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NYC Indie Film Fest


The 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival provides a showcase for indie filmmakers from NYC and around the world to the NYC public & entertainment industry. Indie filmmakers self­fund projects with budgets from $0 - ­$500,000 and often overlooked, these filmmakers show extraordinary talent and creativity under tight budgets. The Festival provides filmmakers with the opportunity for potential distribution while meeting fans and promoting their film. 

The Festival is an annual event and will run May 7 - 13, 2018, taking place at Producers Club. We will screen 300 films, host panels and presentations, as well as after parties, a live script reading, and a live comedy sketch performance! All while expecting 4,500 attendees!
 
2018 submission categories include: Narrative Feature, Short Film (narrative), Super Short Film (narrative), Documentary Fearure, Documentary Short, Music Video, Art/Experimental (short film), Animation (short film), Short Script, Short Sketch Comedy Videos, Virtual Reality, Web Series, TV Pilots. 
 
Join us in New York City May 7 to 13, 2018!

 


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Submit to NYC Indie Film Festival and get FREE Access to Backstage casting database!

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We're partnering with Backstage to provide their talent database and casting tools to ALL filmmakers who submit to the 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival! Cast your next project with Backstage, for free! Learn more about our talent database and casting tools here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAaWF4xch4k  Submit your project before November 30, 2017 for your FREE access to Backstage!    ...

NYC Independent Film Festival presents our October Indie Night: Horror & Gore Screening Event!

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Get into the Halloween spirit and join us for some Horror & Gore! Catch the best of horror indies from past Festival editions in a 2 hour screening event at the Producers Club!  Your ticket purchase is an automatic entry to a raffle for a VIP Pass to the 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival running May 7 - 13, 2018.  Lineup: Germaphobia (2017) Less Love's "Horse Race" (2017) Mister Popular (2017) Wan Mei (Perfect) (2017) A Nearly Perfect Blue S...

Subscribe to Filmatique Today!

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Can't wait until May 2018 for your fix of great indies? Subscribe to Filmatique with the code NYCIFF today! Filmatique is a video streaming platform and film journal specializing in contemporary world cinema— festival films, art-house films, works from new directors, and films from regions traditionally underrepresented in mainstream cinema.     Find Filmatique here: http://www.filmatique.com/         ...

New Prize Added for Best Director Award in 2018!

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New Prize Added for the 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival! The winner of the Best Director Award at the 2018 Festival will win a Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K camera! Want to win? Be sure to submit your film today, the regular deadline for submissions is November 30, 2017: http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 ...

VIP Passes are NOW on sale for the 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival

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Don't miss one second of the Festival in 2018 - VIP Passes are now on sale! Get treated like VIP and get access to all film screenings, panels, events, and parties before tickets go on sale to the general public!   Buy your pass today here: https://www.nycindieff.com/shop/products/full-festival-pass       ...

New Categories Added for 2018!

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You asked us, and we heard you! We've added the following categories for the 2018 Festival: TV Pilots. This category is for pilots (first episodes) only of any genre. You may submit either a half-hour (21-28 minutes) or hour long (42-50 minutes) pilot. Web Series. This category is for web series episode(s) of any genre. The maximum length for submission in 10 minutes, you may submit multiple episodes as long as the total runtime is 10 minutes or less. If your show is serialized in its stor...

June Indie Night: #NYCIndieFF Celebrates Pride!

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#NYCIndieFF Celebrates Pride is a screening event that highlights some of the best storytelling by LGBTQ+ filmmakers and highlights complex characters in the community. Round out Pride Month with great indie films and your first drink included in the admission! Lineup includes: A Song for Your Mixtape Guao The Owls Chosen Family & more to be announced! Friday, June 30 at 8PM @ Producers Club 358 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 Price: $15.00, Buy your ti...

First 2018 Prizes Confirmed!

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International Screenwriters' Association will be awarding the 10 finalists in our short script competition with ISAConnect Memberships. Inktip will be offering the Best Short Script winner a free listing on the InkTip official website.    The Best Actor and Best Actress winners will win an annual subscription to online classes provided by iActing Studios.    Upcoming prizes will be confirmed shortly! Submit your film today! Take advantage of the earlyb...

Submissions NOW open for 2018 NYC Independent Film Festival

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With our latest edition coming to a close, we are excited to announce this has been our greatest year yet! The NYC Independent Film Festival had 4,200 attendees over a week of screenings, events, panels, and parties. The 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival will be held May 7 - 13, 2018. The NYC Indie Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films, music videos, and animated works. With panels, parties and a week-long gatherin...

SOLD OUT Second Short Sketch Comedy Session Added!

  Second Short Sketch Comedy Session! Our first Short Sketch Comedy session sold out, so we're bringing you another on Day 1 of the festival! Visit http://bit.ly/2qjhjxB to check out the sketches and get tickets! ...

NYC Independent Film Festival FREE Virtual Reality Experience

NYC Indie Film Festival VR Experience Session The NYC Independent Film Festival is bringing you an all-day FREE Virtual Reality event on May 6 @ 1 PM! Our first year introducing Virtual Reality to the festival, join us for virtual reality experiences from around the world.  No Necesito Escape Four Walls Someone Else  The Parksville Murders  The event is free but space is limited so reserve your tickets at http://bit.ly/2oJjSt8.     ...

Single Day Passes for the 2017 NYC Independent Film Festival Available Now!

Single Day Passes for the 2017 NYC Independent Film Festival are now available! Get your Single Day Pass for access to all the films and events happening each day at the Festival, including the Awards Ceremony! http://bit.ly/2oy7WgD ...

