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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!”



NY Independent Film Festival closing with Steve Guttenberg's A Novel Romance



NY Independent Film Festival closing with A Novel Romance starring Steve Guttenberg, Shannon Elizabeth, Milena Govich
Thursday May 5th

Exploring the ups and downs of finding love, friendship and success, A Novel Romance stars Steve Guttenberg, famed for Three Men and A Baby, Shannon Elizabeth of American Pie success and TV star Milena Govich (Rescue Me/Law & Order). This new romantic comedy was selected as the official closing film of the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival screening at the Quad Cinema on May 5th.

Known for the Police Academy comedies and rumored to have Three Men and A Bride with costars Tom Selleck and Ted Danson in the works, Guttenberg told Hollywood Today, “There’s something about romantic comedies that always draw me in. A Novel Romance was the perfect combination of witty repartee with Shannon Elizabeth and Milena Govich and heartfelt struggles we all can relate to.”

Written and directed by Allie Dvorin, (The Sandlot 3, Like Mike 2), A Novel Romance, (formerly titled Its Not You) follows the lives of two strangers, Nate Shepard (Guttenberg) and Jenny Sparks (Govich). As they meet and travel down similar, complicated-yet-separate life paths, they struggle with relationship heartaches, career troubles and surviving the death of a loved one. Nate and Jenny must ultimately rely on hope to make it through. Kelly Bishop, (Gilmore Girls) Jay O. Sanders (Revolutionary Road) and Doug E. Doug (Cool Runnings) round out the cast.

“We are honored and thrilled to be chosen as the prestigious closing film of the NYIFF. This a New York film about New York characters, filmed right here in New York. I am so happy we get to share our indie comedy with New Yorkers,” says producer Morris S. Levy

Produced by Morris S. Levy’s M.E.G.A Films and Studio 13. Levy’s credits include David Wain’s comedy The Ten starring Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba and Wynona Ryder, Rosario Dawson’s critically acclaimed drama, Descent and the romantic drama, Kiss Me Again, starring Jeremy London and Harold starring Oscar® Winner, Cuba Gooding Jr.

NYIFF’s Festival Director, Rich Rossi commented, “Our festival recognizes independent filmmaking. Our goal is to give independent filmmakers an invaluable opportunity to show their films, meet industry, possibly win awards and give New Yorkers a chance to see some of the latest compelling movies on the indie circuit.”

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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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