Williamsburg International Film Festival
September 20-23

Inspired by childhood street fairs and festivals, WILLiFEST distinguishes itself as a multifaceted event that strives to bring the most diverse arts festival to New York City. At its core is the Williamsburg International Film Festival, a marketplace where emerging and established filmmakers can exhibit their latest works to an audience of tastemakers and industry professionals. Music takes centerstage too with local bands performing alongside more established artists of all musical genres. In addition, our mission focuses on bringing varied art forms to New York audiences such as art exhibits, traditional street fairs, educational panels, fashion and trade shows, to name a few.


Call for volunteers: http://willifest.com/2012/volunteer

Thursday, September 20, 2012
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

289 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

No Shelter

Music Video: No Shelter (Katie Costello)
directed by Matthew Pizzano

A music video for Katie Costello’s No Shelter that follows the story of a woman whose drunken and belligerent antics eventually push away the one guy who really loves her.
RT: 4 min.

Short Film: Taxi Cab Teranga
directed by Sara Bailin

A short film following a day in the life of Omar Ndiaye, a Senegalese taxi cab driver in New York City, who learns that any day could be his last.
RT: 12 min.

Taxi Cab Teranga

Feature Film: The Silent Thief
directed by Jennifer Clary

The Silent Thief

The Silent Thief is a fast paced thriller that examines familial bonds, the human need to belong and the thin line between sanity and insanity. Brennan Marley is an outcast who threatens to destroy a family’s unity by displacing their biological son, Mike Henderson, while he is away at college. Hungry for acceptance and exceptionally cunning, Brennan becomes a boarder at the Henderson family’s beach home under false pretenses. Claiming that he is an orphan from abroad, Brennan uses his manipulative prowess to ingratiate himself with each member of the Henderson family before Mike returns home from college for Christmas vacation. As Brennan’s tactics become increasingly pernicious, psyches are driven to the breaking point, long buried family secrets are revealed and violence ensues.
RT: 102 min.

Q&A will follow screenings


8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Open Bar: 8 – 9 PM

The Trash Bar
256 Grand Street, off Roebling Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Music Line-up

Blue Kid

Generator Ohm

Steve Marshall w/ Steve Cornish

Paranoid Social Club