October 19 4:30 pm




A person talking during a film can be the most annoying thing imaginable —unless that person is the director. Join Vimeo curator Ina Pira as she screens recent films from NOFF alumni with live, unscripted commentary. Founded in 2008, Vimeo Staff Picks has emerged as one of the preeminent channels for online video and one of the most coveted awards for filmmakers, having helped launch the careers of many celebrated directors. Hear from the next generation of storytellers in a format that’s sure to be eclectic and insightful.


An Uncertain Future – Filmmaker in attendance.
USA | 2017 | 11 MIN
DIR: Chelsea Hernandez, Iliana Sosa

In Austin, Texas, two expectant mothers must contend with mounting hostility towards immigrants under President Trump.


USA | 2018 | 11 MIN
DIR: Matthew Puccini

A young gay man grows increasingly entangled in the marriage of an older couple.

Also playing in “69 Minutes” program.


Modern Love – Filmmaker in attendance.
USA | 2017 | 10 MIN
DIR: Francesca Mirabella

A young man who lives his life through social media has an encounter with a young woman who challenges his ideals about sexual stereotypes.


Papa Machete – Filmmaker in attendance.
USA | 2014 | 10 MIN
DIR: Jonathan David Kane

A glimpse into the life of Alfred Avril, an aging subsistence farmer living in the hills of Jacmel, Haiti. He is also a master of the mysterious martial art of Haitian machete fencing, Tire Machèt.