Tribeca 2018: Short Films

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1. 9 at 38 (2017)

17 min | Short

A Juilliard-trained violinist's unwavering pursuit for harmony by North and South Korean musicians at their heavily militarized border.

Director: Catherine K. Lee

2. Adventure Not War (2017)

Short, Adventure

The story of three U.S. veterans traveling back into the mountains of Iraq on a mission to heal wounds and experience the country and its culture without the shadow of war.

Director: Max Lowe

3. Bao (2018)

G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Family

A Chinese-Canadian woman suffering from empty nest syndrome gets a second shot at motherhood when one of her handmade dumplings comes alive.

Director: Domee Shi | Stars: Sindy Lau, Sharmaine Yeoh, Tim Zhang

Votes: 18,652

6. The History of White People in America (2018)

8 min | Animation, Short

The first in a series of animated musicals that tell the racial history of America.

Directors: Ed Bell, Pierce Freelon, Jonathan Halperin, Aaron Keane, Drew Takahashi

7. The Last Storm (2018)

21 min | Documentary, Short

Mark, a 60 years old fledgling storm chaser recently diagnosed with lung cancer, sets out across the Midwest with his friend's nephew in search of his first and possibly last tornado, ... See full summary »

Director: Liam Saint-Pierre | Stars: Mike Marz, Mark Zabawa

Votes: 17

8. Late Afternoon (2017)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states, the past and the present.

Director: Louise Bagnall | Stars: Fionnula Flanagan, Niamh Moyles, Lucy O'Connell, Michael McGrath

Votes: 1,579

9. Notes from Dunblane: Lesson from a School Shooting (2018)

22 min | Documentary, Short, History

In the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that took the lives of 20 first graders and their teachers, local clergymen Father Bob Weiss receives a letter from a fellow ... See full summary »

Director: Kim A. Snyder

Votes: 215

10. Surprise (III) (2017)

9 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

A short experimental/documental animation based on a real conversation between a mother and her 3 years old daughter that recovers from a cancer.

Director: Paulo Patrício

Votes: 12

12. Two Balloons (2017)

9 min | Animation, Short

Two adventurous lemurs navigate their dirigibles halfway around the world to a place where happenstance and fate threaten to disrupt their reunion.

Director: Mark C. Smith

Votes: 153

13. The Velvet Underground Played at My High School (2017)

7 min | Animation, Short

An animated short about the Velvet Underground's first gig in 1965 in front of a crowd of shocked kids at a suburban New Jersey High School.

Directors: Tony C. Jannelli, Robert Pietri

Votes: 14

14. Big Elvis (2018)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A 960-pound Elvis impersonator is absolutely convinced he is Elvis Presley's secret love child.

Director: Paul Stone | Star: Pete Vallee

Votes: 7

16. Blind Audition (2017)

18 min | Short, Drama, Music

Since a few years the violinists Ari and Ron are a couple. As they both get the invitation of an orchestra to audition for the solo part they get into direct competition . Their mutual ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Kessler | Stars: Sven Gielnik, Tine Kiefl, Simon Kluth, Horst Kotterba

18. Destination Park (2018)

9 min | Documentary, Short

Deep within Trump's America, a camp of destitute truck drivers confide their anxieties, frustrations and fears to the chaplain of a Midwest mobile chapel.

Director: Andrew Cohn

19. Earthy Encounters (2018)

25 min | Short, Action, Adventure

15-year-old Kyle believes he can save his dying older brother with a plant he's found at the back of a garden centre. Problem is, there's a shadowy government agency out to destroy it first.

Director: Sam Johnson | Stars: Nathalie Armin, Manpreet Bachu, Jessica Barden, Luke Baverstock

Votes: 48

20. Exit Strategy (2017)

15 min | Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A man in a time loop must work with his brother to prevent a catastrophic fire.

