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