Q&As with Matt Tyrnauer, Ian McClerin, Lisanne Skyler, and select crew members!

For its first documentary shorts program, NYFF showcases a selection of the most innovative nonfiction storytelling today, from profound personal chronicles to treatments of significant global issues. Programmed by Dilcia Barrera & Gabi Madsen.

Legal Smuggling with Christine Choy
Lewie Kloster, USA, 2016, 4m
World Premiere
Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Christine Choy undergoes a wild adventure when she illegally—and accidentally—smuggles cigarettes across the Canadian border.

El Buzo
Esteban Arrangoiz, Mexico, 2015, 16m
New York Premiere
Chief diver of the Mexico City sewerage system, Julio César Cu Cámara must repair pumps and dislodge garbage from the gutters to maintain the circulation of sewer waters.

Jean Nouvel: Reflections
Matt Tyrnauer, USA, 2016, 15m
World Premiere
A meditative portrait of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel and his creation process.

Ian McClerin, USA, 2015, 4m
New York Premiere
As part of a healing process from trauma, Shannon May Mackenzie turned words into visual art, constructing a six-foot circle out of sentences and phrases.

The Vote
Mila Aung-Thwin & Van Royko, Canada, 2016, 10m
World Premiere
Strict military rule and international sanctions kept Myanmar sealed off from the world for decades. The Vote observes residents of the bustling city of Yangon as they navigate their first democratic election in over 50 years.

Brillo Box (3¢ off)
Lisanne Skyler, USA, 2016, 40m
New York Premiere
Andy Warhol’s Brillo Box sculpture makes its way from a family’s living room to a record-breaking Christie’s auction in this exploration of how we navigate the ephemeral nature of value.