The 19th Annual NYC Short Film Festival celebrates the short form by showcasing entertaining and provocative films from around the world in two programs. The competition categories include: drama, comedy, documentary, animation, international, LGBT and student. One film in each program will be selected by the audience for the audience choice award.
OCEAN — NYC Premiere
Director Uriya Hertz / 19:36 / Israel
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.
TWO APPLES — NYC Premiere
Director Bahram Javahery / 9:21 / Canada
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.
WHAT BECAME OF DAVID BURKETT?
Director Duane Michals / 3 / USA
Memories of an old friend are filled with questions and longing.
WE WERE KIDS BACK THEN
Director Rafael Alvarado / 15:40 / USA
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.
I KILLED ANGELA — World Premiere
Director Jeffrey Grover / 12 / USA
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."
FILE — NYC Premiere
Director Sonia K. Hadad / 20 / Iran
A mute boy attends a pre-school health screening with his mother. At the test, he makes a decision that changes everything.
NO FLOWERS — World Premiere
Director Michael Anug / 11 / Israel
A seasoned flower delivery person, bringing bouquets to lovers all over the city, is stumped when a customer refuses delivery.
HARVEY — NYC Premiere
Director Janice Nadeau / 9 / Canada
A luminous look at bereavement and coping with the loss of a parent, told through the eyes of a child with an overflowing imagination.
ENJOY YOUR CHILDHOOD BEFORE LIFE GETS HERE — North American Premiere
Director Mauro Maroto Megino / 9 / Spain
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.
SWIMMING THROUGH — NYC Premiere
Director Samantha Sanders / 15:22 / USA
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.
Director Ryan McCown / 8 / USA
A rivalry between two figure skaters and their coaches. And a witch.
BRUTTA FIGURA — NYC Premiere
Directors Giorgio Arcelli Fontana, John M. Keller / 20 / USA
A true story about an unlikely friendship between legendary filmmaker James Ivory and a young Italian director who drops by to show him his first feature.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia
Expected Run Time is 90 minutes