19th ​New York City Short Film Festival


18:00 > Spain > 2017 >  NYC premiere
Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen   BEST DRAMA & AUDIENCE B
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.


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.

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.

Freaks of Nurture

6:00 > Canada > 2018 >  NYC premiere
Director: Alexandra Lemay           BEST COMEDY
Synopsis:  A mother-daughter relationship bursting at the seams with babies, poodles and flying spaghetti.

May Day

20:00 > Belgium > 2017 >  US premiere
Director: Olivier Magis & Fedrik De Beul    BEST FOREIGN
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.

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.


2:38 > France > 2018  
Director: Dorothee Briere
Synopsis:  A mother on the phone with her daughter.

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.

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.

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.

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'.


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.

Breaking the Cycle

13:05 > USA > 2017  >  NYC premiere

Director: Indi Jackson & Vincent Augusto     BEST DOC
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.  

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.

2018 Official Selections

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.

Portrait of my Family in my 13th Year

16:00 > Israel > 2017 >  North 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.

 18-22 Oct 2023