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2015 Chelsea Film Festival Set for October 15 to 18 with 66 Film Lineup

2015 Chelsea Film Festival Set for October 15 to 18 with 66 Film Lineup

With an announced focus on women in film and media, the 3rd edition of the Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) in New York City will run from October 15-18th, at the SVA Theatre, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre (FIT), David Dubinsky Student Center (FIT) and other locations in Manhattan.

This year’s installment’s lineup of films includes 19 features and 47 shorts, representing 13 different countries, including Argentina, Belgium, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Morocco, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, and the USA.

In light of this year’s focus, the lineup of features includes 5 titles directed women, 8 produced by women and 6 written written by women; and among the shorts, 16 are directed by women. 

Fifteen Films will compete for the festival’s Grand Prix. 

The full list of films (shorts and features) follow below. Much to chew on here, with a few titles I’m familiar with, but most are foreign to me, which I’m looking forward to discovering – one of the more exciting parts of my job (learning about new films, especially when they’re strong).

As usual, I’ll return with individual profiles/highlights of titles that match this blog’s stated interests, so watch for those posts over the next couple of weeks, leading up to the start of the festivals.

In the meantime, check out the full list below. 

Tickets for are available for purchase on Chelsea Film Festival website here.

FEATURES

AROUND EVERY CORNER (2015)

112 min | Drama | United States | NY Premiere

By Joe Gawalis

BEAST OF CARDO (2014)

103 min | Drama | Dominican Republic | Special Selection/Out of Competition

By Virginia Sanchez Navarro

BEHIND SOME DARK CLOUD (2015)

94 min | Drama, Romance | United States | World Premiere

By Chelsea Kane

BEYOND GLORY (2015)
78 min | War | United States | US Premiere
By Larry Brand

DAWN (2014)
95 min | Drama, History, Thriller | Switzerland, UK, Germany, Israel | NY Premiere
By Romed Wyder

DAY RELEASE (2015)
80 min | Action, Drama, Romance | Spain | NY Premiere
By Geoffrey Cowper

DRAWERS (2015)
124 min | Drama, Family, Mystery | Turkey | US Premiere
By Caner Alper & Mehmet Binay

FLYTRAP (2015)
80 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi | United States | US Premiere
By Stephens David Brooks

FOR YOU WERE ONCE STRANGERS (2015)
79 min | Documentary, Drama, News, War | United States, Israel | US Premiere
By Ruth Berdah-Canet

IMMINENT THREAT (2015)
73 min | Documentary, War I United States | Special Selection/Out of Competition
By Janek Ambros

MARRY ME (2014)
94 min | Comedy | Belgium | US Premiere
By Kadir Balci

ONYX (2015)
76 min | Drama | Argentina | US Premiere
By Nicolás Teté

P.T.S.D Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (2015)
72 min | Drama | United States | World Premiere
By Cedric Godin

SEMPER FIDEL (2014)
81 min | Drama, Family | United States, Cuba, United Kingdom | US Premiere
By Robert Pietri

SOLITARY (2015) – OPENING FILM (Out of Competition)
89 min | Drama | United States, United Kingdom | NY Premiere
By Sasha Krane

TAPIS ROUGE (2015)
90 min | Drama | Switzerland, France | US Premiere
By Kantarama Gahigiri & Frederic Baillif

THE FIANCES OF IMILCHIL (2015)
53 min | Docu-fiction | France, Morocco | US Premiere
By Leandre-Alain Baker

THE HISTORY OF KATHARINA WALSER (2015)
Original Title: Das Deckelbad – Die Geschichte der Katharina Walser
97 min | Drama | Switzerland | US Premiere
By Kuno Bont

VALLEY (2014) – CLOSING FILM (Out of Competition)
Original Title: Emek
86 min | Drama | Israel, France | US Premiere
By Sophie Artus

All feature film trailers and synopsis are available here for features: www.chelseafilm.org/2015-feature-lineup.

SHORTS

(LITTLE) RED RIDING HOOD (2015)
5 min | Drama | United States | France, Spain | World Premiere
By Stephane Guenin, Daniel Jenny

8 SHOTS (2015)
23 min | Drama | France | World Premiere
By Virginie Schwartz

A FEW DAYS WITH YOU (2015)
30 min | Drama | France | US Premiere
By Frederick Koffman

A SPRING HAS PASSED BY (2014)
6 min | Drama, War | Bahrain | NY Premiere
By Eva Daoud

ACOUSTIC SPACE  (2015)
15 min | Comedy | United States | Out of Competition
By Anthony Marinelli

ACROSS THE TRACKS (2015)
16 min | Drama, Family | United States | NY Premiere
By Michael Cooke

