NYLA International Film Festival

2019 Films


(Following films will screen in Los Angeles)

“  Accused Of Witchcraft  ” Dir. by Ewa Marcinowska

In February 2016, the world was gripped by the photo of a starved-to-death boy, accused of witchcraft and banished by his family and community. The two-year-old was extremely emaciated. He was living on the streets for 8 months. He was eating scraps thrown by passers-by. In order to help children like him, Dominika Kulczyk and her Foundation reaches out to African Benin.

“  Horrified  ” Dir. by Michelle Bossy

This is the Official Music Video for the single, "Horrified," by singer songwriter/producer, Brooke Josephson. The video was directed by Michelle Bossy and shot on the Arri Alexa by Cinematographer Alexander Chinnici. It had an exclusive premiere on www.ventsmagazine.com on February 27, 2018. The video features Brooke Josephson as well as her daughter Shira, as they perform the Anti Cyber Bullying anthem. The inspiration of the song came about after Brooke encountered a fellow parent at her daughter's preschool, who aired out their issues by sending a mean spirited email to a large group of parents. Brooke then wrote this anthem in response to the parent being "horrified" over something as simple as the napkin color she chose for the school fundraiser.

“  Masks  ” Dir. by Mahaliyah Ayla O

A closeted medical student risks being outed to her family the same evening a masked gunman opens fire at a gay nightclub.

“  Rearview Mirror  ” Dir. by Ruowei Wang

The driver is about to complete his American dream and is about to become a naturalized citizen. He is studying for his citizenship test as he embarks on a routine night as a rideshare driver. Through a series of encounters during his shift until which ultimately ends with confrontation with a gun-totting criminal passenger. The driver will be forced to do whatever it takes in order to see his family and son again.

“  The One  ” Dir. by Jim Simone

When a cancer survivor finally meets the man of her dreams, she is about to find out not everything is as it appears.

“ Watermelon: A Cautionary Tale  ” Dir. by Kefei Li & Connie Qin He

After a boy accidentally swallows a watermelon seed, weird things start to happen.

“  Where The Jungle Ends  ” Dir. by Joe Stucky

Haunted by a past of abandonment as a missionary child in the Philippines, Charles is facing the wolf again this time he sees him clearly. Wolf versus the man who will win? Where the Jungle Ends is inspired by the death of my brother and is a mixed media animation exploring his personal journey into the decisive moments of his life.

“  Woofy Goldberg  ” Dir. by Samuel DeAngelis

A ruthless mob boss and his inexperienced henchman interrogate the man they believe is responsible for kidnapping a close family member. An unexpected comedy ensues.

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Los Angeles Screenings

9th Annual