Free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis!

A conversation with several filmmakers with short films in the 51st New York Film Festival. Moderated by Eugene Hernandez.

Panelists will include: 

Ari Aster, Basically
An actress provides a hilarious tour of her privileged but dysfunctional world.

Asaph Polonsky, Samnang
Samnang works long hard nights at a donut shop. One day his steady and solitary routine is shaken by the arrival of another worker.

Buğra Dedeoğlu, Uncle Seref and his Shadow / Şeref Dayı ve Gölgesi
In a moment of anger Şeref berates his shadow, which promptly walks out on him.

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
In this wild and intense new film from the director of Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, a young jazz drummer (Johnny Simmons) beats his brains out trying to please his unforgiving conservatory instructor (J.K. Simmons – no relation).

David Kestin, The Air Mattress and Open House
Air Mattress, Sometimes a noisy neighbor isn’t so bad after all…
Open House, Worst birthday gift ever: find a NYC apartment ASAP.

Fernanda Chiocolet & Cainan Baladez, Carny / Animador
Fernanda Chicolet Ligia’s psyche escapes the dullness of her daily routine in the form of a rabbit at an amusement park, in danger-filled dreams that betray the flip side of her passive nature.

Georgia Oakley, Frayed
Plagued by imaginary terrors, Freya cannot keep her demons at bay in this wild mix of live action and animation.

Jonathan Romney, L’Assenza
A young man (Stephen Mangan) goes to see an Italian movie from the 60s with his wife (Amanda Ryan) and is confronted with a strange apparition: an extra, who appears to be his doppelganger, haunting the edges of the frame.

Nicholas Saada, Aujourd’hui
The end of the world as experienced by a young mother (played by Bérenice Béjo from The Artist) in Paris. She finds herself face to face with a silent, menacing prophet played by the great documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.

Susana Casares, Tryouts
Nayla discovers that the only way to fit in as a cheerleader is to rebel.