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Poster for The Bureau of Creative Works: NYC Shorts

The Bureau of Creative Works: NYC Shorts

Run Time: 100 min. Format: DCP

THE BUREAU OF CREATIVE WORKS is an invaluable, inspirational and international collection of short films by award-winning emerging filmmakers. This 100 minute, one night only event consists of a mix of never-before-seen short films as well as festival favorites from Sundance, Berlinale, AFI Docs and more.

The BUREAU presents: program series is a traveling short film program curated by THE BUREAU OF CREATIVE WORKS, with the goal of bringing exciting filmmakers to new audiences both in a theatrical setting, and later through a digital release in partnership with an online distribution platform.


She’s Revolutionary
A portrait of Tarana Burke, civil rights activist and creator of the #metoo movement. 
Directed by Brittany B Monét-Fennell
(4 minutes)
Rebuilding in Miniature 
Directed by Veena Rao
An Iraqi refugee bides his time in immigration limbo by creating obsessively detailed dioramas. 
(8 minutes)
The Joyous Farmer 
After an encounter with a government official, Ratnapala is prescribed an experimental drug to enhance his work ethic. 
Directed by Hiran Balasuriya
(15 minutes)
Directed by Erin Vassilopoulos
A stranger passing through town sparks a teenage girl’s desire to distinguish herself from her identical twin sister. 
(16 minutes)
Lucia, Before and After 
Directed by Anu Valia
After traveling 200 miles, a young woman waits out Texas’s state mandated 24-hour waiting period before her abortion can proceed. 
(13 minutes)
Directed by Angeline Gragasin
An awkward computer programmer learns to dance to impress his next-door neighbor. 
(5 minutes)
Nobody Loves Me 
Directed by Farihah Zaman & Jeff Reichert
High in the Andes, a frog with an unusual appearance is threatened with extinction. 
(13 minutes)
Agua Viva 
Directed by Alexa Lim Haas 
A Chinese manicurist in Miami attempts to describe feelings she doesn’t have the words for. 
(8 minutes)
Home Exercises 
Directed by Sarah Friedland
A short dance film and hybrid doc investigating the gestural habits and choreographies of aging individuals at home. 
(22 minutes)