20-21 Sep 2024

20th ​New York City Short Film Festival

I Killed Angela

12:00 > USA > 2023 > World premiere
Director: Jeffrey Grover​
Synopsis: When two long-time New Yorkers play a memory game that turns very dark, it makes them wonder if they have the power to "kill Angela."


8:00 > USA > 2023 
Director: Ryan McCown​
Synopsis: A rivalry between two figure skaters and their coaches. And a witch.

No Flowers 

11:00 > Israel > 2022 > World premiere
Director: Michael Anug                                 
Synopsis: A seasoned flower delivery person, bringing bouquets to lovers all over the city, is stumped when a customer refuses delivery.


9:00 > Canada > 2023 >  NYC premiere
Director: Janice Nadeau  
Synopsis: A luminous look at bereavement and coping with the loss of a parent, told through the eyes of a child with an overflowing imagination.

We Were Kids Back Then
15:40 > USA > 2021 

Director: Rafael Alvarado
Synopsis: A young Peruvian living in NYC, is caught off guard when a childhood acquaintance, now his cleaning woman, arrives at his apartment with her baby.


19:36 > Israel > 2021 > NYC premiere
Director: Uriya Hertz                          
Synopsis: When Elisha visits Hillel, who has established a mysterious cult in the heart of the desert, it becomes clear that the two share a common past from which they cannot escape. 

Swimming Through

15:22 > USA > 2022 > NYC premiere
Director: Samantha Sanders​                            
Synopsis: As the brutal Chicago winter draws near, Deirdre, Helen and Jennefer—avid open water swimmers—make a pact to continue swimming in Lake Michigan through the snow and ice as the pandemic rages on.


20:00 > Iran > 2022 > NYC premiere
Director: Sonia K. Hadad                              
Synopsis: A mute boy attends a pre-school health screening with his mother. At the test, he makes a decision that changes everything. 

What Became of David Burkett?

3:00 > USA > 2021 
Director: Duane Michals                                          
Synopsis: Memories of an old friend are filled with questions and longing.

2023 Official Selections

Two Apples

9:21 > Canada > 2023 > NYC premiere​
Director: Bahram Javahery​​
Synopsis: When a young woman leaves her homeland in search of a better future, she brings with her a single memento from her past, a ripe apple studded with fragrant cloves. 

Enjoy Your Childhood Before Life Gets Here

9:00 > Spain > 2023 > North America premiere
Director: Mauro Maroto Megino                          
Synopsis: A humble woman endures a sudden pregnancy and gives birth to a man in his fifties, who confronts his parents for bringing him into the world.

Brutta Figura 

20:00 > USA > 2022 > NYC premiere
Directors: Giorgio Arcelli Fontana, John M. Keller

Synopsis: A true story about an unlikely friendship between legendary filmmaker James Ivory and a young Italian film director who drops by to show him his first feature.