2018 Films: A
A Fierce Breed (Cria Brava) (Puerto Rico, 18 min)
Directed by: Karisa Cruz, Ivan Bonilla
A revealing journey into the 'legal' cockfighting culture in Puerto Rico seen through the lives of a trainer, teacher and a veteran involved in this controversial global sport.
A Foreign Country (Israel, 4 min)
Directed by: Shai Kedar, Sivan Malca
Written by: Shai Kedar, Sivan Malca
Cast: Ori Yadlin, Sivan Malca
A Table for All (USA, 32 min)
Directed by: Thea Piltzecker, Liz Scherffius
For many refugees and asylees, resettlement in the United States is just the beginning of the story. Finding common ground in a Brooklyn kitchen, Adwa (from Saudi Arabia) and Boubacar (from Guinea) work towards a future in the culinary industry.
A Tear In My Heart (USA | 2017, 5 min)
Directed by: Fella Cederbaum
Written by: Fella Cederbaum
Cast: Music by: Fella Cederbaum
Squarely facing even the most difficult situations and feelings will inevitably take you by surprise.
Afterword (Germany | 2017, 10 min)
Directed by: Boris Seewald
Written by: Philip Moore
Cast: Marama Corlett, Patrick Hanna
Approaching the microphone in a small room, a young woman prepares to make the speech of her life. Desperate to find her voice in the wake of an ended relationship, she resorts to sharing any piece of advice she can muster. Her reflection on their differences strikes up an imaginary conversation.
All She Wrote (USA, Bulgaria | 2018, 1 hour 37 min)
Directed by: Niki Iliev
Written by: Niki Iliev
Cast: Gary Dourdan, Sanya Borisova, Orlin Pavlov, Bashar Rahal, Diana Lubenova, James Tumminia
When Aaron, an ex-fighter, turns to music after years of being knocked around and left with permanent mental disabilities, falls for Jana, an off-centered Bulgarian immigrant living in New York. While he recognizes that she is as crazy as him, Jana does not share the same opinion. But her brother, Bobby, an upcoming wannabe fighter, decides to convince her she is that crazy, in order to get Aaron in the ring against him.
All Types of Kinds - Colorblind (USA, 5 min)
Directed by: All Types of Kinds
Cast: Cinematography: Manny Vasquez / Max Burstein Starring: All Types of Kinds and Friends
All Types of Kinds (or ATOK) is a NYC-band playing a wide variety of music ranging from rock, pop, folk, punk, funk, hip-hop, blues, jazz, and country, and sometimes all at once. The members come from diverse backgrounds that make for an amalgamation of musical textures and vibes. Their EP, "Love Songs (or songs for your ex)" debuted on Valentine's Day 2017 and they are currently gearing for dates all over the country. Ray Rubio, Billy Conahan, Berk O, and Rocco Stroker are All Types of Kinds.
Almost Boss: The Longest Running Tribute Band in History (USA, 1 hour)
Directed by: Paul Kaplan
There's over 14,000 tribute bands world wide. There has to be one that has been the longest running in the world. I found them: The B Street Band.
Alt Space (USA | 2017, 1 hour 20 min)
Directed by: Cody Kussoy
Written by: Cody Kussoy
Cast: Alex Boniello, Shanley Caswell, Micah Parker
Alt Space is a psychological thriller that tells a contemporary story of what it's like to have a dissolving sense of reality. The story is told through the eyes of Julian and Liv, a young couple living in New York City.
Amended Shards (USA | 2017, 4 min)
Directed by: Orlando Torres
Orlando Torres tells his experience of getting diagnosed with Testicular Cancer and the optimistic mind set he kept for his friends and family in this animated short film.
Another Girl (USA | 2016, 22 min)
Directed by: Austin Kase
Written by: Austin Kase
Cast: Hannah Chase, Aaron Profumo
Sam's ex-lovers aren't so 'ex' to him. In fact, they always seem to re-appear at the worst possible moment, sabotaging his hopes of finding new love. Can Sam banish them from his life before they ruin his chances with the newfound girl of his dreams? Swaying delicately between dry wit and wistful vulnerability, 'Another Girl' playfully explores the way our relationships shape who we are, and offers a fresh perspective on sex, love, and self-acceptance.
Azul (Dominican Republic, USA | 2017, 12 min)
Directed by: Víctor Grullón
Written by: Vi?ctor Grullo?n
Cast: JP Brown, Jeany Starr Simé, Manuel Sierra, Juan Lopez, José Mercado, Janer Escobar
Juan Jiménez (Azul) leaves his country in search of the American Dream, staying illegally in the United States. His people in the Dominican Republic are victims of a natural disaster and lose communication with their family.The uncertainty of not knowing about his family leads him to make the decision to return to his country, but first he will have to face his other life in the United States, assuming that once he leaves, he will not be able to set foot in the United States again.