2016 SEMI-ANNUAL ROUND – TOP 14 SHORTS OF THE YEAR

JOIN US FOR THE 2016 KATRA FILM SERIES – 2ND ROUND!

SQUADUP

Pond5, Goze Zone, MovieMaker Magazine, CreatorUp and SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York will be awarding $2000 in total prizes to our winners. Two chosen by our judges and one by audience vote.

As a bonus to our audience, City Headshots will also be handing out $250 headshot session prize to one lucky audience member.

Join us on Saturday, July 16th, 2016 for our top audience picks since January along with several works chosen by our programming team to compete for the chance to advance to the 5th Annual Grand Finale in January!

LINEUP (not in order):

Notes from Liberia – directed by Judd Ehrlich & Ryo Murakami
Tracing the journey of the late Japanese cinematographer Ryo Murakami to the Firestone Tire and Rubber Plantation in Liberia.

Chocolate Cake – Benjamin Shweky
A nostalgic tale about a boy who doesn’t quite fit in. Instead, he finds all the company he needs in his mother’s delicious chocolate cake.

The Promise – directed by Alex Leu
When his fiancée is abducted by an evil warlord, a lone soldier struggles to save her before she is turned to the dark side.

The Exam – directed by William Speruzzi
A psychological thriller about a man whose promotion hinges on him taking a medical exam.

White Privilege Frankenstein – directed by Chris Carfizzi & Ken Dashow
When an angry mob comes for Frankenstein’s Monster, Victor Frankenstein must find a way to get him off the hook.

The Small Time – Created by Jack Canfora & Andrew Rein
A struggling literary agent, Ben Bernstein, tries to find the one writer who can be the next big thing.

The Bear – directed by Avtandil Chachibaia
A moral fable about a revenge-seeking bear who nobly forgives the humans for their wrongdoings.

Fortress – directed by Amir Arison
April and Kalev meet at an Italian restaurant after agreeing to go on their first on-line date.

Emma Inspired – directed by Nicole Machon
Emma is a recent college grad, unsure of her next move in life.

Other People’s People – directed by James Fauvell
An ensemble comedy about the intersecting and competing loves, lies and indiscretions of three couples in Brooklyn, NY.

People of Nowhere – directed by Lior Sperandeo
A short doc about the Syrian refugee crisis in Lesvos, Greece.

The Skull – directed by Graceann Dorse
It’s moving day, and the Gorden family must deal with a long forgotten family heirloom that has re-surfaced.

Hide and Seek – directed by Garth Kravits
A short film that speaks to the societal challenge that women, and especially women of color, endure every day.

47 Secrets to a younger you – Created by Laura Franzer & Rohana Kenin
A comedic webseries about working moms, everyday disasters and middle-aging not so gracefully.

2ND ROUND – JULY 16, 2016 – 5pm-10:30pm
Katra Film Series
217 Bowery btw. Rivington and Prince St.
New York, NY 10001
$20 general admission
$30 cash at the door

Do you have a short film, web series, short doc, music video you’d like to submit? We’re looking for short content of any genre/form no longer than 45 minutes in length. From NO BUDGET to BIG BUDGET. JUST WOW US! Visual art, experimental, animations are welcome! Submit via Film Freeway https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KatraFilmSeries