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A LINE BIRDS CANNOT SEE

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A LINE BIRDS CANNOT SEE

Directed by Amy Bench
Separated from her mother by smugglers, a determined 12-year-old sets out across a desert with only a plastic…

A YEAR

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A YEAR

Directed by Jisun Jamie Kim
NSF19 CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

A Himalayan village woman yearns to provide a better life for her young daughters. But the…

ADA

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ADA

Directed by Eleanore Pienta
Ada is an unlikeable competitive walker who makes a dress out of toilet paper and has an unfortunate…

BENNIFER

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BENNIFER

Directed by Ryan McGlade
Jed's family isn't how he remembered it.

BEST PICTURE

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BEST PICTURE

Directed by Jay Giampietro
Surprises are in store for a movie-obsessed firefighter who hosts an annual Academy Awards party.

BILL’S RECORDS

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BILL’S RECORDS

Directed by Chuck Przybyl
73 year old Bill Wisener, record store proprietor of 42 years, has a massive collection of hundreds of…

BLACKOUT

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BLACKOUT

Directed by Sofia Bonami
A power outage in a prison classroom temporarily suspends the teacher and inmates in a reality with no…

CLOSE 2 ME – LADY JAMES MONROE

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CLOSE 2 ME – LADY JAMES MONROE

Directed by Laura Moss
Halloween, night, New York City. A woman becomes haunted by a face in the crowd that she starts…

CUBA SCALDS HIS HAND

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CUBA SCALDS HIS HAND

Directed by Abby Sun, Daniel Garber
Behind the scenes of the annual high school rodeo championship, Naudy Exposito, a.k.a. 'Cuba,' feeds the bucking horses…

DAY ONE

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DAY ONE

Directed by Arielle Goldman
A woman prepares for her day whilst on her period.

DEATH METAL GRANDMA

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DEATH METAL GRANDMA

Directed by Leah Galant
97 year-old Holocaust Survivor Inge Ginbserg decides to break out as a death metal singer.

DIDDIE WA DIDDIE

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DIDDIE WA DIDDIE

Directed by Joshua Erkman
A French speaking otherworldly creature shows a recently separated couple what their true emotional needs and desires are.

DOMINANT SPECIES

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DOMINANT SPECIES

Directed by Joseph Sackett
10 aliens in human host bodies learn how to be men.

END OF TUNNEL

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END OF TUNNEL

Directed by Sam Sulam
NSF19 MUSIC DRIVEN AWARD

Henny Mack ruminates on his past failures and how he uses positive feedback as a…

FEATHERS

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FEATHERS

Directed by A.V. Rockwell
Elizier, an emotionally-dejected new enrollee at The Edward R. Mill School for Lost Boys, must overcome memories of…

FRIENDS LIKE THAT

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FRIENDS LIKE THAT

Directed by Francesca de Fusco
After getting dumped, Maia seeks solace by crashing with her best ex Alex.

GIRLS JUST WANNA

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GIRLS JUST WANNA

Directed by Stephania Dulowski
GIRLS JUST WANNA is a gentle ode to the young women who shape New York with their own…

HOW DOES IT START

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HOW DOES IT START

Directed by Amber Sealey
It’s 1983 and 12-year-old Rain wants sex, the only problem is she has no idea what that means.…

I KNOW YOU SO WELL

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I KNOW YOU SO WELL

Directed by Justice Nnanna
An intimate portrayal of the people who guide us into and out of this world. Eleven strangers working…

IN FULL BLOOM

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IN FULL BLOOM

Directed by Maegan Houang
Cecile, an older Vietnamese-American hoarder, has her life upended when worms open a black hole in her house…

IT’S BEEN TOO LONG

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IT’S BEEN TOO LONG

Directed by Amber Schaefer
Two ex-lovers meet at a rarely-used Aspen lodge to reignite their passions, but first they must confess their…

JESUS CHRIST IS VERY NICE (MARTHA STEWART IS SEVENTY SEVEN)

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JESUS CHRIST IS VERY NICE (MARTHA STEWART IS SEVENTY SEVEN)

Directed by MAURICE (Devan Joseph & Jason Gaines)
A paranormal video that touches on Martha Stewart's age and Jesus Christ's demeanor.

LA BRUJA

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LA BRUJA

Directed by Eliza Cossio, Hayley Kosan
A woman meets a witch who offers to help her after a break up.

LAYING OUT

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LAYING OUT

Directed by Joanna Arnow
An absurd comedy about a woman who examines her relationship with a man she has just started seeing…

LOVELY

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LOVELY

Directed by Caroline Williams
A young mother gets cosmetic facial injections. In glimpses of her daily routine, the woman’s frequent consultation of…

MAMI

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MAMI

Directed by Alessandra Lacorazza
An overburdened daughter decides to abandon her obligations, sealing her depressed mother’s fate.

MARIPOSA

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MARIPOSA

Directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa
MARIPOSA is a poetic exploration on single motherhood.

