SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION 

FICTION

ACOSO

BULLYING

A young woman arrives at an old house, where a cultural center operates, to take a class. She finds her teacher beaten, unconscious, tied and semi naked, and tries to hide while she listens to the aggressor inside the house.

Director: Gustavo Duc

Country: Argentina

Year: 2020

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 4 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 28 from 10AM - 10PM

AFTER THE BEEP

'After The Beep' chronicles the day to day life of a mother and her young son living in New York City. Bridging between her motocycle gang and her duties as a parent, she is urged to redefine the image of a single mother when she receives a message from her estranged ex after 2 years of silence.

Director: Florian Bison

Country: Germany, USA

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 4 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 28 from 10AM - 10PM

AMALGAMA

LOOM

Alcira is a peasant woman who lives alone in a peasant's house. Henry, shy and demure, comes over to help with difficult tasks. Their relationship is strained. Gradually Alcira begins to share moments with Henry, where she excruciatingly mentions her dead son. At first, these talks distress Henry. For Alcira, they are moments of liberation. Little by little, the tension relaxes.

Director: Alejandra Willis

Country: Colombia

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 1 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 25 from 10AM - 10PM

THE BUTTERFLY LOVE SONG

Mervue, Galway, Ireland, 1983: Everyone (including the animals in his beloved Amazon rainforest documentaries) is out to get Seamus. So, when the formidable Block twins call around to his house and order him to take their sister Lucy (the most popular girl in the school) to the school hop, Seamus starts to panic. Based on the award-winning short story by Seamus Scanlon, "The Butterfly Love Song" is a black comedy about growing up and staying alive against all the odds.

Director: Luke Morgan

Country: Ireland, USA

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 2 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 26 from 10AM - 10PM

CRAVE

Pursuing happiness, a theater's janitor struggles with his inner self to find out he is his major barrier.

Director: Gabriel Flores

Country: USA

Year: 2018

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 1 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 25 from 10AM - 10PM

EL ALQUIMISTA

THE ALCHEMIST

Year 2070: Doctor Karl Reissender must find a way to travel back in time in order to save the last alchemist. By doing so, he will save his beloved daughter and also prevent the planet from self destruction.

Director: Rodrigo Sánchez del Valle

Country: Mexico

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 2 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 26 from 10AM - 10PM

HAY COCA

COCA HERE

A man must carry a bag to Puna, not knowing its contents. It's the time of a military dictatorship, and he is forced to take alternative paths to lose his persecutors. Over the course of this journey, he will have to overcome death and the adversity of nature to realize his mandate.

Director: Jose Issa

Country: Argentina

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 2 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 26 from 10AM - 10PM

SIN CIELO

A young boy in a Mexican border town hustles any way he can to help his family but learns some very cruel realities when the girl he likes gets 'disappeared'. Based on true stories from La Frontera.

Director: Jianna Maarten Saada

Country: France, USA

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 3 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 27 from 10AM - 10PM

WHITETAIL BUCKS

Three generations of deer hunters - Grandfather, Father, and Son - butt heads as they trek deep into an Idaho forest during the treacherous winter of 1978.

Director: Derek Tonks

Country: USA

Year: 2019

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION: PROGRAM 1 

*Streaming available on TAFFNY Virtual Cinema June 25 from 10AM - 10PM

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