Radical Shorts


Virtual Event
December 16, 2020 7:00 pm Get Tickets

Bowery Film Festival is proud to screen the following selections:


    Directed by Jason Rogan

    In the final days of World War II, US paratrooper Joe Boyd leads a daring escape from a nazi POW camp, only to face a more horrifying evil beyond the prison walls. Co-produced by Funny How Films and Red Studio, STALAG III-C was filmed entirely in Minsk, Belarus.

  • A Head Shorter

    Directed by Sasha Sivan Bortnik
    A Head Shorter

    A Head Shorter is an animated documentary that begins in the spring of 1944 when Naftali and his entire family are forced to leave their home in Kimyat, a village in the Carpatho-Ukraine region, and sent to Auschwitz. Naftali recounts his harrowing journey as a 12 year old boy in the Holocaust and how he survived multiple concentration camps.

  • This Must Be The Place

    Directed by Merlin Camozzi
    This Must Be The Place

    When she seeks to join a group of low-end urban witches, Bonnie must decide how far she's willing to go in order to learn their craft, and find a home.

  • A Poem in Bamboo

    Directed by Chun Yao Chang & Xufei Wu
    A Poem in Bamboo

    In the 1920s, a young bridegroom is visiting his aunt, who lives alone in the distant mountains. The rural setting is beautiful, and his aunt seems kind if subdued. Still, there is that locked room in the attic seems like waiting for him to find out the answer.

  • The Voicemail

    Directed by Kyle Solomon
    The Voicemail

    A missed call. A tired heart. Another earth-shattering day of being Black in America. “THE VOICEMAIL” explores the everyday traumas experienced by Black people in America, told from the perspective of a son who takes heed of his mother’s warning. Part of a film scoring series by writer, director, and composer Kyle Solomon.

  • Forged In Flint

    Directed by Bradley Tangonan
    Forged In Flint

    Small business owners and entrepreneurs in Flint have decided to start building the future they want to see. And it’s working.

  • Dragonfly

    Directed by Nicholas Marchetti

    Faced with rejection after rejection, an aspiring actress makes a living performing for the anonymous eyes of webcam watchers.

  • American Ugly

    Directed by John Matthew Gillen
    American Ugly

    A couple argues about whether or not it is still okay to watch American Beauty after finding out about Kevin Spacey's history of sexual assault.

  • Trial By Fire

    Directed by Alex Astrella
    Trial By Fire

    California, December 2017: During the devastating Thomas Wildfire, inmate firefighters relish the opportunity to emerge from their restraints, finding serenity and a sense of purpose through the work that they devote their lives to.

  • After School Session

    Directed by Nicholas Duranleau & Jordan Walsh
    After School Session

    Three stoned teenagers begin to question 'the universe,' unaware that the answers may be closer than they appear.

  • Ex Disposer

    Directed by Daniel Ferrer
    Ex Disposer

    EX DISPOSER follows Andy, the destructively neurotic former drummer for New Jersey hardcore outfit Disposer, who discovers his old band is returning home after a cross-country tour. Nostalgic for his days behind the kit, Andy attempts to reunite with his bandmates, but first, he must confront the bad blood that was shed during his split from the group.

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Award Winners

Bowery Best Short Doc Best Episodic Summer 2018 Bowery Best Experimental Film Bowery Best Animation Bowery Best Documentary Best Feature Film Bowery Film Festival Best Animation Spring 2019 Bowery Film Festival Best Episodic Spring 2019 Best Music Video Summer 2018 Bowery Film Festival Best Documentary Spring 2019 Bowery Best Short Film Best Short Film Summer 2018 Best Short Film Best Documentary Laurels Bowery Best Music Video Bowery Film Festival Best Music Video Spring 2019 Best Experimental Fall 2019 Best Short Film Fall 2019 Bowery Film Festival Laurels Music Video Best Animation Bowery Film Festival Episodic Laurels Best Animation Bowery Film Festival Best Short Film Fall 2018 Best Music Video Fall 2019 Best Short Film Best Experimental Film Bowery Film Festival Best Music Video Fall 2018 Best Documentary Fall 2019 Best Music Video Bowery Film Festival Best Episodic Fall 2018 Best Episodic Fall 2019 Bowery Film Festival Best Feature Film Spring 2019 Best Documentary Best Feature Film Bowery Film Festival Best Experimental Film Spring 2019 Best Original Series Bowery Film Festival Laurels Best Feature Film Best Feature Film Fall 2019 Best Experimental Film Bowery Film Festival Laurels Bowery Film Festival Best Short Film Spring 2019 Best Episodic or TV Pilot