Ten Tricks
Ten Tricks
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by Rick Pagano
Ten Tricks
Written & Directed byRick Pagano
USA
88 min

It’s Nancy's birthday, she’s ovulating, and she’s surrounded by men trying to have sex. As the night wears away, she realizes that her choices—the “tricks” in her house--all carry an air of desperation, loneliness, depression, rage, grief. Her last hope appears to reside with Magno the Magnificent, whose magic act across the street has by now degenerated into a chaotic string of infantile outbursts.
It’s Nancy's birthday, she’s ovulating, and she’s surrounded by men trying to have sex. As the night wears away, she realizes that her choices—the “tricks” in her house--all carry an air of desperation, loneliness, depression, rage, grief. Her last hope appears to reside with Magno the Magnificent, whose magic act across the street has by now degenerated into a chaotic string of infantile outbursts.
Block 2
Saturday September 25
12:00pm
With Nora
With Nora
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by Micky Govern
With Nora
Written & Directed by Micky Govern
USA
East Coast Premiere

19 min

Nora Oswood takes a sunrise walk along Lake Michigan and runs into a childhood friend, David. It’s been a while since they last saw each other so she shares with him the stories of the odd and unexpected ups and downs since the last time they talked.
Nora Oswood takes a sunrise walk along Lake Michigan and runs into a childhood friend, David. It’s been a while since they last saw each other so she shares with him the stories of the odd and unexpected ups and downs since the last time they talked.
Block 2
Saturday September 25
12:00pm
Psycho Therapy
Psycho Therapy
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by Scott O'Hara
Psycho Therapy
Written & Directed by
Scott O'Hara
USA
East Coast Premiere

8 min

When a hot-headed therapist loses control of a group session, the newest member reveals an alarming secret that will make heads roll.
When a hot-headed therapist loses control of a group session, the newest member reveals an alarming secret that will make heads roll.
Block 2
Saturday September 25
12:00pm
Loving Mona
Loving Mona
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Directed by Terry Katz
Loving Mona
Directed by Terry katz
USA
NYC Premiere

71 min

Loving Mona, is a personal story of how dogs change people’s lives.Loving Mona delivers viewers a refreshing openness and innocence about living with a rescue dog. The filmmaker clearly has a deep love for his subjects, dogs and people alike. It is delightful in its sincerity and smallness of scope, and is inspiring as it is entertaining.
Loving Mona, is a personal story of how dogs change people’s lives.Loving Mona delivers viewers a refreshing openness and innocence about living with a rescue dog. The filmmaker clearly has a deep love for his subjects, dogs and people alike. It is delightful in its sincerity and smallness of scope, and is inspiring as it is entertaining.
Block 3
Saturday September 25
2:45pm
Happily Ever After
Happily Ever Ally
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Directed by
Emily Anderson

Written by
Alyse Kenny
Happily Ever Ally
Directed by
Emily Anderson

Written by
Alyse Kenny
USA
Queens Premiere

21 min

Inspired by the writer’s true life, this heart-warming comedy gives a personal glimpse into one woman’s journey to make her dreams come true.
Inspired by the writer’s true life, this heart-warming comedy gives a personal glimpse into one woman’s journey to make her dreams come true.
Block 3
Saturday September 25
2:45pm
Don't Jump
Don't Jump
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by Loring Murtha
Don't Jump
Written & Directed by
Loring Murtha
USA
Queens Premiere

11 min

Patricia and Todd clash over a charity skydiving event. After both sides get advice from their friends, will they stay grounded or take the plunge?
Patricia and Todd clash over a charity skydiving event. After both sides get advice from their friends, will they stay grounded or take the plunge?
Block 3
Saturday September 25
2:45pm
The Blue Cave
The Blue Cave
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
Muhammad Bilal
The Blue Cave
Written & Directed by
Muhammad Bilal
USA
NYC Premiere

30 min

Ali, a troubled yet imaginative boy, has one dream in life: to become a screenwriter. Neglected by his mother, brutalized by his stepfather, and bullied by members of the neighborhood gang; he longs for a safe space to simply write screenplays and immerse himself in the world of his imagination. As he searches for a safe haven, he discovers a magical cave. But as the violence from his stepfather and the local gang turn deadly, he must decide to either take a stand or lose his dream forever.
Ali, a troubled yet imaginative boy, has one dream in life: to become a screenwriter. Neglected by his mother, brutalized by his stepfather, and bullied by members of the neighborhood gang; he longs for a safe space to simply write screenplays and immerse himself in the world of his imagination. As he searches for a safe haven, he discovers a magical cave. But as the violence from his stepfather and the local gang turn deadly, he must decide to either take a stand or lose his dream forever.
Block 4
Saturday September 25
5:15pm
Blue Lanterns
Blue Lanterns
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Blue Lanterns
Written & Directed by
Brandon Chi-Wei Chen
Written & Directed by
Brandon Chi-Wei Chen
USA
East Coast Premiere

29 min

When Kit and Fai, two innocent local Hong Kong kids, become entangled in the world of the Hong Kong triads, their innocence disappears along with their friendship.
When Kit and Fai, two innocent local Hong Kong kids, become entangled in the world of the Hong Kong triads, their innocence disappears along with their friendship.
Block 4
Saturday September 25
5:15pm
The Owner is In
The Owner is In
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
Phil Cheney
The Owner is In
Written & Directed by
Phil Cheney
USA

