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2018 NYC Indie Film Fest Winner, Chimera - Distribution Deal!

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Special Announcement: the winner of Best Costumes and Best Production Design at our 2018 festival, Chimera (starring Oscar-nominee Kathleen Quinlan and Emmy-nominee Henry Ian Cusick), has secured a distribution deal and is set to release in April of this year! We are so proud of the brilliant filmmakers involved and honored to have featured their work in our festival. Check out the trailer below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKCevLHGirQ ...

Feminist Thriller 'The Bellwether' Opens in LA

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Los Angeles, CA - (January 21, 2019) - Giant Pictures, the digital film distribution division of Giant Interactive, has acquired North American digital rights for The Bellwether writer/director Christopher Morrison's elevated feminist thriller shot in an ancient church in Brussels, Belgium. The Bellwether, a deeply character-driven genre piece, a horror and thriller film which addresses women's issues, features a captivating virtuoso perfor...

GARDEN - film by Peter Schreiner on MUBI Notebook

a new article by Daniel Kasman:   https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/rotterdam-2019-very-personal-cinema   ...

GARDEN - film by Peter Schreiner on MUBI Notebook

a new article by Daniel Kasman:   https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/rotterdam-2019-very-personal-cinema   ...

Submissions closed - GET YOUR PASSES!

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Submissions are closed for the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest - Now it's time to get your passes!   You're not gonna want to miss this year's sure-to-be awesome line up of indies! We've already begun the selection process, and are excited to bring you a powerful range of stories. From heart-wrenching dramas to inspiring docs to visually stunning music videos - there's going to be something for every film lover! https://filmfreeway.com/NYCIndieFF/tickets ...

"The Last Black Man in San Francisco" - Review from Sundance

Not many movies can move at a sedated pace without putting the majority of the audience to sleep. Joe Talbot’s The Last Black Man on Earth is the rare exception. The film flows like the still waters of the San Francisco Bay, by telling a melancholic story of gentrification and the pain that losing a childhood home brings. It is a beautiful depiction of poverty and class struggle that teaches those who have not personally experienced gentrification, what it feels like to be backed into a ...

"The Farewell" - Review from Sundance

As a Chinese-American filmmaker myself, there is a special place in my heart for Chinese-American film. The consistently negative depictions of Asians in American film-culture instilled a sense of shame in me that translated to hiding the fact that I was Asian from many people up until early adulthood. Being mixed, that was generally not too difficult and it was an easier way to navigate life. The only way to truly fix this problem is by people like Lulu Wang succeeding. She absolutely does so...

"Little Monsters" - Review

In a festival full of artistically layered and creatively structured films, Abe Forsythe’s Little Monsters stands out by telling a classic three-act narrative with predictable beats that lead to an ending we’ve all seen before. Usually, that would not be a compliment in my book, however, this film executes it’s ‘save the cat’ style story to perfection. It gives the audience everything they want in a film. It is chock-full of humor that has the crowd boisterous thr...

Footage Farm - Panel and Documentary Prizes!

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Special Announcement! For the 2019 festival, we are so excited to work with Footage Farm Ltd on both an excellent archive panel as well as prizes for our Feature Documentary and Short Documentary winners! FOOTAGE FARM was created in 2001 with the simple goal of offering documentary producers and film-makers easy access to public domain material without the often high costs of license fees. The prizes for our documentary winners are as follows: -The winner of the best documentary fe...

Sarvam Thalam Mayam (Omnipresence of Rhythm) is inconsistent but watchable

Sarvam Thalam Mayam (Omnipresence of Rhythm) is inconsistent but watchable Music is the theme of this Tamil film, which is being released with English sub-titles. Once you have chosen music as your subject, endless possibilities exist: Indian, Western, classical, Carnatic, Hindustani, instrumental, pop, rhythm-percussion, strings, wood, brass, and more. Writer -director Rajiv Menon zeroes in on the Guru-Shishya parampara (teacher-student tradition) as the core, and then weaves a story around ...

"Koko-Di-Koko-Da" - Review

Well, they can’t all be good. Koko-Di-Koko-Da is a film that was so intriguing on paper that it was one of the first films I actively secured a ticket for. It’s a Swedish horror flick that tracks the brutal process of grief and the damage it does to a relationship. At best, the films absurdities serve as a metaphor for this sentiment. At worst, the absurdities merely serve as aesthetic pageantry to keep the viewer awake. Essentially, it is a cheaply made horror film with a groundh...

10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival - Discounted All Day Passes!

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ATTENTION NYC Indie Film Fest supporters - We hope you're just as excited as us for the upcoming 10th Annual Festival! Ten years is a big deal, and we're gonna celebrate accordingly! Wanna get your passes asap? Luckily for you, they're discounted! Head on over to FilmFreeway and purchase your passes. For any questions email us at info@nycindieff.com    https://filmfreeway.com/NYCIndieFF/tickets     ...

