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Here Are the 58 Short Films Playing the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

Here Are the 58 Short Films Playing the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival has revealed its lineup of 58
short films set to play the fest, 29 of which are world premieres. The
selections were curated from 3,074 submissions, and include shorts from 16
countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France,
Iceland, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Switzerland and
the UK.

The shorts are presented in 9 thematic programs — 5
narrative, 3 documentary, and 1 experimental.

Tribeca will also screen the recent Oscar-winning Live
Action Short, “Helium.” Recipients of the festival’s Best Narrative Short and
Best Documentary Short Awards will qualify for consideration in the 2015 Oscar
Short Films category, provided the film complies with the Academy rules.

Here are the short film selections in the nine programs:

AFTER WORDS – documentary program

These short documentaries are at times political,
occasionally provocative, and always personal, reflecting the past and
illuminating the present.

Duke and the Buffalo, directed and written by Alfredo
Alcantara and Josh Chertoff. (USA) – World Premiere.

Nae Pasaran, directed by Felipe Bustos Sierra. (Scotland) –
North American Premiere.

Nocturnity, directed and written by Alexandra Liveris. (USA)
– World Premiere.

The Next Part, directed and written by Erin Sanger. (USA) –
World Premiere.

In Guns We Trust, directed and written by Nicolas Lévesque.
(Canada) – U.S. Premiere.

Life After Manson, directed and written by Olivia Klaus.
(USA) – World Premiere.

 

BEFORE LONG – documentary program

Time waits for no one in these short documentaries. From
serious to “show biz”; they run the gamut of emotion.

Ghost Train, directed and written by Kelly Hucker and James
Fleming. (Australia) – North American Premiere.

A Place Called Pluto, directed by Steve James. (USA) – New
York Premiere.

True Gladiators, directed by Kevin Donovan. (USA) – World
Premiere.

AMANDA F***ING PALMER ON THE ROCKS, directed and written by
Ondi Timoner. (USA) – World Premiere.

The Pink Helmet Posse, directed by Benjamin Mullinkosson and
Kristelle Laroche. (USA) – World Premiere.

Showfolk, directed and written by Ned McNeilage. (USA) –
World Premiere.

 

CITY LIMITS – documentary program

This year our New York Shorts program “gets real” with four
world premiere documentaries relatable to anyone who calls this city home.

My Depression: The Up and Down and Up Of It,
directed and written by David Wachtenheim, Robert Marianetti, and Elizabeth
Swados. (USA) – World Premiere. An HBO Documentary film.

70 Hester Street, directed and written by Casimir Nozkowski.
(USA) – World Premiere.

One Year Lease, directed by Brian Bolster. (USA) – World
Premiere.

Of Many, directed by Linda G. Mills. (USA) – World Premiere.

 

DIGITAL DILEMMA – experimental program

As the commercial movie industry is rapidly shifting on a
global basis to digital distribution and exhibition, moving image artists
continue to celebrate the material qualities of the film medium, whose physical
characteristics consist of reels of celluloid film, sprocket holes, optical
sound tracks, mechanical splices, and the film emulsion, onto which they record
images and sounds.

A Film Is A Film Is A Film, directed and written by Eva von
Schweinitz. (USA) – World Premiere.

Acetate Diary, directed and written by Russell Sheaffer.
(USA) – World Premiere.

Romance Sans Paroles, directed and written by Christophe
Guérin. (France) – International Premiere.

CUT, directed and written by Anita Thacher. (USA) – World
Premiere.

Optical Sound, directed and written by Elke Groen and
Christian Neubacher. (Austria)  – North
American Premiere.

Two Points of Failure, directed and written by Michael Moshe
Dahan. (USA) – New York Premiere.

All Vows, directed and written by Bill Morrison, co-written
by Michael Gordon. (USA) – New York Premiere.

Noise Reduction II: Chinatown, directed and written by Rahee
Punyashioka. (India) – North American Premiere.

FLIGHT DELAYS – narrative program

Things don’t always go as planned for the characters in this
group of narrative short films.

The Boy Scout, directed and written by Patrick Brooks. (USA)
– New York Premiere.

Pour Retourner, directed by Scooter Corkle, written by Zack
Mosley. (Canada) – World Premiere.

