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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival was founded in 1993 by entertainment impresario Stuart Alson and showcases independent films in real theatres in New York City and LA.
Passionate about exposing the films and documentaries of emerging filmmakers from all over the globe, NYIIFVF is a unique platform for emerging and established filmmakers to network and screen their work in the hope of getting exposure and a distribution deal.
Past festivals have included the work of Calista Flockhart, Cameron Diaz, Eva Herzigova, Guy Pearce, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Rod Steiger, Sean Lennon, Tippi Hedren, Willem Dafoe and Vin Diesel. Indie guru Abel Ferrara famously quoted in MovieMaker, "This festival is the real deal: Everybody else just talks about doing it, these guys just do it!”



Calling for the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival


The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival is now accepting entries (feature, shorts, documentaries, music videos, etc.)  for LA, February 2010 (LAST CALL for LA Fest) and NYC 2010. If you want to submit a film, please visit

LA Festival screenings will take place exclusively at the Regency Fairfax Cinema located at 7907 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, February 26th- March 4th, 2010.


The opening night kick-off party and awards ceremony will take place at The Cabana Club (located at 1439 Ivar Blvd. at Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA) on Thursday, February 25th from 6pm-10pm.



***All NYIFF films are screened in REAL movie theatres in NYC and LA!*** 

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Featuring the talents of Taryn Manning (Hustle & Flow); Eric Roberts; Hal Ozsan (Kyle XY, Dawson's Creek, Californication); Roland Kickinger (Terminator Salvation);Dee Wallace (ET); Steven Bauer (Scarface, Traffic); Rudolf Martin (Swordfish, Mad Men); Jim Beaver  (Deadwood, Supernatural); Glenn Plummer (ER, Showgirls); Garry Pastore; Vincent Pastore; Al Sapienza (The Sopranos); Robert Funaro (The Sopranos);  Jason Cerbone (The Sopranos); Louis Vanaria (A Bronx Tale); Justin Hartley (Passions, Smallville); Erin Cummings (Bitch Slap, Spartacus); Taylor Kinny (Trauma);The Late Old Dirty Basterd (ODB) and the Wu-Tang Clan members; Raekwon; Method Man; British artist Steven Wilson; Juan Carlos Fresnadillo; Nacho Vigalondo; Antonio Banderas; Fernado Bovaira; Fernando Trueba and José Luis Garci.

SELECT LA FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS (the complete film festival schedule will be announced in late January/early February):

Groupie: (USA)

When a mysterious groupie joins legendary cursed band The Dark Knights, a series of unexplained murders befalls their comeback tour. Cast: Taryn Manning, Eric Roberts, Hal Ozsan. Directed by Mark L. Lester. 85 min. Thriller.

Raven: (USA)

John Salem (Roland Kickinger, Terminator Salvation) picks up his life mission as the last surviving member of a centuries old vampire hunter brotherhood.  He must find and kill the murderous undead Raven (Meadow Williams, The Intruders, Light Years Away, APOLLO 13). Also starring: Dee Wallace (ET), Steven Bauer (Scarface, Traffic), Rudolf Martin (Swordfish, Mad Men). Directed by Gregori J. Martin. 87 min. Horror.

Spanish Hollywood: (SPAIN)

Hollywood has always rewarded talent. Sometimes it finds it at home and sometimes it has to cross the Atlantic for it. Professionals from every country have come to Los Angeles in search of their big break. Would you like to know what role Spaniards have played in this colony of people who want to be stars? If you think that this story began with Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, you should watch this documentary. Spanish Hollywood goes into detail as it explains the history of Spaniards in this film Mecca, from the first actors in silent films, such as Antonio Moreno and Conchita Montenegro, to more influential professionals in the film world like Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Nacho Vigalondo. It also includes important names in Spanish cinema such as Antonio Banderas, Fernado Bovaira, Fernando Trueba and José Luis Garci.  Directed by Ramon Colom and Pablo Bujosa. 59 min. Documentary.

