. Katie Locke O'Brien)

  • VHS Hero 
    ​(Dir. Andrew Porter)
  • Portrait of my Family in my 13th Year 
    (Dir. Omri Dekel-Kadosh)
  • Homecoming
    (Dir. Jennifer Blair)

A Play

9:30 > USA > 2018 > NYC premiere

Director: Nino Mancuso

Synopsis: Two friends go to see a play and realize just how terrifying supporting the arts can be.


2:38 > France > 2018 

Directors: Dorothee Briere

Synopsis: A mother on the phone with her daughter.


8:00 > Canada > 2018 > US premiere

Director: Alex Boya

Synopsis: A war pilot crash-lands through his apartment window. When his wife returns from work, she discovers that her husband’s face has been replaced by an airplane turbine.

May Day

20:00 > Belgium > 2017 > US premiere

Directors: Olivier Magis & Fedrik De Beul

Synopsis: Several people gather in Thierry’s living room. The air is thick with anticipation. None of them know each other, but they all have one thing in common. They are desperate for a job.

Portrait of my Family in my 13th Year

16:00 > Israel > 2017 > N. America premiere

Director: Omri Dekel-Kadosh

Synopsis: Omri is trying to direct a scene recreating the day his dog died. The attempt at restoration gets complicated when Omri discovers that his father remembers the events differently.

Under Mom's Skirt

12:00 > France > 2017

Director: Sarah Heitz de Chabaneix

Synopsis: In a small Florida town, a young French woman goes with her mother to a routine medical check-up to act as her interpreter.

Freaks of Nurture

6:00 > Canada > 2018 > NYC premiere

Director: Alexandra Lemay

Synopsis: A mother-daughter relationship bursting at the seams with babies, poodles and flying spaghetti.

Breaking the Cycle

13:05 > USA > 2017 > NYC premiere

Directors: Indi Jackson & Vincent Augusto

Synopsis: A glimpse into the private life of a record-breaking Notre Dame student athlete reveals that the biggest challenges aren't overcome on the field.  

VHS Hero

3:38 > USA > 2018

Director: Andrew Porter

Synopsis: Unknown artist Erik from Ithaca, New York creates 'updated' VHS tapes.  He finds a movie he enjoys in the movie theater and recreates it into VHS form.

2018 Festival