The second season of the All Shorts Irvington
Film Festival (As iFF) will be presented
at the Irvington Town Hall Theater
(85 Main Street) in two parts: Fall 2016
and Spring 2017.
The fall program will feature 10 outstanding
shorts (ranging from 3 to 22
minutes in length) from countries including
Afghanistan, Denmark, England, Germany,
Iran, Poland, and the United States.
As iFF received hundreds of submissions
for the fall festival; entries were judged, selected,
and curated by an esteemed jury of
film professionals. Audience members will
vote for the top winners at the end of the
The selected films reflect diversity in subject
matter as well as genre. The audience
will recognize familiar faces and names,
such as Reed Birney who costars in “Shy
Guys,” the film directorial debut of character
actor Fredric Lehne. Birney, who portrays
Vice President Donald Blythe on the
popular Netflix show “House of Cards,”
also won a 2016 Best Actor Tony Award
for The Humans.
Viewers will be captivated by the unforgettable
performances of 12-year-old twins
Charlotte and Madeleine Ruley (nieces of
Irvington residents Meg Ruley and David
Lovett) in “Quantified Self,” directed by
award-winning filmmaker Gleb Osatinksi.
The festival will present four premieres,
including Denmark director Jack Larsen’s
Spaghetti-Western satire, “Enter the Cowboy”
and “How Many Farts Measure a
Life?” directed by Brooklyn-based comedy
writer Nate Dern.
Following the screening which begins at
7:30 p.m., there will be a Q & A with filmmakers
and actors. All audience members
are then invited to an in-theater after-party
premiering “Short Shots at All Shorts” –
featuring Slovenia Vodka, compliments of
My Sherry&more Inc (129 Main Street,
Irvington). This award-winning vodka is a
project of celebrities Bill Murray, Mikhail
Baryshnikov and restaurateur, Peter Kelly
(Xaviar Restaurant Group). Light refreshments
will also be served.
As iFF tickets are $15 for general seating
and $30 for “Above the Line” tickets
(which include reserved seating and “special
As iFF swag”). This year As iFF is offering
a special “Above the Line” package:
$50 for both fall and spring festival evenings.
(Processing fees apply for all ITHT
tickets). Tickets can be purchased at:
www.irvingtontheater.com. For more information,