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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!”



(NYIIFVF) Panel Awards REX MOTION MEDIA Three “Bests” for 2009 Screening of “Tanners Point”

The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) Judges Panel proudly announces that Tanners Point is the recipient of three major awards from this year's festival.  The new reality television project, produced in Virginia Beach VA, has been awarded Best Reality Show, Best Ensemble Cast and Best Soundtrack.  Festival Founder Stuart Alson also broke the news that ITN Distribution is picking up Tanners Point for presentation at the Cannes Film Market, Marche de Cannes.

"It was a pleasure to have Tanners Point among this year's dynamic selections," says Alson.  "The production values were outstanding, and its content equally matched. The interwoven story, fresh music, and authentic performances were so cohesive," Alson says, "they deserved acknowledging."  Alson then announced worldwide distributor of independent productions, ITN Distribution, has selected the show for presentation at March de Cannes for possible theatrical, television and cable distribution.

 "One award is cause for celebration at REX MOTION MEDIA," says Tanners Point Producer Ethan Marten, "but three honors and a potential distribution deal is like getting the key to the city."  Marten continues, "this confirms quality of story and production is achievable on a very reasonable budget by creative independents.  Thank you, NYIIFVF, for your unflagging support of independent producers."

NYIIFVF has been a leading voice for independent film since its founding in 1993.  Alson acknowledges he loves bringing filmmakers together and giving them opportunities to succeed.  "This is why I created the festival in the first place," says Alson, "to give independents a place to be seen, grow, and to develop into the next generation of greats - to foster projects like Tanners Point."

Part reality TV, part mockumentary and part sitcom, Tanners Point follows Sundays Blue Box Tanning Resort Owner Dennis Ligon through his daily trials, tribulations, and triumphs operating a thriving business that threatens to box him in.  At day's end, Dennis and his quirky cast of offbeat characters find redemption within.



Many of the songs from the award winning soundtrack, produced for specifically for Tanners, have already received attention on radio stations across the US, including These Lips and What's the Point?, by new band, The Atlantic.






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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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