“Being a programmer for NFFTY this year and getting to see all of the amazing work being produced by young filmmakers has been such a joy! I hope that the films listed below make you feel something special, whether they make you laugh, cry, or leave the theater feeling just a little bit better than you did before.”
A CARTWRIGHT FAMILY CHRISTMAS
After Hours Absurdity
Dylan DeVol - 21, Ally Kroeckel - 21, Jenna Huskisson - 21, Christian Hurley - 20, Alex Schultz - 21 | California
"This story is absolutely wild and yet the film manages to stay consistently funny, offering a heartfelt, but honest look at the importance of family."
Jared Rosenthal - 23, Sandra Tan - 24, Ahad Mahmood - 24 | New York
"This film portrays the challenges faced by a homeless subway violinist with so much realism and compassion, helped by an amazing lead performance, as well as some really well-done sound design."
Joe Chen - 23, Peng Ni - 24 | California
"A quiet and heartbreaking look at an expecting mother as she chooses between reconnecting with her past or staying in the dark in order to move forward."
Kenny Tran - 21 | Canada
"This quiet and reflective film showing one's reconciliation of their past is visually stunning and uses every second of its runtime to the upmost extent."