Group 1: Best Student Films Of All Times From NYU

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

USA18 minFictionEnglish2010

Lounge-singing darts champion Ray finds his prayers are answered, literally, when he receives a box of love-inducing darts, which he uses to resolve a strange romantic triangle that involves his dream girl, his best friend and himself

Director: Luke Matheny
Script: Luke Matheny
Camera: Bobby Webster
Editor: Levi Abrino
Actors: Luke Matheny, Marian Brock, Christopher Hirsch
Production: Gigi Dement, Stefanie Walmsley, Ryan Silbert
Atomic Tabasco
USA14 minFictionEnglish1999

A meandering non-linear narrative weaving four stories together in a Lower East Side bodega at 2 am.  Three languages, impatience, and short tempers break down communication and poke unapologetic fun at New York’s confusing cosmopolitan nightlife.

Director: James Cox
Script: James Cox
Camera: Michael Grady
Editor: Amy Posner
Actors: Sameer Butt, James Cox, J. Ralph
Production: Bill Bymel, Josh Klausner
USA28 minFictionEnglish2007

A Bronx teen unsuccessfully juggles multiple identities to avoid rejection from friends and family.  Pressure from home, school, and within erodes the line between her persona with explosive consequences.

Director: Dee Rees
Script: Dee Rees
Camera: Bradford Young
Editor: Dasaw Floyd
Actors: Maine Anders, Chante Lewis, Sahra Mellesse
Production: Nekisa Cooper
India20 minFictionHindi2017

A journalist captures a day in the life of a former child actor turned auto rickshaw driver. Over the course of the day their relationship is tested.

Director: Anand Kishore
Script: Anand Kishore
Camera: Yanqiu Fei
Editor: Anand Kishore
Actors: Balaji Manohar, Malay Parkash, Amjad Prawej
Production: Ayesha Anna Ninan, Anand Kishore, Yanqiu Fei, Gayathri Thaikkendiyil
USA16 minFictionEnglish1973

A young filmmaking student turns his camera on a female friend as she gets ready to go out for the night.

Director: Mitchell Block
Script: Mitchell Block
Camera: Alec Hirschfeld
Actors: Shelby Leverington, Alec Hirschfeld
Production: Mitchell Block
Cinematheque TLV, Theatre 4
Monday, 14:00
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