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Abduct Me!
8 min
US Short Films
Abduct Me!
directed by Lucien Knotter
(USA)
A clumsy and hapless young man gets abducted by a beautiful and naive alien girl.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
New York Premiere
16 min
US Short Films
Adam's Tallit
directed by Justin Olstein
(Australia)
A reclusive, recently widowed Holocaust survivor reluctantly babysits her young grandson, and discovers that life can be better in the company of others.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 4 PM
Brooklyn Premiere
20 min
US Short Films
All Day Yeah
directed by Charles Anderson
(USA)
Joey lives for the moment, but drifting on the ocean breeze in a society that moves with the stronger tide has its consequences. Gradually stripped of his mobility, Joey must decide how to set a new course.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/23/2011 | 6 PM
New York Premiere
American Boy, An
29 min
US Short Films
American Boy, An
directed by Donald Hughes
(USA)
A boy in a homemade racer is poised at the top of a steep hill. On a dare, he's about to tempt gravity and fate. So begins the odyssey of young Don, whose fanciful exploits as race driver, commando and baseball star are forever being interrupted by real life.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 10 AM
East Coast Premiere
5 min
US Short Films
Angrophobia, Stupid!
directed by Josh Burk
(USA)
Jack's an angrophobiac, which means he's afraid to get angry. When Jack tells his secret to Bobby, it's not long before this information gets passed around the entire office. Filmed in one continuous shot, “Angrophobia, Stupid!” is a quirky, experimental look at human interaction.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 4 PM
East Coast Premiere
4 min
International Short Films
Artist, The
directed by Joseph Perkins
(Australia)
A vigilante thriller driven by The Artist's thirst for revenge and a desire to heal the wounds both within himself and within society.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
 
22 min
US Short Films, Student Films
Ashley/Amber
directed by Rebecca R. Rojer
(USA)
Trapped in mourning over the death of her soldier boyfriend, Ashley seeks temporary escape by becoming “Amber Jones.” After delivering an impassioned speech at a poorly attended anti-war rally, Ashley's two identities are connected.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 2 PM
New York Premiere
52 min
International Documentary Feature Films
Aves de Paso
directed by Rachel Lears
(Uruguay, USA)
Birds of Passage is a lyrical journey through the daily lives of two young Uruguayan songwriters, Ernesto and Yisela. Having moved to Montevideo, both hope to record their first albums of original songs. While Yisela struggles to reconcile her emerging career possibilities with her plans to emigrate to Argentina, Ernesto must defend his creative passion against emotional and economic obstacles. As they confront the challenges of making music in a small country, the search for a creative voice that reflects cultural identity is an ongoing struggle where the personal meets the political. Spanish with subtitles
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 6 PM
 
28 min
US Short Films, Student Films
Babyland
directed by Marc Fratello
(USA)
A woman seeks love and beyond in a small American town.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 4 PM
 
Bait
10 min
Animated Films
Bait
directed by Michael Moore
(USA)
A group of worms wake up one morning to find themselves trapped in a young boy's bait bucket.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 PM
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 12 PM
 
Bare Knuckle Duet
10 min
International Short Films
Bare Knuckle Duet
directed by Lindsey Connell
(Canada)
An estranged couple fight over the custody of an echoing tunnel that enhances the creative abilities of all who enter it.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 6 PM
New York Premiere
Beneath
16 min
US Short Films
Beneath
directed by Christopher Fernandez
(USA)
Inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. After an affair, Angie pleads for her husband, Justin, to return. When Justin turns up in a coma Angie is driven by her guilt to discover the cause of his illness, save her husband and redeem herself.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 4 PM
 
Bike Love
11 min
US Short Films
Bike Love
directed by Martine Charnow
(USA)
After forgetting to lock up her boyfriend's bike, Sara tries to get it back from a creepy neighborhood bike thief.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 8 PM
Brooklyn Premiere
8 min
Animated Films, Student Films
Birds Upstairs, The
directed by Christopher Jarvis
(USA)
Frustrated attempts to bear children overwhelm the lives of an aristocratic, avian couple in the early nineteenth century. Academy Awards Student Animation finalist.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 PM
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 2 PM
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 12 PM
 
Blank Canvas
3 min
US Short Films
Blank Canvas
directed by Hannah Sullivan
(USA)
A young girl is like a blank canvas, ready to be painted.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 10 AM
 
