2017 NYC Indie Film Festival
A Feast With King Midas (Finland | 2013, 4 minutes )
Directed by: Timo Wright
Written by: Timo Wright
Cast: Cinematographer: Timo Wright, Editor: Timo Wright, Assistant: Nina Wilenius, Actor: Peter Kanerva, Food Stylist: Lilli Munck, Post-Production: Juha Mattila, Music Composition, Piano & Organ: Katri Onnela, Recording & Sound Mixing: Taneli Bruun, Graphic Design: Matti Tuominen
A Feast with King Midas is a experimental short film which deals with mortality, the overuse of our natural resources and the cockiness of the human psyche. It is also a current interpretation of the Vanitas-topic – the description of human mortality.
Ja Passou (Portugal | 2016, 16 min)
Directed by: Sebastião Salgado, Pedro Patrocínio
A father's journey to save his son.
No Necesito (Mexico | 2016, 3 min)
Directed by: Victoria Garza
A guy singing to his ex girlfriend, while he tries to forget her but keeps finding her in every corner.
2.57k (Canada | 2015, 13 minutes)
Directed by: Eva Colmers
Written by: Eva Colmers
Cast: Amber Borotsik, Tony Olivares
From dust they arise, drawn together by a magic frequency …
3orthographies (Canada | 2016, 3 minutes)
Directed by: Dominik Pagacz
A semi-pedagogical piece demonstrating corporeal articulation.
A Big Love (Italy | 2016, 30 minutes)
Directed by: Max Chicco
Written by: Simona Rapello and Max Chicco
A long story of love between a man and a woman. The man has to renew his ID, but he finds out he's dead, so he has to be re-born to get another ID.
A Bomb (Une Bombe) (Canada | 2015 , 17 minutes )
Directed by: Guillaume Harvey
Written by: Guillaume Harvey
Cast: Philippe Benoit, Catherine Bütikofer, Charles Circé, Gabriel Després, Jean-François Gaudet, Benoit Rouyère, Noah Rouyère, Alice Tixidre
Maxime gets himself in a dangerous adventure when he accepts to make a bomb with his best friend Guérin. But he’s got no choice : it’s the only way he knows of getting closer to Guérin’s sister, the seductive Joëlle.
A Circus Tale & A Love Song (Mexico | 2016, 1 hour 56 minutes )
Directed by: Demián Bichir
Written by: Demián Bichir
A Done Deal (Canada | 2016, 10 minutes )
Directed by: Pierre-Marc Drouin & Simon Lamarre-Ledoux
Remy, a hitman for a small-time Montreal mobster, has to kill Fernand, an old associate who talks too much. The plan is simple: invite him for coffee, offer him a ride and shoot him in the alley. Easy! A done deal...
A Hard World for Little Things (United States | 2016, 2 minutes )
Directed by: Sonja Bertucci
Inspired by Charles Laughton's 'The Night of the Hunter,' the film foregrounds the uncanny nature of toys, showing how the imagination can become saturated with violence in objects of childhood.
A Loft in Paradise (Un loft au Paradis) (France | 2016, 18 min)
Directed by: Alexandre Lança
Vincent and Emma die in a car accident. Arriving in Heaven, they discover a large and modern loft. But Charlotte, Emma's sister and Vincent's lover, eagerly wants to contact them in the afterlife...
A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone (United States | 2015, 56 minutes )
Directed by: Marlene 'Mo' Morris
A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone is a joy-filled and heart-rending story about community, art and lives that matter. Spanning from Harlem to Berkeley and from Malcolm X to Eric Garner, Edy's commitment to challenging inequality inspires hope. But when the death of her nephew ignites a national outcry, everything she has worked for so tirelessly is at stake.
A Song for Your Mixtape (United States | 2016, 7 minutes )
Directed by: Brandon Zuck
A short film about a party you weren't invited to.
Acceptance (United States | 2016, 10 minutes )
Directed by: Shelby Hougui
Following two years of drug use and a return from rehab, a young teenager is pained by her sister's memory loss as they attempt to rekindle any relationship they might have had.
Agharta (Brazil | 2016 , 12 minutes )
Directed by: Frederico Klumb
A super 8 camera observes the city of Rio de Janeiro followed by a poem.
Almost There (United States | 2016, 14 minutes)
Directed by: Ken Klein
A man finds himself inexplicably struggling to perform the seemingly routine task of picking his girls up from school.
Amazonas (Colombia | 2016, 1 hour 34 minutes)
Directed by: Jorge Navas, Maria Gamboa, Lucas & Matias Maldonado, Carlos Moreno, Javier Mejia, and Spiros Stathoulopoulos
Written by: Alonso Torres, Matias Maldonado, Juan Reyna, Carlos Moreno, Javier Mejia, Spiros Stathoulopoulos
AMI (Germany | 2016, 8 minutes )
Directed by: Gonzalo San Vicente
Written by: Gonzalo San Vicente
Little Ami finds out her mother must leave on a business trip. Mom tells her a white lie to appease her mind while she is away. Find out what happens when the innocent lie turns true in a way neither of them expected.
anexperimentalviralvlog - the movie remix # ! (Portugal | 2016 , 13 minutes )
Directed by: Vasco Diogo
Written by: Vasco Diogo
Apnea (Canada | 2016, 19 minutes )
Directed by: Alexis Chartrand
Written by: Alexis Chartrand
After her fall, Sophie is aiming to the surface, but she's unable to trust her entourage anymore.
Apology (Iceland | 2016 , 2 minutes )
Directed by: Rúnar Ingi Einarsson
A day in the life of an elementary school hall monitor who fights to make things right in the only way he knows best.
Apple Table Ghost (United Kingdom | 2017 , 11 minutes )
Directed by: Kyle Stumpp
Artichoke (Artisjokk) (Norway | 2016 , 8 minutes )
Directed by: Lorentz Celo
Written by: Lorentz Celo
A lonely man is searching for a new life.
Atlantic (Ireland | 2016 , 1 hour 15 minutes )
Directed by: Risteard O'Domhnaill
Written by: Angela Antle
Cast: Brendan Gleeson
Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor BRENDAN GLEESON, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities - in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland - as they struggle to maintain their way of life in the face of mounting economic and ecological challenges.
Australia, No Way (United Kingdom | 2016 , 52 minutes )
Directed by: Ludovic Gaillard, Camille le Pomellec, and Renaud Villain
Awakening In Taos (United States | 2015 , 70 minutes )
Directed by: Mark Gordon
Written by: Mark Gordon
Awakening in Taos tells the story of Mabel Dodge Luhan’s personal evolution as a writer, salon hostess, art patroness, social activist and a resident of New Mexico.
Born in Buffalo, New York, Mabel was a woman unique to her time.
Baby Owl's House of Terrors (United States | 2016, 4 minutes )
Directed by: Stephen Picher
After receiving a disappointing birthday present, Baby Owl sends his father on a rickety death machine of his own creation. Revenge has never been sweeter!
Back Page Ripper (United States | 2016, 5 minutes)
Directed by: Stephen Rutterford
Bladerunner meets The Muppets
An experimentation with narrative.
BACKSTORY (Germany | 2016 , 8 minutes )
Directed by: Joschka Laukeninks
Written by: Joschka Laukeninks
Cast: Xenia Assenza, Jessica McIntyre, and Jan Stapelfeldt
Bad Frank (United States | 2016, 1 hour 45 minutes )
Directed by: Tony Germinario
Written by: Tony Germinario, Kevin Interdonato, and Russ Russo
Cast: Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Amanda Clayton, Kevin Interdonato, Lynn Mancinelli, Brian O'Halloran, and Tom Sizemore
Frank Pierce leads a seemingly normal life, but when a disturbing past reemerges & something precious is taken from him, his mask of sanity loosens & unearths the urge to be violent once again.
