Tribeca 2017: Shorts

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1. Curpigeon (2017)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A 3D animated short about a community of park pigeons and old men, who come together and help one of their own get through a great loss.

Director: Dmitry Milkin

Votes: 34

Animated Shorts

2. Summer Camp Island (2016)

8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Set in a world of anthropomorphic animals, Summer Camp Island follows two best friends Oscar, and Hedgehog who are dropped off at a surreal summer camp. The camp is a host to many odd ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Pott | Stars: Ashley Boettcher, Cedric the Entertainer, Justin Felbinger, Kate Flannery

Votes: 172

Animated Shorts

3. Odd er et egg (2016)

12 min | Animation, Short

Odd is terrified of his head, until one day he falls in love with Gunn who is both fearless and happy in life. Odd's life is turned upside down and he is freed from his worries in the most unexpected way.

Director: Kristin Ulseth | Stars: Oskar Fjeldstad-Bergheim, Lucy Smith Ulseth, Margrethe Røed, Anders Smith Ulseth

Votes: 68

Animated Shorts

4. Angel (II) (2016)

8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Eva and Mr. Corbeau have long felt a reciprocal affection and attraction. But the world of humans and the world of animals don't mix! That is, until this autumn evening, at the masked ball ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Casares | Stars: Guillaume Beaud, Manuel Dizerens, Vincent Jacoby, Orianne Lopes

Animated Shorts

5. The Talk True Stories About the Birds & the Bees (2016)

9 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

Adult men share their stories of how their fathers explained sex to them as kids in an animated compilation.

Director: Alain Delannoy

Votes: 15

Animated Shorts

6. Second to None (I) (2016)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Frederick Butterfield has always been runner up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman, the older by a mere minute, becomes the world's oldest man, Frederick finally sees an opportunity to be first place.

Director: Vincent Gallagher | Star: Morgan C. Jones

Votes: 75

Animated Shorts

7. Escape (XI) (2017)

TV-G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

After crash landing on a desolate planet, a lone space explorer must find a way to make her new home habitable. Using innovation, grit and courage, she casts out the darkness in this new ... See full summary »

Directors: Limbert Fabian, Brandon Oldenburg

Votes: 44

Animated Shorts

8. Big City (2017)

9 min | Short, Drama

A lonely Indian taxi driver is befriended by an enigmatic passenger, who tries to coax him out of his shell.

Directors: Jordan Bond, Lachlan Ryan | Stars: Andrew Faulkner, Chris Fortuna, Tyson Jarvis, Mick Preston

Votes: 7

Shorts: Disconnected

9. Big Sister (2016)

14 min | Short, Drama

Gili has a clear and violent agenda towards male sexual offenders. When she discovers her younger brother is suspended from school for a similar violation, she finds it difficult to comprehend the limits of her power to repair the world.

Director: Michal Gassner | Stars: Carmel Bin, Roei Golan, Avigail Harari, Lior Naor

Shorts: Disconnected

10. Dear Basketball (2017)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Biography

An animated telling of Kobe Bryant's poem 'Dear Basketball'.

Director: Glen Keane | Star: Kobe Bryant

Votes: 3,212

Shorts: Disconnected

12. Shooting War (2016 TV Movie)

23 min | Documentary, War | Completed

Shooting War, is a short documentary that tells the story of the Iraq war through three photographs, from the point-of-view of the photographer,

Directors: Aeyliya Husain, Aeyliya Husain

Shorts: Human Condition

13. Skull + Bone (2017)

6 min | Documentary, Short, Mystery

The Northside Skull and Bone Gang is an African American Creole tradition that dates back 200 years. These deathly skeletons will wake you up at the break of dawn on Mardi Gras morning with... See full summary »

Director: Victoria Rivera | Star: Bruce Barnes

Shorts: Human Condition

14. Revolving Doors (2017)

18 min | Documentary, Short

A portrait of American recidivism produced over a span of two years, Revolving Doors follows Jason, who, despite attempts to retain meaningful employment, fails and returns to prison, devastating his family.