Border Incident
94 min
Classic Showcase Film, Special Screenings
Border Incident
directed by Anthony Mann
(USA)
Hundreds of Mexican farm workers known as "braceros" cross the border daily to seek work - many of them illegally - and they have no protection from murderous bandits and abusive employers. Disturbed by the routine murders of braceros trying to return to Mexico with their pay, immigration officials Pablo Rodriguez and Jack Bearnes team up to investigate the theft and violence. They end up on the farm of Owen Parkson, a dealer in illegal labor who will stop at nothing to preserve his operation. Starring: Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 2 PM
 
Bugbaby
15 min
US Short Films
Bugbaby
directed by Rebecca Lorenne Doppelt
(USA)
Sammy Gregory is a “special needs” infant – special in that he resembles a giant insect, and needs a constant supply of raw meat.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
Brooklyn Premiere
17 min
US Short Films
Confession, The
directed by Andres Sivori
(USA)
A young Catholic-Spanish boy in the heart of New Jersey, goes through life every single day holding a secret he cannot reveal to anyone. In English and Spanish
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/23/2011 | 5 PM
Brooklyn Premiere
17 min
US Short Films
Consequential Lies
directed by Alex Fjellberg Swerdlowe
(USA)
An isolated suburban woman with a dark past receives a phone call that reveals an eighteen year old secret.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 8 PM
 
Contract, The
22 min
International Short Films
Contract, The
directed by Anna Zaytseva
(Czech Republic)
A rich man of 40 arrives at a secret hotel where he can be assisted in his unusual desire – suicide. Upon arrival, the man signs the obligatory contract relieving him of the knowledge of time and method of his death. Meanwhile, he meets another client of the hotel's services, a beautiful woman, and begins to doubt the wisdom of his decision. Yet, the unseen wheels of death are already in motion. Will love conquer death?
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 6 PM
 
Conversation, The
3 min
US Short Films
Conversation, The
directed by Stacey Larkins
(USA)
An interracial couple discuss the reactions their parents have to their relationship.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/23/2011 | 5 PM
 
15 min
International Short Films
Cosmonaut
directed by David John Kelly
(Australia)
After becoming marooned on Mars, Cosmonaut Yuri Tominsky decides to spend his few remaining hours exploring the red planet whilst coming to terms with his impending fate.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 6 PM
 
8 min
US Short Films
Crush
directed by Gloria LaMorte
(USA)
A romantic comedy about a conflicted South Bronx teen who struggles with revealing his long time crush at their high school senior prom. Written by Dominic Colon. Produced by Dominic Colon and Joe LaMorte. Executive produced by HBO.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/23/2011 | 5 PM
 
Cured
11 min
International Short Films
Cured
directed by Mary Redmond
(Ireland)
Maggie is a butcher without love in her life. An unconventional love story with a meaty twist!
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 4 PM
New York Premiere
Dead Night
15 min
US Short Films
Dead Night
directed by Brian Paccione
(USA)
A detective navigates through the shadowy world of loners and misfits.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/23/2011 | 6 PM
 
Doppelganger
4 min
Animated Films
Doppelganger
directed by Theo Stefanski
(USA)
A skeleton rises from the depths of the earth to look for companionship in a desert wasteland. He embarks upon a journey to meet another like himself.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
New York Premiere
Dude Can I Borrow Your Car?
8 min
US Short Films
Dude Can I Borrow Your Car?
directed by Tiara Colon
(USA)
Two friends race against each other for an opportunity at an awesome Valentine's Day date.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
 
Eatala: A Life in Klezmer
37 min
US Short Films
Eatala: A Life in Klezmer
directed by Barry Dornfeld , Debora Kodish
(USA)
Eatala: A Life in Klezmer is a loving portrait of Elaine Hoffman Watts, an extraordinary klezmer percussionist. The film shows how Elaine (her Yiddish name is “Eatala”), a feisty and determined musician, has broken barriers – as a musician, a working mother, and in her persistent devotion to her family’s klezmer music. Eatala traces a klezmer tradition sustained over five generations in a single family – with a good dose of humor and joy.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 6 PM
 
El Oso
7 min
US Short Films
El Oso
directed by Sam Sero
(USA)
A mockumentary about the greatest male hooker of our generation. Winner of the LA 48 Hour Film Festival.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
 
Even Now
4 min
Music Videos
Even Now
directed by Dewayne Rudd
(USA)
Whatever you are going through, whatever pain you are experiencing, help is on the way, Even Now.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 2 PM
El Puente | 9/23/2011 | 5 PM
 