Balkan Roots (Australia | 2016, 1 hour 23 min)
Directed by: Anthony Fletcher, Chris Rabbitt
Written by: Anthony Fletcher, Chris Rabbitt
Six musicians from across Europe. A Barcelona melting pot. Music from Roma, Klezmer & Balkan traditions...but with a Barcelona twist? Local masters + a new generation of Balkan musicians. Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra Touring the Balkans, playing with the locals, exploring their Balkan Roots.
Bar Rushmore (United States | 2016, 4 minutes )
Directed by: Mike Diliberto
The four presidents of Mount Rushmore (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Abe Lincoln) have decided to open a bar together. In this episode John Wilkes Booth shows up for a drink, and Abe does not trust him.
BARDO (United States | 2016, 18 minutes )
Directed by: Scott Aharoni & Dennis Latos
Written by: Petros Georgiadis
Cast: Lelia Goldoni, Johnny Solo
After a long night working the New York City streets as a taxi driver, Johnny finds himself frustrated, on edge, and seeking an escape. While pulled over and getting ready to satisfy bad habits, he is interrupted by Lily, an old lady insisting for a ride home. Reluctantly, he agrees to drive her and what follows is an unexpected journey.
Bart (Taiwan | 2016 , 17 minutes )
Directed by: Yun-Sian Huang
'Bart' is a stop-motion animation, which transfer the traditional Chinese dough-crafting skill to animation making. Director try to express Taiwanese culture and life experience in this film.
Beautiful (Australia | 2013 , 6 minutes )
Directed by: Nez Erok
The exposed lyrics of Beautiful resonate with people from all walks of life who have endured personal struggle; people that I seek to help through this song. Drawing from my own turbulent upbringing, I share hope and healing for others in this video.
Before I Die (United States | 2015, 3 minutes )
Directed by: Katherine Joy McQueen
Written by: Katherine Joy McQueen
Cast: Seth Thomas, Grizel Williams
Before I Die is based off a true story. It’s about a 30-year-old single man that feels stuck in his life. He’s a carpenter that spends all of his days doing what he loves most–woodworking. Yet, he still doesn’t feel like he has purpose in the world. He builds a chair that represents his desire to build a family and his life around it.
Biocharge (United States | 2016, 5 minutes )
Directed by: Jun Ando
Obtaining free will and the beauty within.
BLIND SEAM (Iceland | 2016 , 8 minutes )
Directed by: Eric G. du Bellay
Two teenagers, Katrin and Alex, are in a lousy sofa. She asks him why he doesn't want to sleep with her... Cut ! We are in the middle of a student film shooting. Eva, 16, is directing...
Bones (United States | 2016, 4 minutes )
Directed by: Andy Bond
Written by: Andy Bond
Cast: Matija Blazic, Samantha Jane, Matt Little, and Turna Mete
Music Video for the song "Bones" by the indie folk band Lowlight. Life is a bunch of cold lonely walks home from the bar. Sometimes there's a light left on.
Bosatsu - Year of the Dragon (United States | 2017 , 6 minutes )
Directed by: Siddharth Ahluwalia
Written by: Siddharth Ahluwalia
Brazilian Wavy* (United States | 2016, 21 minutes)
Directed by: Kirk Henriques
Written by: Kirk Henriques
Cast: Jasmine Burke, Danielle Deadwyler, Barry Flyod, Lamont King, and Celeste Seda
A comedic story of a socially awkward young man- from his humble beginnings as an unsuccessful inventor to his unlikely rise and breakthrough with his own hair product that makes him the Mike Jordan of hair.
Brooklyn Basketball (United States | 2016, 1 hour 45 minutes )
Directed by: Duffy Higgins
Brooklyn has always produced the best basketball players, but what does it really take for a kid from Brooklyn to 'make it'?
Bruce (United States | 2016, 1 hour 10 minutes )
Directed by: Phebe Szatmari
Bucky (United States | 2016, )
Written by: Jeza Belle
America's first homosexual president, James Buchanan, completes an important trade deal with the French Ambassador.
Bug and the Fireflies (United States | 2016, )
Written by: Rob Holland, Chi Laughlin
Bug is an anti-social, cantankerous gear-head of a beetle who spends his time building inventions out of junk he finds on the forest floor. But when he is mocked by a group of fireflies, he prepares to go to war.
BURNING HOPE (France/Tunisia | 2016 , 1 hour 25 minutes )
Directed by: Lotfi Achour
'Burning Hope' is at once the story of an unlikely friendship and the portrait of a fragile country haunted by so many ghosts.
Bus Stop (New Zealand | 2015 , 2 minutes )
Directed by: Walter Lawry
Two millennials debate the finer points of linguistics while waiting for the bus.
Business Unusual (United States | 2015 , 19 minutes )
Directed by: Daniel Malakai Cabrera
Written by: Daniel Malakai Cabrera & Caine Sinclair
Cast: Grant Bowler, Tia Carrere, Jason Gerhardt, and Yoshua Sudarso
CAGED (United , 17 min)
Directed by: Nickolas Powers-Gomez
A poor amateur cage fighter gets his shot at a professional career, but when his hustler brother betrays a dangerous friend, he is faced with a life changing decision.
Cake (United States | 2016, 9 min)
Directed by: Anne Hu
Eliza tries to explore her sexuality within her marriage with her husband Thomas by surprise ordering a female sex robot for them to share.
Caper (United States | 2016, 16 min)
Directed by: Brian O Neill
Two goons. One patsy. Six sticks of dynamite. No clue.
Cardinal X (United States | 2016, 1 hour 34 minutes )
Directed by: Angie Wang
In 1984, the most powerful drug dealer on the west coast was a 19 year old coed. Based on actual events.
Cauliflower (United States | 2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Natasha Straley
CAULIFLOWER is a ridiculous poetic comedy denying ignorance.
Cells' Amusement Park (China | 2016, 4)
Directed by: Li Ang
Platelets and white blood cells mixing around water.The blood is flowing because of an unknown power,without emotion. They sustain the body silently,having neither negative attitude nor positive attitude.In the blink of an eye, the cell goes through its whole life and dies silently. Which cells decide "my" consciousness?Which cells control "my" mind?
Chai(Destroy) (Taiwan | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: ZION CHANG
How many turning points can one have during his lifetime? The story behind this song exactly reflects those that have dwelt in Taiwan for most of their life, trying to find out the most faithful affections within this vulnerable life.
chair (Spain | 2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Cristal Buemi, Ludwig Camarillo
A chair evolves through the means of imagination.
Children of Beqaa (United States | 2016, 1 hr 16 min)
Directed by: Elias Matar
Children of Beqaa documents director Elias Matar and his daughter Lyla, traveling to the Beqaa Valley, Lebanon in June of 2016 to work with Salam LADC, a local NGO. Here in the Beqaa, there are over 500,000 Syrian refugees who have been living in a state of limbo for the past 5 years. These refugees are left in the dark; they have no country, nearly no rights, very little education and not enough food. Children of Beqaa gives a voice to the refugees, who just want their stories to be heard.
Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu (United States | 2016, 7 min)
Directed by: Jesse Binger, Kaitlyn Johnston
John Potente spends his time shuffling between his dental practice, advocating for land conservation, writing about the natural world, and playing the piano that sits by his fireplace.
City Boy (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Jonathan Downing and Tiffany Sewell
The story is a “Singing in the Rain” meets “West Side Story” styled day-in-the-life of a City Boy. His day begins with a beat down from the hustle and bustle of the city but takes an upward swing after a chance encounter with a beaming City Girl. What follows is a romantic and adventurous romp through classic NYC sites with the help of an unexpected hero/tour guide at their side. It is an ode to the beauty, madness, and enchantment of New York City.
Clean (USA | 2015, 5 minutes)
Directed by: Gabriel Wilson
A young man battles his compulsions on his way to school in New York City.
