In today's attention-deficient world of YouTube, IMs, and blog posts, the short film has never been more relevant. The same can be said for the Annual NYC Downtown Short Film Festival, which attracts more submissions and a larger audience every year. The NYCDSFF began 5 years ago with 12 submissions. Last year, over 1,000 films were submitted--so many that the Festival Committee began holding monthly Audience Choice Screenings, with the winning films earning a spot at this year's fest. Every year is a sell-out, so the 2010 festival is being expanded to six nights. Showcasing some of the best short films being produced in America and internationally, the festival's line-up includes provocative dramas, clever comedies, edgy animation, and intriguing documentaries. Thursday October 22 8 PM Bollywood Beckons Directed by: Sophie Ann Rooney. Comedy Neeru dances alone in her bedroom, dreaming of becoming a famous Bollywood actress. The problem? She lives in suburbia, far away from the lights, sounds and colors of Bollywood. While her parents try to set her up with a 'nice Indian boy', Neeru's dreams don't allow for her to simply settle down. What develops is a hilarious and touching film about taking risks and living your dream - no matter how crazy it is. Because of You Directed by: John Bianco. Drama. A New York City police officer battling his personal demons makes the ultimate sacrifice for his family. We Are All Here Directed by: Yonghwa Choi. Animation. This is a story about the earth we live. Angels Directed by: Ruben Mazzoleni. Comedy. The deep American economical crisis seen from two different points of view. Funny.