SHORTS FICTION

Date: TBA

Venue

Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor (Auditorium)

New York, NY 10004

(212) 925-6625

 

Perfectos / Perfect Together

El Salvador | Javier Kafie | 03:42 min

Tuesday, June 23, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS
Marta and Rodrigo have been together for more than a year, and face in this difficult night a complicated problem. They must swiftly decide the direction of the rest of their life.


DIRECTOR'S BIO

Javier Kafie (1982) was born in Mexico to Salvadorian parents. He lived and studied in several countries, finishing a his studies in Literature and Mass Media in Germany in 2008. Shortly after he returned to El Salvador, where he works directing documentaries. In 2014 he directed his first fictional short film. 

Lies People Tell

USA | Jill Salvino | 3:00 min

Thursday, June 25, 4:30pm

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

53 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

Bwtn. Thompson and Sullivan Street

 

SYNOPSIS

The story is about two old high school friends that run into each other one sunny day in Central Park and catch up .... or do they?


DIRECTOR'S BIO

A highly decorated creative director who has collected over 200 industry awards including an Emmy. Jill Salvino has one of her feature length screenplays in development and has directed several shorts. Taking it for Granted has been shown in over a dozen film festivals across the US in 2014. Her other shorts are: The Sonnet Project, currently touring in England, and Lies People Tell, premiered in The Perdro Film Festival.

 

 

Cuento para no dormir / A Bedtime Story

Mexico | Sergio A. Ruvalcaba | 03:38 min

Tuesday, June 23, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS

A woman wakes up in the dark of night without knowing that his nightmare is about to begin. During the next few minutes she will be the victim of a ghost whit the only mission of torture her of fear for his own amusement.


DIRECTOR'S BIO

 

Sergio Ruvalcaba started his film career in the Visual Arts Center with shortfilms; studying, at the same time, theatrical and film acting in Scene 3 a performing arts school. He finish college in May 2012 and in that same year won his first national (Morbid film fest) and international (FIBABC.es) nomination for R.E.M. (Short fiction) his feature debut as director and screenwriter. 

 

Amador & Caridad / Will & Charity

Colombia | Vlamyr Vizcaya | 8:23 min

Thursday, June 25, 4:30pm

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

53 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

Bwtn. Thompson and Sullivan Street

 

SYNOPSIS

On his way to work, Amador writes down in his notebook, a list of requests from his neighbors. As a garbage collector, Amador picks up the stuff that his friends requested. He is in love with Caridad, the neighborhood teacher. One day, Caridad shows up in front of his door, and the two of them will have the best surprise ever.


DIRECTOR'S BIO

Vlamyr Vizcaya is Colombian Filmmaker. He had produced in NYC: “Out of Love”, “Violet of a Thousand Colors” and “Nomads”, starring Lucy Liu and Tenoch Huerta. He was selected for Carrefour de la Créacion at the Annecy Animation Festival, and won the Producers´ Meetings in Cartagena 2012. In 2013 his script “YES WAY JOSE” won Mexico FIDECINE support. In 2014 awarded writers residency from Fundacion Carolina-Ibermedia.

Gloria 

USA | Sarah Choi | 07:50 min

Wednesday, June 24, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS

A young dancer moves to New York City in hopes of joining a renowned company, but faces disappointment and challenges on the way. Gloria is a short, experimental dance film about rising above rejections, and holding onto one’s dreams. 


DIRECTOR'S BIO

Sarah Choi is an independent Korean-Canadian filmmaker currently based in New York City. After graduating from college with a degree in Biology, Sarah made a leap of faith by moving to New York City in 2010 to study documentary filmmaking. She's fascinated by the world of dance and animation and loves to incorporate them as powerful tool in her films. Sarah's recent music film, "Second Wind" was featured on Huffington Post and Eye on Dance.. 

Yunaisy

Cuba | Juan Pablo Daranas Molina | 13:00 min

Thursday, June 25, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS
Carlos is a young Cuban filmmaker facing censorship for the first time. He must decide either taking a great career opportunity or maintaining the integrity of “Yunaisy”.

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Juan Pablo Daranas Molina (La Habana, 1991) graduated as film and TV director from University of Arts. He has worked as director, producer, writer and/or editor for ICAIC, ICRT and other national and foreign production companies. His films has been screened around the world. In 2014 he was selected to participate in Talents Guadalajara and invited to discuss his work at Yale University.

Love Bondi Story: la flaca del 103 / Love Bondi Story

Argentina | Julio Caloggero & Gustavo Winkler | 15:00 min

Wednesday, June 24, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS
Quique fell in love with a girl on a bus bound for Tapiales but dared not speak and now looking for the girl.

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Julio Cesar Rodriguez Caloggero, Actor and director of Argentine cinema, been born from 26 June of 1979, throughout its race realized several shorts,"Esfumate", "Los Cueveros" and "Love Bondi". Story wrote and I publish its first book " Memories of a Fantasma", in addition it directed to a group of called theater " The Stranger Cambalache", although his more recognized profit is the Tapiales International Short Film Festival, Province of Buenos Aires.

Chromosome 4

USA | Daniel Diosdado | 12:59 min

Tuesday, June 23, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS
Alicia tries to calm down in the restroom of a police station. They have been questioning her about the disappearance of her 3-year-old son. She swears that she has nothing to do with it, that somebody else took him… Somebody who comes from a different place… from a different planet.