Club Angels (United States | 2016, 11 min)
Directed by: Andy Boyce
Club Angels is a short documentary about the forming of the band Sateen by Queen Sateen and Exquisite, a heterosexual married couple who do drag and are fixtures in the queer New York City nightlife scene.
Coastal Georgia's Green Infrastructure & Stormwater Management (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Rachel Hughes
An animated short film on stormwater runoff management and green infrastructure solutions.
Coffee Break (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Jason Ortiz
When the coffee runs out...it's war!
Confessions by Connie: Christmas Special (United States | 2016, 3 min)
Directed by: Amanda Bruton
A New Jersey housewife confesses her true feelings about Christmas.
Confessions of a Breastimator (United States | 2016, 3 min)
Directed by: Jisu Kim
“Confessions of a Breastimator” is a digital 2D animated film about personal passion for animated breasts. It approaches the potentially controversial subject in a light-hearted and honest embrace of it. Although created fully digitally, the film uses traditional hand-drawing methods partly as an homage to the limited animation style of the 50s.
Contre-champ (Belgium | 2015, 19 min)
Directed by: Michael De Nijs
In the footsteps of her father, a recently deceased war reporter, Lydia makes her first steps as a photojournalist during the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo. Lydia doesn't suspect that this experience will change her life forever.
Cookies (United States | 2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Catherine Santino
Two young women stumble across an all too familiar situation on the sidewalk.
Crime of the Big Leagues (United States | 2016, 11 min)
Directed by: Randy Field
Cast: Producers: Michael Pickman and Randy Field
For over ten years, Lester Rodney’s columns put unrelenting pressure on baseball’s establishment. Who would have thought that a communist writer would become the loudest voice in the fight to desegregate America’s national pastime?
CRSHN ON U (United States | 2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Mark Rubbo
A stylish EDM nightmare date, glimpsing into the anonymity of online-dating and perils of modern-day courtship.
Cupids (United Kingdom | 2017, 13 min)
Directed by: Angelo Calarco
Two cupids need to team up in one of the greatest challenges of modern times: getting two strangers to talk to each other!
Dancers in Slow Motion (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Jayson Tang
San Francisco Ballet dancers suspended in the air, effortless as if time stood still.
Day Six (Dia Seis) (Mexico | 2016, 1 hr 42 min)
Directed by: Juan Pablo Arroyo Abraham
Carmen, a young actress, is trapped between the love she feels for Pablo and her marriage with Joaquín, Pablo's best friend. When she learns she's fallen ill, she embarks on a trip with one of them, which will change all of their lives forever.
Dead White Tree (France | 2016, 6 min)
Directed by: Hugo Jouxtel
A wounded man, helped by a friend, starts a fantastical journey full of obstacles and mysteries. As they go deeper into the woods and the mountain, they understand there might be no coming back from this.
Dear John (United Kingdom | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Péter Vácz
Experimenting with lighting and a variety of animation techniques to great effect, the music video tells the story of two characters on a surreal and life-changing journey.
Definite Maybe (United States | 2016, 3 min)
Directed by: Mark Kiefer
Thinking about possibly seizing the day.
Demons into Diamonds (USA | 2017, 2 min)
Directed by: Ryan Windess
Cast: Otis Clapp, Anthony Hawkins, Wayne Norman, Alison McManus
The music video to Otis Clapp’s, Demons Into Diamonds, which portrays a young man dealing with his inner demons and issues at home while using boxing as his means to escape.
Demons Into Diamonds
Destiny (United States | 2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Fella Cederbaum
Written by: Fella Cederbaum
Cast: Videography: Bruce Petschek
MahniDahni, a fictional character sits by a magical waterfall and ponders the mystery of life unfolding on its very own terms
Doll (인형) (United States | 2016, 12 min)
Directed by: Ryan Won
One day a woman woke up in a strange place.
Dolls (United States | 2016, 3 min)
Directed by: Keith Allott
They only move when the music stops.
Dolphin Girl (Canada | 2016, )
Written by: Tanya Carleton Lovrics
A quiet boy moves to sunny Florida and feels like a fish out of water until a mysterious young girl helps him fit in.
Double Crossed (United States | 2016, )
Written by: Eric P. Granger
Ruthless businessman Harold desperately tries to employ a little known "Loophole" in his 666 page contract with the Devil to save his soul from eternal Damnation.
Dream Diary (United States | 2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Anna Hill
Dream Diary is a series of sometimes bizarre, funny, or nonsensical sequences taking place over one night.
Dryads (Norway | 2015, 1 hour 29 minutes)
Directed by: Sten Hellevig
Written by: Randall Jahnson
No music. No life.
Eight of Spades (United States | 2016, 18 min)
Directed by: Melisande Bliss
An aspiring actress encounters a mysterious Shakespeare- quoting stranger and finds herself drawn into his bizarre world...
Embracing Hiroshima (United States | 2016, 42 min)
Directed by: Einy Åm Sparks
Driven by a wish to understand the human will to heal and rebuild in the midst of tragedy, EMBRACING HIROSHIMA merges dance, contemporary and traditional music, concert performance and animation film to honor the enormous peacekeeping efforts in the wake of the atom bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Empty Nesters (United States | 2016, 10 min)
Directed by: Jacqueline Dow
Jerry, a therapist, and his husband David have trouble coping with the fact that their son, Zack, is off to college.
Entropic (United States | 2016, 12 min)
Directed by: Sebastian Savino
Universes collide when a scientist seeking to uncover the meaning of life accidentally disrupts the robbery of a small town grocery store from another world.
Escape (Romania | 2016, 17 min)
Directed by: Millo Simulov
Under the promise of a next-generation Escape Room, 7 young people are lured into the middle of a Reality Show where traps are very real and they must find solutions against the clock. Everything is filmed by one of them, delighting the audience who is thirsty for adrenaline.
Escaping Agra (United States | 2016, 23 min)
Directed by: Pallavi Somusetty
After being held against their will in India when their gender and sexual orientation is discovered, Naveen Bhat battles their parents in court and pieces their life back together. Please note: Naveen, whose gender is non-binary, uses they/them pronouns.
Exile Incessant (United Kingdom | 2016, 23 minutes)
Directed by: James Reynolds
Two young South Africans in Exile define the wishes of their families to fight for the promise of their revolution.
EXPECTATIONS (United States | 2016, 3 min)
Directed by: Andy Yanez
A short on gender presentation, as an individual unfamiliar with the notions of femininity and masculinity explores attire labeled for boys and girls.
Extra School (United States | 2015, 12 min)
Directed by: Cary Anderson
A failed actor teaches aspiring actors how to be 'background artistes' and faces his arch rival.
Fade (Spain | 2016, 6 min)
Directed by: AINHOA RODRÍGUEZ LÓPEZ
Conchita, a conservative and septuagenarian woman, returns home after cremating her husband.
Family crockery (whiteness) (Australia | 2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Amelia Johannes
Visual repetitions of white objects are collated together in 'Family Crockery (Whiteness)'; found videos of my extended family have been edited to create a pattern concentrating on the presence of white crockery, the occurrence of food and the influence of Colonial tradition within the South African family environment.
Final Draft (United States | 2013, )
Written by: Keion Jackson
A down on his luck writer decides to commit suicide, but seeks help writing the perfect suicide note first.
Flames & Figures (United States | 2016, 3 min)
Directed by: Dominic Mercurio
A minimalistic and intimate abstract-narrative music video for the Oakland-based neo-soul act The Seshen.
Four Journeys (United States | 2016, 55 min)
Directed by: Dr Teresa Mular
A documentary about four Latin American women who immigrated to New York. These are four stories of courage, stamina, strength and success.
Four Walls (USA | 2016, 8 min)
Directed by: Alice Shindelar
Travel with Rashida Jones and the International Rescue Committee to Lebanon to stand inside the abandoned buildings and dilapidated tents where Syrians refugees live. Listen as they share their stories of struggle and survival in a country where the only guarantee is the uncertain future.
