5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
(This is a private event open to full festival pass holders and industry guests)
180 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(across from Williamsburg Cinemas)
(for directions visit our Venues page)


Thursday, September 24, 2015

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Williamsburg Cinemas
217 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn


(for directions visit our Venues page)




Please print out your Opening Night PayPal receipt and bring it with you to the venue for admission to the theater. The receipt is your ticket. No tickets will be mailed out.


Music Video:  The Hope of a Nation (Double Reflections)
directed by Jeff Dean

Four young people of different races and genders - a track star, a concert pianist, a math student studying for a test, and a volunteer - struggle with goals that will lead to a brighter future. Each has a moment where they want to give up, but they all buckle down and obtain their goals.

RT:  4 min.

Short Film 1: Appreciation
directed by Michael Krehan

Maurice and Reeva are going through a rough time as his job keeps interfering with their marriage. A business trip threatens to ruin their anniversary and nothing seems to heal the rift between them.

New York Premiere

RT:  9 min.


Short Film 2: Texting Hat
directed by Brad Hasse

The 'Texting Hat' is the latest in fashionable wear, bringing eye contact back into the 21st Century. It's not rude, it's just multitasking.

RT:  2 min.


Short Film 3: Soccer Moms in Peril
directed by Damian K. Lahey

After a night of drinking, a soccer mom wakes up bound to a chair in the basement of a masked killer. But as luck would have it, there's someone else in the basement that she wants to see even less.

New York Premiere

RT:  8 min.

Feature Film: Last Pickup
directed by Maggie Surovell
Good intentions and bad decisions collide in this twisted tale that follows three young men during the most ridiculous night of their lives.

World Premiere

RT:  71 min.

Q&A will follow screenings



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