Director: James Burns

Votes: 12

Shorts: Human Condition

15. White Riot: London (2017)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Music

In 1977, immigration divides Britain. What happens when a punk fanzine challenges the status quo?

Director: Rubika Shah | Stars: Suli Breaks, Nezyah, Nadine Shah

Shorts: Human Condition

16. Baraka (2016)

23 min | Short, Action, Drama

In the months before the war in Iraq , Abdel and Umayr , two brothers who are very close, will be forced to separate from each other. Months later , with the war in full swing, they will meet again , but neither of them is the same.

Director: Néstor Ruiz Medina | Stars: Esther Acebo, Abel Serbouti, Samad Madkouri, Son Khoury

Votes: 26

17. Buckets (I) (2017)

14 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

A girl learns the brutal sacrifices it takes to satisfy her love.

Director: Julia Jones | Stars: Olivia Nikkanen, Wolfgang Novogratz, Martin Harvey, Chuck McMahon

Votes: 14

Shorts: Last Exit

18. Cul-de-Sac (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

In the latest stunner by the team behind the Academy Award-winning short Curfew, a married couple's bubble of suburban normality is punctured when they find a surprise inside their toddler's teddy bear.

Director: Damon Russell | Stars: Shawn Christensen, Phoebe Tonkin, Avery Finn, Mara Kassin

Votes: 185

Shorts: Last Exit

19. Don't Mess with Julie Whitfield (2017)

10 min | Short, Action, Comedy

A dark comedy about the brutal, violent and at times downright psychotic minds of elementary school soccer moms, written and directed by Amy Barham, and starring Casey Wilson (Happy Endings... See full summary »

Director: Amy Barham | Stars: Casey Wilson, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Amanda MacLachlan, Priyanka Mattoo

Votes: 18

Shorts: Last Exit

20. Retouch (2017)

20 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Maryam's husband died in front of her eyes and she just watches until he died.

Director: Kaveh Mazaheri | Stars: Sonia Sanjari, Mohammad Hossein Ziksari, Siamak Farsi, Azadeh Abadpour

Votes: 124

Shorts: Last Exit

21. Lemon (2016)

12 min | Short, Comedy

Seconds after her wedding, a bride is stunned to learn her new husband fudged nearly everything about his past, his family, and his accomplishments---but his revelations force her to come clean about a few shocking secrets of her own.

Director: Timothy Michael Cooper | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Noah Bean, Jenn Lyon, Finn Douglas

Votes: 31

Shorts: New York - Group Therapy

22. Approaching a Breakthrough (2017)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

In a single afternoon, Norman K runs into everyone who thinks that he owes them something.

Director: Noah Pritzker | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Justine Lupe, Jeanine Serralles, Sharon Washington

Votes: 43

Shorts: New York - Group Therapy

23. The Beehive (2017)

13 min | Short, Drama

A superstar socialite seeks revenge when the artist who made her famous finds a younger muse. From the award winning Australian writer and director Jacobie Gray, The Beehive is based on the... See full summary »

Director: Jacobie Gray | Stars: Francesca Savige, Felix Jozeps, Stephen Geronimos, Estelita Huijer

Votes: 10

Shorts: New York - Group Therapy

24. The Beehive (2017)

13 min | Short, Drama

A superstar socialite seeks revenge when the artist who made her famous finds a younger muse. From the award winning Australian writer and director Jacobie Gray, The Beehive is based on the... See full summary »

Director: Jacobie Gray | Stars: Francesca Savige, Felix Jozeps, Stephen Geronimos, Estelita Huijer

Votes: 10

Shorts: New York - Group Therapy

25. 11th Hour (2017)

11 min | Short, Drama

Maria José (Salma Hayek Pinault) and her Irish husband run a bar in uptown Manhattan. On the evening of 9/11 it is heaving with shell-shocked locals and battle weary troops from the NYPD, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Gabriel Castilho, Gary Douglas, Tony Doyle, Salma Hayek

