PRESS

"An interview with Sydney Clara Brafman: Award winning Writer and Filmmaker"
- Native Society

"Tiny Terrors as per Sydney Clara Brafman on this perNYC episode! Sydney is the creator of Tiny Terrors, an anthology of creepy teeny films. In other words, "Tiny Terrors is a horror anthology series determined to explore the nexus of fear, comedy, and filmmaking".
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PerNYC

"In honor of its 110th anniversary, Variety selects 110 students who represent the future of film, media and entertainment."
- Variety Magazine Online and in print April 28th 2015

"Sydney Clara Brafman just oozes that kind of horrific charm that guarantees a chilling slice of the macabre...[she] not only promises to be full of disturbing imagery but also promises the psychological pangs of truly great horror... Squib has all the making of being a truly great horror film and Brafman the makings of the next big name in horror."
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Ramblings Magazine

“Dir. Sydney Clara Brafman’s Creepy Christmas Film Festival closing film had the fitting prompt, “Ornament,” and she took the prompt a short and sweet conclusion… What more could you ask for?” 
- Dread Central

 

FILMOGRAPHY

THE ONLY THING I LOVE MORE THAN YOU IS RANCH DRESSING (2019)

NEWS

“A minute long, thrash metal guitar solo of a movie. It’s an assault on the senses with greasy wings, wet, squelching sound design, and a script that takes no prisoners."
- POPHORROR.COM

“Puts a new twist on the term “maneater”…it’s a sexy, metal-fueled, darkly comedic bit of bite-sized horror.”
Morbidly Beautiful

“I’ve seen sketches about ranch dressing. And I’ve seen sketches about cannibalism. But I’ve never seen those two ideas combined in quite such a way.”
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Nightmareish Conjurings

“Another short and sweet horror film that leaves you kind of hungry. I’m not even saying this as a pun. I was really hungry after watching this.”
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Dis/member

“This is one of those hidden gems you find and as soon as you have watched it, you have to share it to all your friends so they can watch it, then spend the rest of the day going “Mate, WTF did i just watch!”
-
Lestat Horror

- Southern States Indie Fan Film Fest Filmmaker E-blast #15

SCREENINGS

  • Ravenheart International Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Oslo, Norway 2019

  • Syndicated Shorts Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION NY 2019

  • Picture Farm Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION NY 2019

  • 60 Second Horror Challenge OFFICIAL SELECTION NC 2019

    • Best Gore WINNER 2019

  • Fantasia Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Montreal CANADA 2019

  • Cinepocalypse OFFICIAL SELECTION Chicago 2019

    • Best Editing WINNER 2019

  • Glasgow Horror Fest: Bite Size OFFICIAL SELECTION UK 2019

  • IndieWorks OFFICIAL SELECTION NYC 2019

  • NYC Indie Film Fest OFFICIAL SELECTION NYC 2019

  • What the Fest ?! OFFICIAL SELECTION IFC Center NYC 2019

  • Iron Mule Comedy Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Alamo Drafthouse BK 2019

  • Wizard World Comic-Con OFFICIAL SELECTION Portland 2019

  • Portland Horror Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Portland 2019

  • Russian International Horror Film Festival SEMI FINALIST Russia 2019

  • Chattanooga Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Chattanooga, TN 2019

  • Martini Shot Salon Screening Brooklyn, NY 2019

  • Hard Times Christmas Liquors at the Sunset Bar Wing Nite Screening Brooklyn 2019

  • Short. Sweet. Film Fest OFFICIAL SELECTION Cleveland, OH 2019

  • Final Girls Berlin Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Berlin 2019

  • Short to the Point International Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Bucharest, ROMANIA 2018

  • Southern States Indie Fan Film Festival FINALIST Bilxoi, MI 2019

  • 15 Second Horror Film Challenge WINNER 27th Place Online 2018

    • BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR Top 5 WINNER 4th Place

    • BEST BODY HORROR Top 10 WINNER 6th Place

    • BEST TWIST ENDINGS Top 10 WINNER 8th Place

    • TROMA TROMATIC PICKS Top 5 WINNER 4th Place

    • JUDGE PICKS NAJARRA TOWNSEND Top 5 WINNER 2nd Place

    • JUDGE PICKS JENNILEE MURRAY Top 5 WINNER 4th Place

    • JUDGE PICKS MARK TORGL Top 5 WINNER 4th Place

    • JUDGE PICKS SPOOKY ASTRONAUTS Top 10 WINNER 8th Place

 

(2017)

news

Horror Hostess Malvolia: the Queen of Screams showcases a film directed by Sydney Clara Brafman. Eyes up or you make miss this gory quick flick!

