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This year’s four Shorts programs feature a mix of narrative and documentary films from established and emerging artists, with 10 world premieres.

NYFF57 Shorts Program 1: International

  • 2019
  • 90 minutes

Introduction by Gaston Solnicki on Oct. 12

A mixture of narrative and documentary, this program showcases bold, new films by emerging and established filmmakers working in international cinema today.

NYFF57 Shorts Program 2: Documentary

  • 2019
  • 64 minutes

Q&As with Pia Borg and Theo Anthony on Oct. 9 & 10

This documentary program connects the imperfections of the human experience to the influence of technology and mass media by pairing Pia Borg’s chilling account of the Satanic Ritual Abuse Panic of the 1980s with Theo Anthony’s wry, imaginative essay film about the instant replay system of professional tennis. 

NYFF57 Shorts Program 3: Narrative

  • 2019
  • 96 minutes

Q&As with Emma Doxiadi, Thomas Woodroffe, and Tebogo Malebogo on Oct. 7 & 8

From absurdist thrillers and political fantasies to lo-fi sci-fi and body horror, these seven shorts from emerging and established international filmmakers make up this wildly eclectic narrative program.

NYFF57 Shorts Program 4: New York Stories

  • 2019
  • 98 minutes

Q&As with Bingham Bryant, Joe Stankus, Adinah Dancyger, Myna Joseph, Jay Giampietro, Ricky D'Ambrose, and Joanna Arnow on Oct. 6 & 10

This program, now in its fifth year, showcases work from some of the most exciting filmmakers living and working in New York today, including established names and ones to watch.