SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION

FICTION

THE ARITHMETIC OF SURVIVAL

A young webtrepreneur who uses AI for everything must learn to outsmart her smart device before it kills.

Director: Joseph Nybyk

Country: U.S.A.

Year: 2021

City College Downtown (CWE)

Saturday, June 18 @ 3:00PM

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AT THE END OF THE STREET

AL FINAL DE LA CALLE

Rafael "El Caballo" García is a professional baseball player who has just lost the most important game of his career. When his mother dies, he has to return to the town where he grew up and face the ghosts of his past. As if this were not enough, he finds out that he has been suspended for the use of steroids and this puts his baseball future in doubt.

Director: Victor Grullón

Country: Dominican Republic

Year: 2021

Consulate General of Colombia in NY

Thursday, June 23 @ 5:30PM

HELEN AT DUSK

HÉLÈNE AU CRÉPUSCULE

Helen is packing the contents of her flat. She does so elegantly, meticulously, smuggling her private sense of beauty into the labor. She has managed to tame her solitude, but her belongings provoke recollections, reminders of an unintended past, which give the twilight of her life a particular hue.

Director: Marco Joubert

Country: Canada

Year: 2021

City College Downtown (CWE)

Saturday, June 18 @ 4:30PM

NICK

In a dystopian future, Nick, a different robot, victim of a system that made him and today seeks to exterminate him. He decides to get up and get involved. Being that an act of rebellion from which he will have no return.

Director: Cesar Turturro

Country: Argentina

Year: 2021

Consulate General of Argentina in NY

Wednesday, June 22 @ 5:30PM

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THE POLACKS

LAS POLACAS

Havana. Mother and daughter embark on a journey in an old Polski Fiat commonly known in Cuba as the “Polaquito”. The bond between Bertha and Margot does not prevent a family’s and country’s turbulence from arising. Immersed in conversation, the distance to an inevitable destination is shortened.

Director: Carlos Barba

Country: Cuba-U.S.A.

Year: 2021

City College Downtown (CWE)

Saturday, June 18 @ 3:00PM

REMEMBER?

¿RECUERDAS?

A mother, who no longer remembers anything, and her son attempt to reconstruct her present together. A journey into the depths of memory, using photographs which speak of freedom, independence, neglect, teen motherhood and being a woman.

Director: David Moncada Varela

Country: Colombia

Year: 2020

Consulate General of Colombia in NY

Thursday, June 23 @ 5:30PM

THEO

TEO

A couple goes to a gene-editing clinic to design their first child, hoping that the kid will have the successful and happy life that has eluded them.

Director: Eduardo Bunster, Belen Abarza

Country: Chile

Year: 2021

Consulate General of Argentina in NY

Wednesday, June 22 @ 5:30PM