EDITH+EDDIE

The love story of America’s oldest interracial newlyweds is threatened by a family feud. (Screening with Harmony)

DOC NYC U – NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY SHOWCASE

students learn to make films by making films. Intensive hands-on Conservatory and MFA programs in Documentary Filmmaking, as well as short-term workshops, pair rigorous instruction with mentoring in order to support students as they work on a series of their own documentary films. Under the guidance of a world-class faculty, this approach has earned NYFA […]

DOC NYC U – NEW SCHOOL SHOWCASE

The New School’s Documentary Media Studies program provides an opportunity to study documentary filmmaking in a small, tightly focused program. The program culminates in a student documentary festival, Truth Be Told, at the end of each school year, at which certificate students’ films are publicly screened and discussed by the filmmakers and faculty. Certificate holders […]

SHORTS: BODY LANGUAGE

On the limits and potential of the human body. A cancer survivor and dancer turns her suffering and fears into a creative fight against the illness in Iridescence (Luxembourg, 6 min., Eileen Byrne). A Filipino filmmaker explores identity and indigenous tattoo art in Blood and Ink (UK, 15 min., Jill Damatac Futter). An independent pro […]

SHORTS: CITY LIGHTS

The ups and downs of city living. Dig It If You Can (USA, 18 min., Kyle Bell) creates a dialogue around Native American visibility, while Jordan Castell Paints Her Community (USA, 10 min., Orian Barki), showing an underrepresented side of black men. An after school improv class gives two teens Extra Credit (USA, 17 min., […]

SHORTS: DREAM WEAVERS

On fulfilling dreams and reimagining the world. In a Cuban cigar factories, La Lectora (Bulgaria, 10 min., Yulia Piskuliyska) entertains workers by reading to them. Argentine Raul (USA, 17 min., Kristin Sztyk) achieves, and then loses, his American dream. South Asian men are Searching for Wives (Singapore, 12 min., Zuki Juno Tobgye), but can only […]

SHORTS: THE FUTURE IS FEMININE

Inspirational everyday women and girls who inspire. Aura is an immigrant, housekeeper, domestic violence survivor and real estate entrepreneur in De Colores (USA, 17 min., Luz Marina Zamora), while Ana is Surviving New York (USA, 20 min., Megan Miller), fighting for children?s rights. Quadruple amputee Beatrice (USA, 9 min., Lorena Alvarado) defies all odds as […]

SHORTS: JUSTICE FOR ALL

True crime and the criminal justice Seeking justice in a flawed system. A man on death row survives Seven Dates With Death (USA, 11 min., Mike Holland). A day in the life of four electronic monitoring devices, whose wearers enjoy (Almost) Freedom (USA, 8 min., Puck Lo). 15-year-old Robert (USA, 8 min., Sarah Fleming, and […]

SHORTS: MOTHER EARTH

Protecting the planet. Standing Rock (USA, 15 min., Markus Hoeckner) chronicles the resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Person of the Forest (USA, 16 min., Melissa Lesh, Tim Laman) profiles the orangutans native to threatened areas of Borneo. One noble fir, The Tree (USA, 15 min., Keith Wilson), illustrates modern cycles of use and waste. […]

SHORTS: THE NEW NORMAL

America, before and after 11/8/16. Adversary (USA, 17 min., Scott Cummings) profiles the controversial chair of Trump’s New York campaign. The viewpoints of two voters on opposing sides are interwoven to make Purpleland (USA, 6 min., Carly Lieberman). Two expectant mothers face An Uncertain Future (USA, 11 min., Chelsea Hernandez, Iliana Sosa) as hostility towards […]