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Audience Choice Screenings - 6th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival

We screen 'em...you vote...the highest voted films get screened at our Festival, April 2010. How can you go wrong...a fun, provocative night out for $10!

In today's attention-deficient world of YouTube, IMs, and blog posts, the short film has never been more relevant. The same can be said for the Annual NYC Downtown Short Film Festival, which attracts more submissions and a larger audience every year.

The NYCDSFF began six years ago with 12 submissions. Last year, 1,000s of films were submitted so many that the Festival Committee began holding monthly Audience Choice Screenings, with the winning films earning a spot at this year's festival.

Showcasing some of the best short films being produced in America and internationally, the festival's line-up includes provocative dramas, clever comedies, edgy animation, and intriguing documentaries. This year we screened films from the USA as well as from Spain, Germany, Portugal, Ireland, France, and England.

At our Audience Choice screenings audiences watch four to five short movies each night and are given a ballot to rate each film. The highest rated films will be screened at our Festival April, 2010.

Michelangelo Alasa', the Artistic Director for the Duo Multicultural Arts Center, spoke of the festival's simplicity, stating that there are no corporate sponsorships, no red carpets or premieres. Without all these trappings, festival-goers are able to enjoy the succinct experience of what a film festival is all about.

You usually spend 2 hours and over $12.00 to see a single movie. We give you 4-5 well crafted films for $10.00. Our screening room is a charming and intimate turn of the century theater with wide aisles for viewing comfort. Each evening's programming will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The NYCDSFF has showcased the work of established actors and directors such as Jesse L. Martin, Eric Roberts, Shelly Long, Linda Hunt, Jose Rivera, Ana Ortiz, Mark Margolis, Neil Flynn, G. Gordon Liddy, Blanche Baker, Eddie Murphy, Dan Butler, Robert Guthrie, Emily Deschanel, Melissa Joan Hart, Gary Marshall, Tony Tanner, Jerry Manthey, John Savage, Nick Tate, Lucky Vanous, Sandra Santiago and Kevin Conway, among many other talented young actors working in the industry today.

Tickets $15 at the door. Late seating at the discretion of management.

Thursday June 4   8PM

The Van Pelt Family (USA) Directed by: Adam Bricker Freeman Jenkins, a black man, must convince his girlfriend’s ultra-liberal white parents that he is “black enough” to marry their daughter.

Popsicle Sticks (USA) Directed by: Brendan Rose Manuel and Gabbie have lost their older brother Javier, who just died serving as a US Marine in Iraq. The two boys leave their household where their mother grieves to embark on a city-wide journey to make sense of this tragic loss.

THIRTEEN or so MINUTES (USA) Directed by: Branden Blinn What can change in Thirteen or so Minutes...everything!

The Housetaurant (USA) Directed by: Dustin Schell Charlie pulls a desperate prank on his girlfriend in order to provoke a change in their relationship. It backfires; sending the couple deep into territory neither is prepared for.

CITIZEN versus KANE (France) Directed by: Shaun Severi A pretentious advertising director decides to embark on a risky re-make of Orson Welles' classic CITIZEN KANE with a flunky crew and slimy producer. This is their story...

Friday June 5  8PM

What's the worst part of your life? (USA) Directed by: Carlos Deuringer A simple rum ad triggers a self-conscious state of mind for three commuters in New York City.

the (718) (USA) Directed by: Darren Coyle When a struggling actor and reluctant homosexual starts losing his straight drinking buddies to marriage, he has to learn to stand on his own and prepare for his most challenging role: Himself.

S.A.M. (USA) Directed by: Brandon Carraha Drake, young and successful, tries to force Sam, a friend with severe social anxiety, out of his apartment.

Phoebe, 2:13AM (USA) Directed by: Kat Asharya Phoebe, a young woman living in New York, arrives at the apartment of her lover, Rian, after a late night out with friends...

The Price of Art (USA) Directed by: Charlie Spickler What would you be willing to pay to do what you love?

Saturday June 6   8PM

GARDEN DEATH (USA) Directed by: Brittany Shaw In his last few days, dying of AIDS, Murphy abandons the city for a simpler, rural setting where he is determined to design a garden that will live on beyond him.

No Holding Back (USA) Co-Directed by: Jason Chew A young man with his burden.

I'm Only Sighing (USA) Directed by: Michael Kleiman
One day spent among the regulars at a hip East Village coffee shop in New York City.

Complete Recollection (USA) Directed by: Denny Mui Eddie’s on a mission to discover what he really did during an eventful night out. While working in a local comic shop, Eddie and his buddy Wayne try to solve this conundrum. Soon his adventures with sandwiches and tattoos come to light!

My Friend (Sweden) Directed by: Gustav Gribel Belgium 1940. For two months the Jewish brothers, Karl and Hugo, have been hiding in an abandoned garret in Antwerp, waiting for their parents.

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Jun 4, 2009 8:00pm
Jun 5, 2009 8:00pm
Jun 6, 2009 8:00pm


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