Event

MC for Shorts: For the Love Of

Screening
Theater 7–8:30pm
  • Regular FREE

JULY SCREENING: FOR THE LOVE OF…

Total Runtime: 53 minutes

Our next MC FOR SHORTS focuses on artists, art lovers and the ways we go about making and appreciating it. Our member Arielle Apfel will screen her irreverant making-a-movie short, THE PA STAYS IN THE PICTURE.

Writers, filmmakers, musicians… we do crazy things for the sake of creating something new. To borrow a lyric: "The art of making art is putting it together." And for fans, new and old alike, nothing can take the place of our passionate (and unexpected) responses to the things we love.

FEATURING:

THE PA STAYS IN THE PICTURE

USA / English / 2018 / 6 min
Directors: Arielle Apfel and Claire Dub
Writer: Graceann Dorse
Producers: Arielle Apfel, Graceann Dorse, Claire Dub and Daniel Bindschedler
Cast: Emma Rogers, Graceann Dorse, Thomas Miller, Kerry Lacy, Cameron Bossert

On the set of an indie horror film, a put-upon PA is tasked with a life-or-death situation: deliver coffee to the director or die trying. 

About Arielle Apfel:

Arielle Apfel is an award winning director, producer and editor whose work is comprised of surreal quirky comedies and avant-garde thrillers. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Apfel studied film theory and direction at the American University of Paris, earning her BA in Film Studies in 2009. She obtained her Masters in filmmaking from the London Film School in the United Kingdom. Arielle’s thesis film, A Chick Called Wanda, premiered this June and won BEST COMEDY at NY SHORTS. Currently, Apfel is in New York developing her first feature film and working as a freelance producer of short form promotional content for NGO’s and visual artists.

ALSO FEATURING:

ABROAD

USA / Arabic / 2018 / 10 min
Directors: Zayn Alexander
Writer: Pascale Seigneurie

Jad and Rania, a Lebanese immigrant couple living in New York City, struggle to achieve their shared dream of breaking into the acting industry due, in part, to the typecasting of Middle-Eastern actors.


LENSES

USA / English / 2017 / 4 min
Directors: Becca Roth & Laura Goehrke
Writer: Becca Roth

Two female camera-store employees express concern and confusion about a man who has the audacity to try to buy a camera.


RICHARD TWICE

USA / English / 2017 / 10 min
Producer, Director & Animator:  Matthew Salton

Richard Atkins, the singer and songwriter of the early 70’s California psychedelic folk duo ‘Richard Twice’, was on his way to stardom and a huge success with his first debut album when he mysteriously walked away from it all.


SURE-FIRE

USA / English / 2017 / 15 min
Directors: Michael Goldburg
Writer: Michael Goldburg, Dave Chan &  Steve Wisniewksi

SURE-FIRE is a fast-paced crime comedy about a New York City con man who stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters threatening to kill him. 


THE VELVET UNDERGROUND PLAYED AT MY HIGH SCHOOL 

USA / English / 2018 / 7 min
Directors: Robert Pietri & Tony C. Janneli
Writer: Marina Donahue

An animated short about the Velvet Underground's first gig in 1965 in front of a crowd of shocked kids at a suburban New Jersey High School.

Other shorts to be announced!

 

ABOUT SUBMISSIONS:

Submissions are open for the July 18 FOR THE LOVE OF… program. We accept submission both for each month's theme and on a rolling basis.

Please note: If you submitted a short for the May 23 FEEL GOOD screening, our apologies… a glitch in the application form caused us to lose our submissions data! Please feel free to apply again, and we apologize for the inconvenience. You may also email abethea@nymediacenter.com with any questions you may have.

CRITERIA
Run time: Between 1 and 20 minutes
Release date: After December 2016

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