Fragments (France | 2016, 6 min)
Directed by: Alizée Lafon
The timeless fall of a man, trying to escape from his own destiny through eternal scenes. Here, a hundred of classics from the Seventh Art are composing the unique substance of this short-film, and, are beating in unison to the rhythm of Franz Schubert's "Trio No. 2 for piano".
Germaphobia (United States | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Brandon W. Dickson
Don't touch the door.
Get married at the airport (Love and Alcohol on the run) (United States | 2016, 1 hr 20 min)
Directed by: Ana Vidal, Mike Urdaneta
A young couple leaves their apartment and jobs at NYC to travel around Asia for 6 months, and test if they are meant to be together. He is an alcoholic and she is facing cancer. During the existential journey they face their biggest enemies: themselves and each other.
Grace Notes: Reflections for Now (United States | 2016, 7 min)
Directed by: Ian Forster
In this film, internationally acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems stages "Grace Notes: Reflections for Now," an original performance that austerely dramatizes one of the most pressing problems of our time, racial violence in the United States. Although known for her work as a photographer, in "Grace Notes" Weems blends spoken word, music, projected video, and dance to commemorate the tragic deaths of young black men like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.
Happy Here in New York (Felices Acá En New York) (United States | 2016, 13 min)
Directed by: Rodrigo Baumgartner Ayres
Best friends reunite in New York City but their friendship will never be the same.
Hellhole (Pakistan | 2016, 10 min)
Directed by: Mobeen Ansari
Hellhole is a short silent film based on the life of conservancy workers, better known as gutter cleaners as seen through the life and oft forgotten humanity of one such worker.
Holly's Girl (United States | 2016, 9 min)
Directed by: Paulina Lagudi
Holly’s Girl is about breaking down the stereotypical image of an eating disorder and exposing the real story.
How To Defuse A Bomb: The Project Children Story (United Kingdom | 2016, 1 hr 30 min)
Directed by: Des Henderson
The extraordinary untold story of how an NYPD bomb disposal expert played a key role in helping defuse the decades old “Troubles” in Northern Ireland.
I Am Still Here (United States | 2016, 1 hr 35 min )
Directed by: Mischa Marcus
Drawn from interviews with child sex slave survivors, I AM STILL HERE (formerly BLUR) is the fictionalized story of Layla, a ten year old girl kidnapped and forced into the brutal underworld of the American sex slave industry.
I Love You, Dad (Te quiero, papá) (Spain | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Gabriel Lúgigo
A civil servant has some trouble balancing work and family life.
I Was There (Mexico | 2015, 1 hr 21 min)
Directed by: Jorge Valdés-Iga
Written by: Jorge Valdés-Iga, James A. Lee, Sinead Daly
Cast: James A. Lee, Carl Ford, Sebastian Zurita, CC Loveheart, Katie O' Grady, Ernest Mingione, Aurore Fagnen, Nicole Ansari-Cox, Humberto Zurita, Tom Kermnitz, Jr, Jennifer Bouchard, Martha Iga, Sebastian Galvez, Chris Olsen, Brady Bryson, Benjamin Karp, Lella Satie, Carlos Munoz
A 9/11 hero firefighter struggling with survival guilt is blackmailed into a journey of redemption by a photographer he crossed paths with on that tragic day.
ID (Poland | 2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Filip Zaluska
V/O is a solo project of Wojtek Urbanski, a music producer and co-founder of project "Rysy." The distinctive style define the rough and strong rhythm combined with strong emotions in a layer of melody.
illusion (France | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Maxime Contour
New York City. A switch noise and day appears instantly. This New York is different: it’s a huge movie set with only facades without depth.
In Honor of Jack (United States | 2016, 16 min)
Directed by: Jon YonKondy
After leaving the wake of a good friend, two best buddies turn on each other when a quirky owner of a diner enlightens them with some disturbing and outrageous news about their departed friend.
Incomplete (Incomplets) (France | 2015, 12 min)
Directed by: Mickaël Schapira Villain
Hear, Touch, Smell, Speak, Live: five stories in one film, five characters facing their disabilities.
Inevitable, Unfavorable (United States | 2016, 15 min)
Directed by: Christopher Huth
This video comes from an original stage piece detailing the sequence of events leading up to a devastating train crash in France, noting the idea of inevitability.
Instafamous (United States | 2016, 6 min)
Directed by: Yunxin Hu, Dylan Perkinson, Mun Yi Cheng, Feifei Zhang
We construct our personalities with the tropes of social media. An archaeology of platforms like Instagram is an examination of ourselves. The only currency of the social media celebrity is popularity: social media influence is a $200 million industry.
Into the Sand (United States | 2015, 17 min)
Directed by: Micah Gallagher
A young man’s encounter with a drowning fish sets of a series of bizarre events which force him to contemplate meaning in his life.
Invisible Man (United Kingdom | 2016, 9 min)
Directed by: Jan Nord
A dark comedy about the eternal question of belonging.
Just Like In The Movies (Como En El Cine) (Peru | 2015, 1 hr 30 min)
Directed by: Gonzalo Ladines
After finding out that his girlfriend cheated on him under his own Star Wars bed sheets, Nico decides to reunite with his true love: the cinema.
Katie Goes to College (United States | 2016, 3 min)
Directed by: Hannah Marks
Katie awaits her fate with the college of her dreams.
Kayayo, the living shopping baskets (Kayayo, de levende handlekurvene) (Norway | 2016, 30 min)
Directed by: Mari Bakke Riise
In the capital of Ghana, 10 000 girls from the ages of 6 work as real life shopping baskets - called Kayayo, carrying heavy loads on their head (from 130 to 220 pounds), earning very little and some end up in prostitution to make ends meet.
Lavey Laveau, "Nocturne Magnum Opus 9, No. 1" (United States | 2016, 6 min)
Directed by: Christopher Haines, Lon Lawson, John Patrick Sellars
Anton Lavey and Marie Laveau attend a soirée convened in their honor, partying with dead rock stars, bearing witness to the hedonistic indulgences of the afterlife.
Le coup.. (Lebanon | 2016, 11 min)
Directed by: Jacqueline Nassour
A story about two girls from different backgrounds who finds one another and express their similarities in a rather strange way.
Less Love - Horse Race (ft. Kali Ra) (United States | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Sky McCullough, Michael J. Mills
Music video for the song Horse Race. This is a joint effort between the bands Less Love and Kali Ra. Song produced by Michael Trepagnier (Coldplay) and engineered by Kevin Lively (Rage Against The Machine).
LIGHT (Albania | 2016, 50 min)
Directed by: Yllka Gjollesha, Suela Bako
Written by: Yllka Gjollesha, Suela Bako
Cast: Director of photography: Leander Ljarja
A Documentary about Gjon Mili
Little Party Queen by Next is Best (France | 2016 , 3 min)
Directed by: Etienne Fu-Le Saulnier
In a world of glitter and skin-tight Lycra, will Travis regain his honor during this final and reckless Chinese Finger Wrestling duel against Hogan, his sworn enemy?
Look Who's Minding Our Planet (United States | 2016, 13 min)
Directed by: Sara Lukinson
“Look Who’s Minding Our Planet” is a short, lyrical film that captures both the beauty of nature at the New York Botanical Garden and the dedicated, impassioned scientists and aspiring interns who work behind the scenes to understand and uncover the secrets of the entire plant world.
Looking for David (United States | 2017, 1 hr 21 min)
Directed by: Betsy L. Ross
Part mystery, part love story, and part societal critique, LOOKING FOR DAVID follows a mother as she probes the whys and hows after finding her charismatic son - an Interlochen Arts Academy graduate, actor, director, producer, and musician - dead.
Losing Has Never Felt So Sweet (Canada | 2015, 3 min)
Directed by: Suzanne Nuttall
Animated short featuring love, longing, lapsteel and lively Scrabble letters.
