Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2015: Opening Nite

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Run Time: 90 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR

The third annual Nitehawk Shorts Festival opens with a night of incredible documentary and narrative fiction shorts.

Introduction by festival programmers and a Q&A with filmmakers following the screening. 

YOU’RE INVITED! Official opening night party in our downstairs bar, Lo-Res, with complimentary drinks by Reyka Vodka!

MIRROR HEART
Mukunda Angulo | USA | 2015 | 7 minutes
An imaginative tale by The Wolfpack about a cast of dreamlike characters who unify around the necessity to create.

STAG
Kevin Newbury | USA | 2015 | 14 minutes
In the summer of 1963, fifteen-year-old tomboy Francesca  investigates the mysterious comings and goings in her father’s basement.

LET’S HAVE A SEIZURE
Azu Davidson | USA | 2015 | 4 minutes
World Premiere
On any old night alone at home, Harvey’s chaotic misgivings about love and desire wreak havoc on her emotional stability. She’s determined to make you see her worst side, if only she can pick which side it is!

BORN TO LOVE YOU
Jay Buim | USA | 2015 | 11 minutes
World Premiere
The film follows a young man named Khan who, despite an injury, dreams of a better life that can be achieved through playing professional hockey.

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ZOMBIES
Stephen Elliott | USA | 2015 | 8 minutes
The zombie apocalypse won’t solve your relationship problems.

STOP
Reinaldo Marcus Green | USA | 2014 | 9 minutes
A young man’s livelihood is put to the test when he gets stopped by the police on his way home from practice.

YOU SEE WHAT I’M TRYING TO SAY
Henry H P English | USA | 1967 | 9 minutes
A rare film about the great free jazz musician, Marion Brown, in 1967.

ONE MAN’S TRASH
Kelly Adams | USA | 2015 | 17 minutes
A short documentary on NYC Department of Sanitation’s Nelson Molina and his collection of found objects in a sanitation garage in East Harlem, “Treasures in the Trash.”

THE STICK
Hail Mary (Perry Strong, John Orphan, Greg Wayne) | USA | 2014 | 9 minutes
A comedic film about two thieves break into a house and try to outsmart a crime boss.

Program is subject to change.

Prize sponsorship provided by Heard City, a boutique audio post-production facility, and Nice Shoes, the full service, artist-driven design, animation, visual effects and color grading studio specializing in high-end commercials, web content, film, TV and music videos. One filmmaker will receive 14 hours (2 days) of Sound Design and/or Mix with one Sound Designer/Mixer courtesy of Heard City as well as 20 hours of color grading with a night colorist (valued at $16k) from Nice Shoes. The winner is selected by festival organizers and invited guests.