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Spotlight on Short Films from NFFTY

Spotlight on Short Films from NFFTY

Film Movement Plus is partnering with the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) – the world’s largest and most influential film festival for emerging directors – to showcase shorts from around the world during the month of December, leading up to National Short Film Day on December 28th.

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Spotlight on Short Films from NFFTY
  • Amálie

    In post-communist Prague, Amálie struggles to find her voice amidst a generational clash with her mother, who remains haunted by the recent terrors she witnessed.

    Megan Mathieson is a senior studying Film and Television with a focus on writing and directing at New York University. She spent two ...

  • Avant que tu partes

    A taming game between a father and his daughter, after two years of absence.

    Juliette Poitras is a young Montreal screenwriter and director who graduated from Concordia University (Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema) in 2019 and is the recipient of the 2019 Mel Hoppenheim Award for Outstanding Over...

  • Backwater

    A young man proposes to his girlfriend on a magical summer evening but doesn't end up getting the answer he initially expected.

    Mone Frogg Christiansen is a director and scriptwriter from Oslo. Her background derives from drama and philosophy studies. She has directed numerous films, including t...

  • Cruz

    A young man in Oaxaca runs into successive dead-ends while searching for a better life and gainful employment in a violent, impoverished society.

    Andrea Rosales studied Communications, focusing in cinema, at Universidad Iberoamericana. She was Programming Director at the Kinoki International Fil...

  • A Family Reunion

    Young Kelly invites her emotionally distant father to hunt for ghosts in her recently-deceased grandfather's house.

    Ben Kadie is a writer, director, and visual effects artist. His 16 short films have screened at more than 200 festivals around the world, winning 5 top festival awards and 38 top y...

  • The Hunt

    Spivey, a hardened private on a claustrophobic, American military base, entangles herself in an intimate relationship with the self-proclaimed alpha of the base. As tensions in her arrangement grow high, power and masculinity are put into question, forcing Spivey to make unimaginable decisions in...

  • Partners in Crime

    Two best friends rob a house to get fast cash for an abortion.

    Kerry LeVielle is a queer-identifying writer and director based in Upstate New York. She is a 2019 Sundance Ignite Fellow and an alumnus of the Creative Culture Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Her most rece...

  • Pledge It

    One elementary school, twenty children, how could saying the pledge of allegiance go so wrong?

    Rachael Sonnenberg is a 23-year-old filmmaker from New York City who graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in Film and American Studies. She is currently working as a freelance director and prod...

  • The Same Story

    Madeline, a young journalist covering the trial of an old friend, can't stop thinking of all the events that brought them there.

    Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Alice Airoldi moved to the United States to follow her passion for filmmaking. She pursued a degree in Film Production at Emerson Coll...

  • Superbody

    After seeing a commercial for a new workout bike, a man becomes obsessed with his routine; and the woman on the screen.

    Ethan Hawthorne-Dallas is a nineteen-year-old filmmaker from Seattle, Washington. Before attending the Savannah College of Art and Design for a BFA in filmmaking, he was a stud...

  • Swipe Right for Murder

    An aspiring crime writer, forced into online dating by her best friend, finds her perfect match on a website. Unfortunately, their interests are a little too closely aligned, only it is not fictional crime he likes to dabble in.

    Raine Bracken is a filmmaker based in Toronto. She began making fil...