Never Events
Never Events
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
Angela Asatrian
Never Events
Directed by
Angela Asatrian
USA
78 min

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. This documentary shares the stories of individuals affected by preventable medical harm and provides information from advocates on ways to prevent medical errors.
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. This documentary shares the stories of individuals affected by preventable medical harm and provides information from advocates on ways to prevent medical errors.
Block 11
Monday Sept. 27
12pm
L’EAU EST LA VIE (WATER IS LIFE): FROM STANDING ROCK TO THE SWAMP
L’EAU EST LA VIE (WATER IS LIFE): FROM STANDING ROCK TO THE SWAMP
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
Sam Vinal

Written by
Sam Vinal, Melissa Cox, Jade Begay
L’EAU EST LA VIE (WATER IS LIFE): FROM STANDING ROCK TO THE SWAMP
Directed by
Sam Vinal

Written by
Sam Vinal, Melissa Cox, Jade Begay
USA
Queens Premiere
24 min

On the banks of Louisiana, fierce Indigenous women are ready to fight—to stop the corporate blacksnake and preserve their way of life. They are risking everything to protect Mother Earth from the predatory fossil fuel companies that seek to poison it.
On the banks of Louisiana, fierce Indigenous women are ready to fight—to stop the corporate blacksnake and preserve their way of life. They are risking everything to protect Mother Earth from the predatory fossil fuel companies that seek to poison it.
Block 11
Monday Sept. 27
12pm
Highland Home
Highland Home
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
Dan Schaefer

Written by
Kurt Rosenberg
Highland Home
Directed by
Dan Schaefer

Written by
Kurt Rosenberg
USA
East Coast Premiere
5 min

A poignant tale of longing and loss is revealed when a timeworn journal transports a young girl to a place of enchanting wonders.
A poignant tale of longing and loss is revealed when a timeworn journal transports a young girl to a place of enchanting wonders.
Block 11
Monday Sept. 27
12pm
Shellfish
Shellfish
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
Hunter Hopewell
Shellfish
Written & Directed by
Hunter Hopewell
USA
82 min

A stop-motion filmmaker has a week to produce a film with his brother and lifelong crush, as tensions rise and things fall apart.
A poignant tale of longing and loss is revealed when a timeworn journal transports a young girl to a place of enchanting wonders.
Block 12
Monday Sept. 27
3pm
NOC - Non-Official Cover
NOC - Non-Official Cover
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
Ian Voglesong

Written by
Alex Swift, Ian Voglesong, Joel Brady
NOC
Non-Official Cover
Directed by
Ian Voglesong

Written by
Alex Swift, Ian Voglesong, Joel Brady
USA
Queens Premiere
26 min

NOC is a series about a struggling actor in Brooklyn that gets offered a Faustian deal by the CIA to work with them in exchange for acting jobs, only the roles they feed him aren’t good and the danger he finds himself in is very real.
NOC is a series about a struggling actor in Brooklyn that gets offered a Faustian deal by the CIA to work with them in exchange for acting jobs, only the roles they feed him aren’t good and the danger he finds himself in is very real.
Block 12
Monday Sept. 27
3pm
The. Cord
The Cord
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
Cory Greenbaum
The Cord
Written & Directed by
Cory Greenbaum
USA
4 min

The story of a young boy's quest in proving his worth to his older brother
The story of a young boy's quest in proving his worth to his older brother
Block 12
Monday Sept. 27
3pm
#PrincessProblems
#PrincessProblems
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
Maritza Gomez

Written by
Brittney Lee Hamilton
#PrincessProblems
Directed by
Maritza Gomez

Written by
Brittney Lee Hamilton
USA
Queens Premiere
19 min

In the strenuous world of children’s party entertainment, an overly positive and well-meaning “princess” must win over a practical writer who is doing a story on female role models.
In the strenuous world of children’s party entertainment, an overly positive and well-meaning “princess” must win over a practical writer who is doing a story on female role models.
Block 13
Monday Sept. 27
6pm
Like Daughter, Like Mother
Like Daughter, Like Mother
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
Clyde Baldo

Written by
Devi Morgan
Like Daughter, Like Mother
Directed by
Clyde Baldo

Written by
Devi Morgan
USA
19 min

A widowed mother and her single daughter navigate the world of online dating together. What could possibly go wrong?
A widowed mother and her single daughter navigate the world of online dating together. What could possibly go wrong?
Block 13
Monday Sept. 27
6pm
The Killer Across the Street
The Killer Across the Street
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
Adam Seccafico
The Killer Across the Street
Written & Directed by
Adam Seccafico
USA
NYC Premiere
18 min

A paranoid, stay-at-home husband grows suspicious of his next door neighbor.
A paranoid, stay-at-home husband grows suspicious of his next door neighbor.
Block 13
Monday Sept. 27
6pm
Modus Operandi: Pseudo Fantasies of a Fucked Up Shrink
Modus Operandi:
Pseudo Fantasies of a Fucked Up Shrink
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
Eric Goldsmith
Modus Operandi:
Pseudo Fantasies of a Fucked Up Shrink
Written & Directed by
Eric Goldsmith
USA
Queens Premiere
11 min