MACHINE 5 (Australia, )
Written by: Jonny Pasvolsky
A gambling addict is ordered, by his wife, to break up with the slot machine he is having an affair with in order to save their marriage.
Mariana's Sandwich (Mexico | 2014, 10 min)
Directed by: Carlos Cuarón
Ten year old Mariana is bullied at school, and her main tormentor is Isabel, only 3 years her senior. One day, Mariana gets up the courage to follow Isabel home, and discovers that Isabel is herself a victim, living in a family wrecked by a chain of domestic violence.
Marital Arts (USA | 2016, 13 min)
Directed by: Anthony Marinelli
Cast: Amanda Greer, Joseph Cassese
A short film about the art of marriage.
Masochism of the Margins (United States | 2016, 16 min)
Directed by: Cyrus Tabar
In 1984, experimental filmmakers looking for a venue to share their work founded Artist Television Access in the gritty Mission District of San Francisco. From the beginning filmmaker Craig Baldwin-- long-time bastion of underground and experimental film-- has put on a weekly show called Other Cinema, featuring marginalized films. Fast forward 31 years later to 2015, the city is rapidly changing and ATA faces eviction.
Memento mori (Canada | 2016, 1 hr 30 min)
Directed by: Niobe Thompson
Matthew's heart stopped beating on the tattoo parlour table. Now, his parents hold their dying boy. But in their hands they also hold the fates of others: the promise of new lives, and death postponed. With astonishing access and remarkable intimacy, Memento Mori carries us headlong into a world of hope lost, and hope returned. An elegy to the beauty of life in the shadow of death.
Mercitronc! (Thank-a-trunk!) (Canada | 2014, 3 min)
Directed by: Dominik Pagacz
Written by: Dominik Pagacz
Cast: Georges Molnar, Dominik Pagacz
Mi Entierro (Spain | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Kevin Castellano
During the 2nd Sino-japaneese war in the 1940s, a Flying Tigers Pilot falls in the middle of an atlantic Forest. While he tries to look for help he is guided by a misterious woman dressed in black to an unknown destiny.
Mia (Canada | 2016, 1 hr 30 min)
Directed by: Jeremy Guenette
Mia is the story of Alain, a private detective who after a forced absence of 10 years from his hometown, returns to Winnipeg on a case to find a missing young girl.
Milwaukee 53206 (United States | 2016, 52 min)
Directed by: Keith McQuirter
The zip code 53206 in Milwaukee has the highest rate of incarcerated African American men in the country. This film tells the stories of the people in this community who live with the effects of mass incarceration and the impact it has on the individual, family, and the community.
Minha Poesia (My Poetry) (Brazil | 2016, 24 min)
Directed by: Leide Jacob
Documentary film about love of life revealing the writing process of Leide Moreira, a poet only able to move her eyes. Leide’s daily activities are described with special attention given to the process of transcribing her poetry.
Mister Popular (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Charlie Mayforth
Not satisfied with simply stalking the coolest kid at school, outcast Ben devises a twisted plan to claim the position for himself.
Mostly Music: The Journey of the Chorus of Westerly (United States | 2016, 56 min)
Directed by: Caswell Cooke
The Chorus of Westerly is one of the most unique singing groups in the United States. It is the only Chorus where 8 year olds can sing alongside adults and perform the masterworks of classical music. This is the story of the founding of this singing family and how after 53 years the baton was passed by founding Music Director George Kent to Andrew Howell, a young man who grew up in the Chorus of Westerly under Kent, who now presides over this Chorus of nearly 200 all volunteer singers.
MUSCLE (United States | 2015, 14 min)
Directed by: Heidi Miami Marshall
A woman married to a terminally ill man must make the agonizing decision to live for him or live for herself.
My Cousin Is The Mayor Of New York (Italy | 2016, 53 min)
Directed by: Vincenzo Lerose
The Mayor of New York visits his Italian roots: that's a story of a small town where people (as his grandma did 100 years ago) always have had to leave.
My Erotic Body (United States | 2016, 56 min)
Directed by: Michele Beck
My Erotic Body explores a community where women take the very aspects of a dance form associated with misogyny – stripper shoes, skimpy clothes, sexually submissive postures - and turns them on their head, creating a space where the same clothes and gestures lead not to objectification, but instead lead the women to own their erotic bodies.
My O My (United States | 2017, 3 min)
Directed by: Billy Conahan
Billy Conahan's "Leaping With Intent To Fly" drops its first single and video with "MY O MY"!
Narthex (The Netherlands | 2014, 9 minutes)
Directed by: Tjacolien Wiersma
Narthex is inspired by the “Pieta” of Michelangelo, a universally recognized symbol of human suffering and lamentation. In Narthex the beholder sees a death scene under water. Water symbolizes baptism, resurrection of the dead, destroying forces and upward supporting forces.
NEXT (2016, 7 min)
Directed by: Elena Brodach
Another night, another naked body in her bed. She feels no love, just passion. A sharp lancet in her hands and a hidden box with her secrets. Only she knows how it all will end and who will be her next victim.
Night Shadows (United States | 2016, 7 min)
Directed by: Bat-Ami Rivlin, Ivan Viaranchyk
In a dark, old victorian city, a young doctor is summoned by a mysterious coachman to attend a patient in need. Rushing to meet his client, the Doctor finds himself taking a dreadful journey to his own personal nightmare.
Ninet - Child (United States | 2015, 3 min)
Directed by: Nimrod Shapira
Cast: Concept & Direction by Nimrod Shapira (nimshap.com)
Production by Sarah Charlie Benjamin
Director of Photography and Effects by Eyal Bau Cohen
Editing by Tomer Rabinowitz
Color Correction by Michal Gordon & Eyal Bau Cohen
Actor & Stuntman: Zachary Huber
Stunt coordinator: Leo Gibbs
In her song "Child", Ninet is confessing about the struggles of letting go, but how can one let go?
No Gyroscope (United States | 2016, 6 min)
Directed by: Fella Cederbaum
Written by: Fella Cederbaum
Cast: Videography: Bruce Petschek
MahnoDahno, an alter-ego character, explores the trials and tribulations of the human experience while traveling through a magical universe
Noam (Israel | 2016, 23 min)
Directed by: Adi Shinar
Noam, 16, an artistic introvert, can’t stand being her mother’s psychologist. She wants to go out for a chance to meet a boy on whom she has a crush from afar, but is forced to stay home and meet with her mother’s demands. When she's had enough, Noam leaves, attempting to find somewhere else to spend the night.
Notes From the Next Time I Will Die (Italy | 2016, )
Written by: Stefano Bozzo
A solitary man meets a yachtsman Albino in his living room. A messenger from the Maker?
Nowhere, Michigan (United States | 2016, 1 hr 37 min)
Directed by: Robert Vornkahl
David is fleeing from a murder, a pair of deadly conmen and is inadvertently toting a bag full of meth and cash with him. He ends up passing through a small, frozen, nowhere town in the heart of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. David becomes entangled in a small town love triangle between a pregnant, snarky bartender and a chatty, cheerful diner waitress.
NZINGHA (USA | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Anderson Wright
Nzingha Prescod is the #2 ranked women's foil fencer in the United States. In 2015, Nzingha became the first African-American woman to win an individual medal at the Senior World Championships. Should she medal individually in Rio at the 2016 Summer Olympics, she will be the first African-American woman to do so in the history of the sport.
Oh Deer (United States | 2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Cody O'Neill
Patte the monster is looking for something in the forest, and once he spots the deer, a chase begins, only to end when it finally gives back Patte's missing sock.
Old Man Saxon - Sunday Saxon (United States | 2017, 4 min)
Directed by: Anthony Yano
A young boy escapes the crush of the city by exploring his inner self in a distant forest.
Olilo (United States | 2015, 6 min)
Directed by: Ao Li
Olilo is a 2D animation that tells the story of an introverted girl held captive by her own semi-transparent personal space. Created through a combination of traditional frame-by-frame and digital drawing as well as key frame animation, the film focuses on love and its capacity to transform all things.