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 12 PM
El Puente | 9/25/2011 | 1 PM
 
12 min
US Short Films
Exclusive
directed by Elan Golod
(USA)
Still broken up about his recent breakup, Ben Miller becomes an unlikely hero when he rescues a young woman being assaulted in the street outside his home. After first resisting the media spotlight, he then agrees to discuss the incident on TV with Talia Morgan, an up-and-coming local reporter anxious to score her first exclusive. Based on a short story by acclaimed Israeli author Etgar Keret.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/23/2011 | 6 PM
 
21 min
International Short Films, Student Films
Flagpole
directed by Matt Kazman
(Canada)
Just a typical day for 13-year old Zack – getting ripped on by his friends, ridiculed by the girls he's afraid to hook up with, and constantly thinking about his crush, Maddy Cohen. Quiet on the outside, he keeps his thoughts to himself, until today.
Showtimes:
Sandbox 257 | 9/24/2011 | 8 PM
 
6 min
Animated Films
For a Fistful of Snow
directed by Julien Ezri
(Switzerland)
A long time ago, terror, loathing and power reigned over the Wild, Wild North. The foolishness of the inhabitants led them to battle for anything, even... For a Fistful of Snow.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 PM
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 12 PM
Brooklyn Premiere
Fortress Field (Konnichiwa)
4 min
Music Videos
Fortress Field (Konnichiwa)
directed by Micaela Durand , Maximiliano Ferro
(USA)
A fantasy-tic other-worldly music video to the tunes of the up and coming band Konnichiwa. It floats in an alternate universe with dream imagery of the future. Music Video.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 6 PM
Sandbox 257 | 9/24/2011 | 8 PM
New York Premiere
From the Ground Up
30 min
US Short Films
From the Ground Up
directed by George Gage , Beth Gage
(USA)
On Sept. 11, 2001, 343 New York City firefighters died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Most were husbands. From the Ground Up is the story of their widows, forced to mourn their losses and attempt to make sense of the madness while the world watched. Focusing on five brave women, the film shows us how they emerged from grief to make a difference in the world.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 12 PM
 
84 min
International Documentary Feature Films
Furious Force of Rhymes, The
directed by Joshua Atesh Litle
(France, USA, Germany)
Encompassing four continents and six countries, The Furious Force of Rhymes is a look at Hip-Hop as trans-national protest music. Characters as diverse as Israeli Jews, marginalized French Arabs, East German skinhead punks and West African feminists all share a common musical language. Originating from the ghettos of New York, Rap has found adherents in every country. People everywhere have adapted the American street music to their own causes. From the Bronx to Africa, this is their story.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/23/2011 | 8 PM
 
Good News (Quinn DeVeaux and The Blue Beat Review)
3 min
Music Videos
Good News (Quinn DeVeaux and The Blue Beat Review)
directed by Erinn Clancy
(USA)
Music video for blues/soul musician Quinn DeVeaux shot on Color Super 8mm film.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/23/2011 | 8 PM
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 6 PM
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 8 PM
New York Premiere
Goose, The
12 min
US Short Films
Goose, The
directed by Craig Knowles
(USA)
Two jocks playing a heated game of basketball must come to terms with an on-the-court incident that may change their relationship forever.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
 
90 min
US Narrative Feature Films
directed by Lee Madsen
(USA)
When a young punk rock band starts out in the underground music scene, the only thing they have is each other. But when a childhood friend – with complicated connections to the group – leverages her P.R. skills to get them noticed, they suddenly find themselves on the verge of making it big. How far are they willing to go in the pursuit of fame and fortune, and who are they willing to leave behind to get there?
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 10 PM
 
24 min
US Short Films, Student Films
Haymaker, The
directed by Daniel D'Alimonte
(USA, Canada)
An uninspired young man joins a boxing gym but doubts himself after he realizes who the trainer is.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 2 PM
 
23 min
US Short Films
Heavy Lifting
directed by James MacDonald
(USA)
Two lonely people on the fringe of society help each other in a situation that could be deemed either an extraordinarily good deed or the perfect crime.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 4 PM
 
78 min
US Documentary Feature Films
Hurry Up and Wait
directed by Justin Malone
(USA)
In 2009, filmmaker Justin Malone and producer Lior Spirer followed Nick and Peter Furgiuele, Peter DeLorenzo and Matt McCalvin on a six week tour through fourteen countries. Playing shows that attract hundreds of new fans, and energized by this new found exposure, the Gringos are unfazed by having to sleep on park benches and shower with cologne. Through the tours’ twists and turns, the band discovers that success can be tantalizingly close but just out of reach. The highest highs make the lows feel even lower, but the band's work ethic and fierce passion for the music prevail, and ultimately Gringo Star emerges ready for more.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 6 PM
 