'DIRTY' one word can change the world: (USA)

'DIRTY' one word can change the world is an intimate look into the life and death of the ground-breaking hip hop artist Ol' Dirty Bastard One Of  Wu-Tang Clan Founding Member. Featuring: ODB and the Wu-Tang Clan members, including: Rza, Gza, Method Man, Ghostface Killa, Raekwon Da Chef, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, Cappadonna, ODB's Brooklyn Zu, Sunz of Man, Kllarmy, The Black Knight and more of the 36 Chambers. Directed by Raison Allah. 86 min. Music/Biography.

Modern Day Slaves: (Kowloon Hongkong, Manila Philippines, KSA and California USA)

OFW's, Overseas Foreign Workers, forced to leave their home country in order to find work to feed their families, are often exploited, unprotected and abused.  Corrupted governments tax what little wages they send home in the form of remittances, perpetuating the class system they flee.  There are 11 million documented and hundreds of thousands more undocumented modern day slaves in our world today.  More Americans today, due to the economic collapse are leaving the U.S. to find work.  Will history repeat itself?"  This documentary follows four Filipino OFW's and their stories of torture, rape and abuse.  Forgotten by both their third-world and first world host countries, they are the consequences of human trafficking and extreme human rights violation.  This violence must end. Directed by Ted Unarce. 50 minutes. Social Issues Documentary.

Waiting For...Budd (USA)

"Some things are just meant to be" The last live performance for Budd Schulberg of On The Waterfront and how it almost wasn't. Starring: Vincent Pastore, Garry Pastore, Al Sapienza, Robert FunaroJason Cerbone, Robin Paul, Louis Vanaria. Directed by Garry Pastore. 29 min. Documentary.

Scorpio Men on Prozac: (USA)

SMOP is a comically satirical film about a group of Scorpio males, ages
sixteen to thirty who for various; emotional, sexual and romantic
problems are taking the anti-depressant Prozac or 'zac' as they call
it. Starring: Justin Hartley (Passions, Smallville),Erin Cummings (Bitch Slap, Spartacus),Taylor Kinny (Trauma). Directed by Rand Marsh. 106 min. Dramatic Comedy.

Insurgentes: (Denmark)

Insurgentes is a musical road movie that follows the making of Steven Wilson's first solo record and is a portrait of an increasingly rare artist who works with media out of love and not for fame and fortune, persisting in making art on his own terms. 76 min. Music/Biography.

The Silence of Bees: (USA)

Alcoholic writer Parker Lam (Jim Beaver, Deadwood , Supernatural) sees through people with a razor sharpness. Convinced his daughter Alex's life in Flint, Michigan has left her unfulfilled despite her protests, he gives her a gift that changes her forever. Emotionally shattered from years of neglect, the connection between a father and his daughter is sometimes too strong to be broken. Directed by Andrew Traister. 17 min. Drama.

We The People: (USA)

"We as a people, don't have a human rights leader that is as powerful in speaking up for a people as Dr. Martin Luther King was. During these times of doubt, I listened to Dr. King's speeches and heard his words of yesterday as the words of today. What he said then is happening now. The 1968 Vietnam speech and the I Have a Dream speech allowed me to visually place the images from the past and connect them to the current events of the present." Directed by David E. Breaux. Produced by Vin Diesel. 33 min. Documentary.

 Joshua's Soul: (USA)

Tragedy propels a young man to lose his soul and through divine intervention, he reclaims it. It's not what you lose, it's what you find. Starring: Glenn Plummer (ER, Showgirls). Directed by John Pittman. 28 min. Urban Drama.

The New York International Art Festival: Call For Entries
The New York International Art Festival is accepting entries for LA, February 2010 and NYC 2010.

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival was founded in 1993. NYIIFVF has been recognized by the film and entertainment industry as one of the leading film events on the independent festival circuit. The festival hosts film, music and art events in the two entertainment capitals of the United States: New York and Los Angeles.

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