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
Happenstance
Happenstance
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
Adam M. Tuller & David Michael Alexander

Written by
Adam M. Tuller
Happenstance
Directed by
Adam M. Tuller & David Michael Alexander

Written by
Adam M. Tuller
USA
New York Premiere
15 min

A film about three strangers and their fleeting connection before inevitably returning back to their own respective unfamiliarities.
A film about three strangers and their fleeting connection before inevitably returning back to their own respective unfamiliarities.
Block 31
"Underground Shorts"
Friday Oct. 1
10:45pm
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
Here you are you Here
Here You Are You Here
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
Masa Gibson, Abby J. Smith

Written by
Masa Gibson
Here You Are You Here
Directed by
Masa Gibson, Abby J. Smith

Written by
Masa Gibson
USA/Iceland
Queens Premiere
15 min

A man obsessively tracks a spirit who haunts him and leads him from one uninhabited locale to another on a Sisyphean scavenger hunt.
A man obsessively tracks a spirit who haunts him and leads him from one uninhabited locale to another on a Sisyphean scavenger hunt.
Block 28
Friday October 1
2:30pm
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
Hostage
Hostage
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
Nestor Villasmil
Hostage
Written & Directed by
Nestor Villasmil
USA/Venezuela
NYC Premiere

3 min

During the 2017 protests in Venezuela against a cruel dictatorship, The T-shit soldiers face the power of security forces with nothing but courage. This is their story.
During the 2017 protests in Venezuela against a cruel dictatorship, The T-shit soldiers face the power of security forces with nothing but courage. This is their story.
Block 9
Sunday Sept. 26
6pm
In a Pickle
In A Pickle
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
Jennifer Gelfer

Written by
Martinko
In A Pickle
Directed by
Jennifer Gelfer

Written by
Martinko
USA
New York Premiere
7 min

In a Pickle is a warmly told tale about a precocious little boy and his schoolyard predicament.
In a Pickle is a warmly told tale about a precocious little boy and his schoolyard predicament.
Block 25
Thursday Sept. 30
6pm
In the Pines
In the Pines
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
Javier Fernández-Caldas
In The Pines
Written & Directed by
Javier Fernández-Caldas
Spain
World Premiere
3 min

"In the pines" is a classic of African-American melody, made popular by American singer Leadbelly during the 1940s. A dark and melancholic theme that narrates a crime of a railroad man, of which only his head appears next to a wheel.
"In the pines" is a classic of African-American melody, made popular by American singer Leadbelly during the 1940s. A dark and melancholic theme that narrates a crime of a railroad man, of which only his head appears next to a wheel.
Block 30
Friday October 1
8:15pm
Interrogation
Interrogation
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
Interrogation
Directed by
Manuel Rivero

Written by
Pablo Roncero and Leo Alvarado
Spain
Queens Premiere
11 min
Spanish with English Subtitles

Martín is being questioned by two policemen for a murder that he has allegedly committed where he works. Through flashbacks, we are taken back to his childhood to discover a dark secret.
Martín is being questioned by two policemen for a murder that he has allegedly committed where he works. Through flashbacks, we are taken back to his childhood to discover a dark secret.
Block 16
Tuesday Sept. 28
3pm
The Karening
The Karening
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
Bec Fordyce
The Karening
Written & Directed by
Bec Fordyce
USA
NYC Premiere
5 min

All hell breaks loose when a delivery goes wrong.
All hell breaks loose when a delivery goes wrong.
Block 31
"Underground Shorts"
Friday Oct. 1
10:45pm
Kiko's Saints
Kiko's Saints
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
Manuel Marmier

Kiko's Saints
Written & Directed by
Manuel Marmier
France
25 min
Japanese with English Subtitles

Kiko is spying on a gay couple on the beach. Obsessed by such a vision, she will draw them and change her life and breaks her social rules.
Kiko is spying on a gay couple on the beach. Obsessed by such a vision, she will draw them and change her life and breaks her social rules.
Block 18
Tuesday Sept. 28
9:30pm
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
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
Lair
Lair
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 Ethan Crow
Lair
Written & Directed by
Adam Ethan Crow
UK
East Coast Premiere
96 min

