Genre

Drama

A YEAR

Film

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…

BENNIFER

Film

BENNIFER

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

BLACKOUT

Film

BLACKOUT

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

DAY ONE

Film

DAY ONE

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

FEATHERS

Film

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…

HOW DOES IT START

Film

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.…

IN FULL BLOOM

Film

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…

JAZZ IN WAKANDA

Film

JAZZ IN WAKANDA

Directed by Djaka Souare
An otherwise uneventful day for Julie takes a more serious turn when her daughter, Jazz, starts to ask…

LA BRUJA

Film

LA BRUJA

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

LOVELY

Film

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

Film

MAMI

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

MARISOL

Film

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…

MEMORY XPERIMENT: KATHY ACKER

Film

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…

NIGHT SWIM

Film

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 FORKS IN THE ROAD

Film

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

Film

PRINCESS RITA

Directed by Blair Waters
NSF19 FESTIVAL JURY AWARD

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

SPARE PARTS

Film

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

Film

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…

THE DISHWASHER

Film

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 NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW

Film

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…

THIS TIME AWAY

Film

THIS TIME AWAY

Directed by Magali Barbe
Nigel is an elderly man living as a recluse, haunted by his past and memory of the family…