46 min
US Short Films
Hypothesis
directed by Brett Smith
(USA)
Steven E Jones, a professor of physics at BYU develops a theory regarding the September 11th attacks which results in everything from hate mail, bribes and threats to end his research.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 12 PM
 
I Call Shotgun!
8 min
US Short Films, Student Films
I Call Shotgun!
directed by Beatrice Benders
(USA)
A dark and funny love story about two deranged individuals meeting on the road and falling in love, despite clashing personalities and psychoses.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 2 PM
 
King Eternal
15 min
US Short Films
King Eternal
directed by Ori Guendelman
(USA)
On their rite of passage journey, life-long friends Chu'a and Kele set off into the forest unaware of an ancient being that awaits them in the dark.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
 
17 min
US Short Films
Kook, The
directed by Nat Livingston Johnson , Gregory Mitnick
(USA)
Fa, a gentle and unassuming member of an eccentric religious sect, discovers that their alien leader, who appears to them as a hologram transmitted from space, is crossing signals with a man who lives nearby. Fa ventures into the “real world” to find him and resolve this troubling miscommunication.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
Brooklyn Premiere
Krass
8 min
International Short Films
Krass
directed by Tomas H. Johannesson
(Iceland)
A karaoke-loving man who runs a car wash business is having a lovely day when a dangerous-looking man brings him a vintage car to clean. The car gets damaged and there is little time to fix the situation. With English subtitles
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 4 PM
New York Premiere
Last Glimmer of Day
13 min
US Short Films
Last Glimmer of Day
directed by Katy Scoggin
(USA)
The story of one family's struggle with depression and the impact of the revelation of a long held family secret.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/25/2011 | 3 PM
 
25 min
US Short Films, Student Films
Life Smugglers, The
directed by David W. Wells
(USA)
Two retirees from Phoenix, Arizona run prescription drugs from Mexico to help pay for one of their wives’ medical bills. But when their work suddenly includes people smuggling, it becomes much more ethically complex.
Showtimes:
Music Hall of Williamsburg | 9/22/2011 | 6 PM
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 2 PM
New York Premiere
91 min
US Narrative Feature Films
Life! Camera Action...
directed by Rohit Gupta
(USA)
Reina, a young, Indian-American woman, sets off to pursue a career in filmmaking against her family's wishes. As she struggles to complete her film school project and support herself financially, Reina begins to see another dream – to prove to her parents that her drive to be a filmmaker is sincere. While being born with a personality may be an inherent gift from one's parents, to live as a personality is an achievement of our own and a return gift to one's parents. Filmed in New York. In English, Hindi and Punjabi with subtitles
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/23/2011 | 7 PM
 
91 min
US Documentary Feature Films
Lift Up
directed by Philip Knowlton , Huguens Jean
(USA)
Kite-flying in Haiti has come to signify hope, the hope of the richly colored phoenix reborn from the ashes. 'Lift Up” follows two brothers, Clifford and Huguens, as they travel from Maryland to their native Haiti to fulfill a promise to their grandfather who died shortly after the earthquake. The stories they collect from Haitians assign faces to some of the 250,000 quake victims. To memorialize Andre, the brothers decide to bring a kite back to the US. When the kite they build, using pieces gathered in the hills of Haiti, is finally flown, it becomes clear that the hands holding the string could be those of any survivor, and that the string binds them unbreakably to their loved ones above.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/25/2011 | 3 PM
 
Like
18 min
US Short Films
Like
directed by Christopher Boone
(USA)
Every friendship has a beginning. Most friendships are tested in the middle. And some friendships come to an end.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 10 AM
World Premiere
12 min
US Short Films
Lost Dreams, Used Markers
directed by Girimohan Coneti
(USA)
This film is the story of a pillow and his existentialism in the broad context of his ongoing love affair. French with subtitles
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 6 PM
Brooklyn Premiere
20 min
International Short Films
Lost Explorer, The
directed by Tim Walker
(UK)
A coming of age tale that centers on Evelyn, a young girl who, on discovering an explorer from Africa dying of malaria at the foot of her garden, manages to keep his existence, his death and burial a secret from her parents. Adapted from the short story by Patrick McGrath.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 6 PM
 
