Event Information
Duo Theatre Presents
7th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival - Audience Choice Screenings
Thursday, June 24, 2010 through Saturday, June 26, 2010

Join us in choosing which films will be screened at the next NYC Downtown Short Film Festival in April 2011. 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
Intermission: None
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 June 24-25-26 at 8:00 PM in choosing which films will be screened at the 7th 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 6 years ago with 12 submissions. Last year, 1,000's of 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 2011 festival is being expanded to night. 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, 2011.

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 Glenn Close, Frederick Weller, Holland Taylor, Jesse L. Martin, Eric Roberts, Shelly Long, Linda Hunt, Jose Rivera, Ana Ortiz, Mark Margolis, Neil Flynn, G. Gordon Liddy, Nick Tate, Vincent Pastore, Robert Clohessy, Allen Enlow Blanche Baker, Eddie Murphy, Dan Butler, Robert Guthrie, Emily Deschanel, Melissa Joan Hart, Gary Marshall, Tony Tanner, Nick Tate, Vincent Pastore, Robert Clohessy, Allen Enlow, among many other talented directors and actors working in the industry today.

If available, Tickets are $15 at the box office.

Thursday June 24 8 PM

FLAT Directed by: Nitsana Bellehsen (Israel) Drama What will the world look like in 2050? A short black humor film about breast cancer, which leaves you with something to think about.

Forget Me Nots Directed by: Dempsey Rice Documentary (USA) Forget Me Nots is a film about remembering. The act of remembering is so intrinsic to our experience that we usually don't even notice it, but remembering is the key to our identity: it opens doors through which we access the stories and experiences that make up our lives.

Rubbuds Directed by: Jan Chen (USA) Animation Tonight is getting a little too boring for those active RUBBUDS, they want to get out and enjoy the ride of their life time. However, who is going to enjoy the ride the most?

28 and Counting Directed by Zack Bernstein & Christian Vogeler Drama (USA) A bittersweet story about love, loss and an elderly man's relationship with his goldfish.

Venice Love Story Directed by: Kevin Johnson Comedy (USA) A comedic 'love story' between an innocent and unsuspecting older man and a vulgar high school girl in pig tails. When he refuses to illegally buy her a beer, she wins her way to his heart as she ruthlessly attacks and stalks him down the sidewalks of Venice, California. In the end, they may not get what they need, but at least everyone gets what they want...Beer.

Friday June 25 8 PM

Hamlet, but you didn't hear it from me Directed by: John Kenower Comedy (CANADA) A funny little film about a huge royal tragedy. The result is a humorous retelling of the classic tragedy from a very different perspective.

Cute Heart Directed by: Sri Saripalli Drama (USA) Romeo and Junior set out on a mission to retrieve Junior's harmonica from Romeo's childhood sweetheart Juliet. Along the way Romeo realizes that he still deeply in love with Juliet and must do all he can to get her back.

The Offering Directed by: Michael Zachary Huber Animation (USA) The modern era of computer animation meets an ancient tale of seduction. Is there anything that is not immune to a woman's powers, even golden statues?

A Man, A Woman, A Genie, A Gun Directed by: Chuks Nwanesi Comedy (USA) A Man and a Woman with a Gun run into a Genie and comedy ensues.

Saturday June 26 8 PM

The Regular Directed by: Jamie Kirkpatrick (USA) When a shy and unassuming guy finds he can't compete for female attention with the brash Wall St. guys in a raucous, New York karaoke bar, he decides to reveal a hidden talent.

On A William'sburg Whim Directed by: Matthew Guarneri Drama (USA) A man and woman's day gets thrown off course after a series of events.

On the Rise Directed by: John Tupper Animation (USA) Zeke is a rancher who has a solution for global warming, at least the part made by his sheep. Bullet is the loyal sheep dog who ends up saving Zeke from his own uplifting brilliance. The result is spectacular.

HOME IS WHERE YOU FIND IT Directed by: Alcides Soares Documentary A sixteen year old AIDS orphan directs a documentary about finding a new family is Maputo, Mozambique.

How many people in your party need a wheel chair seat?

This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.