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Filmisafilm web 1


  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Directed By: Eva von Schweinitz
  • Country: USA
Digital projection takes over the movie screens worldwide. As celluloid slowly disappears from her workplace, the director, a movie projectionist herself, starts bleaching, painting, and scratching film to find answers about what makes it special. A personal look into a changing profession and a visceral portrait of a vanishing material.

Screening in Shorts Program: Digital Dilemma |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), Experimental
Fivestar web 2


  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Keith Miller
  • Country: USA
A member of the notorious Bloods since he was 12 years old, Primo takes John, the son of a fallen gang member, under his wing, versing him in the code of the streets. Set amongst the streets of East New York, Five Star blends documentary and fiction as director Keith Miller (Welcome to Pine Hill) carefully eschews worn clichés of gang culture to offer a compelling portrait of two men forced to confront the question of what it really means to be a man. |Read More
Drama, New York, NY Director(s)
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  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Zefrey Throwell and Josephine Decker
  • Country: USA
Filmed over five years, Flames follows real-life couple Josephine Decker and Zefrey Throwell from the white-hot passion of first love to the heartbreak of breaking up. But for these two filmmakers, the end of the relationship wasn’t the end of the story. As they continue filming, reconstructing what happened and where it went wrong, lines begin to blur between what was real and what was “the film”—if there’s even a difference anymore. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Experimental, First Time Filmmaker
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  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Antonino D'Ambrosio
  • Country: USA
With unprecedented access to a notoriously reclusive subject, Antonino D’Ambrosio creates a powerful portrait of Frank Serpico, the former NYPD officer who in the 1970s blew the whistle on the corruption and payoffs running rampant in the department. The true story that inspired Sidney Lumet’s American crime classic that bears his name. |Read More
Thriller, Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), TFF Alumni
Gabriel web diner


  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Lou Howe
  • Country: USA
Rory Culkin delivers an electrifying performance as Gabriel, a vulnerable and confused twenty-something longing for stability and happiness. Convinced that reuniting with his old girlfriend will bring his dreams to fruition, Gabriel risks it all in a desperate and increasingly obsessive pursuit. First-time writer/director Lou Howe authentically portrays the heartbreaking reality of a young man battling his inner demons, establishing himself as an extraordinary new filmmaking talent. |Read More
Drama, New York, NY Director(s), Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker
Ghostheads web 1


  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 64 minutes
  • Directed By: Brendan Mertens
  • Country: USA, Canada
Join us for a special sneak preview screening of Brendan Mertens' documentary exploring the many faces of Ghostbusters fandom and celebrating 30 years of one of cinema’s most iconic franchises.Featuring interviews with Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Sigourney Weaver, and Paul Feig. |Read More
Documentary, New York
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  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Neil Berkeley
  • Country: USA
Legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried has had quite a career. Rocketing to fame in the 1980s, he was thrust into the public consciousness almost immediately thanks to his brash personality, unique worldview, and off-kilter comic timing. Now, foul-mouthed and unapologetic after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has shockingly reinvented himself…as a family man. |Read More
Drama, Comedy, Documentary, New York
Glasschin web 2


  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Noah Buschel
  • Country: USA
After going down in the fifth round, boxer Bud Gordon bowed out of the limelight. Now residing in a fixer-upper apartment in New Jersey, Bud tries to get back into the game, making a deal with a crooked restaurateur. Quick schemes rarely bring easy payoffs, and as the consequences of his business negotiations unfold, Bud has to make a choice between his integrity and his aspirations. With Corey Stoll, Kelly Lynch, and Billy Crudup. |Read More
Drama, Crime, Sports, New York, NY Director(s)


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