La Carnada, directed and written by Josh Soskin. (USA) –
World Premiere.

The Kiosk, directed and written by Anete Melece.
(Switzerland) – U.S. Premiere.

Sweepstakes, directed and written by Mark Tumas. (USA) –
World Premiere.

Sker, directed and written by Eyþór Jóvinsson. (Iceland) –
International Premiere.

Helium, directed and written by Anders Walter, co-written by
Christian Gamst Miller-Harris. (Denmark) – New York Premiere. (2014 Academy
Award® winner Live Action Short film)

 

HANDLE WITH CARE – narrative program

          The delicate situations in these short films require steady
hands and minds; the smallest slip can have serious repercussions.

Scratch, directed and written by Philip Kelly, co-written by
Liam Ryan. (Ireland) – New York Premiere.

App, directed and written by Alexander Berman. (USA) – World
Premiere.

Contrapelo, directed and written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer,
co-written by Liska Ostojic. (USA) – World Premiere.

For Spacious Sky, directed by Coy Middlebrook, written by
Kevin Allen Jackson. (USA) – North American Premiere.

The Phone Call, directed and written by Mat Kirkby,
co-written by James Lucas. (UK) – New York Premiere.

 

MORAL FIBERS – narrative program

Decisions confront the characters in these narrative shorts.

Love in the Time of March Madness, directed by Melissa
Johnson and Robertino Zambrano, written by Melissa Johnson. (USA) – World
Premiere.

Firstborn, directed and written by Leah Tonic. (Israel) –
North American Premiere.

Ruby, directed by Louise Ni Fhiannachta, written by Antoin
Beag O’Colla. (Ireland) – New York Premiere

Today’s The Day, directed and written by Daniel Campos,
co-written by Tamara Levinson-Campos. (USA) – North American Premiere.

Parachute, directed by Peter Stebbings, written by Peter
Mooney. (Canada) – World Premiere.

Stew & Punch, directed and written by Simon Ellis. (UK)
– North American Premiere.

Record, directed and written by David Lyons, co-written by
Brook Hely and Trent Roberts. (Australia) – New York Premiere.

 

SOUL SURVIVORS – narrative program

Life isn’t always easy, and this is exemplified by the
shorts with both small and large conundrums; human interaction is life
preservers in these turbulent waters.

Kakara, directed and written by Kimmo Yläkäs. (Finland) –
New York Premiere.

Day Ten, directed and written by Arian Moayed. (USA) – World
Premiere.

Tinto, directed and written by Felix Solis, co-written by
Liza Fernandez. (USA) – World Premiere.

Sequestered, directed and written by Lucas Spaulding. (USA)
– World Premiere.

Cycloid, directed and written by Tomoki Kurogi. (Japan) –
New York Premiere.

Nesma’s Birds, directed by Najwan Ali and Medoo Ali, written
by Najwan Ali and Yaser Karim. (Iraq) – North American Premiere.

Human Voice, directed and written by Edoardo Ponti,
co-written by Erri De Luca based on Jean Cocteau’s play. (Italy) – World
Premiere.

 

TOTALLY TWISTED – narrative program

Fun. Creepy. Weird. That pretty much sums up the feel of
this program designed especially for our late-night loving audience.

The 30 Year Old Bris, directed and written by Michael D.
Ratner. (USA) – World Premiere.

Trust Me, I’m A Lifeguard, directed by Tony Glazer, written
by Christian Keiber. (USA) – World Premiere.

Peepers, directed by Ken Lam, written by Laura Grey and
Jordan Klepper. (USA) – New York Premiere

Remora, directed and written by Dylan Marko Bell, co-written
by Russell August Anderson. (USA) – World Premiere.

The Body, directed and written by Paul Davis, co-written by
Paul Fischer. (UK) – New York Premiere.

One Please, directed and written by Jesse Burks. (USA) – New
York Premiere.

Sequence, directed and written by Carles Torrens. (USA) –
New York Premiere.

The short film, Incident Urbain, will be screening before
Karpotrotter in the Viewpoints Section. On the esplanade in Paris, two
enigmatic characters engage in an extended discourse about architecture,
cinema, and revolutionary politics.

Incident Urbain, directed and written by John Lalor.
(France, Ireland) – North American Premiere.

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