2017 SEMI-ANNUAL ROUND

 

FULL LINEUP (Not exact order):

Hola Kitty

The film address the challenging issues of Latino illegal immigrants in the US. The main subject is a Latino immigrant who works in New York City in a Hello Kitty costume; a popular Japanese fictional character. Never revealing who’s behind the mask, the film is a metaphor of faceless immigrants who work in the shadows of American society. The documentary blends social commentary with pop culture.

Director: Daniel Bruity

Producer: Vera Queiroz, Burt Sun, Ramon Morillo, Daniel Burity

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/160926475

An Unwelcomed Guest – directed by Alain Alfaro

A concoction of lies and insecurities spiral into uncharted subjects when long-time friend, Josh, comes to visit newly-engaged Victor with some news about his fiance, Kathy.

Hight & Tight – directed by Luis Servera

A mysterious man who committed double-homicide 7 years ago returns to the small town where he committed it to get a haircut from the town barber, the father of the man he killed.

Three Trembling Cities

Synopsis: An intimate portrait of the inner lives and daily struggles of the immigrants that make NYC’s heart tremble with hope.

Director: Arthur Vincie

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ6wznHnZuA

 #justmove 

Director: Lue McWilliams 

Synopsis: Self-imposed limits on what we can and can’t do. This short highlights in a simple fun way how society and ourselves can dictate our potential and it will hopefully motivate people to think outside the gender and age societal boxes; in this film, I use movement as an example, but the formula can be applied to anything: education, fashion, business…etc 

Director: Lue McWilliams

Thanks-4-Giving – directed by Eliezer Vergara

A comedy about a couple named Chris and Greta. Chris Happily Shares everything with Greta, but she never gets anything out of her own.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kePACuyBMAU

Marital Arts

Synopsis: Carlo and Claudia are a married couple in the midst of a heated argument about a suspicion of infidelity but have previously made an agreement that neither one of them could leave their bedroom until any conflict has been resolved. What is not readily apparent is whether their conflict is real, or the product of art. Secrets, lies and the roles couples play. For better or worse. This is ‘Marital Arts.’

Director: Anthony Marinelli

Producer: AntHill Productions

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/177943425

 Pryor Time

Synopsis: In 1986, a boy leaves his safe, suburban home to attend a Richard Pryor comedy show in New York City.

Director: Aaron Sheer            

Producer: Aaron Sheer

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/202847692

 Death of a Vacuum

Synopsis: A short, dark comedy about a young woman who comes home to find that her parents are working on a fun new project together – a divorce.

Director: Simone Kisiel

Producer: Adriana Jones and Simone Kisiel

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/204026223

 Nube – directed by Joel Vargas

 Following the election of Donald Trump, Nube, a New York City bottle recycler, must go through her day in order to then perform the inconceivable.

Daffy

Two high schoolers who haven’t said a word to each other since the second grade find out that the key to a memorable school dance….is ditching the school dance.

Director: Ayden Skye

Producer: Kieran Altmann

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi277787929/

Jack & Jill

Synopsis: Two best friends take a small town by storm on what could be their last weekend together.

Director: Nikhil Melnechuk

Producer: Nicole Cosgrove

You Got a Problem

Synopsis: Uncle Louie and his Italian-American Paisanos solve a problem that the Pizza Man is having with a bunch of kids from a Brooklyn neighborhood. You got a problem, no problem…just call uncle Louie. He’ll take care of it! No Problem!

Director: Charles Mandracchia

Producer: Charles Mandracchia

 Full Service

Synopsis: Full Service explores the effects of globalization on local economies and culture, our propensity to stereotype others, and the fact that we are all more complex than we seem.

Director: Kpage Stuart Valdes

Producer: Kpage Stuart Valdes

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