Short Film Program

Short Films, Big City

The New York stories you know—and some you don’t—all lovingly crafted to showcase and celebrate the greatest city in the world.


Tue Aug 6 7:00 PM

When thinking about the city we most times love, some times hate, everyone has a different story to tell. Come for films that find our communities in unexpected moments—whether it’s through pick-pocketing locals, a textual bond between neighbors, or a candy-colored haven for artists. Fact or fiction, these films brilliantly capture the ever-evolving ecosystem that is New York.

The Films

The Candy Factory

Cory Jacobs & Jason Schmidt | US | 20


Daniel Zvereff | US | 13

A young boy's dream of becoming a doctor is challenged when war forces his family to flee their village and move to New York City.

It's Not About The Hat

MC Harvey | US | 12

Navigating the ruins of a breakup, Cleo attempts to get her hat back from her ex.


Ethan Fuirst | US | 7

A man compares himself to the Rumpelstiltskin.

74 Messages Sent & Received

Danya Abt | | 11


Samuel Shainberg | US | 22

A notorious NYC pickpocket returns to the scene of his crimes, and dissects his link to the act that has ran his life for over forty years.

Event Details

7:00 PM
Plaza Seating Opens
8:30 PM
Films Begin
10:00 PM
Q&A with Filmmakers


Gansevoort Plaza, Meatpacking District

9th Avenue and Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

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