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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.
New York International Independent Film & Video Festival Returns to LA with Star Studded Indie Line-Up
“THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES FOR 8 DAYS OF 100 SCREENINGS, RED CARPET PREMIERES, PARTIES, PANELS AND AWARDS CEREMONY & A NEW FEST PRESIDENT, ABEL FERRARA, THE KING OF INDIE FILM!”Featuring the talents of Susan Sarandon; Taryn Manning; Walter Cronkite; Arthur Laurents; Topmodel Venantia Otto; DJ Qualls; Mercedes McNab; Poet Steven Vincent Benét; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Douglas Moore; Tony Randall (final performance, The Odd Couple); Wood Harris (HBO's The Wire); Lochlyn Munro (Unforgiven, White Chicks); Julie Strain; Sabrina Parisi (Owner of Dolce Sinfonia-DS); Zuleikha Robinson (HBO's Rome, Lost); Author Donna Spangler; Kevin Shinick (Without A Trace, Robot Chicken); The Dreamers (LA band).***Las Vegas, NV [July 18, 2009] - Those in need of a satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) is gearing up to return to Los Angeles with an exciting lineup of 100 films, premieres and special events, taking place July 30th-August 6th, 2009. NYIIFVF kicks off with a film market and networking party at the stylish Cabana Club (located at 1439 Ivar Ave. at Sunset) on Thursday, July 30th from 6pm-10pm. Opening night will also include a special presentation for NYIIFVF award recipients. Festival screenings will take place exclusively at the Regency Fairfax Cinema located at 7907 Beverly Blvd at Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA 90048, from July 31st-August 6th, 2009. Director Abel Ferrara, Taryn Manning, Venantia Otto, DJ Qualls, Mercedes McNab, Sabrina Parisi, Zuhleikha Robinson, Lochlyn Munro, Kevin Shinick, The Dreamers, Debbie Allen, Donna Spangler; Mira Furlan (Lost), Goran Gajić (OZ, Director) are among the talent expected throughout the 8-day extravaganza.
Known as “The Voice of Indie Film,” every genre imaginable is represented at this year’s summer run, including, World Cinema, Science-Fiction, Horror, Action/Adventure, Animation, War, Psychological Thriller, Crime, Drama, Comedy, Family, Experimental, Dance Theatre, Romance, as well as a compelling slate of high-quality documentaries. The following 27 countries and territories will be represented: USA, France, Spain, India, Japan, Italy, Israel, Germany, Argentina, Bulgaria, Finland, Belgium, Sweden, UK, Netherlands, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia, Colombia, Ghana, Switzerland, Faroe Island, Montenegro, Belarus, Greece, Puerto Rico and Canada.
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:A War in Hollywood: (SPAIN)
Single tickets are $12 and can be purchased in advance at www.nyfilmvideo.com or at the Regency Fairfax festival box office beginning July 31st. Keep visiting www.nyfilmvideo.com for festival updates and to purchase tickets, and passes. All screenings and red carpet interviews will be hosted by former MTV Australia personality, Shorty Brown.
Festival sponsors include Independent Film Quarterly (IFQ) magazine, Regency Fairfax Theatre, ITN Distribution, IMC, Boonie Productions, Sunset Entertainment Group, W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd., El Leon, HALO, The Cabana Club and The Green Door.
A confirmed program of events will be forthcoming. For all interview and review and credentialing requests, please contact Nicole Holland via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nyfilmvideo.com# # # ABOUT NYIIFVF: The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival was founded in 1993 by entertainment impresario Stuart Alson. Passionate about exposing the latest independent films 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 Abel Ferrrara, Cameron Diaz, Dick Van Dyke, Eva Herzigova, Guy Pearce, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Meryl Streep, Michael Madsen, Rod Steiger, Sean Lennon, Tippi Hedren, Willem Dafoe, Wille Nelson 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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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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