KYLE SEAGO  

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
NFFTY CO-FOUNDER

"Narrowing down over 1,200 films into a festival lineup of 250 is hard enough, but picking a favorite 5 is nearly impossible. These 5 films hit me the hardest - they made me cry, made me get up and dance, made me cringe in horror and made me proud to be able to showcase such incredible talent."

 

KYLES' PICKS:

BUCKETS
Julia Jones - 21 | California

Centerpiece
"A fantastical take on gender roles - superb acting, impeccable art direction and an ending that will rip your heart out."

CXL
Jordan Blazak - 21, Anna Powers - 21,
Amy Baker - 20, Alan Dembek - 21 |
California
Outta This World 

"With innovation and technology advacing at its current rate, this story of a great-great-great-great (so great!) grandmother who lives to 140 might not be that far off."

LULU IRL
Tone Ottilie - 19, Mille Astrup - 24, Arendse Løvind Andersen - 21, Kristoffer Engholm Aabo - 24 | Denmark
Powerful Grit

"A NFFTY alumni delivers a powerful story of a young girl who's reality gets torn apart by an online relationship. Don't get catfished!"

HELL YOU TALMBOUT
Tyler Rabinowitz - 23, Denzel Boyd - 21 |
New York
Closing Night: American Dreams 

"This is the art we need at the time when we need it most. The film that everyone at NFFTY will be talmbout."

COUNTING TO 1000
Josh Pfaff - 22, Samantha Rhodes - 23, Andrew Westmaas - 24 | Missouri
Edge Of Your Seat

"Cold-blooded revenge murder and a heist gone bad. This film brings the grit, the gore, and that good-good drama."