Duo Theatre Presents
6th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival - Audience Choice Screenings
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 through Saturday, February 06, 2010
Join us in choosing which films will be screened at the next NYC Downtown Short Film Festival in April 2010. We screen them...you vote...the top vote getters are screened at the Festival. A fun evening out for $10.....you can't go wrong.
Length: 1 hr 10 mins
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.
Welcome to the Audience Choice screenings for the 2010 NYC Downtown Short Film Festival.
Join us February 3-4-5-6 at 8:00 PM in choosing which films will be screened at the 6th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival. No matter how sophisticated your home cinema is there is nothing else that rivals getting together with a group of strangers in a darkened space to experience the magic of film making.
In today's attention-deficient world of YouTube, IMs, and blog posts, the short film has never been more relevant. The same can be said for the Annual NYC Downtown Short Film Festival, which attracts more submissions and a larger audience every year.
The NYCDSFF began 5 years ago with 12 submissions. Last year, over 1,000 films were submitted—so many that the Festival Committee began holding monthly Audience Choice Screenings, with the winning films earning a spot at this year's fest. Every year is a sell-out, so the 2010 festival is being expanded to six nights. Showcasing some of the best short films being produced in America and internationally, the festival's line-up includes provocative dramas, clever comedies, edgy animation, and intriguing documentaries.
At our Audience Choice screenings you will watch four to five short movies each night and will be given a ballot to rate each film. The highest rated films will be asked to be screened at our Festival April, 2010.
Michelangelo Alasa', the Artistic Director for the Duo Multicultural Arts Center, spoke of the festival's simplicity, stating that there are no corporate sponsorships, no red carpets or premieres. Without all these trappings, festival-goers are able to enjoy the succinct experience of what a film fest is all about.
You usually spend 2 hours and over $12.00 to see a single movie. We give you 4-5 well crafted films for $10.00. Our screening room is a charming and intimate turn of the century theater with wide aisles for viewing comfort. Each evening's programming will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. We are featuring some of the best short films being produced internationally as well as the work of established American actors and directors.
The NYCDSFF has showcased the work of established actors and directors such as Jesse L. Martin, Eric Roberts, Shelly Long, Linda Hunt, Jose Rivera, Ana Ortiz, Mark Margolis, Neil Flynn, G. Gordon Liddy, Blanche Baker, Eddie Murphy, Dan Butler, Robert Guthrie, Emily Deschanel, Melissa Joan Hart, Gary Marshall, Tony Tanner, and Nick Tate, among many other talented young actors working in the industry today.
If available, Tickets are $15 at the box office.
Wednesday February 3rd 8 PM
Zombies And Cigarettes Comedy Directed by: Rafael Martinez & Iñaki San Roman Four people caught in a Mall with hordes of living dead around them. Only one way out... face them.
Travesty City, Animation Directed by: Ryan Fedyk A waiter fills his role with style and precision. As he leaves the restaurant and enters the streets of travesty city, this sense of purpose and stability begins to unravel. How will he translate his sense of belonging at work into the more unstructured reality of his personal life? Will he know alternatives when he sees them?
Grandpa?! Drama Directed by: TzuHui Lin A Taiwanese Family. Taiwanese funeral.
Barbacks Comedy Directed by: Matthew Flynn What if what happens behind the kitchen door of a nightclub was more outrageous than what happens in front of it? Based on true events about a 17 year old's first night of work in the fast paced, alcohol and sexually driven environment of a nightclub. And tonight is just a regular night.
Thursday February 4th 8 PM
RED LETTER Drama Directed by: Edilberto Antonio Restino A man has the chance to change history in 1 shot.
An Interview with Ranger Guss Animation Directed by: Doug Moscowitz 'An Interview with Ranger Guss' is an interview about the daily life of a naively idiotic forest ranger as told by a naively idiotic forest ranger...what?
Breadwinner Drama Directed by: Cornelius Murphy Douglas a man in the middle of his life reflects back on his relationship with his recently deceased father.
Bally Master Documentary Directed by: Gary Beeber Enter the bizarre world of Scott Baker, master of the Bally stage at Coney Island's Sideshows by the Seashore. Watch Scott as he performs his most outrageous sideshow routines and talks in depth about his life, geeking and the sideshow. The film also features fellow Coney Island sideshow performers as well as Coney Island personalities. It's all REAL, it's all HERE, it's ALIVE!
Friday February 5th 8PM
NEXT FLOOR Drama Directed by: Denis Villeneuve During an opulent and luxurious banquet, complete with hordes of servers and valets, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage. In this absurd and grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events underminds the endless symphony of abundance.
Wally and The Chosen Few Comedy Directed by: Bruce Faulk Wally is Black and White and Confused. He mets Amanda through Jewish Speed Dating. Is there a chance for more?
The Thing In The Distance Animation Directed by: Elliot Cowan Boxhead and Roundhead are a pair of innocents in a land of monsters, hostile natives and appalling weather.
Friends and Neighbors Drama Directed by: Geoff Bailey
How do we become who we are? Do we invent a story for ourselves or can we borrow it from others. A young woman searches for her identity through the windows of a city apartment.
Saturday February 6th 8 PM
Danse Macabre Drama Directed by: Pedro Pires A chilling death sets the stage for a dark choreography.
Rinky Dink Animation Directed by: John Dilworth A postmodern interpretation of the 'Prince Charming' myth.
The Boys Who Brunch Drama Directed by: James Papadopoulos 'Sex and the City' meets 'Queer as Folk' which then meet 'Noah's Arc.'
Production Drama Directed by: Lenny Payan Danielle feels like the littlest person in the room. her job as the script coordinator for a wildly popular television drama sounds exciting but with a job description of copy, collate, repeat, she doesn't quite agree. When producers introduce plans to shoot an ill-conceived 'urban' episode of the show, Danielle finally feels compelled to used her voice. But will it be big enough?