Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Line-Up [Film Festival]

Earlier today, festival organizers announced the line-up for their short film competition. Out of 2,717 submissions, the festival has narrowed it down to a select 47 short films, 21 of which will be world premieres.

Selections this year will include filmmakers Ken Jacobs, Max Hoffman, James Cromwell, Joshua Bell, Kirstin Dunst and 2010 Academy Award winning filmmaker for Best Live Action Short, Joachim Back.

‘It’s an exciting year for Tribeca as we explore new initiatives to widen audiences for short films,’ said Maggie Kim, Tribeca Film Festival Shorts Programmer. “With one   of our strongest shorts programs yet, and a record number of World and North American premieres from both returning and new filmmakers, we are confident that this year’s line-up will provide a memorable cinematic experience for our audiences.’

Notably, this will be the first time in festival history, audiences can experience the festival at home through their new online expansion, Tribeca Film Festival Virtual (TFF Virtual). The festival organizers have implemented a service where anyone can purchase a TFF Virtual Premium Pass, which only includes 15 films but customers can experience feature panel discussions, Q&A’s with filmmakers and actors and the live red carpet. All of this through the internet. No word on how much this premium pass will cost or if there are any other perks that come with purchase.

The selected short films being showcased at the 9th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. TFF Virtual short film are labeled where indicated.


‘¢ Bedford Park Boulevard, (USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Felix Thompson (Student film)
‘¢ Billy and Aaron, (USA, Netherlands), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Rodney Evans (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ Cookie, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Francisco Ordonez (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ F–K, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Rick Rodgers, written by Ed Vassallo (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ In Space (Soonyakat), (Thailand, USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Visra Vichit-Vadakan (Student film)
‘¢ The New Tenants, (USA, Denmark), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed by Joachim Back, written by David Rakoff
‘¢ Something in the Air, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Ramsay Davila (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ A Border Story, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Tobias Louie, written by Conor Welter, Tobias Louie
‘¢ Cried Suicide, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Lauren Palmigiano (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ Delilah, Before, (Singapore), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Melanie Schiele (Student film) (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ The Dinner Party, (USA), Narrative, International Premiere, directed and written by Peter Glanz
‘¢ Edgar, (Germany), Narrative, North American Premiere, directed and written by Fabian Busch (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ Epic Fail (Epik feil), (Iceland), Narrative, North American Premiere, directed and written by Ragnar Agnarsson
‘¢ The Pool, (Ireland), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Thomas Hefferon, written by Thomas Hefferon, TJ Hundtofte
‘¢ The Wake, (Australia), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed by Gemma Lee, written by Charlie Clausen (TFF Virtual)
Ԣ Arena, (Portugal), Narrative, US Premiere, directed and written by Jọo Salaviza
‘¢ The Crush, (Ireland), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Michael Creagh
‘¢ Day Trip, (New Zealand), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Zoe McIntosh, written by Costa Botes (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ Kiss (Kus), (Netherlands), Narrative, North American Premiere, directed and written by Joost van Ginkel (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ Loop Planes, (USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed by Robin Wilby, written by Robin Wilby, Austen Rachlis (Student film) (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ Poi Dogs, (USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Joel Moffett (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ Record, (Canada), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Dylan Reibling (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ some boys don’t leave, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Maggie Kiley, written by Matthew Mullen, Maggie Kiley (Student film)
‘¢ Athena, (USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Max Hoffman
‘¢ Bastard, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Kirsten Dunst, written by Kirsten Dunst, Sasha Sagan
‘¢ Brucie, (UK), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Clair Breton (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ Father Christmas Doesn’t Come Here, (South Africa), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed by Bheki Sibiya, written by Sibongile Nkosana, Bongi Ndaba
‘¢ The Pool Party, (Iran, USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Sara Zandieh (Student film)
‘¢ Roots in Water, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Domenica Scorsese, written by Richard Nelson
‘¢ The Third Rule, (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Aundre Johnson, written by Aundre Johnson, Aaron Crowe (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ A .45 at 50th, (USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed by Joshua Bell, John Cromwell, written by Joshua Bell (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ Hard Rock Havana, (Cuba/USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed by Nicholas Brennan (Student film) (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ Missed Connections, (USA), Documentary, World Premiere, directed by Mary Robertson (TFF Virtual)
‘¢ New American Soldier, (USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed by Emma Cott, Anna Belle Peevey (Student film)
‘¢ Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn, (USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed and written by Nancy Kapitanoff, Sharon Yamato
‘¢ White Lines & the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug, (USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed by Travis Senger, written by Travis Senger, Mark Skillz
‘¢ Berlin, (Canada), Narrative/Documentary, World Premiere, directed by Martin Laporte
‘¢ BLACK WHITE BLACK WHITE, (USA), Narrative/Documentary, World Premiere, directed and written by John Thompson (Student film)
‘¢ This disk is the same as the other one, Ce disque est le même que l’autre, (France), Narrative/Documentary, North American Premiere, directed by Jean-Jacques Palix
‘¢ Collision of Parts, (USA), Narrative/Documentary, World Premiere, directed by Mark Street
‘¢ The Delicate Art of the Bludgeon (L’Art Délicat de la Matraque), (France), Narrative/Documentary, North American Premiere, directed by Jean-Gabriel Periot
‘¢ Grandmother’s Eye (Mormors Öga), (Sweden), Narrative/Documentary, North American Premiere, directed by Jonathan Lewald (Student film)
‘¢ Lachen Verlernt, (UK), Narrative/Documentary, World Premiere, directed and written by Tal Rosner
‘¢ The Visible and Invisible of a Body Under Tension (Parties visible et invisible d’un ensemble sous tension), (France), Narrative/Documentary, North American Premiere, directed by Emmanuel Lefrant
‘¢ Release, (USA), Narrative/Documentary, World Premiere, directed by Bill Morrison
‘¢ Walkway, (USA), Narrative/Documentary, North American Premiere, directed by Ken Jacobs

Short Screening with Feature:
‘¢ Yanqui Walker, (USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed by Kathryn Ramey (screening with The Travelogues)