Lukos
13 min
US Short Films
Lukos
directed by Michael Williams
(USA)
A reclusive drifter allows a sympathetic friend to help him fight an unusual problem that prevents him from ever living a normal life.
Showtimes:
Sandbox 257 | 9/24/2011 | 8 PM
New York Premiere
10 min
Animated Films
Man Who Moved Manhattan, The
directed by Rob Ludacer
(USA)
In 1824, a retired ship’s carpenter known as Lozier walked into Centre Street Market in Manhattan and claimed that because of the over-construction, the island of Manhattan had begun to sink into the harbor. He offers to oversee a project to saw Manhattan in half, tow it out into the harbor, turn it around and reattach it.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 PM
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 12 PM
 
Man Who Once Owned an Eternal Garden, The
7 min
Animated Films
Man Who Once Owned an Eternal Garden, The
directed by Celeste Lai
(USA)
A story about a man who loves his garden very dearly. He spends all his time taking care of it, but one day his life falls apart when suddenly his most beloved things no longer are. What would he do?
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 PM
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 10 AM
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 12 PM
 
14 min
US Short Films
Marine's Guide to Fishing, A
directed by Nicholas Brennan
()
Back on the salty coast of Maine after a year in the desert serving his country, Connor Sullivan confronts the parts of himself he left behind.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/23/2011 | 6 PM
 
15 min
US Short Films
Metal Gear
directed by Agustin Rodriguez
(USA)
A lonely covert operator is sent to assassinate his own mentor turned-traitor... but what will he do when he discovers that the target is his father? Based on characters from the video game of the same name.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
World Premiere
29 min
US Short Films
Mikel's Faith
directed by Alexander Etseyatse
(USA)
Mikel an incarcerated former Golden Glove Champ is suddenly released from prison then tries to restore his former life and confronts his past friends, enemies and makes a revelation within 24 hours of his release.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/23/2011 | 5 PM
Brooklyn Premiere
3 min
Animated Films
Mondo Claymo
directed by Christophe Lopez-Huici
(USA)
A mockumentary documenting the strange behavior and rituals of three fictional cultures.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
 
My Eyes To See (Alcoholic Faith Mission)
4 min
Music Videos
My Eyes To See (Alcoholic Faith Mission)
directed by Matthew Thompson
(USA)
A man tries to rid himself of his life and shed his responsibilities, attempting to find freedom from his mundane routines, only to realize that he is unable to. Music Video.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 12 PM
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 2 PM
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 4 PM
 
100 min
US Narrative Feature Films
No Lost Cause
directed by Ashley Raymer-Brown , Rachael Yeager
(USA)
Beth Ann is young, smart, beautiful and confined to a wheelchair after a car crash left her paralysed. She is forced to relocate and live with her father Billy. Irate and confused, she takes her anger out on her father, her new idealistic acquaintance Nick, and God. While Beth Ann is determined to remain locked in her bedroom, Billy and Nick help her realize that she is no lost cause.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/25/2011 | 1 PM
New York Premiere
Not Too Thin
2 min
US Short Films
Not Too Thin
directed by Brian Butnick
(USA)
A lonely man finds a hot date in the classified ads only to discover he's bitten off more than he can chew.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
 
Notes From Next Door
5 min
Animated Films
Notes From Next Door
directed by Jaime Klein
(USA)
A young artist struggles to concentrate as his 'colorful' neighbors continuously create copious amounts of noise and distraction.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 PM
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 6 PM
 
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 10 AM
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 12 PM
 
18 min
US Short Films
Ostrander
directed by Tim Chaffee
(USA)
Ostrander is a lonely, awkward theatre critic. His life is transformed when he sees a one woman show staring Anne Hathaway. Instead of being a cynical crusher of dreams, he sets on a path to become an artist himself. The art form: Screenwriter. The script: Bride Wars 2. Under the guise of 'writing a profile' he manages to snag a meeting with Anne Hathaway herself. Will she be wowed by his opus to her, or will she be creeped out?
Showtimes:
Sandbox 257 | 9/24/2011 | 8 PM
 
20 min
US Short Films
Paper Flower
directed by Brent Ryan Green
(USA)
Asuka and Michi are childhood friends growing up in Tokyo. When they each experience heartbreaking losses, they are forced to decide how much of themselves they are willing to give in order to find true love.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 4 PM
 