Director: Travis Bible | Stars: Christopher O'Shea, Richard Kohnke, Lorna Street Dopson, Finch Nissen

Votes: 180

21. Five Minutes (I) (2017)

10 min | Short, Comedy

A progressive elementary school's "parenting class" takes an unexpected dramatic turn.

Director: Justine Bateman | Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Isaiah Mustafa, Bre Blair, Rob Benedict

Votes: 35

22. Hey Ronnie Reagan (2018)

11 min | Documentary, Short

In 1984 a tiny anonymous Tipperary village was thrust in to the world's spotlight when US President Ronald Reagan arrived to visit his ancestral home. It was said that Ballyporeen would never be the same again...

Director: Maurice O'Brien

23. Homeless: The Soundtrack (2018)

Documentary, Short

After being taken away from her parents as a baby by the state and given up for adoption, musician "Cami" Jenni Alpert went searching for her birth father. She finally finds him: homeless, ... See full summary »

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky | Stars: Jenni Alpert, Don

24. How Tommy Lemenchick Became a Grade 7 Legend (2018)

10 min | Short, Drama

Ophelia is a whip-smart 12-year-old girl who must solve a vexing problem: she's never been kissed. There are several candidates in her class, but none have Tommy Lemenchick's smile. Baiting... See full summary »

Director: Bastien Alexandre | Stars: Sam Ashe Arnold, Noah Parker, Hudson Leblanc, Bastien Alexandre

Votes: 12

25. Hula Girl (2018)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Hula Girl is the untold story behind one of the biggest fads in modern American history. At 94 years of age, Joan Anderson has waited 60 years to prove that "a gentleman's handshake " was ... See full summary »

Directors: Riess Hill, Amy Hill, Chris Riess | Stars: Joan Anderson, James DiLullo

Votes: 5

26. I Heart NY (2017)

3 min | Documentary, Biography

A short film about the creator of the infamous I Heart NY logo and his struggle to find love for the city in a trying time.

Director: Andre Andreev | Star: Milton Glaser

Votes: 5

27. Into My Life (2018)

15 min | Documentary, Short

Growing up in the 60's in the largest affordable housing cooperative in Brooklyn, Cassandra's world was artfully framed by her mother's Super-8 camera. Today, still living in the same place... See full summary »

Directors: Ivana Hucikova, Sarah Keeling, Grace Remington

28. Knuckles (2018)

10 min | Short, Drama

A man tangled in the violent criminal underworld of bare knuckles fighting pursues a misguided attempt at redemption.

Director: Laura Groombridge | Stars: Tim Phillipps, Mirko Grillini, Laura Jane Turner, Simon Todman

29. Laboratory Conditions (2017)

16 min | Short, Drama, Horror

A physician investigating a missing body disrupts an unlawful experiment.

Director: Jocelyn Stamat | Stars: Marisa Tomei, Minnie Driver, Paulo Costanzo, Lisa Renée

Votes: 61

30. Let Them Die Like Lovers (2017)

15 min | Short, Sci-Fi

In this emotionally-charged sci-fi thriller, a soldier jumps from body to body, but her hardest mission is coming home.

Director: Jesse Atlas | Stars: Angela Lewis, Mustafa Shakir, Bradley Fisher, Jill Awbrey

Votes: 30

32. Mirette (2018)

28 min | Short, Family

At the turn of 20th Century, at a boardinghouse in Paris, a young girl's life is changed by the arrival of a mysterious man, whom she discovers is a wire walker. Based on the much loved, ... See full summary »

Director: Helen O'Hanlon | Stars: Tom Conti, Miriam Margolyes, Dixie Egerickx, Jean-Marc Desmond

Votes: 8

33. Paper Roof (2017)

12 min | Short, Adventure, Drama | Completed

Two young sisters, Pamela and Abigail, decide to run away from trouble at home to build a cardboard house together. However, reality soon catches up with them and threatens to put an end to their escapade.

Director: Judith Tong | Stars: Zhang Zhirou, Lee Min Xin

34. Phone Duty (2018)

8 min | Short, Drama, War

A Donbass rebel fighter with a nom de guerre Cat is ordered to sit on phone duty, but it's not as easy as it may seem.