Free Live Performance: Otis Clapp

Come to the Producers Club Lounge for a free live performance by OTIS CLAPP! Reserve your seat today! Hailing from Queens, New York, Otis buried himself in music from a young age as a means of escaping an unstable and abusive home life. His passion for hip hop drove him from lunchroom cyphers to sharing stages with heavyweights such as Action Bronson, Diplo, J.Cole, Mac Miller, Ab Soul and more. While Otis always scribbled rhymes in the back of the classroom, it wasn't until he heard ...

Free Live Performance: Billy Conahan

Come to the Producers Club Lounge for a free live performance by Billy Conahan! Reserve your seat today! Billy Conahan is an all-around artist from NYC. Singer-songwriter, MC-producer, actor-director, Billy lives his dreams daily. Writing and producing his debut album, "Leaping With Intent To Fly", he is already working on the follow-up album while also preparing the debut EP of his band, "All Types of Kinds". His music video for his single "My O My" wil...

Free Live Performance: L*A*W

Come to the Producers Club Lounge for a free live performance by L*A*W and his band Planet 12! Reserve your seat today for the first musical performance at the 2017 NYC Independent Film Festival! Most fans know L*A*W as the singer/rapper/dancer/producer & multi-instrumentalist In Funk Legend George Clinton's 420 Funk Mob in the legendary P-Funk camp but Millions have seen him on national television at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards & David Letterman in his white kangol hat glory sin...

Seed & Spark on Crowdfunding Presentation

Crowdfunding for filmmakers - Christine Raia gives a step by step walkthrough of how she raised funds for her films and offers her help to the attendees. Christine Raia: The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience. Crowdfunding has become a fundamental piece of most financing plans for independent film. But most filmmakers miss the opportunity to leverage the power of crowdfunding for one film into an audience-building opportunity that can las...

3D Scanning and Mixed Reality Presentation

Come join us for a presentation on 3D Scanning and Mixed Reality with Pretend Labs. PRESENTER: Brandon Henriquez Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2nGAVyq!    Sunday, May 7 4 PM - 5:30 PM Clinton Cameo Studios  Studio B  307 West 43 Street  New York, NY 10036 Brandon Henriquez is an IT infrastructure expert with more than 10 years experience across multiple industries and runs a NYC based consulting firm. Back in 2014, he had his first V...

VR Cinema Presentation

Come join us for a VR Presentation followed by a discussion open to the audience.  Presenter: Mark Sternberg, REVRIE Immersive Works Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2nGMVQo! Sunday, May 7 2 PM - 3:30 PM Clinton Cameo Studios  Studio B  307 West 43 Street New York, NY 10036 Mark is a co-founder of REVRIE Immersive Works, a cinematic virtual reality production company dedicated to telling compelling narratives, and Cinematic VR NYC, a Meetup gro...

Surviving as a Filmmaker Panel

Lights! Camera! Action! Bills.... How do you satisfy your overhead while feeding your passion as a filmmaker? We ask filmmakers just like you how they do it. PANELISTS: Kevin Frech, Logical Chaos/Filmmaker Jimmy Kelly, Writer "THE JOANS KILLERS" Reid Arnstein, Director, ROK Productions, "DEREK IS FUNNY" More panelists to be announced!  Sunday, May 7 12 PM - 1:30 PM Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2mVmkdL. Clinton Cameo Studios Studio ...

Virtual Reality Storytelling

How do we tell stories in Virtual Reality? What are the unique techniques that will separate VR from film, games, and other media? Jon Clinkenbeard of Clinkenfilms will discuss how "true" VR blends cinematic techniques and interactive design to create entirely new experiences and how we are still on our way to unlocking the full potential of Virtual Reality as an art form. PRESENTER:  Jon Clinkenbeard from Clinkenfilms will discuss blending cinematic techniques with ...

Women in Entertainment Panel

Join our female-driven, NYC Indie Film Festival panel with moderator Megan Boyle as she speaks to top professionals throughout the entertainment industry. Learn how these women use their voice to play a role in tackling various issues facing American society today and how they use their position to further these conversations. We’ll also hear about what they are doing to stand up against and/or change the current political climate. PANELISTS: Jessica Sobhraj, Women in Music/Cosynd...

Distribution Panel

Join us as we investigate the newest alternative distribution strategies for your films and compare them to theses new avenues to the standard distribution models. PANELISTS: John Raisola, Sidewinder Films  Roland Rojas, BidSlate Amy Shapiro, Vivicast Media Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2mR3FAs!  Friday, May 5 4:30PM - 6PM Producers Club  Theater S  358 West 44th Street  New York, NY 10036 _____________________________ John R...

Animation Panel

Come meet the experts on Animation and hear what they have to say about the future of animation. PANELISTS: Andy London, London Squared/HOSTOS, CUNY/Harvard Signe Baumane, ROCKS IN MY POCKETS and MARRIAGE PROPOSAL Tucker Klein, Character Designer Yvonne Grzenkowicz, EyeSnare Productions Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/1SMXB3V! Thursday, May 4 4:30PM - 6PM Producers Club  Theater S  358 West 44th Street  New York, NY 10036 ___________________...

Film Finance Panel

  Learn straight from the industry professionals on how to finance your next indie film. PANELISTS: Rick Bach, RKA Entertainment Christine Peluso, Tax Credits Ince More panelists to be announced!  Wednesday, May 3 4:30PM-6PM Producers Club  Theater S  358 West 44th Street  New York , NY 10036 Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2nGKM7q! ...

Music Licensing Panel

You love that song! You want to use that song in your movie. What rights will you need? Come meet the experts that will explain what a Music Supervisor does, what you should work with a Performing Rights Society, and if you can afford the Synch and Master use fees for the song. Panelists to be announced! Tuesday, May 2 4:30 PM-6PM   Producers Club    Theater S  358 West 44th Street  New York, NY 10036 ...
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