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40 BOGART STREET

BROOKLYN NY 11206

Short Film - Block F    3:30pm - 5:17pm

VIETNAM WAR MIRACLE

Directed by: Melissa Terese Young

Documentary

55min

USA

An extraordinarily inspiring story, 'Vietnam War Miracle' recounts how one fateful night during the Vietnam War 1969, changed the lives of several young soldiers when they came under enemy fire. 

THE THIRD KING

Directed by: Christoph Oliver Strunck

Short Film/War/Drama

25min

Germany

1944. The coldest German winter of World War II. African-American private Jamar gets lost behind the enemy frontline. When he takes shelter in a cabin of Hurtgen Forest he struggles in an uncertain path with fateful encounters for heading home again. A parable about times when humanity seems to be lost. But being human might be the only chance to bond with each other to survive.

THE HUN

Directed by: Tyler Mendelson

Short Film/War/Drama

12min

USA

The Hun is a short film drama set in the trenches during the late stages of the First World War. It follows a young American soldier, Private MacDonald, who has just become his company's new message runner. Facing imminent German advances, MacDonald and his brothers in arms mentally prepare for the onslaught. The Hun portrays metaphorical themes in the fog of war through storytelling and myth, which can only amount to the reality; war is hell.

SOMEONE (IRGENDWER)

Directed by: Marco Gadge

Short Film/War/Drama

14min

Germany

Germany, at the end of WWII. The Red Army fight for every inch of ground in the streets of the city. Greta and her family are hiding in a cellar hoping for mercy. Greta’s father, however, intuits for a very good reason that the Soviets will take brutal revenge. The short film “Irgendwer” (“Someone”) shows that a beginning is still possible, always and everywhere. The film is based on a true story.

Front & Center: Directed by Women    5:20pm - 7:15pm

WILD WOMAN

Directed by: Vanessa Sweet

Animation/Experimental

3min

USA

Wild Woman is an animated poem to mankind which invokes current world issues such as drone-strikes and religious persecution in a plea for empathy. Scenes transform and melt as the animator also explores her personal struggle of becoming a mother and identifying as such in our current social and political climate.

OMA

Directed by: Daniella Rabbani

Short Film/Drama

9min

USA

In order to complete her thesis, a young PhD candidate must film the Holocaust testimony of her estranged grandmother, but it's not always clear who is interviewing who.

NEW YEAR

Directed by: Lauren Bensted

Short Film/Drama/Comedy

10min

UK

New Year's Eve, London. In the back of a taxi on the way to her younger sister's engagement party, Alice makes some uncomfortable judgments about her driver.

YOU'RE WELCOME

Directed by: Rebecca Panian

Short Film/Drama

9min

Switzerland

You want to drink your coffee peacefully but instead you end up in a situation where people start to stir up hatred against refugees – what do you do?

While waiting for her train in a café a young woman (Olivia) suddenly ends up in a situation where the barista chases away a begging girl and starts to stir up hatred against refugees with two customers. Olivia has to decide whether to simply leave the place like another customer does or to take action. 
Based on a true story. 

THE PERFECT FIT

Directed by: Emory Parker

Short Film/Drama/Comedy

16min

USA

A determined young actress gets the opportunity to audition for the role that her mother originated on Broadway. When tensions arise between the two, the girl must decide whether to play by her mother's rules or her own.

THE SNAG

Directed by: Isabelle Desalos

Short Film/Drama

8min

France

When Camille meet Etienne, there is something more than usual. But she has a secret which will ruin everything between them : she has HIV. When she runs away and then he catches her, the complicity turned to a lack of understanding. Despite their shared desire, those two hearts will hurt each other.

PUSH

Directed by: Gabrielle Kempe

Short Film/Drama

14min

Australia

Chase on the brink of self destruction takes matters into his own hands when the school bully decides to make Chase his latest target of his cruel torment.

PAGES

Directed by: Shaan Couture

Short Film/Suspense/Horror

7min

USA

An engaged couple trying to write their vows is unwillingly forced to face their darkest fears and fantasies from a storied past.

BROTHER (BROR)

Directed by: Filson Ali

Short Film/Drama/Web Series

10min

Sweden

A film about young man's exclusion in the suburbs struggles to survive and find his place in the suburb while simultaneously struggling to help his best friend to get ahead in life after a difficult loss.

PAT & LESLIE

Directed by: Kelly Polk

Short Film/Psychological Thriller

6min

USA

A married couple in 1972 are in search of their lost child. Along the way reality becomes more and more distant.

Short Film - Block G    7:20pm - 8:35pm

THE FARE

Directed by: Santiago Paladines

Short Film/Drama/Social 

24min

USA

Javier, a 19-year-old Ecuadorian works transporting undocumented immigrants from the Mexican border to stash houses in Southern California. Working his way up a gang of human traffickers, everything changes the day he meets Cristina, a 14-year-old girl from his same hometown in Ecuador. As Javier is forced by the gang to use her as an instrument of his initiation to the gang, his memories and long forgotten past is uncovered. On the way to deliver her to a sex trafficking organization, Javier will have to decide between being loyal to the man that gave him everything or save Cristina’s 
life. 

CATCALL

Directed by: William Saint Crow

Short Film/Drama

15min

USA

A group of friends Victoria, Catherine, and Alina deal with various sexual assault within their daily lives from catcalling to sexual harassment. Then a night out with friends ends in turmoil while the woman are left to deal with the continuation of predatory behavior. 

ABANDON

Directed by: Varun Chopra

Short Film/Drama

20min

USA

Based on true events that shook California's system of foster care. An atypical story of a defeatist suicidal teen who finds a friend in an oversexed 9 year old. Together, they go AWOL from the restrains of a group home facility. What emerges is a study of the sensibility of at-risk kids confined in a broken system, ostracized by the society.

NIGHT

Directed by: Joosje Duk

Short Film/Drama

9min

USA

When Sue's cousin Genelva visits her from Suriname, they want to go out to a fancy club with Sue's two best friends. But after having an unpleasant encounter with the club's bouncer at the door, the course of their night changes completely.