NEW YORK FESTIVAL PROGRAM
2017 Grand Jury Prize Winner
Saturday Night Special
Dir. Esteban Garcia Vernaza
2017 Audience Choice Winner
A Little Bit of Time
Dir. Atdhe Trepca
Dir. Esteban García Vernaza 12mins. USA n a fit of anger, young Wesley embarks on a journey through the dangerous streets in search of some food for his baby sister.
Dir. Kaya 12mins . USA A visually shocking visual showcase of the many manifestations of the human ego.
Dir. Edie Pijpers 2mins/animation USA Ordinary, daily acts are shown in all its fantastical extraordinariness. This short animation looks at reality in a magical way.
Dir. Robert Waters 4 mins. USA A man reflects on the hard realities of life.
Dir. Atdhe Trepca 5min. USA Using advanced virtual reality technology, Jane visits a lake long forgotten to make amends with a lover long lost.
Dir. Christian Mushenko 11 min. USA A difficult week finds a disconnected, wealthy, businessman searching for meaning in his life, only to find it revealed in a letter from his dead father.
Dir. Linda Beers 3mins USA Song of Spring” uses the metaphor of unrequited love to inspire people to take action to prevent the extinction of endangered species. In circa 1800’s China, a farmer named Chaoxiang loves from afar a beautiful girl named Hualing. One night, Hualing is carried off in a dream, never to be seen or heard from again.
Dir. Diego Murillo 12mins. Venezuela Nothing is more certain than loss.