Tribeca Film Festival

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival has revealed its lineup of 58 short films set to play the fest, 29 of which are world premieres. The selections were curated from 3,074 submissions, and include shorts from 16 countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Switzerland and the UK.

The shorts are presented in 9 thematic programs -- 5 narrative, 3 documentary, and 1 experimental.

Tribeca will also screen the recent Oscar-winning Live Action Short, “Helium.” Recipients of the festival’s Best Narrative Short and Best Documentary Short Awards will qualify for consideration in the 2015 Oscar Short Films category, provided the film complies with the Academy rules.

Here are the short film selections in the nine programs:

AFTER WORDS – documentary program

These short documentaries are at times political, occasionally provocative, and always personal, reflecting the past and illuminating the present.

Duke and the Buffalo, directed and written by Alfredo Alcantara and Josh Chertoff. (USA) – World Premiere.

Nae Pasaran, directed by Felipe Bustos Sierra. (Scotland) – North American Premiere.

Nocturnity, directed and written by Alexandra Liveris. (USA) – World Premiere.

The Next Part, directed and written by Erin Sanger. (USA) – World Premiere.

In Guns We Trust, directed and written by Nicolas Lévesque. (Canada) – U.S. Premiere.

Life After Manson, directed and written by Olivia Klaus. (USA) – World Premiere.


BEFORE LONG – documentary program

Time waits for no one in these short documentaries. From serious to “show biz”; they run the gamut of emotion.

Ghost Train, directed and written by Kelly Hucker and James Fleming. (Australia) – North American Premiere.

A Place Called Pluto, directed by Steve James. (USA) – New York Premiere.

True Gladiators, directed by Kevin Donovan. (USA) – World Premiere.

AMANDA F***ING PALMER ON THE ROCKS, directed and written by Ondi Timoner. (USA) – World Premiere.

The Pink Helmet Posse, directed by Benjamin Mullinkosson and Kristelle Laroche. (USA) – World Premiere.

Showfolk, directed and written by Ned McNeilage. (USA) – World Premiere.


CITY LIMITS – documentary program

This year our New York Shorts program “gets real” with four world premiere documentaries relatable to anyone who calls this city home.

My Depression: The Up and Down and Up Of It, directed and written by David Wachtenheim, Robert Marianetti, and Elizabeth Swados. (USA) – World Premiere. An HBO Documentary film.

70 Hester Street, directed and written by Casimir Nozkowski. (USA) – World Premiere.

One Year Lease, directed by Brian Bolster. (USA) – World Premiere.

Of Many, directed by Linda G. Mills. (USA) – World Premiere.


DIGITAL DILEMMA – experimental program

As the commercial movie industry is rapidly shifting on a global basis to digital distribution and exhibition, moving image artists continue to celebrate the material qualities of the film medium, whose physical characteristics consist of reels of celluloid film, sprocket holes, optical sound tracks, mechanical splices, and the film emulsion, onto which they record images and sounds.

A Film Is A Film Is A Film, directed and written by Eva von Schweinitz. (USA) – World Premiere.

Acetate Diary, directed and written by Russell Sheaffer. (USA) – World Premiere.

Romance Sans Paroles, directed and written by Christophe Guérin. (France) – International Premiere.

CUT, directed and written by Anita Thacher. (USA) – World Premiere.

Optical Sound, directed and written by Elke Groen and Christian Neubacher. (Austria)  – North American Premiere.

Two Points of Failure, directed and written by Michael Moshe Dahan. (USA) – New York Premiere.

All Vows, directed and written by Bill Morrison, co-written by Michael Gordon. (USA) – New York Premiere.

Noise Reduction II: Chinatown, directed and written by Rahee Punyashioka. (India) – North American Premiere.