BIFF Shorts: International Narratives
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BIFF Shorts: International Narratives

October 8-12, 2020

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BIFF Shorts: International Narratives

Stories from across the globe and into your home.


Lisa Delhom & Jeremy Paquet (Dir), 10 minutes, WNY Premiere, Canada

French with English subtitles

When their bus doesn’t arrive, 8-year olds Iris and Leo set out on an unforgettable urban adventure in this charming fantasy.

Since Ambreen

Alexandre Ayoub (Dir), 13 minutes, WNY Premiere, France

French with English subtitles

Shortly after the death of his wife Ambreen, Zeeshan (Milou Berra), the owner of a minimarket in the suburbs of Paris, has to face the consequences of the sudden disappearance of his 9-year-old daughter Jawna.

Il Vestito (The Suit)

Maurizio Ravallese (Dir), 15 minutes, NY Premiere, USA

Italian with English subtitles

Syrian immigrant Amed (Danilo Arena) is caught stealing a suit from a sick groom who has just been left at the altar and is sent on a mission to atone for his sin.


Dekel Berenson (Dir), 15 minutes, WNY Premiere, UK/Ukraine

Ukrainian and English with English subtitles

Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna (Svetlana Barandich) is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country and searching for love.


Razid Season (Dir), 15 minutes, NY Premiere, USA

German, Polish and Yiddish with English subtitles

A young Ashkenazim man and a Rabi risk everything to honor their deceased families in Nazi occupied Poland in this captivating 1943-set drama.

About Colonia

Eduardo Shlomo Velazquez (Dir), 30 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA/Dominican Republic

English and Spanish with English subtitles

Colonia is a nineteen-year-old Dominican-American nursing student who lives in a tiny apartment in Brooklyn with her eccentric and religiously conservative mother.

The News

Lorin Terezi (Dir), 20 minutes, WNY Premiere, Albania

Albanian with English subtitles

After a shocking discovery from afar, a small Albanian village finds itself in the national spotlight in this subtle satire.

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