14:02 > Israel > 2021 > NYC premiere​
Director: Uriya Hertz                          
Synopsis:  When a young man takes his sick mother to visit a psychic medium near the Dead Sea, things do not go as planned. 

The Ephemeral

20:00 > Spain > 2020 > NYC premiere
Director: Jorge Muriel                   
Synopsis: Two strangers meet in a subway car. Both will determine their future in that fleeting, and ephemeral, vital journey that brings them together briefly. 

Before Dawn (Antes de que Amanezca)

16:13 > Honduras > 2020 >  North America premiere
Director: Enrique Medrano                                 
Synopsis: A fearful Honduran mother fights to rescue her daughter from the hands of her abusive ex-husband.

COMEDY:  Little Berlin
DOCUMENTARY:  My Neighbor, Miguel
DRAMA:  Before Dawn
LGBTQ+:  The Ephemeral
STUDENT:  Bed Bugs
AUDIENCE AWARDS:  The Visit & Affairs of the Art

Affairs of the Art

16:00 > UK > 2020 
Director: Joanna Quinn                          
Synopsis: A working-class heroine reveals her own obsession with drawing and exposes the addictions of her eccentric family.

Inconvenience Store

6:20 > Australia > 2020 > NYC premiere​
Director: Danny Coolahan                                          
Synopsis:  A man attempts to rob a convenience store but gets a little more than he bargained for.


10:05 > USA > 2020 > NYC premiere​ 
Director: Eric Otten               
Synopsis:  A high school senior finds herself in a drug and alcohol abuse evaluation with a seasoned administrator. 

The Visit

14:00 > Iran > 2020 > NYC premiere​
Director: Azadeh Moussavi                
Synopsis: After six months, Elaheh and her daughter are finally allowed to visit her husband, who is a political prisoner.  

Guide On

15:45 > USA > 2020 > NYC premiere​
Director: Paige Compton​
Synopsis: A young woman in Army Basic Training faces adversity from leadership that underestimates her strength and ability.


13:00 > Spain > 2020 > NYC premiere
Director: Begoña Arostegui​
Synopsis:  For our hero, every day looks the same. Or maybe they are too much alike: the same routines repeated over and over again. 

My Neighbor, Miguel

13:23 > USA > 2020 > NYC premiere​
Director: Danny Navarro​
Synopsis:  An exuberant 72 year-old gay artist named Miguel recalls his time in San Francisco during the AIDS epidemic.

Bed Bugs

9:11 > USA > 2021 > NYC premiere
Director: Kaitlyn T. Busbee​
Synopsis: A young woman confronts her trauma by dealing with the only thing she has power over: her mattress.

Barking Orders

2:15 > USA > 2021 >  NYC premiere
Director: Alex Tullo  
Synopsis:  When the entire British Royal family tragically dies, the Queen’s corgi finds himself next in line for the throne and in the seat of power.

Nicki ( نیکی )

19:00 > Iran > 2020 > NYC premiere​
Director: Saman Haghighivand​                     
Synopsis:  A trans woman is on her way to a job interview in Tehran.


14:00 > Spain > 2020 > NYC premiere
Director: Nüll García​                            
Synopsis:  A renowned photographer wants to take photos of his model with her naked torso to convey that insecurity caused by nakedness.

The Handyman 

15:00 > Australia > 2020 > NYC premiere​ 
Director: Nicholas Clifford                    
Synopsis:  Alone at her country estate, Evelyn attempts to end her life but is interrupted by the arrival of an awkward but endearing handyman. 


11:00 > Germany > 2020 
Director: Andreas Hykade                              
Synopsis: A coming-of-age story about love, faith, mortality, and shattered illusions. 

A Trip to Heaven (Thiên đường gọi tên)

15:00 > Vietnam > 2020 > NYC premiere
Director: Linh Duong                                    
Synopsis: During a peculiar bus tour to Mekong Delta, Madame Tam bumps into her high school sweetheart. 

What Has Changed

15:00 > Israel > 2021 >  North America premiere
Director: Salomon Chekol                    
Synopsis:  A soldier on active duty, Shai returns home  determined to celebrate Passover with his family and rejects his friends' invitation to go out during the Seder.

Bad Seeds (Mauvaises herbes)

6:22 > Canada > 2020 
Director: Claude Cloutier​
Synopsis: A bizarre world populated by carnivorous plants that can change shapes the way a chameleon changes colors.

20th ​New York City Short Film Festival

2021 Official Selections

11:00 > France > 2020 

Director: Daniel Gray
Synopsis:  Two boys play hide and seek. One of them finds the perfect hiding spot...and never comes out. 

Little Berlin

13:00 > France > 2021 
Director: Kate McMullen​
Synopsis: When the Iron Curtain cuts his tiny German village in half, Peter the bull gets separated from his 36 cows. 

 20-21 Sep 2024