On Schedule (, 6 min)
Directed by: Elena Manetta
When two villains attack their nemesis superhero at the same time, they must fight to decide who gets the timeslot to attack the city.
Operation: Annunciation (United States | 2016, 3 min)
Directed by: Amanda Lucas
An angel must find a way to deliver pressing news to a young Nazarene girl who is shaken by his visit--a girl who just so happens to be the Virgin Mary.
OPORAVAK (United Kingdom | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Charlie Tweed
Oporovak proposes a methodology for what it calls ‘information recovery’ and the solving of ‘integrity problems.’
Oxenfree (United States | 2016, 1 hr 33 min)
Directed by: Dan Glaser
Three foster brothers reunite at their old lake cabin following the death of their father, where the now-estranged adults relive a shared childhood by uncovering the ruins of their make-believe kingdom, 'Oxenfree'...and face down the monster living within.
PALM SPRANGZ (United States | 2015, 4 min)
Directed by: Noah James
Two chicks prepare for an epic party weekend in PALM SPRANGZ, CA...
Paper Cut (United States | 2016, 1 min)
Directed by: Jordan Knight
An unfortunate man has an unfortunate day.
Pets (United States | 2016, 8 min)
Directed by: Jonathan Silver
A dark satire about our connection to guns - A listless man decides to brighten his life by adopting a gun, the only form of pet ownership. His world is changed, but after finding love, the real dangers of owning a gun are revealed.
Phub (United States | 2016, 3 min)
Directed by: David Moriya
A 21st Century Problem needs a 21st Century word. Phubbing: The act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention.
Plant Codes, Unleashing Nature's Healing Power (United States | 2016, 1 hr 30 min)
Directed by: Gary Null
There is a health crisis of epidemic proportions effecting our entire country. This year in the United States, we have spend over 3.5 trillion dollars on Healthcare.
Plastic Flowers (Albania | 2016, 29 min)
Directed by: Ylljet ALICKA
An old couple from the Albanian countryside, receives a wedding invitation from a close relative to the capital city. At first they are very enthusiastic, but soon the indifferent and snobbish people around, make them feel unwelcome.
Pool (Piscina) (Brazil | 2016, 29 min)
Directed by: Leandro Goddinho
On a quest to understand her grandmother's past, Claudia meets Marlene, an old woman who's created an homage to her memories inside an empty pool.
Portuguese From SoHo - A story that changed its geography (Portugueses do Soho - Uma história que mudou de geografia) (United States | 2016, 59 min)
Directed by: Ana Ventura Miranda
The documentary "Portuguese from Soho - A story that changed its geography" tells the story of the Portuguese emigrants that arrived to SoHo after the Second World War. Through their story we discover the history of this neighborhood and of the city of New York.
Powder Room (United States | 2016, 14 min)
Directed by: Kevin Oliver Arota
A short silent slapstick comedy about an outsider breaking in a back alley speakeasy of which he'll later find out to be a place of evil.
Quemando las Ciudades (Spain | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Juan Tormo
Official Music Video for "Quemando las ciudades" by Síndrome Moscow.
Rainbow Day Camp (United States | 2016, 32 min)
Directed by: Horacio Marquinez
Thousands of young people are pushing the boundaries of gender. In 2015 a summer camp was created in the Bay Area to provide youth a safe and fun place to express their identity.This documentary gives a quiet view of this camp, the kids, their parents, and allies.
River Blue (United States | 2016, 1 hr 30 min)
A journey through some of the world's most pristine waterways, to some of its most polluted, in an unprecedented global adventure that reveals the dark side of the fashion industry.
Roadside Radiation (Germany | 2016, 55 min)
Directed by: Moritz Schulz
With stories and impressions from the alienation zone, Roadside Radiation portrays different fates of its past and present residents and researches in this way the complex human consequences of Chernobyl catastrophe: a place of collective loss but also of individual survival.
Roller Coaster (2016, )
Written by: Emanuel Nisan
A financially desperate father must find a way to entertain his son without him discovering his secret.
Rough Cut 1: Gala's Story (United States | 2016, 56 min)
Directed by: Joeann Calabrese
Cast: Music by: Gerry Leonard
A funny and heartwarming series of true stories about a brave woman's journey from the U.S.S.R. to New York City after the Chernobyl incident.
Rubaroo (United States | 2016, 22 min)
Directed by: Kishan Savjani
Rahul Sharma, moves to Mumbai to chase his childhood dream of becoming a Bollywood superstar. However, he quickly realizes that the city of dreams has its own way of realizing and extinguishing peoples aspirations. Rubaroo is a story of hope, determination, passion, the City and the Indian film business.
Rupee Run (United States | 2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Tarun Lakshminarayanan
Two dirt poor rival street performers chase after a measly coin through the streets of India.
San Miguel (Belie Belcan) (Dominican Republic | 2016, 29 min)
Directed by: Victor Sepulveda
Miguel has been expecting a life retribution because of his faith in Saint Michael. After feeling betrayed, he rebels before his beliefs and decides to get revenge against his wife, María and his best friend, Juan.
Saturday Night Special (United States | 2016, 12 min)
Directed by: Esteban Garcia Vernaza
In a fit of anger, young Wesley embarks on a journey through the dangerous streets in search of some food for his baby sister.
Schleife 1 (Loop 1) (United States | 2016, 3 min)
Directed by: Linus Ignatius
A bump in the night!
ScHoolBoy Q 'JoHn Muir' (United States | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Scott Fleishman
In the music video for Schoolboy Q's modern gangster rap anthem 'John Muir', a story of reckless abandon and rebellion in the streets of Los Angeles unfolds from the point of view of a stolen El Camino, as two teenage boys fall into an endless cycle of violence and karma.
Shy Guys (United States | 2016, 8 min)
Directed by: Fredric Lehne
Two strangers bring the laughs as they confront and resolve one of the most insidious scourges afflicting mankind - while standing at public urinals with their willies out.
Skin Deep (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Lulu Jiang
Skin Deep by Lulu Jiang is a film that fuses live action and illustration to explore a layered romance about tattoos and their power to psychologically seduce.
Slave (Mexico | 2014, 13 min)
Directed by: Amat Escalante
14-year-old Ana is easily seduced by Sam, a 17 year-old young man who, along with his mother and others deceive and blackmail Ana into the world of prostitution. Ana will shortly discover soon that it is part of a network of trafficking in persons and tries to escape.
Slice of Life (United States | 2016, 9 min)
Directed by: Chien-Ying Wang
Cast: Yi Ying Zhao and Yi Chi Xu
Slice of Life explores the spirituality of everyday activities as well as the sanctity of human gestures in worship. The dance film investigates the juxtaposition of pedestrian movements as theatrical dance and choreographed dance as ordinary daily movements.
Slipaway (United States | 2016, 1 hr 28 min)
Directed by: Julia Butler, Daniel Mentz
Cast: Elaine Partnow, Jesse Pepe
Neglected by her family, Fall, an eclectic elder with good intentions but extreme measures, finds little companionship in our hyper-busy world. When she comes across Adam, a young street musician selling his keyboard, she buys it on a whim under the pretense of wanting to learn piano. Suspicious and wary, Adam agrees to teach her and quickly finds himself captured in an unsteady home with one feisty lady.
Soiree (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Ben Rock
'When you're in, you're in. When you're not...' Married couple Derek and Amanda attempt to escape the existential limbo of being outside a cocktail party circle.
Solace Is (United States | 2016, 12 min)
Directed by: Yelena Laningham, Aisha Melhem
Solace Is is a story of human consciousness experiencing the final stage of a relationship performed through Modern Dance as a narrative short film.
Someone Else (USA | 2016, 13 min)
Directed by: Peter Cannon
“Someone Else” is a VR experience that places the viewer as the protagonist of a science fiction thriller.