Perhaps Tomorrow
21 min
US Short Films
Perhaps Tomorrow
directed by Sandy Garfunkel
(USA)
Annie has detached herself from her friends and her work, and seems desperate to find a connection with a world other than her own. She thinks there is only one path to resolution, but unexpectedly, her daily lunch routine becomes the key to making peace with the ghosts of her past.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/23/2011 | 5 PM
New York Premiere
4 min
Animated Films
Place Stamp Here
directed by Joy Vaccese , Noelle Melody
(USA)
This is a story about a girl and a medium-sized black dog. Through their travels and experiences, they give away little pieces of themselves but collect, in return, those myriad elements that become their new, but still somehow perfect selves. They are never quite the same as when they started. Then again, neither is the world.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 PM
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 12 PM
 
18 min
US Short Films
Pop Shock
directed by Carrie Layne
(USA)
Jim paints subversive art. He is passionate and explosive, but immature and naive. Tempted by commercial success, he becomes entangled in a business deal gone awry with a liquor manufacturer, Billy (Joe Mantegna). But when he becomes entranced by a feisty indie-rock singer, Grace, his boss‘ daughter, his fate changes.
Showtimes:
Sandbox 257 | 9/24/2011 | 8 PM
 
16 min
US Short Films
Pour Me a Drink & Tell Me a Love Story
directed by Jeremy Reitz
(USA)
Desperate to get married before she becomes an old maid at 30, Brooke announces to her sister, Emily, her brilliant plan to rekindle the mind-blowing romance with her high school sweetheart, Luke. Join these quirky characters to find out why it is clearly better when life doesn‘t always give us what we want.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 4 PM
New York Premiere
Punch Me In The Face (Reformed Whores)
2 min
Music Videos
Punch Me In The Face (Reformed Whores)
directed by Victor Reyes
(USA)
A sadistically romantic music video… Reformed Whores is a country western comedy band based in Brooklyn. This music video stars Marie Cecile Anderson lead actress of ‘Sneakers and Soul,’ Best First Feature at WILLiFEST 2010.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 6 PM
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/23/2011 | 6 PM
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 8 PM
World Premiere
13 min
US Short Films
Puppy Love
directed by Duncan Moore
(USA)
An adorably tragic tale of family, ping pong and puppies.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 10 AM
Brooklyn Premiere
7 min
Animated Films, Student Films
Reality Clock, The
directed by Amanda Tasse
(USA)
An experimental animated portrait of an elderly watchmaker as he struggles to accept the influence of early stage dementia on his identity and sense of time.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 PM
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 4 PM
 
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 12 PM
El Puente | 9/25/2011 | 3 PM
 
78 min
US Narrative Feature Films
directed by Brad Saville
(USA)
Fisher Galloway is a criminal who has just stolen $500,000 cash from his former employers, the French Drug Cartel. As he makes plans to leave New York City, he finds himself employing the help of his ex-fiance. As the net tightens around Fisher, he slowly realizes that a criminal can trust no one: not even himself.
Showtimes:
Music Hall of Williamsburg | 9/22/2011 | 6 PM
World Premiere
Roger's Number
17 min
US Short Films
Roger's Number
directed by Gianluca Cavaleri
(USA)
After changing his phone number Rich begins to receive strange calls from people looking for a 'Roger'. Being utterly bored and tired of his day to day routine Rich gets bold and follows the leads of the mysterious messages and enters a new world.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 8 PM
 
52 min
US Narrative Feature Films
Rough Draft
directed by Caitlin Clements
(USA)
The film centers on a young screenwriter/classic film enthusiast named Charlotte and the budding romance she forms with an employee of a used bookstore as they attempt to piece together the life story of Tom Montgomery, a WWII-era screenwriter whose final work was lost while serving overseas.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 8 PM
New York Premiere
3 min
Animated Films
Sad Robot :(
directed by David Wendl
(USA)
A rusty old robot living under a stormy cloud of depression flees from a happy energetic girl who wants to cheer him up.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 PM
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 12 PM
Brooklyn Premiere
Sag Swag
8 min
US Short Films
Sag Swag
directed by Dominique Hickson
(USA)
Why do men “sag” their pants? This short film documents the history of this disturbing yet hilarious style. Reel Works Teen Filmmaking is centered on the conviction that every young person has a story to tell and an important contribution to make to our world.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/23/2011 | 5 PM
 
