2020 NIFF HOUSTON SCHEDULE

 
Due to Covid-19, we are screening at a 50% capacity at Next Actor Studio, West University, Houston. Admission is by invitation only. 
There is no award ceremony this year. All screening films are winners of the festival.
For admission inquiries, please email : info@niffhouston.org

* Venue subject to change according to seats. ** We Reserve the Rights to Admission.

           

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21
         OPENING NIGHT
7:30 PM : Red Carpet Reception
8:30 PM  Short Films


THE VERGE (USA) 
A short film about sensationalized media and it's effect on the psyche of Allen, an emotionally-vulnerable headline editor who increasingly struggles to discern fantasy from reality.
Writer : Spencer Magloff

Director : Tyler Wallach

Starring : Anthony Misiano

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HAPPY NEW YEAR (Denmark)
Writer : Sabine Thun

Directors : Morten Jensen, Sabine Thun, Tobias Lunn Nielsen
"Happy New Year" is a dark, poetic drama about a dysfunctional relationship, addiction between young adults and love that "does not consider". 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
Venue : Next Actor Studio | 2406 Quenby Drive, Houston, TX 77005 

7:30 PM :  DON'T FORGET THEM (USA/KURDISTAN) | documentary
Director : Kamaran Karym
A doctor travels to the refugee camps near Duhok, Kurdistan in order to help with the medical need there.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
Venue : Next Actor Studio | 2406 Quenby Drive, Houston, TX 77005 

7:30 PM THE ONE AND ONLY JEWISH MISS AMERICA (USA) | feature
Director : David Arond

“The One and Only Jewish Miss America” is the surprising story of Bess Myerson, the talented beauty queen from the Bronx, and how she won the world’s most famous beauty pageant 75 years ago, at the tail end of World War II.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
Venue : Next Actor Studio | 2406 Quenby Drive, Houston, TX 77005 

7:45 PM TUSCALOOSA (USA) | feature
Director : David Arond

1972. Vietnam war protests and racial tension is sizzling in the late summer heat of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Billy Mitchell (Devon Bostick, Diary of a Wimpy Kid), a recent college graduate, spends the summer working on the lush grounds of an old world mental institution run by his psychiatrist father (Tate Donovan, Rocketman). Billy falls in love with Virginia (Natalia Dyer, Velvet Buzzsaw, Stranger Things), a patient who is possibly crazy, or perhaps she is the only sane person Billy has in his world. Billy’s best friend Nigel (Marchánt Davis) becomes involved with a radical civil rights activist (YG) against Tuscaloosa’s power elite, which includes Billy’s father. Billy is torn between Nigel, his father and his cronies, and Virginia who is planning her escape with or without Billy.

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For more info, email : info@niffhouston.org