19th New York City Short Film Festival
5:00 > France > 2019 > North America premiere
Director: Hugo Morel
Synopsis: When a caricaturist draws the most dangerous drawing in the world, seemingly strange things happen in his surroundings.
7:00 > Armenia > 2018 > NYC premiere
Director: Natalia Mirzoyan
Synopsis: The mother issues her decree: before you get back in the water, you have to take a break and sit quietly for five minutes.
4:04 > USA > 2018 > NYC premiere
Director: Paul Burke BEST DOCUMENTARY
Synopsis: An artist carves a piece of marble and contemplates the personal cost of bringing his work to life.
6:55 > Belarus > 2019 > North America premiere
Director: Tanya Yakovlev
Synopsis: When a daughter visits her sick mother, who suffers from memory loss, she finds herself reliving a childhood trauma.
5:39 > USA > 2019 > NYC premiere
Director: Frankie Wagner
Synopsis: Her company's success may be in spite of Chesire's best efforts to remain hip and relevant.
14:00 > Sweden > 2018 > NYC premiere
Director: Jimmy Olsson BEST DRAMA
Synopsis: Charlotte has a new job as a second grade teacher. One night she is attacked by a nazi and is severely injured. When she comes back to her class she makes a disturbing discovery.
11:00 > Spain > 2018 > NYC premiere
Director: Álvaro Moriano & Alejandro De Vega BEST LGBTQ+
Synopsis: Laura wakes up with a hangover in Lucía's home and reluctantly agrees to stay for breakfast.
11:25 > Hungary > 2019 > NYC premiere
Director: Géza M. Tóth BEST ANIMATION
Synopsis: While he talks about his dreams, fears and hopes, a lonely boy's colorful matchsticks bring his visions to life.
8:00 > Croatia > 2018 > NYC premiere
Director: Ana Horvat
Synopsis: An adopted girl tells us a story about her own, special family.
12:08 > Mexico > 2018 > NYC premiere
Director: Renato Moncayo Dávalos BEST FOREIGN
Synopsis: A lonely middle-aged optometrist writes a letter to his hypothetical future child, attempting to portray his true self.
10:00 > Israel > 2018 > North America premiere
Director: Nevo Shirazi BEST STUDENT & AUDIENCE CHOICE B
Synopsis: When Maor's mother returns from the hospital, he takes her to the neighborhood's hair salon. However, meeting with the locals brings up anxiety and awakens old fears.
8:30 > Canada > 2019 > NYC premiere
Director: Pascal Blanchet & Rodolphe Saint-Gelais
Synopsis: After Catherine’s fatal car accident, she speaks from the beyond to her grieving husband, Philippe, who must endure the inevitable family ritual of the funeral.
5:00 > Netherlands > 2018 > NYC premiere
Director: Sil Van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy
Synopsis: A man arrives on Earth and encounters his nemesis in the ocean.
11:00 > Israel > 2018 > North America premiere
Director: Nir Guilat BEST COMEDY & AUDIENCE CHOICE A
Synopsis: As Zur goes to pick up the last of his belongings from his ex's apartment, he is surprised to find that she is holding auditions for a film about their relationship.
15:00 > Afghanistan > 2018
Director: Chabname Zariab BEST OF FEST
Synopsis: Somewhere in the desert, a little boy is plunged by force into an intimidating and completely foreign new world: camel racing.
11:00 > Iran > 2018 > NYC premiere
Director: Farhad Gharibi
Synopsis: A young woman whose husband is in jail does not approve of illegal ways to make a living for herself and her little girl.