Sparkling Silence (Switzerland | 2016, 9 min)
Directed by: Ela Franscella
Cast: Simone Lunardi, Amedea Aloisi, Marie Courtin, Vinzenz H ussermann, Gaia Mereu. Director of photography: Valentina Provini. Photography assistant: Amos Pellegrinelli. Costume and set designs: Elfa nel Sacral. Editor: Amos Pellegrinelli. Original Music: Michel Thouseau. Tailoring: Ottavia Castellotti. Production assistants: Manuela Viecelli, Esmeralda Toska, Ivo Bomio, Simone Voumard. Produced by: Mops_DanceSyndrome Association, Switzerland
“Here I am, outside the time of generations, my essential being”.
Dancers with Down syndrome, bearers of wisdom and hope, wend their way towards alchemical places and spaces of meditation. A trip to a meeting with light, in the intimate, numinous geography of the soul.
Speechless (Canada | 2016, 13 min)
Directed by: Alexis Fortier Gauthier
A man has to annonce an unspeakable news to his girlfriend, freshly awoken from an accident's induced coma. He has trouble finding the courage.
SPEECHLESS (Director: Robin Polak) (Germany | 2016, 6 min)
Directed by: Robin Polak
A little boy walks through a toy store full of people talking a strange and incomprehensible language. Alone he bonds with a young mother who finds a way to communicate with him without words. He is going to tell her something that she was not ready to hear.
Sticky Geraniums (USA | 2016, 2 minutes)
Directed by: Angie Moon
Flowers are feminine.
Still Mad as Hell (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Jim Lively
The movie “Network” premiered in 1976 and has become the norm forty years later in the manner in which current day news is broadcast to the American public. This brief art film in a very humble manner pays homage to Howard Beals’ ranting monologue.
Straight To Camera (2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Aaron Sheer
Cooper's future father-in-law is very successful, and very tan. Straight to Camera is an original first-person character series.
Streetwrite (United States | 2016, 25 min)
Directed by: Blanche Baker
STREETWRITE is a 30-minute movie musical about freedom of speech. Using street art as a focal point, the film examines the various ways people struggle to express themselves in situations where free speech is curtailed or suppressed.
Suicide Note (United Kingdom | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Marina Waltz
Suicide Note is a surrealist meditation on the many self-inflicted deaths of identity we must courageously endure in order to attain a more complete understanding of who we are.
Super Like (United States | 2016, 11 min)
Directed by: Georgie Landy
Two female roommates film an attempted break-in from their Bushwick apartment.
Tayos (Ecuador, Spain | 2017, 1 hour 25 min)
Directed by: Miguel Garzon
On August 1st, 1976, Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the Moon, joined a British-Ecuadorian expedition whose mission was to explore a cave located deep in the Amazon forest, called Tayos Cave.
The Astronomical, Astrological, and Mythological (United States | 2016, 23 min)
Directed by: Kijin Jang
Through dreaming, then pondering the dream, the main characters in Astronomical, Astrological, and Mythological simply react, each in an individual way, to the dreamlike situations that we experience in our non-sleeping, daily life.
The Bake Sale (United States | 2016, 23 min)
Directed by: Susan Skoog
Debra, a privileged stay at home mother, aggravates her bake sale co-chair, Cyndi, a struggling nurse, to the brink of fisticuffs when Debra gets a call that her mammogram is positive.
The Big Flip--Stories from the Modern Home Front (United States | 2016, 1 hr 5 min)
Directed by: Isabella Vincent Chan
The Big Flip is a documentary that explores the hidden struggles and triumphs of middle class American families who have “flipped” traditional gender roles—the wife wins the bread and the husband takes care of home and kids.
The boy by the sea (Netherlands | 2016, 7 min)
Directed by: Vasily Chuprina
The story of an unlikely friendship: A young boy deep in thought, filled with melancholy, watches where his stones fall as he throws them out across the water. An old lighthouse keeper approaches, filled with care and concern for the child. The two unite in their wonderment of what lies ahead - as they try to find a different truth beyond the waters.
The boy who cried Fish! (United States | 2016, 18 min)
Directed by: Dalia Musaad
Miranda's life falls into pieces when her son, Adam, wouldn’t take off her blue bra. After accidentally watching a violent incident on Television, Adam carries the burden of what he saw to face a similar situation. As a single mother of a child on the spectrum, Miranda finds a way of coping when she understands how the personal intertwines with the universal.
The Chicago Mixtape (United States | 2016, 28 min)
Directed by: Paola Piers-Torres
Systemic violence has resulted in 784 homicides in Chicago in 2016. Violence has become the norm for many residents, leaving a bleak future. This film explores how arts programs provide an alternative. Through the story of 13 year old Jalen, we enter into the world of spoken word, performance, and activism. Jalen and his peers are traversing every imaginable boundary, creating a hopeful future. By using poetry as a vehicle for change, these young people learn to pick up the tools of creation, rather than destruction. Alumni like Chance the Rapper are returning to Chicago, and contributing to these efforts, by using arts to change the public discourse. Without hope, there can be no change.
The Culinary Professor (USA | 2016, 16 minutes)
Directed by: Kylie Garcelon
A NYC chef and hospitality management professor throws himself into the challenge of establishing a hospitality management program in northern Haiti.
The Cunnilingus King (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Jayce Bartok
What do Ron Jeremy, Cunnilingus, and breast cancer all have in common? This music video!
Directed by: Stéphane Malterre
This movie tells the unique story of the Ayachis, a French Muslim family from Aix-en-Provence who traded their peaceful lives for revolution and Jihad in Syria in the name of Allah.
The Great Griffin (United States | 2015, 34 min)
Directed by: Edwin DeJesus
This story follows fictional character, Eugene Griffin, an introverted high school outcast who is picked on by the entire school. In an attempt to read the mind of the girl he loves, Griffin accidentally chants the wrong spell - allowing others to read his mind. Using his new 'super power' to lure bullies into his traps, Griffin reinvents himself from a lonely high school outcast to a vengeful superhero.
The Heist (United States | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Luke Harris
Two handsome master criminals are trying to pull off a big heist so they're putting together the most incredible heist team that has ever heist teamed before.
The Hobbyist (United States | 2016, 9 min)
Directed by: George Vatistas
A short neo-noire thriller centered around a mysterious druggist visited by Sangstrom, a seemingly ordinary man in search of an undetectable poison. Yet, Sangstrom winds up getting more than he bargained for from the sagacious alchemist.
The Inspector and the Umbrella (France | 2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Mael Gourmelen
New York 1952. The day promises to be rainy, but nothing can affect our Inspector Frigg today. Nothing ? Or perhaps his umbrella...
The Interview(s) (Canada, )
Directed by: Sylvia Carter
A young man and a young woman are both being interviewed to fill identical vacant positions, but the differences they experience are vast and possibly a sign of things to come.
The Landscape Within (Philippines | 2015, 95 min)
Directed by: Andrea Capranico
With the stunning natural backdrop of the Visayan region in the Philippines, the movie features a Filipino body-painter and conceptual artist in the three years following the death of his father.
The Long Way (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Matt Carlin
Two young children discover a rift in space and time which causes automobiles to disappear. Bravely, they set out to stop any further disappearances. But getting adults to listen is none too easy.
The Man Who Never Clicks (United States | 2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Jeff Ayars
Meet Henry, an avid Mac user who has employed keyboard shortcuts to avoid using a mouse or trackpad for over 7 years.
The Misunderstanding (United States | 2016, 3 min)
Directed by: Mike Castro
“The Misunderstanding” is a comedy sketch / fake movie trailer that highlights that moment in the romantic comedy where there’s a gigantic misunderstanding. And nothing else. Only that moment. It is easily the most misunderstood comedy of the century.
The Mother Lode (Canada, )
Directed by: Marc Lalonde
After the death of their eldest child in a horrifying accident, a couple comes to realize that, thanks to the two children they have left, they have struck the mother lode.
