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  • Saturday, June 23, 2018

  • 1:00 – 8:00pm

  • SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY

  • Free and open to the public

  • RSVP here

MPS Directing presents its thesis film festival, the SVA Short Film Fest, featuring screenings of thought-provoking, tearjerking, smile-inducing thesis films from the class of 2018. This year's festival will be broken into two screening sessions: 1:00 – 3:00pm, and 5:00 – 7:00pm, and a reception will follow. RSVP here.

Session One

Exeunt, By Peini Chen 

When a gifted but frustrated Broadway dresser finally reaches her breaking point with her life backstage, she decides to take a stab at her real dream.

Bluebirds, By Zolian Yunfan Hu

A bitter, disabled architect confronts his wife about the truth of their marriage one night over dinner.

Clams Casino, By Pam Nasr 

Arcelia invites an unknown audience to an extravagant seafood dinner as she struggles to rebuild her relationship with her mother.

Firefly, By Richard Wollner 

Torture, murder and deception collide in this tale of underworld hacking.

Bodega, By Rebecca Halfon 

A Syrian bodega owner and two teen girls with a fake ID find common ground on one winter night in Brooklyn.

Black Sky, By Jun Ren

In a near future and booming space generation, a city girl sets her path to experience something more significant than everyday life on Earth and soon realizes the physical preparation is not the only challenge.

Half Step, By Wendi Ma 

A photographer with a leg fetish falls for a beautiful woman with a secret.

Session Two

Staff Pick, Di Xin

Loneliness and curiosity drive a stylish, depressed girl to seek out the company of a mysterious video rental store clerk.

Sweetie, By Muse Li

A working-class, breast-feeding mother pumps milk during office hours under the scrutiny of her boss in a male-dominated workplace, until she realizes he’s just another baby.

Silencio, By Dee Paphangkorn

In a beautiful New York townhouse, we observe the unlikely pairing of a deaf housekeeper and the brilliant but sadistic pianist who has given up on life.

I Can’t Lose, By Patrick House

A man down on his luck pressures his girlfriend to help him set up the robbery of a hustler who runs the local club. When she refuses, he takes matters in his own hands.

LAD, By Song Sasawat

When Vanilla Boy, Suko and Knoxx suddenly find each other at the wondrous mansion in the winter, they begin their mysterious journey together, reminiscing about their long lost memories.

Dead Of Night, By Jiahui (Flora)

A delinquent writer of horror novels becomes haunted by recurring nightmares as he struggles to complete the follow-up to his best-selling debut novel.

Trip, By Zheng (Alex) Wang 

A young girl mistakenly gets in a the wrong car service, and realizes when it’s too late.

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