ANIMAL (2015)
18 min | Drama | United States | World Premiere
By Kelly Beam

ANTI-STREET HARASSMENT PSA (2015)
3 min | Drama | United States | World Premiere
By Katherine Filaseta

ARUMA (2015)
9 min | Drama | United States | World Premiere
By Stephanie Bollag

BARK MITZVAH (2015)
8 min | Comedy | United States | NY Premiere
By Kendall Goldberg

BELIEVE (2015)
19 min | Drama | France, India, Argentina, United States | US Premiere
By Paul Mignot

BLINDNESS (2015)
15 min | Drama | Mexico | US Premiere
By Carlos Villa

BROKEN BASKET (2015)
20 min | Drama | Spain | US Premiere
By Roberto Ruiz Cepedes

BUTCHER (2015)
6 min | Drama | United States | US Premiere
By Santho Goonewardene

CELEBRATING LOVE (2015)
3 min | Drama | India | World Premiere
By Narenda Gaonkar

COMEDY CAMP (2015)
18 min | Comedy | United States | NY Premiere
By Yahya McClain

DUMP (2014)
14 min | Drama , War | United States | US Premiere
By Oliver Handlos

ECHOES (2014)
10 min | Drama, Music | United States | NY Premiere
By Amy Leland

ENTRAIN (2014)
7 min | Drama, Comedy | Canada | NY Premiere
By Elaine Poon and Adrien Benson

FATHER (2014)
18 min | Drama | France, Tunisia | US Premiere
By Lofti Achour

FRENCH TOUCH (2014)
22 min | Drama | France, China | US Premiere
By Cheng Xiao-Xing

hopefulROMANTIC (2015)
17 min | Romance, Musical | United States | NY Premiere
By Benjamin Pollack

JEANNE (2015)
13 min | Drama | France | US Premiere
By Nicolas Khamsopha

LOVE RACE (2015)
20 min | Drama, Action | France | US Premiere
By Julien A. Ansault

MAY KATTY (2014)
14 min | Drama | France | World Premiere
By Jules Zingg

MOTHER OF SORROWS (2015)
25 min | Drama, Mystery | United States | NY Premiere
By Kristin Verbitsky

MOTHER’S DAY (2014)
7 min | Drama, Family | United States | NY Premiere
By Jeff Tan

MUSE (2014)
8 min | Drama | United States | NY Premiere
By Christopher Leps

MUTUAL CONSENT (2014)
15 min | Drama | France | US Premiere
By Guillaume Cotillard

MYANMAR YEAR ZERO (2015)
12 min | Documentary | United States, Myanmar | NY Premiere
By Carole Wilson

OLD AIRPORT ROAD (2014)
5 min | Drama, Family | Qatar | NY Premiere
By Abdullah Al-Mulla

ON THE RUN (2015)
12 min | Drama | France | US Premiere
By Gianguido Spinelli

PREFERENCE SHEET (2014)
17 min | Drama | Turkey | US Premiere
By Alkim Ozmen

RESEARCH (2014)
9 min | Drama, Family | Belgium | US Premiere
By Koen Van Sande

RIDE OR DIE (2015)
11 min | Drama | United States | NY Premiere
By Alec Tibaldi

SELLING ROSARIO (2014)
16 min | Drama, Music | United States | NY Premiere
By Lana Simeonov, Michael Vinokur

STAR DUST (2015)
15 min | Drama | France | US Premiere
By Arnaud Le Roch

SUMMER OF SARAH (2015)
25 min | Drama | France | US Premiere
By Emma Benestan

TAHRA’S LIFE (2015)
10 min | Drama | Egypt | US Premiere
By Mohanad Diab

THE CHURCH AT GROUND ZERO (2014)
9 min | Documentary | United States | US Premiere
By Alexandra Liveris

THE LITTLE VIOLINIST (2014)
15 min | Drama, Family | United States | Special Screening | Out of Competition
By Yang Wang

THE PRICE OF EXPOSURE (2015)
5 min | Comedy, Documentary | United States | NY Premiere
By Steve Berke

THE STORY OF THE INVISIBLE (2015)
13 min | Drama | France, United States | PREMIERE
By Shirley Monsarrat

WHEN IT RAINS (2015)
15 min | Drama | United States | NY Premiere
By Migdia Chinea

WHO AM I AFTER YOUR EXILE IN ME (2015)
15 min | Drama | France, Israel | US Premiere
By Marc Ruchmann

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL (2015)
14 min | Drama | United States, Ireland | US Premiere
By Trevor Murphy

YUL AND THE SNAKE (2015)
13 min | Drama | France | US Premiere
By Gabriel Harel

All short film trailers and synopses are available here: http://chelseafilm.org/2015-short-film-lineup.

The CFF was founded by actresses Ingrid & Sonia Jean-Baptiste to give voices to the unheard by providing a platform to independent films and discovering new talents.

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