A profile with Brooklyn, New York's Sydney Clara Brafman whose entry "☹" placed 38th place out of 300 entries in our 2017 program
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15 Second Horror Film Challenge

Returning for another year the Final Girls Berlin Film Festival brings women directed horror and gore to the forefront
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The Hollywood News

"Tiny Terrors as per Sydney Clara Brafman on this perNYC episode!"
- PerNYC

screenings

  • GIPHY Film Festival FINALIST New York, NY 2018

  • Medusa Underground Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Las Vegas, NV 2018

  • Quickie Fest OFFICIAL SELECTION Brooklyn, NY 2018

  • Final Girls Berlin Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Berlin 2018

  • 15 Second Horror Film Challenge WINNER 38th Place Online 2017

    • TROMA TROMATIC PICKS Top 10 WINNER 5th Place

    • INDIE HORROR MAG BEST HORROR COMEDY Top 10 WINNER 8th Place

    • JUDGE PICKS JILL SIXX Top 10 WINNER 1st Place

    • JUDGE PICKS HANNAH FIERMAN Top 10 WINNER 6th Place

    • JUDGE PICKS JACKEY RAYE NEYMAN JONES Top 10 WINNER 10th Place

  • NYWIFT Fall Shorts Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Online 2017

  • 7 CINEMA "2017: A Real Piece of Work" OFFICIAL SELECTION NiteHawk Cinema 2017

 

DRIP (2018)

ART DIRECTION

SCREENINGS

  • Chain Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION NY 2019

  • Buffalo Dreams OFFICIAL SELECTION Williamsville NY 2019

  • Silver State Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Las Vegas NV 2019

  • Northeast Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Teaneck NJ 2019

  • Silicon Beach Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Los Angeles CA 2019

  • The Art of Brooklyn OFFICIAL SELECTION Brooklyn NY 2019

  • Long Island International Film Expo OFFICIAL SELECTION Long Island NY 2019

  • Lighthouse International Film Festival WINNER Best Short Film New Jersey NY 2019

  • Die Laughing Film Festival WINNER Best Dark Comedy Los Angeles CA 2019

  • Hollywood Comedy Shorts OFFICIAL SELECTION Los Angeles CA 2019

  • Astoria Film Festival WINNER Best Comedy Short Astoria NY 2019

  • Queens World Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Queens NY 2019

  • Iron Mule Comedy Film Festival WINNER Audience Favorite Alamo Drafthouse NY 2019

 

SQUIB (SCREENPLAY)

AWARDS

  • FEAR Awards OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Screenplay Online 2017

  • iHorror Awards FINALIST Best Screenplay Online 2017

  • Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest FINALIST Best Screenplay Charleston SC 2017

  • Die Laughing Film Fest FINALIST Best Screenplay Hollywood CA 2017

  • New York City Horror Film Festival FINALIST Best Screenplay New York NY 2017

  • Los Angeles Film Awards WINNER Best Horror Screenplay Los Angeles 2017

  • London Film Awards WINNER Best First Time Writer; 5th Place London 2017

 

EL CUCO IS HUNGRY (2017)

WRITER

screenings

  • Nitehawk Shorts Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION New York NY 2018

 

EXTINCT (2017)

DIRECTOR, EDITOR, art director

SCREENINGS

  • Katra Film Series OFFICIAL SELECTION Alamo Drafthouse NY 2019

  • Asia Web Awards OFFICIAL SELECTION Online 2018

  • Asian American Film Lab WINNER GRAND PRIZE New York NY 2018

 

SYMBIONT (2016)

NEWS

The Horror of Science in 21st Century Film
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Labocine

TALKING SCIENCE HORROR WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE SHORT FILM “SYMBIONT”
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Medium

SCREENINGS

  • Imagine Science Symbiosis Film Festival Weeklong filmmaking competition Brooklyn 2016

 

SQUIB
(SHORT, 2015)

NEWS

"There is a great chemistry between the two filmmakers [Shaun and Mac], and one that comes with a smidge of charm, clever & quick-witted humor, and of course, a fantastic and macabre dedication to the art. Squib was smart, captivating, chuckle-inducing…and bloody to boot!"
- Reel Bloody Horror

Featured in print 2015-2016 issue of UNDERGRAD BULLETIN

Featured on Pratt Institute's Instagram and Facebook

Featured on F*ck Yeah Women Film Directors

Featured in print Spring 2015 issue of Ubiquitous Magazine

Featured in print 2015 issue of Pratt Show NYC X Design Magazine

Selected as a staff pick on Kickstarter, a featured pick on the Horror Discover page, and Project of the Day

Featured on Film Pulse

Featured on Hallow-Holics Anonymous

Featured on Pratt Kickstarter

SCREENINGS

  • the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Select and Juried Screening Brooklyn 2015

  • Wherever It Takes You Pratt Institute Screening and Reception Brooklyn 2015

    Home is Where the House Is Pratt Institute Film/Video and Photography Thesis Exhibition Manhattan 2015

 

SPOILED MILK (2012)

news

Featured in print in the Festival De Cannes Short Film Catalogue

Film fest set to fete Internet cat videos
- NY POST

Cannes Film Festival to Screen Short Film by Student Sydney Clara Brafman
- Inside Pratt

Featured in print Fall 2014 issue of PRATTFOLIO: The Magazine of Pratt Institute

Featured in print 2014-2015 issue of UNDERGRAD BULLETIN

screenings

  • Quickie Fest Brooklyn, NY 2018

  • Marché du Film Festival De Cannes Short Film Corner Cannes, FR 2014

  • a New York Super Week special engagement a part of New York Comicon Manhattan, NY 2014

  • Internet Cat Video Festival tour created by the Walker Art Center 40 US States, SXSW, Japan, Greece, Sweden, Australia 2014

  • The First (and Probably Last) Annual Feline Film and Video Festival for Humans Brooklyn, NY 2013

  • Featured on AnimalPlanet.com 2013

  • Passages Bar Monday Movie Night Brooklyn, NY 2013

  • Wallabout Film Festival Brooklyn, NY 2012