When a friend claims to have been possessed by a demonic force, paranormal investigator Steven Caramore investigates, setting off a chain of events that forces a young family and Caramore into a terrifying battle for survival.
When a friend claims to have been possessed by a demonic force, paranormal investigator Steven Caramore investigates, setting off a chain of events that forces a young family and Caramore into a terrifying battle for survival.
Block 30
Friday October 1
8:15pm
Last Days
Last Days
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
Diana Frei
Last Days
Written & Directed by
Diana Frei
Switzerland
North American Premiere
30 min
Swiss, German with English Subtitles

Four teenagers hang out in a shopping centre and ask themselves what career and consumption, dreams and freedom mean to them. Lukas sees life as a process just like cooking is. Max secretly is a school nerd and Fabi believes that his future will be destroyed by the clima crisis. Tom, the youngest one, rides the escalator and tries to find his own way.
Four teenagers hang out in a shopping centre and ask themselves what career and consumption, dreams and freedom mean to them. Lukas sees life as a process just like cooking is. Max secretly is a school nerd and Fabi believes that his future will be destroyed by the clima crisis. Tom, the youngest one, rides the escalator and tries to find his own way.
Block 24
Thursday Sept. 30
3pm
Lea
Lea
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 Nora Jaenicke
Lea
Directed by Nora Jaenicke
USA
World Premiere
14 min

7 year old Lea is in love with her much older guitar teacher. When she finds out that her mother is having an affair with him, she decides to seek revenge.
7 year old Lea is in love with her much older guitar teacher. When she finds out that her mother is having an affair with him, she decides to seek revenge.
Block 25

Short films -
Stories of Self Disccovery

Thursday Sept. 30
6PM
Leda
LEDA
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
Samuel Tressler IV

Written by
Samuel Tressler IV, Wesley Pastorfield
Leda
Directed by
Samuel Tressler IV

Written by
Samuel Tressler IV, Wesley Pastorfield
USA
World Premiere
76 min

Leda lives alone in a large family estate, surrounded by her memories. As her past of loss unfolds and a divine presence seems to haunt her, she begins to lose touch with reality and time. What seemed to be a dream-like world spirals into a nightmare of madness in this reimagining of the Greek myth.

This film will be presented in 3D
Leda lives alone in a large family estate, surrounded by her memories. As her past of loss unfolds and a divine presence seems to haunt her, she begins to lose touch with reality and time. What seemed to be a dream-like world spirals into a nightmare of madness in this reimagining of the Greek myth.

This film will be presented in 3D
Block 32
Saturday Oct. 2
12pm
Lepidopterist
Lepidopterist
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
Sophie Black

Written
Sophie Black & Tommy Draper
Lepidopterist
Directed
Sophie Black

Written
Sophie Black & Tommy Draper
United Kingdom
North American Premiere

18 min

A young scientist drives away from a lab with a large box in the back of her van. But what does it contain?
A young scientist drives away from a lab with a large box in the back of her van. But what does it contain?
Block 10
Sunday Sept. 26
8:30pm
Lightships
Lightships
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
John Harrigan
Lightships
Written & Directed by
John Harrigan
United Kingdom
New York Premiere
103 min

Eve’s family is missing: her journal holds the key to locating them. As her world and reality begin to unravel, she must unlock the mystery of the visions and transmissions she is experiencing.Is she a prisoner, a patient... or dead?
Eve’s family is missing: her journal holds the key to locating them. As her world and reality begin to unravel, she must unlock the mystery of the visions and transmissions she is experiencing.Is she a prisoner, a patient... or dead?
Block 28
Friday October 1
2:30pm
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
Limbo
Limbo
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
Anthony von Seck
Limbo
Written & Directed by
Anthony von Seck
Canada
17 min

