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
A Day Off
A Day Off
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
Caol Ila Bader
A Day Off
Written & Directed by
Caol Ila Bader
USA
NYC Premiere
4 min
Sebastian wants to play his video game when his parents head out, but his day becomes convoluted when he notices the list of chores his parents left for him.
Sebastian wants to play his video game when his parents head out, but his day becomes convoluted when he notices the list of chores his parents left for him.
Block 31
"Underground Shorts"
Friday Oct. 1
10:45pm
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
Alexandre the Fool
Alexandre the Fool
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
Pedro Pires

Written by
Pedro Pires & Josiane Lapointe

Alexandre the Fool
Directed by
Pedro Pires

Written by
Pedro Pires & Josiane Lapointe

Canada
Queens Premiere
65 min
French with English Subtitles
Fifteen years after a psychotic event on the South China Sea flipped his life upside down, Alex, a sensitive, refined and schizophrenic man is at a crossroads.
Fifteen years after a psychotic event on the South China Sea flipped his life upside down, Alex, a sensitive, refined and schizophrenic man is at a crossroads.
Block 19
Wednesday Sept. 29
12pm
Ali's Realm
Ali's Realm
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
Mario Torres Jr.
Ali's Realm
Written & Directed by
Mario Torres Jr.
USA
17:47 min

The couple arrives for vacation in the quiet island resort called "Bog Grove." To their bewilderment, the sleepy beach town is curiously deserted and they quickly learn about its deadly history that's about to repeat itself.
Ali, a high school junior, loses her best friend in a car accident but swears to everyone that he has come back in the form of an alien, only she can see.
Block 1
Opening Night
Friday September 24
7pm
Amaterasu
Amaterasu
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
Christine Papalexis
Amaterasu
Written & Directed by
Christine Papalexis
USA
Queens Premiere
14 min
Based on an ancient Japanese tale, Amaterasu tells the story of the sun goddess and her turbulent relationship with her brother, Susanowo, the god of the sea. beautifully shot with found object marionettes and sets made of metal screen, silver plates and car parts.
Based on an ancient Japanese tale, Amaterasu tells the story of the sun goddess and her turbulent relationship with her brother, Susanowo, the god of the sea. beautifully shot with found object marionettes and sets made of metal screen, silver plates and car parts.
Block 31
"Underground Shorts"
Friday Oct. 1
10:45pm
Amplitude Modulation
Amplitude Modulation
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
Nicolás Fernández

Written by
Nicolás Fernández & Eugenio González

Amplitude Modulation
Directed by
Nicolás Fernández

Written by
Nicolás Fernández & Eugenio González
Chile
NYC Premiere
Spanish with English Subtitles
39 min

The wind and the storm bring a man, who in silence begins a journey of memories, solving acts from the past to discover his present.
Do you hear it ? The silence, the wind
The wind and the storm bring a man, who in silence begins a journey of memories, solving acts from the past to discover his present.
Do you hear it ? The silence, the wind
Block 19
Wednesday Sept. 29
12pm
Angie: Lost Girls
Angie: Lost Girls
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
Julia Verdin

Written by
Julia Verdin and Janet Odogwu -Butters
Angie: Lost Girls
Directed by
Julia Verdin

Written by
Julia Verdin and Janet Odogwu -Butters
USA
Queens Premiere

102 min

After escaping from a sex trafficking ring, one teenage girl struggles to reconnect with herself and her family after her ordeal. Ultimately, in order to find herself and rescue her helpless friends, she must confront her own fears and help lead the police to her traffickers - no matter the cost.
After escaping from a sex trafficking ring, one teenage girl struggles to reconnect with herself and her family after her ordeal. Ultimately, in order to find herself and rescue her helpless friends, she must confront her own fears and help lead the police to her traffickers - no matter the cost.
Block 10
Sunday Sept. 26
8:30pm
Angst
Angst
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
Béla Baptiste
Angst
Written & Directed by
Béla Baptiste
Austria
World Premiere
10 min

When fear no longer exists, Bobby is here to provide you with some primal instinct.
When fear no longer exists, Bobby is here to provide you with some primal instinct.
Block 20
Wednesday Sept. 29
3pm
Any Given Day
Any Given Day
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
Pedro von Krüger

Written by
Pedro von Krüger, Leonardo Gudel, Victor Rosa & Bernardo Doutel
Any Given Day
Directed by
Pedro von Krüger

Written by
Pedro von Krüger, Leonardo Gudel, Victor Rosa & Bernardo Doutel
Brazil
North American Premiere
88 min
Portuguese with English Subtitles