The Owls (Greece | 2016, 10 min)
Directed by: Natalia Bougadellis
The eldest son of a working-class family will do everything to keep his family afloat.
The Parksville Murders, Episode 1 (USA | 2017, 9 min)
Directed by: Cari Ann Shim Sham
In the world's first opera written specifically for virtual reality, two young women (Sarah and Corrine) wake up confused and terrified in a dark, surreal, music-filled world of incongruities and evil intentions, a space where Time seems to have curved in on itself somehow. Grotesque, masked figures slowly gather around the two from the corners of the darkened room, ceremoniously awaiting the women’s fate. As the thundering sonic world escalates and The Watchers descend upon them, one woman fights her way out, only to find that ‘out’ might be yet another illusion in this horrific, virtual universe. Will you help Sarah?
The Peep Show of Ego (Spain | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Natalia Guzman Godino
About ego, not actually how you act with it, its about how it works on you, deeply.
The Seven Men of Hanukkah (United States | 2016, 16 min)
Directed by: Daryl Lathon
Not Every Audition is About Getting the Role . . .
The Soul of the Tiger (France | 2016, 1 hr 21 min)
Directed by: François Yang
After his brother's death, thirty-something Alex finds himself dealing with a family history, which forces him to give up his carefree life and face his own responsibilities.
The Tables (USA | 2017, 15 minutes)
Directed by: Jon Bunning
A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they’ve brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.
The Tail Job (Australia | 2015, 1 hr 30 min)
Directed by: Daniel James Millar, Bryan Moses
Nicholas Moore suspects his fiancé Mona is cheating on him. He's discovered intimate text messages on her phone from a man called Sio Bohan. Determined to get proof of his suspicion he hires taxi driver Trevor to follow her so he can catch her in the act.
The Third Party (United States | 2016, 1 hr 24 min)
Directed by: Danger Mahoney
These presidential hopefuls have dreams of the white house, but in reality they’re fighting for third place.
The Twilight Show with Gil Finster (United States | 2016, 3 min)
Directed by: Kevin Woods
Tonight indie rock star, Frankie Stein, joins our fishy late night talk show host and his werewolf sidekick live in the Black Lagoon.
The Wishgranter (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Kal Athannassov
Set in a world where wishes are granted by mythical creatures that live under fountains, an apathetic Wishgranter is forced to go above ground to grant a wish of love.
This Path (United States | 2016, 17 min)
Directed by: Meko Winbush
A chance encounter will give Detective Davis and the man she has arrested a hard lesson in cause and effect.
Through My Street - Rio Wolta (Switzerland | 2015, 5 min)
Directed by: Piet Baumgartner
Digger Love - Music Video for Rio Wolta.
THRU (United States | 2016, 1 hr 20 min)
Directed by: Joe Lazenby
Recent shootings at other bars in the neighborhood, make it a very dangerous night to be out drinking at Frank's Tavern, because the culprits are still at large. Nevertheless, a few die-hard regulars decide to tempt fate and take their chances. Are there lives in danger? The Hereafter Remains Unkown.
Tibor (2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Daan Bunnik
A young man stands at a desolated train station and talks about Tibor, the hamster he had as a kid. A lifeless hamster that only chewed on his cage bars and when the man looked into the cage Tibor looked at him with an expression of pure unhappiness.
Time Warped (United States | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Julien Desroches
A young inventor's time traveling device malfunctions transporting him to different points in time. We follow his chaotic journey as he tries to get back home.
To be, or not... (United States | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Azize Erim
When you work with a director, who does not know what she really wants.
Touch (Canada | 2016, 15 min)
Directed by: Noel Harris
When a single mom, facing eviction, is offered a night’s work, she unsuccessfully seeks a babysitter for her two small children. Desperate, she reaches out to the last person she wants to ask for a favour.
Trambo (Finland | 2014, 3 min)
Directed by: Marja Helander
The short film Trambo is an absurd self-portrait of me (the director): an indigenous Sámi woman wandering on a snowy mountain. I am dragging a big trampoline, a burden I hope will bring a bit of joy to the monotonous journey of life. The trampoline is a reference to the modern era, in contradiction to the old traditional Sámi way of life. But it can also be seen as a prison or a wall that is hard to see through.
Transient (United States | 2015, 1 hr 39 min)
Directed by: Alexander Stockton
Franky DeLuna is illegally brought over to the US from Mexico as a young child and grows up as an American in all but name, with big dreams of being a product designer. However, when an unfortunate incident results in his deportation, Franky must choose whether to stay in Mexico with his long-lost father, but under the iron fist of the cartel, or to make the dangerous journey back to the US.
Trashonauts (United States | 2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Jack Corpening
A tired, grumpy space garbage man happens upon a magnetic alien that changes his life forever.
True Colors (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Nicole Morciniec
A small sparrow falls in love with a beautiful bird, and paints himself to be colorful in order to catch her attention.
Tupamaro (United States | 2016, 1 hr)
Directed by: Martin Markovits
There is a place in the slums of Caracas, Venezuela where the police won't go.
Tupianas (Brazil | 2016, 6 min)
Directed by: Marcos Bonisson, Khalil Charif
This moving image work is an assembly of Super 8 footage filmed in many different places in Brazil during the 70’s. It’s a reflection about the idea of Tupi, the great native nation of inhabitants who lived in this vast solar territory, before the white men arrived.
Unmasked (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Christina Faraj, Alice Gavish
Unmasked is an animated short film encompassing an emotional story that revolves a young boy who embarks on a journey after the sudden loss of his father.
Vin Emotion (France, 5 min)
Directed by: Mathilde De L'Ecotais
Wine symbolism is ancestral. The Sumerian goddess Gestin associates the wine to the mother, source of life. Taste perceptions, flavours are tubular, between the sky and the earth. The Tree of Life and the vineyard are therefore closely linked.
Waiting List (United States | 2016, 12 min)
Directed by: Yuanchen Liu, Steve McCann
With over 120,000 Americans waiting for an organ transplant, and less than half of Americans registered as donors, Waiting List shows what it is like waiting for a life-saving transplant.
Wan Mei (Perfect) (United States | 2015, 15 min)
Directed by: Yiyi Yin
When a man realizes his girlfriend has been unfaithful to him, he resorts to revenge… and the love of a mannequin.
We Are Not Ourselves (United States | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Dominic Mercurio
In this sinister narrative music video for the Oakland-based band Foxtails Brigade, Laura appears to be not-quite herself. She manically wraps a large gift and heads to a dinner party with her sweet-as-pie friend Shannon. As the night progresses, Laura's disturbing plans slowly unfold.
What're you scared of, kid? (United States | 2016, 8 min)
Directed by: Alex Coppola
'What are you scared of, kid?' is a docu-memoir about that thing behind the attic door. It flashes between interviews with children and narrative recreations of the director's own nightmares to explore how fears change over time.
Whisper (United States | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Ryan Harris
A short animated film set to the music of the indie band Playing to Vapors, 'Whisper' is the surreal tale of a naive marionette-come-to-life who faces an oppressive dark dreamscape that transforms him with every choice he makes.
Will You Hold Me (United States | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Fella Cederbaum
Written by: Fella Cederbaum
Cast: Videography: Bruce Petschek
Fictional characters, MahnoDahno and MahniDahni, explore their Love through Life and Death
Yigal Ozeri 'The Chameleon (2016, 1 hr 40 min)
Directed by: Vincent Zambrano
'The unorthodox Chameleon and His Rags to Riches Story'
You'll Never Know (United States | 2016, 7 min)
Directed by: Freddy Rodriguez
"You'll Never Know" is a modernized arrangement of the 1940's Academy Award Winning song of the same name previously covered by the great vocalists of yesteryear. This latest rendition by, Australian crooner Miles Evan Windsor, brings back the classic style while embracing an alternative direction for this timeless song.