Enjoy a curated list of short films by diverse, up-and-coming filmmakers, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes gems. It’s not likely that you’ll see these elsewhere!

Cinelan – Moscow Cats – CLICK HERE for Video

Father-daughter duo put on a show with a cat circus.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more unusual circus, or father-daughter performing duo. The Moscow Cat Theatre is just that: a travelling show of cats that perform amazing tricks for the owners who love and train them. Everybody in Russia may be used to seeing cats perform tricks, as the theatre’s manager explains in this funny, charming film, but felines walking tightropes, crossing the stage on giant balls and walking upside down is not a common sight in most countries. As balalaika and accordion circus score plays in the background, Creative Director Vladimir and daughter Maria combine their love of cats and stage to create a captivating act and illustrate the tricks of the trade, giving new meaning to the expression ‘herding cats’.

NYFCS – La La Land Q and A – CLICK HERE for Video

NYFCS Q&A with director Damien Chazelle for the movie, “La La Land.” The director discusses his award winning movie about a struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone) and aspiring jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) begin a whirlwind romance as they both pursue their dreams in Los Angeles. However, their blossoming relationship is challenged when their careers pull… Continue Reading

Letter Press – CLICK HERE for Video

Cinelan – Amy displays the art of the printing press. Letterpress printing is a term for the relief printing of text and image using a press with a “type-high bed” printing press and movable type, in which a reversed, raised surface is inked and then pressed into a sheet of paper to obtain a positive… Continue Reading

Slingshot – CLICK HERE for Video

Cinelan – Short Film about inventor Dean Kamen’s water purification technology. Best known for his Segway Personal Transporter, inventor Dean Kamen is taking on the world’s great challenges one invention at a time. SlingShot is the story of Kamen, his water purification technology, and his innovative approach to the planet’s safe water crisis. Continue Reading

Saw Lady – CLICK HERE for Video

Cinelan – One saw player’s mission to make life a little brighter for all New Yorkers. Natalia Paruz, who calls herself “The Saw Lady”, has been a NYC fixture for 20 years. Her image and sound are captivating– the ethereal, otherworldly tenor of the musical saw juxtaposed with the grittiness of the NYC subway. Continue Reading