The International Student Film Festival is proud to present the best of films from the Steve Tisch Film School at New York University. Founded in 1965, the Tisch School in New York, back in the 1960s and 70s, was a springboard for the career of great directors the likes of Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, and others. It is recognized as a cultural center in the film world thanks to its unique location in the heart of Manhattan, to which accordingly, its films sometimes celebrate the urban landscape of New York and sometimes take us far from New York and present us with a completely different world and new characters. This year, we are proud to present two compilations – the school’s finest pieces along with the best short and first films by the school’s greatest directors. The films are dedicated to film lovers and filmmakers who can certainly be inspired by these classic works.
The screening will be accompanied by the opening words of Dr. Ohad Landsman
One of Oliver Stone’s first films, Last Year in Viet Nam presents part of his personal experiences after coming back as a war veteran from the Vietnam war, trying to cope with terrible memories from the front and the recurring sensation of isolation, anguish and alienation he felt while living in New York, still uncertain of what to do with his life.
Now middle-aged, mobster Murray looks back at his humble beginnings as a bootlegger and his rise to becoming wealthy and highly influential.
A teenage couple tries to save their romance while a man tries to set himself on fire.