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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!”

 


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ITN'S films for AFM


Valley of Angels
100 min. Action.
Starring: Danny Trejo
West Los Angeles - home of the young, rich and hip. It is also home to twenty-five year old Zachary "Zeus" Andrews. Transplanted from Chicago as a kid, Zeus never fit into the hip LA culture. As a way to make a living in his undesirable world, Zeus peddles drugs to wealthy kids. He desperately seeks the path on which his destiny lies - that is until he meets a girl who seems to transcend the shallow culture they inhabit. She gives him the purpose he has long sought. But the reality of the gritty drug culture explodes into Zeus' life in the most shattering of ways. He must find a way out of his current existence within a very dangerous world to reach a place of enlightenment he so desperately seeks.

Ultimate Force
90 min. Action.
Starring: Mirko Cro-Cop Filipovic, Bodizar Smilianic, Igor Gallo, Ruza Madarevic
A highly trained assassin is sent to an island prison for failure to carry out a mission.

Agenda
96 min. Suspense Thriller.
Starring award-winning actor Robert Rusler (24, NCIS, The Whole Ten Yards, Weird Science), Eliana Alexander (Bold and the Beautiful) and John Bennett Perry, Independence Day, Fools Rush In).
Three lives are drawn together in what appears to be a favorable twist of fate. But, when favor turns to a sordid game of lust, greed and revenge, it becomes apparent that EVERYONE has their own personal agenda, some just deadlier than others.

Rapturious
98 min. Horror.
Starring: Cinque Lee, Debbie Rochon, Robert Opple
Self-destructive rapper believes demonic entities are after him. The follow-up to God Has A Rap Sheet by award-winning director and former Jerky Boy Kamal Ahmed.

Fighting With Anger
90 min. Martial Arts Action.
Starring: Willie Nelson
Ray (Fleming) is a young, beautiful, secret and deadly assassin. Her skill and anger are thrived by her past and a mysterious young man that is the focus of her life. Will (Nelson) is an aging, but very experienced hit man who acquires a peculiar interest in Ray after he assigns her to a new series of jobs. Their stories intertwine through the mysterious antique trade of the Korean government and the assassin world of a paid job. But when her last job goes terribly wrong and an innocent woman is killed, she is faced with the pain of her past and a new nemesis that emerges from the shadows. Why does she fight with such anger? What is her connection to Will's boss and the Korean government? Can he keep her from making the same life decisions that plunged him in too deep before her time is up? Fighting With Anger is a non-stop martial arts action thriller filled with gripping mystery, blazing gun battles, and fast and furious hand-to-hand combat! All from the creative mind of action writer/director Sam Um.

Grindin'
90 min. Urban.
Starring: Lawrence B. Adisa, Sam Sarpong, Richard Whiten, Omar Miller, Charles Malik Whitfield with French Stewart and Regina King
Grindin' is an over the top comedy about T.O. (Lawrence B. Adisa, Clockers) a working actor who falls from Hollywood grace in the midst of living it up way too much. With an inability to stay focused on his artistic pursuits despite words of wisdom from his celebrity friends, Regina King (24), French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun), Omar Miller (Transormers, 8 mile) and Malik Whitfield (The Temptations). T.O. is constantly distracted by everything "fun under the sun". Surrounded by a cast of hilarious yet distracting characters, T.O. struggles to get focused on the biggest audition of his struggling career. It's the same audition that his arch nemesis Morris (Sam Sarpong, MTV's Yo Momma) is up for as well. Will T.O. get on his Grind or get left behind, sit back and enjoy the ride!

Red Ridge
90 min. Suspense Thriller.
Starring: Steven Chester Prince Prison Break, Scanner Darkly, Farley Brothers The Ringer and The Alamo, Louis Herthum: Murder She Wrote, Stephen Kings The Mist, Road House 2 Robert Prentiss: Boys Don't Cry, Knocked Up Amanda Welles: 40 Days and 40 Nights, Bottle Rocket Ken Farmer: Friday Night Lights, Rocket Man, Newton Boys
Red Ridge chronicles the scandalous true events currently taking place in small towns along the Texas/Mexico border. Innocent young women are being kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery and prostitution. Red Ridge exposes the darkest side of man's inhumanity to man with shocking clarity and spine chilling horror.

City Teacher
99 min. Drama.
Starring: Jonathan Sale, Glynn Turman, Frank Vincent, Chuck D., Ella Joyce, Heather Tom, Tommy Ford, Elain Graham, Kimberly Bailey and Kyle Jason
When you're a Jewish parole officer who is assigned to teach an all black class in the New York City public school system, where do you begin?

The Last Request
90 min. Comedy.
Starring: Danny Aiello, Barbara Feldon, Joe Piscopo, Vincent Pastore, Frank Vincent, Mario Cantone, Toni Lo Biano, Mary Birdsong, Gilbert Gotfried, Nick Scotti, Adam Ferrara, T.R. Knight and Sabrina Lloyd.
Two sons honor their father's last request.

Johnny 316
80 min. Arthouse.
Starring: Vincent Gallo, Louise Fletcher, Seymour Cassel, Nina Brosh ***Official Selection for the 60th Locarno International Film Festival***
A modernized version of Oscar Wilde's 'Salome", JOHNNY 316, directed by Erick Ifergan, unfurls in the boulevards of Hollywood, California. Vincent Gallo plays a penniless street preacher who spends his days giving out pamphlets and spreading the word of God. One day, he meets Sarah, played by Nina Brosh, a beautiful bereft hairdresser who lost her job. For Sarah, it is love at first sight. She follows the preacher home and tries to seduce him. Despite his deep attraction to her, he pushes her away. Oblivious to his rejection, Sarah continues to pursue the preacher, convinced that she can win him over. Poetic and violent, this impossible love story explores the themes of spirituality, intimacy and loss, set against the backdrop of the harsh unforgiving reality of the streets.

Chill
90 min. Horror.
Starring: James Russo, Thomas Calabro, Ashley Laurence
Horror goes Retro. He just wants your skin.

Anathema
99 min. War.
Kosova journalist Ema Berisha, working with two American journalists, Laura and David Schwartz, report from war torn Kosova. When the war reaches the highest point, the American journalists are ordered to flee. They unsuccessfully try to persuade Emma to get out of Kosova, to leave with them. Emma is determined to stay. Upon returning to Prishtina, Emma finds the Serbian forces are ousting the population to refugee camps. Partly to punish her for her work as a journalist, the soldiers rape Emma. She becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl, which she names Ana. When the war is over, there is nobody to help Emma. From a very loved person during the war, she becomes an unloved person, abandoned and forgotten by everyone. All relatives look upon Ana as a misbegotten child and they try to persuade Emma to abandon her. A year later, the American journalist David, returns to Kosova and they fight together to get back the anathema daughter of Emma's.

That's the Way of the World
100 min. Drama.
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Ed Nelson, Cynthia Bostick, Bert Parks and featuring the popular rock group Earth, Wind & Fire
Digitally re-mastered. Where were you when the stardust hit the fan? A hard-hitting expose of the recording industry. Available to all territories excluding USA and Canada.

Italian Stallion
71 min. Drama.
Starring: Sylvester Stallone
Classic Adult Film with Sylvester Stallone.

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