BIFF Shorts: New York States

Saturday, Oct 6 2018 - 9:00 PM

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

BIFF Shorts: New York States

Films from “upstate” and “downstate”... stories that could only happen in New York. (93 minutes total runtime)

Regular, Dan Mecca (Dir.), 7 minutes, USA, 2018

A bartender confronts a regular customer of hers in the wake of a polarizing event.

Director Dan Mecca in attendance.

Uniform, Ellie Foumbi & Michael Niederman (Dirs.), 8 minutes, USA, 2018

A lesbian couple find themselves at odds with what to do when their 6-year old son is sent home from school for wearing a dress.

In The Vice, Stavroula Toska (Dir.), 8 minutes, USA, 2018

A Wall Street business woman turns to an unlikely source for performance enhancing drugs.

Old Habits, Sophie Ellsberg (Dir.), 14 minutes, USA, 2018

Two women are reunited at the scene of a hunting accident that left one of them disabled.

Phantom Sugar, Grace Phillips (Dir.), 15 minutes, USA, 2018

Over the course of a workweek, a young woman takes cues from the universe to make serious life changes.

Director Grace Phillips in attendance.

Butterflies, Cady McClain (Dir.), 13 minutes, USA, 2018

Abandoned by her childhood best friend, a teenager is inspired to fight back by contemplating the life cycle of a butterfly.

Every Other Weekend, Josh Rothstein (Dir.), 19 minutes, USA, 2018

A day in the life story of a strong willed 10-year-old girl and her misguided alcoholic mother.

Writer’s Block, Alex Mendez Giner (Dir.), 9 minutes, USA, 2018

A writer in the middle of her creative process, receives a series of anonymous packages with morbidly disturbing content.


Trailer - Regular - Directed by Daniel Mecca


Trailer - Uniform

Old Habits

Trailer - Old Habits - Directed by Sophie Ellsberg


Trailer - Butterflies - Directed by Cady McClain

Every Other Weekend

Trailer - Every Other Weekend - Directed by Josh Rothstein

Writer's Block

Trailer - Writer's Block - Directed by Alex Mendez Giner

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

Saturday, Oct 6 2018 - 9:00 PM