MARISOL

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MARISOL

Directed by Zoé Salicrup Junco
HUFFPOST IMPACT AWARD WINNER
MATINEE ONE AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her…

ME TIME

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ME TIME

Directed by Iyabo Boyd
After a stressful work day, DEBORAH settles in for some intimate “me time" at home, until three other…

MEMORY XPERIMENT: KATHY ACKER

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MEMORY XPERIMENT: KATHY ACKER

Directed by Aïda Ruilova
A short film based on the literary work of author Kathy Acker. Set in the 70's, the film…

MERRYMAN

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MERRYMAN

Directed by Gabe Harden, Zeke Spector
For Ron Merriman, Christmas is not just a time of year, it’s a state of mind. Ron has…

MITSKI – A PEARL

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MITSKI – A PEARL

Directed by Art Camp, Danae Gosset, Saad Moosajee
An emotional rollercoaster ride that takes you past the edge of the world and into a landscape of…

NARMIN’S BIRTHDAY

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NARMIN’S BIRTHDAY

Directed by Jenny Groza, Lydia Cornett
NSF19 FESTIVAL JURY RUNNER-UP AWARD

The story of Narmin, an Azerbaijani teenager living in Brooklyn, and her grandmother…

NIGHT SWIM

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NIGHT SWIM

Directed by Victoria Rivera
Three teenage girls break into a shut down pool. When uninvited guests show up, their friendship is tested…

NO AVOCADOS IN THE GHETTO

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NO AVOCADOS IN THE GHETTO

Directed by John Connor Hammond
A satirical and musical take at the issue of food deserts.

NO FORKS IN THE ROAD

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NO FORKS IN THE ROAD

Directed by Jessica Le
At a rest stop, May’s newly-found friendship with a stranger leaves her at a crossroads with her cultural…

PRINCESS RITA

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PRINCESS RITA

Directed by Blair Waters
NSF19 FESTIVAL JURY AWARD

A lonely insurance adjuster becomes consumed by his desire to meet his internet girlfriend,…

ROLLER SKATES

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ROLLER SKATES

Directed by Micah Buzan
ROLLER SKATES is from Nick Hakim's debut album "Green Twins," animation by Micah Buzan.

SEE YOU NEXT TIME

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SEE YOU NEXT TIME

Directed by Crystal Kayiza
SEE YOU NEXT TIME reaches across the nail salon table to capture the intimate moments shared between a…

SHE

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SHE

Directed by Zena S. Dixon
What happens when powerful women come together to play a powerful game? In this two-minute short, director Zena…

SKIN I’M IN

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SKIN I’M IN

Directed by Cody Buesing
An original music video for the Brooklyn-based band Ghost Funk Orchestra.

SKIP DAY

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SKIP DAY

Directed by Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan
Intimate glimpses of one very special day in the lives of high-school seniors from an industrial corner of…

SOMETHING LIKE LONELINESS

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SOMETHING LIKE LONELINESS

Directed by Ben Epstein, Seth Epstein
Upstairs-downstairs neighbors barter sounds captured in food storage containers. With the sounds come fragments of past relationships and…

SPARE PARTS

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SPARE PARTS

Directed by Emily Kaplan
FIRST TIME FILMMAKER AWARD

A small time hustler spots a vulnerable woman in a truck-stop town on the edge…

SWALLOW GRASS SNAKES

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SWALLOW GRASS SNAKES

Directed by Pepi Ginsberg
Devin is the star of a sex video that goes viral. When she meets an over-eager fan she…

SYMPHONY

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SYMPHONY

Directed by Jai Moseley
A kaleidoscopic film of unencumbered moments between people and places, centered in feelings, memory, and experiences that are…

THE BOOGEYWOMAN

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THE BOOGEYWOMAN

Directed by Erica Scoggins
NSF19 MIDNITE AWARD

In the fever of her first period, a curious teenager is drawn to her small town’s…

THE DISHWASHER

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THE DISHWASHER

Directed by Nick Hartanto, Sam Roden
A chef at a fine dining restaurant in New York City asks a Mexican dishwasher to find good…

THE FOLLOWER

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THE FOLLOWER

Directed by Stephanie Szerlip
A misunderstood teen with dreams of escaping her dreary suburban life is tempted by a would-be internet stalker…

THE MAGNITUDINOUS ILLUMINOUS

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THE MAGNITUDINOUS ILLUMINOUS

Directed by Maya Tippett, Rachel Mills
In between pouring shots at the bowling alley where he works, 66-year-old Pete Napolitano has been developing metaphysical…

THE MAKING OF PANTHERA

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THE MAKING OF PANTHERA

Directed by Renee Mao, Savannah O'Leary
Brooklyn-based drag queen Panthera Lush spends painstaking hours behind the sewing machine designing couture-worthy looks. Weaving cinéma vérité…

THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW

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THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW

Directed by Marshall Curry
THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW tells the story of Alli (Maria Dizzia), a mother of young children who has grown…

THE ONLY THING I LOVE MORE THAN YOU IS RANCH DRESSING

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THE ONLY THING I LOVE MORE THAN YOU IS RANCH DRESSING

Directed by Sydney Clara Brafman
Ranch. Dipped. Chicken. Fingers.

THE TAXIDERMIST

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THE TAXIDERMIST

Directed by Natalie Johnson
Claire, a woman taxidermist grieves her recent, late-term miscarriage that she has in the middle of the night…

TWIST

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TWIST

Directed by Aly Migliori
No choice but to walk home alone, Hannah sees an opportunity for a ride, but others see an…

WESTFALIA

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WESTFALIA

Directed by Haley Finnegan
Two Instagrammers must fight to post daily after their close competitor’s following doubles overnight.

WHITE ROCK SKATE

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WHITE ROCK SKATE

Directed by Mary Dauterman
A delusional woman desperately clings to an abandoned skating rink and her memories of it.

WHITEOUT

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WHITEOUT

Directed by Lance Edmands
When a young couple encounters a strange old man wandering in a snowstorm, they must decide if he…