Dr. Markovski is a self-medicating psychiatrist who begins slipping into surreal fantasies during his patient sessions.
Dr. Markovski is a self-medicating psychiatrist who begins slipping into surreal fantasies during his patient sessions.
Block 13
Monday Sept. 27
6pm
The Beast
The Beast
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
Luke Howe
The Beast
Written & Directed by
Luke Howe
United Kingdom/USA
13 min

An off-beat, modern-day fairy tale centered on a lonesome beast as he struggles to navigate a shallow dating world.
An off-beat, modern-day fairy tale centered on a lonesome beast as he struggles to navigate a shallow dating world.
Block 13
Monday Sept. 27
6pm
Trophies
Trophies
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
Angelica Rosas McDaniel

Written by
Brian McDaniel
Trophies
Directed by
Angelica Rosas McDaniel

Written by
Brian McDaniel
USA
Queens Premeire
13 min

On a perfect Santa Barbara day the illustrious Amanda Cara sets her trophy husband about the task of getting her an "indoor tree" . With the many obstacles that stand in his way, he's gotta suck it up and accomplish his trendy task despite his entire lifestyle being thrown into jeopardy.
On a perfect Santa Barbara day the illustrious Amanda Cara sets her trophy husband about the task of getting her an "indoor tree" . With the many obstacles that stand in his way, he's gotta suck it up and accomplish his trendy task despite his entire lifestyle being thrown into jeopardy.
Block 13
Monday Sept. 27
6pm
My Life As a Doormat
My Life as a Doormat
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
Anthony Robert Grasso

Written by
Ivy Tobin
My Life as a Doormat
Directed by
Anthony Robert Grasso

Written by
Ivy Tobin
USA
9 min

When a freak household accident renders Rose comatose, she revisits her past life as a young actress in NYC during the 1980’s, leaving frantic Harold in the present and fighting to get her back.
When a freak household accident renders Rose comatose, she revisits her past life as a young actress in NYC during the 1980’s, leaving frantic Harold in the present and fighting to get her back.
Block 13
Monday Sept. 27
6pm
Mares & Kaps
Mares & Kaps
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
Steve Parys

Written by
Jonathan Kaplan and Marianne Bayard
Mares & Kaps
Directed by
Steve Parys

Written by
Jonathan Kaplan and Marianne Bayard
USA
Queens Premiere
8 min

Inspired by a promising actors’ suicide, a delusional woman and her loyal best friend leave suburbia to find fame in Glitzburgh.
Inspired by a promising actors’ suicide, a delusional woman and her loyal best friend leave suburbia to find fame in Glitzburgh.
Block 13
Monday Sept. 27
6pm
Cloud Gazing
Cloud Gazing
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
Dianne Diep
Cloud Gazing
Written & Directed by
Dianne Diep
USA
Queens Premiere
8 min

After her umpteenth move in NYC, a woman and her best friend embark on a journey through imagination to a place of child-like wonder.
After her umpteenth move in NYC, a woman and her best friend embark on a journey through imagination to a place of child-like wonder.
Block 13
Monday Sept. 27
6pm
Little Guys...In Space!
Little Guys...in Space!
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
David Pagano
Little Guys...
in Space!
Written & Directed by
David Pagano
USA
Queens Premiere
4 min

“Little Guys... In Space!” is a stop-motion parody / pastiche of ‘80s space toy commercials, featuring large-scale sculptures built out of LEGO bricks as the main characters. It’s a sequel to the 2007 short film “Little Guys!”
“Little Guys... In Space!” is a stop-motion parody / pastiche of ‘80s space toy commercials, featuring large-scale sculptures built out of LEGO bricks as the main characters. It’s a sequel to the 2007 short film “Little Guys!”
Block 13
Monday Sept. 27
6pm
Omar and Us
Omar and Us
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

Maryna Ed Gorback and Mehmet Bahadir Er
Omar and Us
Written & Directed by

Maryna Ed Gorback and Mehmet Bahadir Er
Turkey
NYC Premiere
104 min
Turkish Arabic with English Subtitles

Ismet is a recently retired Turkish soldier whose last post was as a Commander of the Coast Guard at the Turkish maritime border. In an unexpected turn of events, he suddenly becomes neighbors with two refugees. Now he must face his prejudices and reexamine his worldview.
Ismet is a recently retired Turkish soldier whose last post was as a Commander of the Coast Guard at the Turkish maritime border. In an unexpected turn of events, he suddenly becomes neighbors with two refugees. Now he must face his prejudices and reexamine his worldview.
Block 14
Monday Sept. 27
9pm
Miss You, Dad
Miss You, Dad
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
Neera Zaveri
Miss you, Dad
Written & Directed by
Neera Zaveri
USA
NYC Premiere
4 min

After the death of her father, Ava processes the memories of her seemingly perfect childhood, struggling to come to terms with her parents’ role in destroying her innocence.
After the death of her father, Ava processes the memories of her seemingly perfect childhood, struggling to come to terms with her parents’ role in destroying her innocence.
Block 14
Monday Sept. 27
9pm
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