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Daniel Diosdado was born in Madrid, Spain. After directing and producing two feature films, he moved to New York in 2013 to develop his career. He is working right now in his next feature and also in a DeMotinAct series with social content about women.

Across the Pond

USA | Jessica Thompson | 07:00 min

Tuesday, June 23, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS
Grace, a young British dancer, moves to the Big Apple with only the change in her pockets and her dreams to sustain her. Just when she is completely down-and-out of luck, she discovers an old treasure map from the 1920s, leading her on an adventure - a treasure hunt - through the streets of timeless New York City.

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Jessica M. Thompson is a filmmaker from Sydney, Australia. Jess moved to NYC five years ago and founded Stedfast Productions. She has been working professionally in the film industry for over nine years, including as an editor on several Sundance winning films and with several Academy Award nominated directors. Jess is making her feature directorial debut this year with The Light of The Moon.

Kuychi Pucha / Rainbow's Wool

Ecuador | Segundo Fuérez | 08:15 min

Wednesday, June 24, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS
The journey of a little girl that encounters the spirit of her dead mother. Kuychi Pucha is a ritual and a journey through a rainbow where life and death meet

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Segundo Fuérez born in Otavalo-Ecuador. In 2009 produced a short animation film YAKU WIKI, which participates in several national and international festivals. He's 2D animator and stop motion.

 

The Fear Box-666 Telemarketing  

USA - Spain | Mari Cielo Pajares & Jojo Henrickson | 13:51 min

Thursday, June 25, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS
After a really bad day, a man receives a call for a survey. The representative assures him that works for the devil, they want to find out if his soul qualifies for permanent residence in Hell. 


DIRECTOR'S BIO

Mari Cielo Pajares is a winning award Filmmaker from Spain with more than 20 years of experience in the industry (Tv, Features & theatre). Jojo Henrickson is an american director with 30 years of experience in the industry).

 

Resina / Resin

Cuba | Maryulis Alfonso | 10:00 min

Wednesday, June 24, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS
Luna (11), Caucasian and shy, helps her mother to sell “cremitas” (sweets) on the side of the road. There’s a man who passes by every day announcing a ‘Show of Curiosities’, among which he claims to have a snake with two heads. Luna wants to see the show to verify if the snake really exists, but her mother won’t let her go. 


DIRECTOR'S BIO

Maryulis Alfonso Yero was born on november 23rd, 1988 in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba. She studied music at the elementary level, majoring in bass; visual arts in middle level majoring in painting, and audiovisual media in higher education with a major in direction. She is currently completing the final year of the film direction program at the international school of film and television in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba.

 

Una pared / A wall

Cuba | Javier Ferreiro | 12:00 min

Thursday, June 25, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS

Tommy (20) trabaja como albañil en casa de Saulo (50), compositor de música. Tommy se siente atraído por Saulo y busca pretextos para estar cerca de él, aunque nunca logran un contacto más allá del intercambio de sonidos, palabras y miradas. Una mañana descubre que Saulo ha muerto.


DIRECTOR'S BIO

With a degree in Audiovisual Communication at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (2011), Javier Ferreiro wrote and directed several short films during his studies. During 2011-2012, he majored in screenwriting at the Masters in Writing for Film and Television, Carlos III University of Madrid. In 2012, went to the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba), as a student of the Regular Course, in the directing film specialty. He is currently in his second year at school. 

 

Shite

USA Ti Cersley | 03:11 min

Thursday, June 25, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS
Moxie Cotton impresses her friend, Ms. Anna Konda with the contents inside of a toilet. They discuss leftovers, the problems in third world country classrooms and the geographical uniqueness of the United Kingdom. 


DIRECTOR'S BIO

Ti Cersley, the writer and director is a United States Air Firce retiree. He is currently attending the one year filmmaking program at the New York Film Academy.

 

Las Ventanas / The Windows

Cuba | Maryulis Alfonso | 19:00 min

Thursday, June 25, 4:30pm

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

53 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

Bwtn. Thompson and Sullivan Street

 

SYNOPSIS
Lucía is a craftswoman who manufactures clay dolls and lives by herself in an apartment with no windows to the city outside. on her 40th birthday, as she works on her dolls she travels to an ethereal, dreamlike place where she fantasizes about the life she wish she had had. at the end of the day, while eating some of her birthday cake, she gets back to her reality. 


DIRECTOR'S BIO

Maryulis Alfonso Yero was born on november 23rd, 1988 in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba. She studied music at the elementary level, majoring in bass; visual arts in middle level majoring in painting, and audiovisual media in higher education with a major in direction. She is currently completing the final year of the film direction program at the international school of film and television in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba.

 

Después de los días / After the days

Argentina | Agustín Cuello | 8:33 min

Tuesday, June 23, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS
Agustín captures his girfriend´s Melisa´s most sincere reflections facing her father´s death. 


DIRECTOR'S BIO

Agustin Cuello studied at Universidad del Cine. After the Days is his third short film.

Sobre la hora / Just in time

Argentina | Pablo Fernández | 14:00min

Thursday, June 25, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS
Lionel and Andrés travel to a soccer match. As Andrés is concerned about labor issues, Lionel lives in his world of comfort. The appearance of Alan will put the relationship up to conflicto, and the arrival on time for the match is going to be jeopardised


DIRECTOR'S BIO

Pablo Fernandez was born in 1986. He is currently studying at Universidad del Cine, Buenos Aires. Sobre la hora is his second short film.