Certain that her son's disappearance can only be the work of the mafia commanded by former police, a mother will soon find out the consequences of doing justice with her own hands.
Certain that her son's disappearance can only be the work of the mafia commanded by former police, a mother will soon find out the consequences of doing justice with her own hands.
Block 23
Thursday Sept. 30
12pm
Art: An Unexpected Vocation
ART: An Unexpected Vocation
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
Marianna Phung

Written by
Michael Antonakos & Mike Klemak
ART: An Unexpected Vocation
Directed by
Marianna Phung

Written by
Michael Antonakos & Mike Klemak
Canada
Queens Premiere
9 min

An artist who is so focused on attaining success that he loses everything, and is left destitute and homeless.
An artist who is so focused on attaining success that he loses everything, and is left destitute and homeless.
Block 27
Friday October 1
12pm
At Last
At Last
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
Lorena Gordon
At Last
Written & Directed by
Lorena Gordon
USA
NYC Premiere
13 min
A timid high school girl reveals her truth during the most important night of the year.
A timid high school girl reveals her truth during the most important night of the year.
Block 25
"Stories of Self Discovery"
Thursday Sept. 30
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
The Beautiful Logic
The Beautiful Logic
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
Tomomi Muraguchi
The Beautiful Logic
Written & Directed by
Tomomi Muraguchi
Japan
22 min
Japanese with English Subtitles
A Programmer seeks all kinds of lean logic and throws away his own existence.
A Programmer seeks all kinds of lean logic and throws away his own existence.
Block 8
Sunday Sept. 26
3pm
Beer Boom
Beer Boom
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
Eric Schleyer & Andrew Coury

Written by
Eric Schleyer
Beer Boom
Directed by
Eric Schleyer & Andrew Coury

Written by
Eric Schleyer
USA
NYC Premiere
61 min

Craft beer in New York City is big business. But will passion and commitment be enough for a local brewer and his family to make it in the world's toughest city?
Craft beer in New York City is big business. But will passion and commitment be enough for a local brewer and his family to make it in the world's toughest city?
Block 33
Saturday Oct. 2
2:45pm
Behing the Glass
Behind the Glass
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
Pedro de la Llave
Behind the Glass
Written Directed by
Pedro de la Llave
Spain
New York Premiere
5 min

Mario thinks he is in control. He thinks he knows what he is doing, and he looks down to the people on the other side of the glass, but what Mario doesn't know is that the glass itself is not on his side.
Mario thinks he is in control. He thinks he knows what he is doing, and he looks down to the people on the other side of the glass, but what Mario doesn't know is that the glass itself is not on his side.
Block 28
Friday October 1
2:30pm
Biff & Me
Biff & Me
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
Nicola Rose
Biff & Me
Written & Directed by
Nicola Rose
USA
Queens Premiere
14 min
An unlikely friendship blooms between two teenagers - a girl genius and a boy bully - when it turns out they share the same dream: to compete in a beauty pageant.
An unlikely friendship blooms between two teenagers - a girl genius and a boy bully - when it turns out they share the same dream: to compete in a beauty pageant.
Block 25
"Stories of Self Discovery"
Thursday Sept. 30
6pm
Birth of a Union
Birth of a Union
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
Josh Karan
Birth of a Union
Written & Directed by
Josh Karan
USA
Queens Premiere

20 min

Despite being full time employees of the State of North Carolina, wages have been so paltry, that many qualified for Federal food stamps to lift them out of poverty. This film chronicles the historic effort of low wage, largely African American workers to organize for a union contract, where it is illegal to obtain one.
Despite being full time employees of the State of North Carolina, wages have been so paltry, that many qualified for Federal food stamps to lift them out of poverty. This film chronicles the historic effort of low wage, largely African American workers to organize for a union contract, where it is illegal to obtain one.
Block 9
Sunday Sept. 26
6pm
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
(C) Answers
(C)ANSWERS
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
Breht Gardner
(C)Answers
Directed by
Breht Gardner
USA
East Coast Premiere
90 min

(C)ANSWERS explores the biological and social cancers that plague American society. Filmmaker Breht Gardner takes you inside one man’s emotional cancer battle and discovers that cannabis prohibition is where race, politics, and the business of medicine powerfully intersect.
(C)ANSWERS explores the biological and social cancers that plague American society. Filmmaker Breht Gardner takes you inside one man’s emotional cancer battle and discovers that cannabis prohibition is where race, politics, and the business of medicine powerfully intersect.
Block 15
Tuesday Sept. 28
12pm
Capitán Kinesis
Capitán Kinesis
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
Carles Jofre
Capitán Kinesis
Written & Directed by
Carles Jofre
Spain
11 min
Spanish with English Subtitles

One man’s will to save his world
One man’s will to save his world
Block 27
Friday October 1
12pm
The Caretaker
The Caretaker
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
Roland Puknat