Yehonatan Indursky Attends Autonomies U.S. Premiere at NYJFF 2019

By Maria Esteves – January 22, 2019 The 28th New York Jewish Film Festival Centerpiece U.S. Premiere of AUTONOMIES, by Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Yehonatan Indursky commenced Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater. A special Q&A discussion immediately followed with director Indusrky and interpreter Amir Bogen moderated by NYJFF programmer Gabriel Grossman. Director Indursky discussed the reason for the name tag switch of a new born child by a...

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Jan 31st!

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Missed our Late Deadline? No worries! Submit your film by January 31st to meet our (final) Extended Deadline! https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

Cloud 21 & Kultura PR To Present Special Event “Indie Film Showcase 2019” in Park City, Utah on January 26, 2019

Event Panel to Feature Top Industry Names Amon Barker, Allison Melody, Larry Namer, and S.A. Williams; Moderated by Sue Vicory Cloud21 International and Kultura PR International are pleased to present the "Indie Film Showcase 2019” special event  that will be held during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Bodega Tapas and Wine (710 Main St, Park City, UT 84060) in Park City, Utah. The by-invitation only event will host a panel featuring the top n...

GARDEN by Peter Schreiner World Premiere at 48th Int. Film Festival Rotterdam

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It seems to be an intermediate world of peace and quiet, the garden and country house where four people look back on testing lives. And forward, to the time they have left. On the one hand, there is regret – on the other, satisfaction. In a way, they are looking forward to the future – but at the same time, a longing for death regularly arises. And who is actually behind the camera? Are we watching actors or real people? Is there really any difference? Garten i...

2nd Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival! Submit today!

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  The first annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival was such a hit! There was laughter, drinks, and plenty of amazing films! We know it's just gonna get better with age. Want to be a part of this growing tradition? Submit your film today on FilmFreeway:  https://filmfreeway.com/NewYork2ParisInternationalFilmFestival ...

Tashi, made with a 5-member cast and a 5-member crew, for $25,000, proves auspicious

Tashi, made with a 5-member cast and a 5-member crew, for $25,000, proves auspicious Tashi means 'auspiciousness' or 'good fortune' in the Tibetan language, and the first time I heard this word was when I was introduced to an actress from the north-east of India, with this name. This time, I find it to be the name of a film, made by a Keralite Indian woman, living in Singapore. The film has been shown at 14 festivals and has won 11 awards, so far. That sure is auspicious, by a...

Moonlight People

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          Two completely traditional couples of lovers on a warm summer night make a kind of coming-out in front of each other, telling about their hidden impulses from a previous life.            The impetus to making the film was the book of the same name by the Russian religious philosopher Vasily Rozanov, who died 100 years ago. His treatise was devoted to the study of sexuality and its denial in Christianity.     ...

Cheshire Magazine article about James W. Hawk

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The Cheshire Magazine just ran a two page article about my film, writing and photography projects. The article is titled, A Visionary Artist: Films; Photos; Graphics; & Cosmic.You can check it out at: http://online.flipbuilder.com/SouthingtonMagazine/rzgy/#p=10  Happy new year.  ...

Half Songs, Review: Melodies of nostalgia, dew-drops of sublime love

Half Songs, Review: Melodies of nostalgia, dew-drops of sublime love A simple tale, with few characters, executed with wholesome grace, Half Songs strikes a chord with its theme of incomplete, or ‘half’, human relations and endeavours, in the backdrop of modern urban life, juxtaposed with an era just gone by. A fresh, new team brings a dew-drop quality to the images and performances. No real hero or heroine, no comedian, no villain, no real character actor, no item numbers, but ye...

What to look forward to in 2019: Panels and Parties!

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  The 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest will be the best yet! We're looking forward to celebrating original filmmakers through an exciting week of panels and parties! Curious what kind of panels we have to offer? Check out our Women in Film Panel from 2018 featuring four incredible panelists - Danielle Earle, Lauren Atkins, Naomi McDougall Jones, and Joanna Pickering. Make sure to keep up with us on social to find out more info on 2019's panels and other festival news! https...

LATE DEADLINE DECEMBER 30th!

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  Reminder that Sunday, December 30th is the Late Deadline to submit to the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival! You don't want to miss it! https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

Marguerite short-listed at Oscars!

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We are so excited to announce that one of the short films featured in our 2018 festival, "Marguerite" directed by Marianne Farley, has been short-listed for an Academy Award! Congrats to the filmmakers! We are honored to have featured your film in our festival!     Want to submit? Visit: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...
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