20 min

A grieving man feels his mind spiraling out of control as a dark presence takes hold of his empty home. But not everything is as it seems.
A grieving man feels his mind spiraling out of control as a dark presence takes hold of his empty home. But not everything is as it seems.
Block 4
Saturday September 25
5:15pm
Throwaway Boy
Throwaway Boy
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Directed by
Michael "Boogie" Pinckney

Written by
Charles Becco
Throwaway Boy
Directed by
Michael "Boogie" Pinckney

Written by
Charles Becco
USA
East Coast Premiere

16 min

Throwaway Boy really is emblematic of the accepted 'disposable nature' of black men in America who humiliate themselves, by various means, to achieve their goals.
Throwaway Boy really is emblematic of the accepted 'disposable nature' of black men in America who humiliate themselves, by various means, to achieve their goals.
Block 4
Saturday September 25
5:15pm
Half-Light
Half-Light
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
Martina Savoca-Guay
Half-Light
Written & Directed by
Martina Savoca-Guay
USA
NYC Premiere

6:28 min

HALF LIGHT is the story of a chance encounter between a young college student, alone on a street before dawn, and a person who longs for connection.
HALF LIGHT is the story of a chance encounter between a young college student, alone on a street before dawn, and a person who longs for connection.
Block 4
Saturday September 25
5:15pm
Where you Are
Where You Are
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
Christopher J. Aran
Where You Are
Written & Directed by
Christopher J. Aran
USA
Queens Premiere

5 min

Zaxai is confronted with the most difficult moment in his relationship with Nafsica. The question is, can he still reach her when all seems lost. “Where You Are” is a story about everlasting love.
Zaxai is confronted with the most difficult moment in his relationship with Nafsica. The question is, can he still reach her when all seems lost. “Where You Are” is a story about everlasting love.
Block 4
Saturday September 25
5:15pm
A New Generation
A New Generation
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
Jason Winfield
A New Generation
Written & Directed by
Jason Winfield
USA

4 min

“A New Generation" explores themes of control, struggle and defiance. At its core, this song is about overcoming fear and fighting for a new start. The video is set in a possible near future where the powerful have grown militant and they rule with a combination of force, propaganda and scarcity.
“A New Generation" explores themes of control, struggle and defiance. At its core, this song is about overcoming fear and fighting for a new start. The video is set in a possible near future where the powerful have grown militant and they rule with a combination of force, propaganda and scarcity.
Block 4
Saturday September 25
5:15pm
Divertimento
Divertimento
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
Keyvan Sheikhalishahi
Divertimento
Written & Directed by
Keyvan Sheikhalishahi
France
Queens Premiere

30 min

Jonas Olsen, a chess player haunted by a tragic past, is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, Divertimento.
Jonas Olsen, a chess player haunted by a tragic past, is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, Divertimento.
Block 5
Saturday September 25
8:15pm
Things I Can't See
Things I Can't See
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
Andi Rados
Things I Can't See
Written & Directed by
Andi Rados
USA
World Premiere

10 min

Following the suicide of her little brother who believed in Fairies, Goblins, and other mythical creatures. Grace struggles to find acceptance for his death. She tries to see things through his eyes following his tracks hoping to see the magic that he once saw that she was never able to.
Following the suicide of her little brother who believed in Fairies, Goblins, and other mythical creatures. Grace struggles to find acceptance for his death. She tries to see things through his eyes following his tracks hoping to see the magic that he once saw that she was never able to.
Block 5
Saturday September 25
8:15pm
The Enemies
The Enemies
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
George Gachava
The Enemies
Written & Directed by
George Gachava
Georgia
New York Premiere
65 min
Georgian, Russian with English Subtitles
In order to escape inevitable death a Georgian soldier is forced to enter a basement door and jump in, thus trapping himself underground....with the enemy.
In order to escape inevitable death a Georgian soldier is forced to enter a basement door and jump in, thus trapping himself underground....with the enemy.
Block 5
Saturday Sept. 25
8:15pm
The Fixer
The Fixer
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
Michael Schilf
The Fixer
Written & Directed by
Michael Schilf
USA
East Coast Premiere

16 min

An extorted Mafia enforcer must partner with the femme fatale hired gun who murdered his wife in order to save his daughter and liberate himself from a sadistic Los Angeles crime boss.
An extorted Mafia enforcer must partner with the femme fatale hired gun who murdered his wife in order to save his daughter and liberate himself from a sadistic Los Angeles crime boss.
Block 6
Saturday September 25
10:30pm
A Cisterna (The Well)
A Cisterna (The Well)
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Directed by Cristiano Vieira
Written by
Cristiano Vieira and Tui Segall
A Cisterna
(The Well)
Directed by Cristiano Vieira
Written by
Cristiano Vieira and Tui Segall
Brasil
World Premiere

100 min
Portuguese with English Subtitles

Lorena Ribeiro is a successful journalist and popular television host when she is kidnapped and held inside a well.
Lorena Ribeiro is a successful journalist and popular television host when she is kidnapped and held inside a well.
Block 6
Saturday September 25
10:30pm
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