Salt Water Jackie (Dirty Names)
6 min
Music Videos
Salt Water Jackie (Dirty Names)
directed by Ruthie Levy
(USA)
What happens when a tightly wound ballet troupe is forced to share their rehearsal space with a group of musically gifted bad boys fighting to bring back the lost art of rock and roll?
Showtimes:
Music Hall of Williamsburg | 9/22/2011 | 6 PM
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 10 PM
 
Sam
10 min
US Short Films
Sam
directed by Ash Mayfair
(USA)
The childish games of two teenagers take on a dangerous turn.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/23/2011 | 7 PM
World Premiere
Shadow at Lovers' Peak, The
5 min
US Short Films
Shadow at Lovers' Peak, The
directed by Marshall Douglis , Ebit Breazile
(USA)
Two teenage lovers are all alone on lovers’ lane, until they hear something go bump outside.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
World Premiere
Sinner's Bag
5 min
US Short Films, Student Films
Sinner's Bag
directed by Mee Jo Kim
(USA)
A girl is being haunted by guilt over a sin she committed in the past.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 2 PM
 
Sissy
21 min
US Short Films
Sissy
directed by Bonnie Root
(USA)
Sissy's mother, Bernie, dumps her with a family friend, Charlie, a struggling magician down on his luck. To make ends meet, Charlie takes a job touring schools on Indian reservations and brings Sissy along for the ride. When he makes Sissy his personal assistant he begins to impose responsibilities upon her that are beyond the abilities of a 14-year old. As she fails to live up to his expectations, Charlie finds other ways to make her useful.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 4 PM
 
79 min
US Narrative Feature Films
Snow on tha Bluff
directed by Damon Russell
(USA)
Snow on tha Bluff tells the story of Atlanta robbery boy and crack dealer, Curtis Snow. When Curtis steals a video camera from some college kids in a dope deal, he gives the camera to his best friend, Pancho, and they start documenting their lives.
Showtimes:
Sandbox 257 | 9/24/2011 | 10 PM
 
Sponge Candy Story
4 min
US Short Films, Student Films
Sponge Candy Story
directed by Yoshimi Mashiro
(USA)
Buffalo, New York is different from Tokyo, Japan… which often provides Yoshimi Mashiro with some interesting experiences.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 4 PM
 
Star+Crost
4 min
Music Videos
Star+Crost
directed by Erica Ether
(USA)
This is a 'motion comic' consisting of nearly one hundred traditional pencil and ink drawings from the mind of the narrator, one who tends not to leave her native 'Fantasy World', eventually shifting further throughout the song into her ultimate lonely reality of being STAR+CROST, with? from? why?
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 PM
 
Sub Rosa
19 min
US Short Films
Sub Rosa
directed by J.D. Dickey
(USA)
Laurel, a suburban woman, comes to believe her neighbor may be a criminal. By keeping close watch over him and taking note of his activities, she convinces her friend Karen that the man is a menace and that his daughter Olivia may be in danger. But only by entering the man's world and finding out what really motivates him, can Laurel take the next step.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/23/2011 | 6 PM
 
Sushi
13 min
US Short Films
Sushi
directed by Ernest Robinson
(USA)
Two black women discuss a major commitment over sushi lunch. Some commitments should be kept. What is the secret that binds and tears them apart?
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/23/2011 | 5 PM
 
Taken
4 min
US Short Films
Taken
directed by Carly Rieder
(USA)
To get through the hard times in life, one must find a release. This young lady runs to relieve the stress of a past death.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/23/2011 | 5 PM
 
Teach'Er
15 min
International Short Films
Teach'Er
directed by Cody Campanale
(Canada)
Jason and Vanessa are two theatre school students who want to be famous actors. When they learn that only one of them will be awarded a prestigious acting apprenticeship, a competition for the professor's approval begins that forces them to reject their own morality and come to the realization that there can be no dignity in art.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 6 PM
Brooklyn Premiere
TeddyBoy
30 min
International Short Films, Student Films
TeddyBoy
directed by Mads Nygaard Hemmingsen
(Denmark, Poland)
At an orphanage in Poland, Lena meets the son she abandoned 15 years ago. She only gets a few hours together with him, but when the time is up, Lena has a hard time letting go.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 4 PM
 
8 min
International Short Films
Teneke
directed by Bora Yüksel
(Turkey)
A sick musician comes across a homeless boy at a traffic light and decides to make a change in his and the boy’s life.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 4 PM
 
18 min
US Short Films
Thomas Jefferson Lives
directed by Stephen Cognetti
(USA)
Thomas Jefferson is brought back from the past to critique America. The leading cable news outlet, Ostrich News, balances covering this event with breaking news about teen singing sensation Cherry Pop.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/23/2011 | 6 PM
 