Votes: 52

Shorts: New York - Group Therapy

26. Viola, Franca (2017)

15 min | Short, Biography, Drama

Sicily, 1965. When 17 year old Franca is pressured into marrying a jilted lover who kidnapped and raped her, she finds the strength to defy the status quo, and her act of defiance will set ... See full summary »

Director: Marta Savina | Stars: Antonino Bruschetta, Carlo Calderone, Claudia Gusmano, Maurizio Puglisi

Votes: 39

Shorts: Postcards

27. Fry Day (2017)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of Ted Bundy's execution in 1989.

Director: Laura Moss | Stars: Elizabeth Ashley, Jordyn DiNatale, Jimi Stanton, Paul Pontrelli

Votes: 118

Shorts: Postcards

28. Salta (2017)

13 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Julia goes back to the pool and remembers that, sometimes, life challenges ourselves to keep going and make decisions.

Director: Marianne Amelinckx | Stars: Andrea Giurizzato, Iruaní Gómez

Votes: 20

Shorts: Postcards

29. Tokyo Project (2017)

TV-MA | 32 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Sebastian is on a business trip to Tokyo. Handsome and hip, he represents a high-end Brooklyn men's grooming product company that has been finding much success in Japan. But while his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Shusaku Kakizawa, Rogerio Igarashi Vaz

Votes: 881

Shorts: Postcards

30. Little Bird (I) (2017)

11 min | Short, Drama

A young woman seeks to expand her limited horizons, set against a backdrop of wartime London.

Director: Georgia Oakley | Stars: Imelda Staunton, Emily Taaffe, Bettrys Jones, Megan Maczko

Votes: 30

Shorts: Postcards

31. Mother's Day (II) (2017)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Family

The impact of mass incarceration on a generation of youth is explored through an annual Mother's Day charity bus journey that take children from across California to visit their mothers in prison.

Directors: Elizabeth Lo, R.J. Lozada

Votes: 7

Shorts: S.O.S.

32. The Good Fight (I) (2017)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Action

One man's work to transform the future of his Brazilian favela community through boxing.

Director: Ben Holman | Star: Robert Myers

Shorts: S.O.S.

33. Silo: Edge of the Real World (2017)

11 min | Short, Drama

Silo: Edge of the Real World is a meditation on life in a small Midwest farm town. When a grain entrapment shocks their small community, Adam Fox, a young farmer and Clay Althoff, a senior ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Burnette | Stars: Adam Fox, Clay Althoff

Shorts: S.O.S.

34. Rugby Boys of Memphis (2016)

PG-13 | 13 min | Documentary, Short

At an inner city high school in south Memphis, Tennessee, an unlikely sport has arisen, and with it a team of untapped potential. In a gritty, inspirational short documentary film, follow ... See full summary »

Director: David Darg

Shorts: S.O.S.

35. For Flint (2017)

18 min | Documentary, Short

'For Flint' is the inspiring story of neighbors banding together to rebuild a community torn apart by lead poisoning in the water supply. Flint is suffering from a stagnant economy, ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Schulz | Stars: Leon El-Amin, Ryan Gregory, Valorie J. Horton

Shorts: S.O.S.

36. Resurface (2017)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

After years of nightmares, depression, and seizures, Iraq war veteran Bobby Lane could see no way out of his trauma other than suicide. Then he met Van Curaza, a former big wave surfer who ... See full summary »

Directors: Joshua Izenberg, Wynn Padula | Stars: Bobby Lane, Van Curaza, Martin Pollock, Mike Shurley

Votes: 313

Shorts: Surf’s Up!

37. Under an Arctic Sky (2017)

Not Rated | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

Six surfers set sail along the frozen shores of Iceland as the worst storm in twenty-five years is about to arrive.

Director: Chris Burkard | Stars: Chris Burkard, Sam Hammer, Steve Hawk, Sigurdur Jonsson

Votes: 1,182

Shorts: Surf’s Up!

