NOVEMBER EDITION – Featuring Academy-Award Winner Melissa Leo

Lapsus

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 4th for the 2015 November Edition! Featuring Academy-Award Winner Melissa Leo and a wide range selection from around the world, including works from France and Korea. Each selected short will compete for a $1000 prize voted by the audience and the winning film advances to the penultimate round in December.

SQUADUP

If you can’t make it to the live event in NYC, be sure to tune in to REELHOUSE at 6pm on Wednesday, November 4th: https://www.reelhouse.org/katrafilmseries

Film Lineup (not exact order):

Lapsus – directed by Karim Ouaret
Terry is a psychologically disturbed predator whose sinister playground is a laundromat.

Fish – directed by Andrew Ruiz
A young boy puts his father in a difficult position when he tries to smuggle his pet Betta fish past airport security.

Mother’s Day – directed by Jeff Tan
Tragedy forces a mother and son to say goodbye forever.

Dalia – directed by Ricardo Birnbaum
Frank has lost something irrecoverable, now he needs to move on.

#Roommates – directed by Jessica L. Ransom
An opposites attract comedy about discovering your sexuality and finding love in unexpected places. #Roommates follows the story of three twenty-somethings, Abby, Maddy, and Ariel, as they prepare for their high school reunion.

30 Minutes – directed by Will Salem
A single mother, struggling to pay her bills, is about to get kicked out of her house because she’s behind on the rent and there’s no way out.

US – directed by Hideki Shiota
Why are we here? What’s the meaning of life? This film delivers one of the most fundamental questions of being us. 7 minutes minimal cinema. It’s a story about a journey into ourselves.

Kin – directed by Deborah Kim
The story of 21 year old Afro-Korean Jake. Jake’s African-American mother sends him to Korea soon after he turns 16 in hopes that he will learn more about his “other” culture and finally meet his Korean father.

We Just Met – directed by Muneeb Hassan
Set in New York City, the story captures what it means to surrender to love through the metaphor of a foreigner thrust into a totally unfamiliar, unforgiving, and quintessentially American urban environment, where he is forced to adapt.

Top of the Rock – directed by Jes Bickhart
The battle for the brave new world of New York’s most iconic photograph – “Lunch atop a skyscraper” taken by Charlie Ebbets in 1932, of the iron workers taking a meal break from their deadly work building the Rockefeller Center.

The Bench Project – created by Steven Bidwell
Connected only by their setting, couples, strangers, friends and lovers explore the comedic, the sublime, the mysterious and the bizarre. Examine the human experience as it develops on a bench.

White Mushroom, Black Earth – directed by Althea Rao
Asuka is coming back to New York and Nate is going to make her mushroom soup. Where to find the best mushroom in New York City?

2015 Katra Film Series – Nov. 4th – 5p-1030p
217 Bowery St. between Rivington & Prince St.
New York, NY 10002
$15 advance online ticket sales
$20 cash door only
(All tickets include screenings, Q&A, after party)
Full dinner menu available

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