A high-profile intelligence operative sits down with a conspiracy theorist to retrieve his personal handbook.
A high-profile intelligence operative sits down with a conspiracy theorist to retrieve his personal handbook.
Block 23
Thursday Sept. 30
12pm
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
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
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
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
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
Moon Manor
Moon Manor
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
Erin Granat & Machete Bang Bang
Moon Manor
Written & Directed by
Erin Granat & Machete Bang Bang
USA
Queens Premiere
102 min

With advancing Alzheimer’s and a determination to do things his way, Jimmy’s decided to throw himself a fabulous FUNeral before his intentional death, showing his estranged brother, salt-of-the earth caretaker, sharp-witted death doula, a novice obituary writer, a cosmic being, and the guests at his FUNeral — that sometimes the art of living just may be the art of dying.
With advancing Alzheimer’s and a determination to do things his way, Jimmy’s decided to throw himself a fabulous FUNeral before his intentional death, showing his estranged brother, salt-of-the earth caretaker, sharp-witted death doula, a novice obituary writer, a cosmic being, and the guests at his FUNeral — that sometimes the art of living just may be the art of dying.
Block 35
CLOSING NIGHT
Saturday Oct. 2
8:30pm
Moving On
Moving On
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
Martin Chavez

Written by
Silvia Tovar
Moving On
Directed by
Martin Chavez

Written by
Silvia Tovar
USA
East Coast Premiere
14 min

A woman mourning the loss of her father is aided by an unexpected visitor.
A woman mourning the loss of her father is aided by an unexpected visitor.
Block 15
Tuesday Sept. 28
12pm
Mrs.. Osbourne
Mrs. Osbourne
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
Gregory Bergeron

Written by
René Zara
Mrs. Osbourne
Directed by
Gregory Bergeron

Written by
René Zara
USA
8 min

Set in England in the early 1800's, Mrs. Charlotte Osbourne, a young English widow visits the country home of her best friend, Maria Norton. However, upon arrival, she faces a trying encounter with Maria's wealthy and elitist older brother, Mr. James Blakeney.
Set in England in the early 1800's, Mrs. Charlotte Osbourne, a young English widow visits the country home of her best friend, Maria Norton. However, upon arrival, she faces a trying encounter with Maria's wealthy and elitist older brother, Mr. James Blakeney.
Block 25

Short films -
Stories of Self Disccovery

Thursday Sept. 30
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
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
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
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
On the Floor
On The Floor
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
Corey Koepper

Written by
Corey Koepper & Alexander Gheesling
On The Floor
Directed by
Corey Koepper

Written by
Corey Koepper & Alexander Gheesling
USA
Queens Premiere
16 min

Andro, a newly successful queer hip-hop artist, descends into a jumbled, drug-fueled reality that fuses together the past, present and future.
Andro, a newly successful queer hip-hop artist, descends into a jumbled, drug-fueled reality that fuses together the past, present and future.
Block 31
"Underground Shorts"
Friday Oct. 1
10:45pm
Only Human
Only Human
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
Igor Ivanov

Written by
Igor Ivanov, Sasho Kokalanov
Only Human
Written & Directed by
Igor Ivanov

Written by
Igor Ivanov, Sasho Kokalanov
North Macedonia
East Coast Premiere
95 min
Albanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
English Subtitles
What if we could live forever?
Eternal life sounds marvellous but what if we think further?
A young man is confronted with these exact questions.
What is Man? HOMO shows six faces, six phases in cleverly-connected, blackly comic episodes as desperate characters meet unwittingly in a modern metropole in the eternal search for the means to survive, and find some kind of love. The jobless graduate becomes a grave-digger, the grieving widow a nun, the priests gamble and gangsters rule the courts.
Block 22
Wednesday Sept. 29
9pm
Open Heart Surgery
Open Heart Surgery
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
Open Heart Surgery
Written & Directed by
Caol Ila Bader
Poland
5 min

A young married couple is celebrating their wedding among friends. Laughs and lovely time until the tensions between the man and the woman it results in a heavy quarrel where one of the two loses control.
A young married couple is celebrating their wedding among friends. Laughs and lovely time until the tensions between the man and the woman it results in a heavy quarrel where one of the two loses control.
Block 15
Tuesday Sept. 28
12pm
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
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