Event Information
DMAC Presents
9th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival - Audience Choice Screenings
Sunday, March 31, 2013

Join us in choosing which films will be screened at the next NYC Downtown Short Film Festival in April 2013. 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 15 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Join us March 31 in choosing which films will be screened at the 9th 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 8 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. 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, 2013.

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 $15.00 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, Luke Matheny (this years Academy Award winning director for God of Love), 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.

Sunday March 31 1 PM

A Trip to the Ocean Directed by: Joe Cecchini A crooked cop tries to corner the drug trade in his territory by killing his rival's mule. But his rival, a philosophical Lothario named Tony has another plan. With a promise of a quiet retirement on a boat, he convinces his girl to help him take on this crooked cop. But how can she help? And what final double cross lays ahead?

I Like Crazy Directed by: Francesco Saviano When Ross (a down to earth, sensitive guy) and Gillian (a pill popping lunatic) have a one night stand, they agree to meet in a bar the next day to give it one more shot. After sober conversation and a small altercation, Ross discovers why he just might like this girl.

LAST DAY Directed by: Shira Levin On the day a young man plans to kill himself, he has an unexpected encounter on his final walk through his New York City neighborhood. Suddenly, he is presented with an opportunity for change.

Encounters With Unexpected Animals Directed by: Scott Kalberer A conflicted father gives his young son's mysterious and untamed girlfriend a ride home after a dinner gone awry.

Impressions Directed by: Nicholas Judt 'Impressions' is an abstract tour through one teenage boy's memories of growing up in New York City. The film follows this boy as he retraces key moments from his past in hope of once more reconnecting with his past self before progressing towards a future identity. In doing so, he also revisits the bittersweet memories of a relationship he had with a girl his age. As the film progresses, the lines between memory and current reality begin to blur, leaving the boy--as well as the viewer--in a state of intense experiential uncertainty and sorrow.

Sunday March 31 3:30 PM

Town Red Directed by: Ryan Geiger It is 1952 in Sugar Grove, Kentucky. Something has gone terribly wrong. An unexplainable virus is spreading over the land, and something is happening to it's residents. They're acting sick. Really sick. Patrick, a mechanic and farmer, who has lost everything he's loved to the virus, has caught a local boy in his garage and plans on putting him out of misery. His trusted friend and worker, Jeffrey, plan their attack, and Neil, a local farmer stops by. But Neil is not there to help. Neil wants something. And he won't stop until he gets it.

The Remix Is Dead directed by Francis Legge, Kind Bud, Xander Gaines The Remix Is Dead is a short film / music video created in the East Village of Manhattan. Alongside a cast of legendary NYC nightlife personalities, The Remix Is Dead portrays a day in the life of the main character, Kindbud, and his intense relationship with music and the power of the remix. Also noteworthy is the character of Kindbud's mom, played by drag queen Sherry Vine.

Tuesday Directed by: John Gebhart Tuesday is the most boring day of the week, but not this week, at least for Jake. With a gun to his head and two mobsters standing over him, Jake awakes to a bleak future.

RED VELVET Directed by: Aude Cuenod Two former best friends who have not spoken in five years meet in a cafe, share a piece of red velvet cheesecake and confront each other about a crime they committed in college that was never found out.

ANGELIQUE Directed by: Pascal Latil Angelique arrives in the family house without being expected for the weekend. Her brother is there with his new girl friend. Immediately there is a tension between the two girls.

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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.