Written by
Vivien Sali, Roland Puknat
The Caretaker
Directed by
Roland Puknat

Written by
Vivien Sali, Roland Puknat
Deutschland
North American Premiere
18 min
English Subtitles

Hamburg, the 1930s: Wilhelm Werner, the inconspicuous caretaker of the city’s largest museum, risks his safety and life to save some "degenerate“ paintings, by avant-garde artist Anita Rée, from being confiscated by the Nazis. Based on a true story.
Hamburg, the 1930s: Wilhelm Werner, the inconspicuous caretaker of the city’s largest museum, risks his safety and life to save some "degenerate“ paintings, by avant-garde artist Anita Rée, from being confiscated by the Nazis. Based on a true story.
Block 20
Wednesday Sept. 29
3pm
Close Shave
Close Shave
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 Mercadante

Written by
Tom Capps, Tom Juba, Kevin Etherson
Close Shave
Directed by
Michael Mercadante

Written by
Tom Capps, Tom Juba, Kevin Etherson
USA
East Coast Premiere
9 min

Tyler Owings has a brilliant idea. What if you could get your haircut while being taxi'd to your destination? James has doubts about his father's business plan but doesn't have the heart to tell him.
Tyler Owings has a brilliant idea. What if you could get your haircut while being taxi'd to your destination? James has doubts about his father's business plan but doesn't have the heart to tell him.
Block 33
Saturday Oct. 2
2:45pm
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
Cookie
Cookie
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
Masataka Ishizaki
Cookie
Written & Directed by
Masataka Ishizaki
USA
Queens Premiere
12 min

A man witnesses an incident in on his way back to work that sparks traumatic memories.
A man witnesses an incident in on his way back to work that sparks traumatic memories.
Block 26
Thursday Sept. 30
9:30pm
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
Daisy - A Violent World Story
Daisy - A Violent World Story
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
Marc Alan Kropfl, Roberto “Tank” Gomez

Written by
Roberto “Tank” Gomez, Marc Alan Kropfl
Daisy - A Violent World Story
Directed by
Marc Alan Kropfl, Roberto “Tank” Gomez

Written by
Roberto “Tank” Gomez, Marc Alan Kropfl
USA
East Coast Premiere
10 min

An assassin is faced with choices that will forever change her life.
An assassin is faced with choices that will forever change her life.
Block 34
Saturday Oct. 2
5:30pm
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
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
Dreamover
Dreamover
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
Roman Olkhovka
Dreamover
Written & Directed by
Roman Olkhovka
Russia
NYC Premiere

100 min
Russian with English Subtitles

When life turns unbearably miserable, a lonely old man takes part in a medical experiment, reviving a long-forgotten story of his love...
When life turns unbearably miserable, a lonely old man takes part in a medical experiment, reviving a long-forgotten story of his love...
Block 7
Sunday September 26
12pm
Drunk Bus
Drunk Bus
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 John Carlucci & Brandon Laganke
Drunk Bus
Directed by John Carlucci & Brandon Laganke
USA
100 min

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.
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.
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OPENING NIGHT
Friday September 24
7pm
Electric Jesus
Electric Jesus
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
Chris White
Electric Jesus
Written & Directed by
Chris White
USA
NYC Premiere
107 min

When a flashy promoter (played by Brian Baumgartner, The Office) sells sound man Erik (Andrew Eakle) and his favorite local Christian hair metal band, 316, on the promise of a bus tour in the summer of 1986, their desire to “make Jesus famous” meets the complexities and confusion of personal ambition, religious conviction, youthful zeal, lifelong friendships, and first love.
When a flashy promoter (played by Brian Baumgartner, The Office) sells sound man Erik (Andrew Eakle) and his favorite local Christian hair metal band, 316, on the promise of a bus tour in the summer of 1986, their desire to “make Jesus famous” meets the complexities and confusion of personal ambition, religious conviction, youthful zeal, lifelong friendships, and first love.
Block 21
Wednesday Sept. 29
6pm
Elysium
Elysium
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
Kathrin Schweizer
Elysium
Written & Directed by
Kathrin Schweizer
Switzerland
Queens Premiere
15 min
German with English Subtitles

Detached from time and space, a man loses himself in the underwater world of his bathroom. He is haunted by the stereotypical image of the female muse. Overwhelmed with confusion his whole world blows up in flames and he discovers a new approach to sexuality within himself.
Detached from time and space, a man loses himself in the underwater world of his bathroom. He is haunted by the stereotypical image of the female muse. Overwhelmed with confusion his whole world blows up in flames and he discovers a new approach to sexuality within himself.
Block 32
Saturday Oct. 2
12pm
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
Escape Room 18
Escape From Room 18
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
Daniel Brea

