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  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Directed By: Jonas Felixon
  • Country: Sweden
It's the end of summer and 9-year-old Johan is bored. He ought to be working on the old Volvo with his dad, but the old man won't get off of his hammock; Johan, as a result, spends most of his time on his bike playing with his slingshot. One day, Johan accidentally injures a rabbit, which belongs to Anna, a 9-year-old girl who lives close by. He does his best to heal the rabbit's wounds without letting dad or Anna know; he even builds an animal hospital, but eventually he has to own up to his actions... |Read More


  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado, Navot Papushado, and Aharon Keshales
  • Country: Israel
A psychotic serial killer on the loose in the woods crosses paths with a group of unsuspecting teenagers. Soon people are dying one by one… but the bad guy isn't who you think. Turning genre conventions on their head with a smart script and plenty of unexpected scares, Rabies is a surprising debut worthy of its mantle as Israel's first-ever slasher horror film. |Read More
Horror, Thriller


  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Simone Bitton and Simone Bitton
  • Country: France, Belgium
An insightful and provocative exploration into the complexities of political solidarity, Rachel is the story of Rachel Corrie, a 22-year-old American member of the International Solidarity Movement, who died trying to prevent an Israeli army bulldozer from destroying Palestinian homes in the Gaza Strip in 2003. Director Simone Bitton interweaves excerpts from Corrie's diary with interviews with activists and Israeli army personnel. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary


  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Marshall Curry
  • Country: USA
What Little League is to baseball, go-karting is to auto racing. Oscar®-nominated director Marshall Curry (Street Fight) follows the exhilarating and emotional journeys of three top racers competing for the national championship. Three adolescents and their families must discover if they have the talent and dedication—and sponsorship dollars—to one day become NASCAR superstars. |Read More
Sports, Documentary


  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Directed By: Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler
  • Country: USA
Based on true events of the late ’20s, teenage sisters Bessie and Jo dream of faraway places while they paint glow-in-the-dark watch dials at the American Radium Factory in New Jersey. When Jo becomes ill, a larger, darker truth begins to emerge: She is not the first girl in the radium factory to become unwell. Bessie fights not only for her sister, but also for the rest of the women around her; she becomes a powerful advocate as she risks everything to stand up to the corporation that provides her family's livelihood. |Read More
Drama, Environmental, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Female Screenwriter(s), Tribeca Film Festival Alumni, Tribeca Film Institute Alumni


  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 4 minutes
  • Directed By: Maureen Fan, Eric Darnell, Larry Cutler, Claudia SouthMartin, and Kane Lee
  • Country: USA
From the director of Madagascar, Invasion! (Tribeca 2016), and Asteroids! comes Baobab Studio's latest visionary VR animation. The carefree forest animals imagine that spring will last forever. However, winter comes and the animals soon realize that their lives are in danger. What they need is a hero: what they need is Rainbow Crow. Step inside the world of this moving, soon-to-be classic, musical experience for all ages. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Country: Germany
A girl ostensibly trying to save her mother might be saving much more in this film set in a time during which all borders of ethnic, religious, and cultural differences are being questioned. Rain Is Falling takes a look into a foreign world and encourages a dialogue between the worlds of strangers. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Country: USA
In this heartwarming comedy, Helen Harris (Kate Hudson) is a high-living New Yorker whose carefree lifestyle comes to a screeching halt when she suddenly finds herself responsible for her sister's three children. She finds support in a most unusual place -- with Dan Parker (John Corbett), the handsome young pastor and principal of the kids' new school -- and must choose between the life she's always loved and the new loves of her life. Also starring Joan Cusack. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: Mehreen Jabbar
  • Country: Pakistan
Gorgeous colors enhance this tense tale, based on actual events, about a young Pakistani boy who, with his father, inadvertently crosses the border into India. Both wind up in jail for years, while mother (Nandita Das) is left bewildered and alone.

American Express Insider Center: Enjoy a Filmmaker Personality Interview  with director Mehreen Jabbar and moderator Aseem Chhabra. April 24, 7:45 PM, at the American Express Insider Center, 27 Union Square West. |Read More
Female Director(s)
In 1991, a young intruder raped 76-year-old Florence Holway in her New Hampshire farmhouse. After an unsuccessful fight to prevent her rapist's plea bargain, Holway began a crusade for victims' rights that culminated in the rewriting of New Hampshire's rape laws. The film is a testament to the power of the individual. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Petri Kotwica and Petri Kotwica
  • Country: Finland
Eighteen-year-old Juri spends his days absorbed in his computer gaming world, to the exclusion of school, friends, and ultimately his exasperated girlfriend. When his internet ally Niki turns up at his door fearing for his life because of a mysterious new online game, Juri eagerly follows him down the rabbit hole. In this taut, violent thriller, the lines between reality and the game blur as Juri and Niki are drawn into its increasingly morbid world. |Read More
Horror, Thriller


  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 20 minutes
  • Directed By: Julia Stiles
  • Country: USA
With no apparent direction, young and reckless urbanite, Katie, uses her charm to swindle her way through life. When she meets Dito, an older man in search of a cleaning lady, she thinks it's the perfect opportunity to clean him out. She soon learns, however, that for Dito, it's not about getting rid of the clutter in his apartment, but also the memories that go with it. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)


  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Leonard Retel Helmrich and Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich
  • Country: Netherlands
Every year millions of people look forward to the first preparation of Hollandse Nieuwe, the popular snack of raw herring from the North Sea’s spring catch. But how do you find glory in the grueling pursuit of a once-iconic fish that even the queen no longer accepts as definitively Dutch? Raw Herring celebrates the cultural legacy maintained by Holland’s last great herring fishers even as new trends and foreign competition threaten their way of life. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary


  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Josh Waller
  • Country: USA
Stuntwoman Zoe Bell (Death Proof) headlines this sly subversion of the women-in-prison genre. After Sabrina (Bell) is abducted, she finds herself in an underground lair, forced to do battle with other innocent women for the amusement of unseen spectators. Each of these reluctant warriors has something to lose, but only one will remain when the game is done. Violent and relentless, Raze takes its video game aesthetic to the deepest and darkest places, rarely surfacing for air. |Read More
Action, Horror


  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Country: USA
A frequently returning TFF filmmaker presents the world premiere of his new experimental narrative opus. Razzle Dazzle confirms Jacobs' mastery of digital filmmaking in which he treats the image as a painterly canvas, exploring the depths of cubism and abstract expressionism from source material comprising turn-of-the-century stereopticon slides and an early Edison film. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 11 minutes
  • Directed By: Louise Ni Fhiannachta
  • Country: Ireland
The First Holy Communion is fast approaching and eight-year-old Rúbaí flatly refuses to be a part of it. She’s an atheist and proud of it, but faces emotional blackmail, religious and philosophical debate, and overt intolerance in today’s supposedly diverse and modern Ireland.

Screening in Shorts Program: Moral Fibers |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy


  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 118 minutes
  • Directed By: Bruno Barreto
  • Country: Brazil
Frustrated poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Brazil and encounters the beguiling architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Initial hostilities make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her. Anchored by magnificent lead performances from Miranda Otto and Glória Pires, Reaching for the Moon is an intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, wherever and however you find it. |Read More
Drama, Relationships