10 min
US Short Films
Three Actresses Walk Into A Bathroom...
directed by Jade Justad
(USA)
Three actresses do whatever it takes to land the one line role of “Junkie Whore with a Heart of Gold #2.”
Showtimes:
Sandbox 257 | 9/24/2011 | 8 PM
 
To Each His Own
10 min
US Short Films
To Each His Own
directed by Chase Smith
(USA)
A true-crime novelist interviews the last-known person to see a girl alive on the night of her murder.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 4 PM
 
23 min
US Short Films
Topo Gigio is Dead
directed by David Miranda Hardy
(USA, Chile)
After meeting unexpectedly at a funeral in Philadelphia, two Chileans seek to come to terms with their parents’ brutal past.
Showtimes:
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 4 PM
 
96 min
US Narrative Feature Films
directed by Sebastian Doggart
(USA)
A musician hopelessly in love with Republican heroine Condoleezza Rice embarks on an odyssey across America, receiving hilariously absurd counsel on how to win her heart. Starring: Devin Ratray, Adrian Grenier and Jim Norton
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/24/2011 | 8 PM
World Premiere
10 min
US Short Films
Underdogs
directed by Jordan Bloch
(USA)
Guy, on the run with someone's blood on his skin takes refuge in the bathroom of a roadside diner. When a bounty hunter, Hud, appears and threatens the diner patrons, Guy must decide how many people will suffer before he faces his hunter. Based on the short story by Scott Wolven.
Showtimes:
Sandbox 257 | 9/24/2011 | 8 PM
 
Veronica
16 min
US Short Films, Student Films
Veronica
directed by Heran Hao
(USA)
A ballet dancer, Veronica, suffering from Spinocerebellar Ataxia finds a way to release herself from her half-paralyzed body.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 4 PM
El Puente | 9/25/2011 | 1 PM
 
Viral
11 min
US Short Films, Student Films
Viral
directed by Tim Shechmeister
(USA)
Julia and Alexis are supposed to be working on their history presentation. But Alexis is bored. She decides to send a nasty message from Julia's computer to another girl... who died three years ago.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 4 PM
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 10 PM
New York Premiere
Warriors
4 min
Music Videos
Warriors
directed by Irene Yibirin
(USA)
From the Album Junkyard Jewel. Music Video.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 4 PM
El Puente | 9/23/2011 | 7 PM
Brooklyn Premiere
15 min
US Short Films
What the F*ck Doug E. Doug?
directed by Clayton Allis
(USA)
Doug E. Doug is being interviewed. Was it German TV or Austrian? Now, it turns out they don't even know who he is. They think he's Doug E. Fresh. Can this get any worse? Yes. Things are about to get much worse as the cameras keep rolling.
Showtimes:
Sandbox 257 | 9/24/2011 | 10 PM
World Premiere
Who is Afraid of the Big Blank Sheet?
3 min
Animated Films
Who is Afraid of the Big Blank Sheet?
directed by Julia Eichhorn
(USA)
This is a short film about the creative process; an homage to fruitful frustration.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 PM
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 12 PM
 
12 min
US Short Films
You Have the Right to an Attorney
directed by Matthew Bockelman
(USA)
Matt and Scott are two young public defenders in the South Bronx. They strive to resolve hundreds of client cases, while also facing the weighty emotional burden of working in a system they consider fundamentally broken.
Showtimes:
FSP | WILLiFEST Central | 9/23/2011 | 8 PM
El Puente | 9/24/2011 | 2 PM
 
 
US Narrative Feature Films
Special Screenings
You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You
directed by Michael Pinckney
(USA)
This hip hop horror movie written and directed by Brooklyn's own Michael A. Pinckney and Executive Produced by Spike Lee is the gritty story of two New York City homicide detectives who are forced into the high-stakes world of the industry. A web of murder, money and music unfolds as the detectives track a serial killer with an appetite for some of hip hop’s biggest stars.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 8 PM
World Premiere
19 min
US Short Films
Zombie
directed by Thomas Caruso
(USA)
A mild-mannered Jeffrey Dahmer-esque serial killer commits his final crime. From the award-winning novella by famous American author Joyce Carol Oates, and the acclaimed, award-winning Off-Broadway play.
Showtimes:
Knitting Factory | 9/23/2011 | 12 AM
Brooklyn Premiere
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