Director: Lenar Kamalov | Stars: Zakhar Prilepin, Oleg Chernov, Gleb Kornilov, Mikhail Sivorin

Votes: 66

35. Rise of a Star (2017)

19 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

Emma is about to be the new Ballerina. But something upsets her. A secret. A secret liable to undermine what she has spent a whole life on.

Director: James Bort | Stars: Dorothée Gilbert, Catherine Deneuve, Antonia Desplat, Pierre Deladonchamps

Votes: 36

36. Salam (2018)

14 min | Short, Drama

A female Lyft driver has to navigate the night shift in NYC while waiting to hear life or death news from Syria.

Director: Claire Fowler | Stars: Julie Baroody, Leslie Bibb, Hana Chamoun, Jessica Damouni

Votes: 58

37. Saul's 108th Story (2018)

6 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

As a teenager in 1950 Brooklyn, all Saul wanted to do was hang out with his friends and go to the beach. Instead, he got roped into a dangerous new job, and Saul got in a little over his head.

Director: Joshua Carlon | Star: Saul Moroz

Votes: 5

38. So You Like the Neighborhood (2018)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

When a girl finds out she is being evicted from her Brooklyn apartment, she elicits the help of some gangsters. A dark comedy and true story starring Tony nominee, Sarah Stiles.

Director: Jean Pesce | Stars: Michael Argentieri, Vince Bandille, Matthew Casuccio, Joseph Corrao

Votes: 7

39. Souls of Totality (2018)

18 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Set during the Great American Eclipse, this is a story about the sacrifices we make for love and the intensity of a looming moment that can change everything.

Director: Richard Raymond | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Tom Cullen, Joseph Ollman, Bailey Corneal

Votes: 195

40. Surprise (III) (2017)

9 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

A short experimental/documental animation based on a real conversation between a mother and her 3 years old daughter that recovers from a cancer.

Director: Paulo Patrício

Votes: 12

41. The 716th (2018)

14 min | Short, Sci-Fi

THE 716TH is a wildly fun, sci-fi adventure short film about a pair of unlikely heroes: two insubordinate non-automated combat medics and their admirably brave but poorly conceived, at ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Bowen | Stars: John Asher, Andrew Bowen, Drew Curtis, Steven Huff

Votes: 47

42. The Goodnight Show (2018)

16 min | Short, Adventure

It's 1978, an unstoppable asteroid is heading directly for earth, and Samuel just wants to get laid before it's too late.

Director: Charlie Schwan | Stars: Ellie Dubin, Spencer Flynn, Charmar Jeter, Deya Williams

Votes: 25

43. The Love Letter (2017)

22 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Finding a special love letter in her locker, will make Noa struggle between a safe restrained world, and her urge to feel, at least for a brief moment - loved.

Director: Atara Frish | Stars: Shir Abramov, Gili Beit-Halahmi, Ravit Dor

Votes: 5

44. Time Traveller (2018)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A 'Back To The Future'-obsessed traveller boy strives to finish building his own DeLorean replica before his family are evicted from their halting site.

Director: Steve Kenny | Stars: Tom Doran, Barry Ward, Liam Doran, Denise McCormack

Votes: 36

45. Ugh! (2017)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

1990s. Los Angeles. The Future Is Repeating Itself. Oh My God.

Director: Jimmy Marble | Stars: Nika de Carlo, Carly Foulkes

Votes: 5

46. UI - Soon We Will All Be One (2018)

Short, Sci-Fi

When hard-bitten ranger Kira is sent out on another patrol mission, she discovers a mysterious, large object in the vastness of Antarctica. Little does she know that inside this object waits a lethal trap not only for her, but for mankind.

Directors: Johannes Muecke, Patrick Sturm | Stars: Tanja Petrovsky, Michael Smulik

Votes: 8

47. Vi var tre (2018)

10 min | Short, Drama