Short Films

Fiction

 

24 H (2017) 

24 HOURS (2017)

Tomorrow Samuel must set out for a long journey. His brother, Nicolas, does not want him to leave and decides to "kidnap" him for the night to make up for lost time. What will he do with his big brother?

Director: Marie Lou Beland
Country: Canada

TIME+PLACE: Tues, June 13 @ 2PM: CWE Auditorium

AGUA (2016)

WATER (2016)

Mirta Sésé Franco (grandmother) and Lisnay Veliz Brito (little girl, 12) star in an audiovisual essay that seeks to explore the rlations of "self" with the "inner child." Through a simple mantra, director Pablo Lozano presents an elderly woman and a little girl sharing the same space and time; in the end, only one of the two may come out and play.

Director: Pablo Lozano

Country: Cuba / Dominican Republic

TIME+PLACE: Thurs, June 15 @ 2PM: CWE Auditorium

ALVARÁ  (2016)
PERMIT (2016)

The steps to legalize a business in Brazil is no easy task. When Robert, married with two kids, decides to invest the family money to open a bar, he faces all kinds of corruptions and the dream to get a permit quickly becomes a nightmare.

Director: Pedro von Krüger

Country: Brazil

TIME+PLACE:  Tues, June 13 @ 6PM: Instituto Cervantes

AN AMERICAN SHORT STORY (2016)

New York City, 2016. She is white, he is black, and they love each other- without boundaries and in plain sight. But tonight, they have a bad encounter and a group extremists won't let it go.

Director: Antony Renault

Country: France / USA

TIME+PLACE: Tues, June 13 @ 6PM: Instituto Cervantes

ANFIBIO  (2015)

AMPHIBIAN (2015)

Jesus lives with his father on the banks of a large lake. Jose, his older brother, has returned home bringing with him a criminal past. This morning, Jesus accompanies him to find a job that will help him regain his lost confidence. After today, Jesus will never see his amphibious neighborhood with the same eyes.

 

Director: Héctor Silva Núñez

Country: Venezuela

TIME+PLACE: Sat, June 10 @ 3PM: CWE Auditorium

ATRAPADO (2017)

TRAPPED (2017)

Roldán, a young man living in a deteriorating house with a wife about to give birth, is trying to survive in Havana as a pizza delivery man. Little does he know, one of his deliveries will turn his life around.

 

Director: Danile Chile

Country: Cuba

TIME+PLACE: Tues, June 13 @ 6PM: Instituto Cervantes

AUTÓMATAS (2016)

AUTOMATA (2016)

Luis, a young filmmaker, suddenly must discuss his script with an evaluation committee with some surprising results.

Director: Gabriel Alemán & Danilo C. Paris

Country: Cuba

TIME+PLACE: Thurs, June 15 @ 2PM: CWE Auditorium

COSAS QUE NO SE ROMPEN (2017)

THINGS THAT DON'T BREAK (2017)

Tami (14) helps her sister, Irina (17), deal with feelings caused by a bad breakup as they walk home through their neighborhood, surrounded by the everyday reality of street harassment. 

Director: Kattia González

Country: Costa Rica

TIME+PLACE: Thurs, June 15 @ 6PM: NYU's King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

FIREPLACE (2017)

Omran is now probably the most famous Syrian kid... This short, inspired by true events, tells the unheard story of his little brother, Ali. Christmas Eve in Syria: a child plays hide & seek with his dad and picks an unexpected hiding place: the fireplace. Within a few seconds a jet fighter bombards their house to the ground. The fireplace stands still, and the child finds himself trapped all alone. 

Director: Muhammad Bayazid & Samah Safi Bayazid

Country: USA / Syria

TIME+PLACE: Thurs, June 15 @ 6PM: NYU's King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

LA HIJA DEL PASTOR (2017)

THE PASTOR'S DAUGHTER (2017)

On a hot, tropical night a man known as The Pastor is shot and killed by a stranger at a gas station convenience store, while his 9 y/o daughter, Naki waits for him in the car. 15 years later Naki embarks on a journey to avenge her father's death.

Director: Jesus Adames

Country: Panama

TIME+PLACE: Tues, June 13 @ 2PM: CWE Auditorium

EL HOMBRO DE SBARAGLIA (2016)

LEO'S SHOULDER (2016)

Diego is an actor, who after a decade of trying to make it in show biz in NYC, decides to follow advice and return to Buenos Aires, Argentina, expecting the glory that has been so elusive in the US.

Director: Carlos Ledesma

Country: USA / Argentina

TIME+PLACE: Wed, June 14 @ 5PM: Consulate General of Argentina in New York

HOTEL PARAÍSO (2016)

A recently-married couple takes us on a journey into a paradoxical universe where the seduction of a beautiful costal scene contrasts abruptly with the eponymous Hotel Paraíso, a condemned wreck of a building. As the vacation continues, the couple discovers that things may be more sinister than they originally thought.

Director: Jon Lewis

Country: Brazil

TIME+PLACE: Fri, June 9 @ 6PM: Instituto Cervantes

JUEGA LA GUERRA (2016)

PLAYING WAR (2016)

Would you like to play or shoot a gun? How do you think a child would answer this question, if asked by an adult? In the Colombian jungles, the dreams of our children become weapons and bullets...

Director: Jhon Fredy Ospina

Country: Colombia

TIME+PLACE: Tues, June 13 @ 2PM: CWE Auditorium

EL MES DEL AMIGO: UNA COMEDIA CON ATLETAS (2016)

THE FRIENDS' MONTH: A COMEDY WITH ATHLETES (2016)

While facing the tough idea of breaking up with her boyfriend, Emilia moves to a downtown apartment. Among boxes and packed, almost by chance, she starts living the life of the former tenant.

Director: Florencia Percia

Country: Argentina

TIME+PLACE: Wed, June 14 @ 5PM: Consulate General of Argentina in New York

AS PORTAS ESTAO ABERTAS (2015)

THE DOORS ARE OPEN (2015)

Rosa works in a clandestine sewing office in Sao Paulo under a semi-slavery regime. Her daughter is waiting for her in Bolivia.

Director: Henrique Grise

Country: Brazil

TIME+PLACE: Tues, June 13 @ 2PM: CWE Auditorium

SOFIA (2017)

SOFIA (2017)

The erotic encounter of Sofia with a stranger, in a gas station in the middle of nowhere, will mark the end of her innocence and the beginning of her puberty.

Director: Anabel Caso

Country: Mexico

TIME+PLACE: Mon, June 12 @ 6PM: City College, Aaron Davis Hall

THE SUITOR (2016)

During Orson Welles' infamous radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds," a lonely man tries to bond with a panicked young woman as they fearfully wait for the end of the world together.

Director: Alvaro Congosto

Country: USA / Spain

TIME+PLACE: Mon, June 12 @ 6PM: City College, Aaron Davis Hall

TADAIMA (2015)

After the closure of the US Interment Camps at the end of World War II, a Japanese American family returns home and must find the strength to rebuild both their house and their family amidst the emotional and physical destruction caused by the war..

Director: Robin Takao D'Oench

Country: USA

TIME+PLACE: Thurs, June 15 @ 2PM: CWE Auditorium

WHY? (2017)

In the middle of the desert city of Los Angeles, two strangers will try, above all, to survive. 

Director: Daniel Zarandieta

Country: USA

TIME+PLACE: Thurs, June 15 @ 2PM: CWE Auditorium