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Poster for Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2022: NOBUDGE

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2022: NOBUDGE

Run Time: 102 min. Format: DCP

NoBudge is happy to partner with Nitehawk Shorts Fest for a program of new work from a group of emerging indie filmmakers, mostly based in New York. We’re screening nine short films, predominantly dramatic narratives, that focus on a range of themes from identity building to body exploration. Each film is crafted with intimacy and intelligence and illustrates unique emerging voices and visions.

Joe Stankus / U.S. / 2019 / 10 min
A struggling novelist throws a dinner party to announce his acceptance into a prestigious writer’s program. But his big plans are soon overshadowed by a more pressing matter.

India Donaldson / U.S. / 2019 / 14 min
A woman cons her way into another woman’s apartment, resulting in a strange and intimate encounter.

Andrew T. Betzer / U.S. / 2020 / 12 min
A group of police cadets are mercilessly hazed as they suffer through the worst day of their training, their hell day.

BIG CRUSH [World Premiere]
Sophia Bennett Holmes / U.S. / 2021 / 10 min
Grace is an odd girl with an odd fetish. She goes out one night in search of a boy, any boy, to bring home and prove that she’s actually very normal.

Tij D’oyen / U.S. / 2019 / 10 min
June celebrates her 25th birthday with an existential crisis. HI MOM is a fragmentary, heart-on-its-sleeve depiction of a young woman beginning to question everything about her life/life choices. Full of bad decisions, too many cigarettes, and lots of manic phone calls to mom, the film is a love letter to our 20’s.

Tynan DeLong / U.S. / 2021 / 10 min
An anxious musician finds himself unable to leave his hotel room.

Francesca Pazniokas / U.S. / 2021 / 6 min
6FT. is a surreal fever-dream about the isolation and suffocation of the quarantine experience.

Matthew Puccini / U.S. / 2019 / 11 min
Marco cuts class to spend the afternoon with his boyfriend. Things do not go as planned.

Jane Stiles, Meryl Jones Williams / U.S. / 2020 / 19 min
A babysitter and child perform an astrological ritual together to honor Venus.