Festival

NYC Shorts celebrates the short form by showcasing provocative and entertaining short films from around the world screening at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City.

Created by filmmakers David Barba, James Pellerito and Jennifer Pellerito, NYC Shorts includes the following competition categories: drama, comedy, documentary, lgbt, student, foreign language and animation.

NYC Shorts has screened short films from all over the world and had filmmakers in attendance from the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, Israel, Canada, Italy and more.  Attending filmmakers participate in a post-screening Q&A and network with other filmmakers and industry guests at our after-party.  Our Official Selections have gone on to screen at Sundance, Berlin, Clermont-Ferrand and many other important film events.  In 2007, the animated short The Danish Poet won the Academy Award for Animated Short after it had its New York premiere at our festival in 2006.  In 2018, our Best Foreign Language Short May Day had its US Premiere at our festival and was later short-listed (top ten) for the 2019 Academy Award.  Madre, our 2018 Best Drama Short was nominated for the 2019 Academy Award in the live-action category.

The festival was founded in 2005 by filmmakers David Barba, James Pellerito and Jennifer Pellerito.

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