New York International Independent Film & Video Festival announces Abel Ferrara as President. NYIIFVF’s March 2009 Festival features the work of Iggy Pop, Mick Rock, Amanda Righetti (The new Friday the 13th, The Mentalist), Lloyd Kaufman and Tony Bennett.
The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival is proud to announce that Abel Ferrara is President of this festival. The NYIIFVF continues to be the voice of independent film, launching many careers and successes from our festivals in New York and LA.
NYIIFVF runs from March 19th-26th in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party takes place at Boulevard (199 Bowery at Spring St., NYC, NY) on Thursday, March 19th. Film screenings begin Friday, March 20th through March 26th on 2 screens at City Cinemas Village East (181 2nd Avenue at 12th Street, NYC, NY). **Abel Ferrara will host the Festival’s Official Filmmaker Luncheon and will be in attendance during the eight-day film extravaganza. **
In keeping with NYIIFVF’s unique and successful formula of 15 years, more than 100 films will be screened in the competition covering every topic and country imaginable. Genres include: Rockumentary, Sci-Fi, Animation, Music Video, Social Satire, Historical, Drama, Black Comedy, Mystery, Suspense, Travel Docu-Features, Action, Horror, Thriller, Experimental, Educational, War, Crime, Fantasy, Inspirational, Gay, Transgender, Romance, as well as a compelling slate of top notch documentaries. Over 20 countries will be represented including: USA, France, Italy, India, Tunisia, Australia, Czech Republic, Botswana, Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Malaysia, Japan, Spain, Serbia, Austria, Venezuela, Kosovo, Iceland, England, Montenegro, Portugal, Germany and Poland. Keep visiting http://www.nyfilmvideo.com for all festival updates.
The NYIIFVF has a limited number of spots available (we opened up a 2nd screen) for the upcoming NY festival in March. This is your last chance to be a part of the NYIIFVF and screen your film at the Village East Cinema in NYC. Please visit http://www.nyfilmvideo.com, if you want to submit a film.
A sampling of World Premieres in the upcoming festival includes films with Iggy Pop, Mick Rock, Lloyd Kaufman, Tony Bennett, Amanda Righetti (star of the new Friday the 13th, The Mentalist) and Dan Deluca (The Wired).
A dark stranger (Amanda Righetti, The Mentalist, Friday the 13th) digs deep into the psyche of an amnesiac woman to uncover the horrible truth behind her memory loss. Based on the play by Nicole Dufresne.
A Gift of Love
Starring singing legend Tony Bennett, A Gift of Love confirms that it is only in giving that we receive.
Mick Rock/Iggy Pop: Raw Power Redux
Legendary rock star Iggy Pop and legendary photographer Mick Rock come together again for a brilliant photo session. In addition, Rock displays the photo history he shares with Iggy over thirty-five years of greatness.
Tromatized: Meet Lloyd Kaufman
Tromatized: Meet Lloyd Kaufman is a portrait of legendary American film company Troma Inc., an independent, New York-based production house that has specialized in Z-films for over 30 years, and of Troma’s eccentric president, Lloyd Kaufman.
Cry is a feature length modern ghost story based on the Celtic legend of the banshee, featuring Colleen Conroy and Joey Klein, who recently appeared one-on- one with Denzel Washington in Ridley Scott’s American Gangster.
Award-winning documentary film BLINDERS takes viewers behind the scenes of New York City’s iconic horse-drawn carriage industry to expose the truth behind the tradition. Picked up by The Documentary Channel.
TWO MINUTE HEIST
Starring: Dan Deluca (The Wired) Slacker Dino Rado and his uptight partner Steven Sheere made a bad investment. They borrowed the money to fund a B-movie that flopped big time and now the Jamaican Mob wants its money back. As a last resort, they steal an idea from a screenplay and cast unsuspecting actors to pull off a real heist. Their plan was flawless until they put it into action. They didn’t plan on shootings, kidnappings, and falling in love.
We Are Munster
We Are Munster is an innovative and inspirational sports film which tells the story of Europe’s Rugby Champions – Munster. The short film is created through a careful balance of dramatisation and historical archive which evokes powerful feelings of passion, pride and belief. Shot on the revolutionary RED One camera, We Are Munster excels in breathtaking cinematography that is at the cusp of cinematic technology. The film’s uplifting tone provides a stirring and rousing experience for anyone who can appreciate the story of an underdog fighting against the odds to make history.
A year with TAKE Dance
A guerilla documentary that follows a New York based dance troupe’s quest for success. Featuring: Takehiro Ueyama, Jill Echo, and the TAKE Dance Company.
CannibAlien Japanese Anime. In this future vision of Planet Earth, aliens have taken over and begun to eat humans. These “CannibAliens” find human dishes to be very tasty.
Chiquito Pero Juguetón, The Muvi -(“Short but Playful, The Muvi”)
Puertorrican Comedy Super Star, Luis Raúl has decided to retire. The news doesn’t set well with his well-known characters who are the product of his imagination.”Tito Parpados, Mary Jane, Piquito & Junito Popy Love” decide to take control and kidnap Luis Raúl, making him sewer travel to his last Stand Up Show, “Chiquito Pero Juguetón”. Luis Raul’s unique story telling, hilarious character appearances ,spicy jokes and unexpected situations characterize this fun film.
The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival: Call For Entries
The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival is currently accepting entries for New York, March 19th-26th, 2009 and LA, July 2009.
Please visit http://www.nyfilmvideo.com, if you want to submit a film.
The New York International Art Festival: LAST CALL For Entries
The New York International Art Festival is accepting entries for the next exhibit on March 19th, 2009 in NYC and LA, July 2009.
Please visit: http://www.nyartfestival.com, if you want to exhibit.
NYIIFVF Recent Success Stories:
Racing Daylight (Starring David Strathairn, Giancarlo Esposito, and Oscar Nominee Melissa Leo).- Picked up and released by Vanguard Cinema
Ghost Adventures. Festival award helped launch their own TV series of the same name on The Travel Channel, just picked up for a 2nd season.
Quench. Picked up and released by Vanguard Cinema
The Slanted Screen – Screened on Turner Classic Movies
Stefan Braun – Screened on The Sundance Channel
Down The Barrel (Surfing Documantary) Showed on ESPN
My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures – Screened on Ovation
Blinders – Screened on The Documentary Channel
Betrayal: The Battle for Warsaw- Broadcast on The History Channel
Valley Of Angels (Starring Danny Trejo)-Picked up by ITN Distribution. Video Release in USA and Canada, Netherlands, Middle East, Russia.
Fighting With Anger (Starring Willie Nelson)-picked up by ITN Distribution. Video Release in USA and Canada, Thailand, Japan, Russia.
For a complete list, visit http://www.nyfilmvideo.info and click on “Success Stories”