Escape From Room 18
Written & Directed by
Daniel Brea
USA
60 min

Two American ex-neo-Nazi Skinheads, one of them Jewish and living in Israel, meet in Eastern European concentration camps to re-connect with each other and make amends for their past after 25 years of silence.
Two American ex-neo-Nazi Skinheads, one of them Jewish and living in Israel, meet in Eastern European concentration camps to re-connect with each other and make amends for their past after 25 years of silence.
Block 20
Wednesday Sept. 29
3pm
Esperanza vs U.S. Embargo of Cuba
Esperanza vs The U.S. Embargo of Cuba
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


Written by
Esperanza vs The U.S. Embargo of Cuba
Directed by
Harold Díaz Guzman with Mengana

Written by
Alexandra Halkin, and Harold Díaz Guzman
Cuba
3 min

This Special Event is presented in partnership with the Americas Media Initiative. Part of the proceeds from tonight's screening will be donated to assist with relief efforts in Cuba.
This Special Event is presented in partnership with the Americas Media Initiative. Part of the proceeds from tonight's screening will be donated to assist with relief efforts in Cuba.
Block 17
Tuesday Sept. 28
7pm
Eternal
Eternal
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
Nicolai Sagasser
Eternal
Written & Directed by
Nicolai Sagasser
Germany
5 min
English

What if we could live forever?
Eternal life sounds marvelous but what if we think further? A young man who is confronted with these exact questions.
What if we could live forever?
Eternal life sounds marvelous but what if we think further? A young man who is confronted with these exact questions.
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CLOSING NIGHT
Saturday Oct. 2
8:30pm
Fantasmas
FANTASMAS (Ghosts)
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
Àlex "Gela" Aguado

Written by
Àlex "Gela" Aguado, La Pablo Ramos Garcia
Fantasmas (Ghosts)
Directed by
Àlex "Gela" Aguado

Written by
Àlex "Gela" Aguado, La Pablo Ramos Garcia
Spain
NYC Premiere
26 min
Spanish English subtitles

Nico and Fran form the band Phoenix Down. The more gigs they get, the more tension there is between them. Their friendship and the band will be compromised.
Nico and Fran form the band Phoenix Down. The more gigs they get, the more tension there is between them. Their friendship and the band will be compromised.
Block 16
Tuesday Sept. 28
3pm
Fear of Open Spaces
Fear of Open Spaces
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 Toth
Fear of Open Spaces
Written & Directed by
David Toth
USA
New York Premiere
16 min
A man suffering from agoraphobia must leave the cocoon of his apartment to retrieve his medication. The journey from the third floor to the lobby forces him to confront his worst fears and leads to inspiration from an unlikely source.
A man suffering from agoraphobia must leave the cocoon of his apartment to retrieve his medication. The journey from the third floor to the lobby forces him to confront his worst fears and leads to inspiration from an unlikely source.
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"Underground Shorts"
Friday Oct. 1
10:45pm
The Feeder of Mir
The Feeder of Mir
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
Isaac Emmanuel Suero
The Feeder of Mir
Written & Directed by
Isaac Emmanuel Suero
USA
16 min
Four foster siblings plot to murder their foster mother, but upon killing her they realize that she was a priestess for an ancient god and now that she is dead one of the will have to replace her as the ancient god's servant.
Four foster siblings plot to murder their foster mother, but upon killing her they realize that she was a priestess for an ancient god and now that she is dead one of the will have to replace her as the ancient god's servant.
Block 31
"Underground Shorts"
Friday Oct. 1
10:45pm
Finding Ophelia
Finding Ophelia
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
Stephen Rutterford
Finding Ophelia
Written & Directed by
Stephen Rutterford
USA
73 min
William Edgar inhabits a strange dream-like reality.
His obsession with a mysterious woman leads down a bizarre, dark path of signs and wonders.

Sometimes finding the girl of your dreams can be a nightmare.
William Edgar inhabits a strange dream-like reality.
His obsession with a mysterious woman leads down a bizarre, dark path of signs and wonders.

Sometimes finding the girl of your dreams can be a nightmare.
Block 8
Sunday Sept. 26
3pm
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
Grafton
Grafton
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
Bryan Santiago
Grafton
Written & Directed by
Bryan Santiago
USA
Queens Premiere
26 min

A psychological thriller about a woman who gets lost on the interstate and stumbles upon a small town where she reluctantly assumes the identity of someone else.
A psychological thriller about a woman who gets lost on the interstate and stumbles upon a small town where she reluctantly assumes the identity of someone else.
Block 32
Saturday Oct. 2
12pm
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