VFF19 - The Best of New York Film Academy Short Film Program

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Laemmle NoHo 7

5240 Lankershim Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 91601

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NOTE: Film titles are current at time of publication and are subject to change based on availability. Most films screened at The Valley Film Festival are not rated by the MPAA and may not be suitable for all audiences. Please read our advisory notes, in the individual program descriptions, on our website.


(Films are listed in alphabetical order, not screening order)

THE FABULOUS LIFE OF MR. FABULOUS Directed by Ludovico Torri


The story of a 20 years old gay boy who creates a fabulous mask to shield all his insecurities.

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND Directed by Benjamin South


Jeff and Brian are about to graduate high school but are sent back to the fifth grade instead.

ONCE UPON A COSTUME Directed by Gabriela Ono


A short documentary about Allen Waiserman, a young actor who was bullied and outcast as a child. Through cosplay, he found a community that accepted him the way he was and found friends just like him.

PAPER BOATS Directed by Gonzalo Guajardo-Fajardo


Rahel, an artist, is haunted by her surname and unable to sign her artwork.

SHINING ASHES Directed by Nicole Campbell


A passionate terrorist from the Shining Path, searches for his missing son before the mandated government curfew starts.

SUNSHINE POLICY Directed by Angela Koh


An elderly woman from North Korea gets an opportunity through the "Sunshine Policy" to reunite with her husband whom she hasn't seen in over 50 years.

VIDA Directed by Bita Alahyan


The same day U.S. President Trump executes the "Travel Ban," an immigrant mother waits at the airport for her daughter to return from Iran.

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5240 Lankershim Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 91601

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