38. Hilda (2017)

10 min | Documentary, Short

A tribute to the enduring creative spirit of octogenarian New Yorker artist, Hilda O'Connell.

Director: Kiira Benzing | Stars: Hilda O'Connell, Lindsay Dunn

Votes: 12

Shorts: Viewfinder

39. Love the Sinner (2017)

15 min | Documentary, Short

Love the Sinner is a short documentary exploring the connection between Christianity and homophobia in the wake of the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Directors: Jessica Devaney, Geeta Gandbhir

Votes: 5

Shorts: Viewfinder

40. Woody's Order! (2016)

16 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

Actress Ann Talman finally performs her solo show for its muse: her brother with cerebral palsy.

Directors: Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger | Stars: Ann Talman, Woody Talman

Votes: 5

Shorts: Viewfinder

41. Alive (I) (2016)

16 min | Short, Fantasy, Sport

A 100-meter sprinter faces challenges around the end of his career and his life.

Director: Sung Hwan Kim | Stars: Yong Seok Kim, Seung-Jun Lee, Tae Gu Lee, Jeong Seop Shin

Shorts: Your Heart’s Desire (Narrative)

42. Again (IV) (2017)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A man watches Groundhog Day over and over and over again as a strange woman brings him his lunch. Will the heart recover what the mind has lost?

Director: Alexis Jacknow | Stars: Aubrey Dollar, Morrison Keddie

Votes: 32

Shorts: Your Heart’s Desire (Narrative)

43. The World in Your Window (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

Looking forward is harder than looking back.

Director: Zoe McIntosh | Stars: Joe Folau, David Lolofakangalo Rounds, Lena Regan, Hori Ahipene

Votes: 45

Shorts: Your Heart’s Desire (Narrative)

44. Iron Hands (2017)

11 min | Short, Drama, Sport

A twelve-year old girl tries out for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team. As she prepares for her final test, she makes an unlikely connection with the weightlifting gym's reclusive groundskeeper.

Director: Johnson Cheng | Stars: Jianbin Huang, Dunhua Kang, Xing Lian, Zixuan Liu

Votes: 13

Shorts: Your Heart’s Desire (Narrative)

45. The Escape (I) (2017)

Short, Sci-Fi

A man is offered the chance to escape to his perfect dream world - all he has to do is hand over everything he owns. Will he really abandon his family? The answer to this question asks us to consider what really matters in our lives.

Director: Paul J. Franklin | Stars: Olivia Williams, Julian Sands, Steven Cree, Ben Miller

Votes: 14

Shorts: Your Heart’s Desire (Narrative)

46. The Foster Portfolio (2017)

19 min | Short, Drama

Based on the original short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Foster Portfolio is an offbeat, mid-century tale about a rookie investment counselor who discovers that his penniless client is ... See full summary »

Director: Danielle Katvan | Stars: Roe Hartrampf, Joel Nagle, Rebecca Watson, Alena Chinault

Votes: 8

Shorts: Your Heart’s Desire (Narrative)

47. The Amazing Adventures of Wally and the Worm (2017)

Animation, Short

Leading up to the 1996-97 playoffs, Chicago Bull's coach Phil Jackson sent an intern trainer Wally Blase to oversee the rehab assignment of superstar forward Dennis Rodman. What ensued was ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Hanks | Stars: Wally Blase, Dennis Rodman

Votes: 11

Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival: Sports Shorts

48. The Counterfeiter (2017 TV Movie)


The FBI attempts to bring down the world's greatest autograph forger after he joined a counterfeit ring that took off during the 1998 home run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

Director: Brian Biegel

Votes: 11

Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival: Sports Shorts

49. Revolution in the Ring (2017)

Documentary, Short

When Teófilo Stevenson became a national hero in Cuba, American fight promoters offered him millions to challenge world heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali. To fight Ali, Stevenson would ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Sklaver

Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival: Sports Shorts

Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival: Sports Shorts

51. Wave (I) (2017)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama