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New York International Independent Film and Video Festival









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!”



Inspirational Short Film The World is Yours Premieres as part of the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival

Harried New Yorkers can get some much-needed calm energy by watching an uplifting new short film titled, "The World is Yours." The film is the directorial debut for Kathleen Ammalee Rogers, author, personal growth expert, therapeutic coach and artist. "The World is Yours" has been selected to screen as part of the prestigious New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) on the opening weekend at 4pm and 8pm on March 2nd at the ImaginAsian Theater in Manhattan. Rogers has already earned a nomination by the NYIIFVF Jury for Best Directorial Debut in a Short Film. 

Written, produced and narrated by Rogers and co-directed by Rogers and Judith Shannon Grady, "The World is Yours" is a soothing, audio/visual affirmation of life that focuses on empowering individuals to cherish themselves and to act courageously to create happier lives and a better world. The film includes stunning archival space footage of the earth from a NASA spacecraft, edited by Alan Health as well as a complementary classical score that enhances the film's positive message. 

Fittingly, the catalyst for the short film stemmed from Rogers innate desire to heal others and to find an artistic yet effective way of translating her expertise in Mind-Body-Energy therapy and personal development. In a recent interview for IFQ Magazine Rogers commented, "My first inspiration for making this film was my twelve year old son. As I contemplated the amount of negativity so many kids and adults are facing in the world these days, I felt compelled to help them to find the positive spark within in order to create happier futures for themselves and for the world. Each day, so many people are faced with the pressures of high performance and fast paced living along side continuous negative news from around the world. People are literally becoming sick from worry and stress. The rise in chronic diseases and depression are evidence of that! And, yet, I have seen what happens to people's lives when they begin living with positive intention. Everyone of us came into this world as a unique positive spark of life. And, no matter how old we become, that spark is always there waiting to be re-ignited within each one of us. And when it is ignited, amazing things happen---people heal and lives heal in miraculous ways. This film is calling people to remember that very powerful place within themselves. When they do, their lives will change---maybe the world will change." 

According to NYIIFVF's Founder/Executive Producer Stuart Alson, "I am very impressed with first-time helmer Kathleen Rogers. She is determined, creative and very dedicated to healing others and is a highly respected health care professional in matters pertaining to emotional and physical wellness. The World is Yours is original and very well directed. I was also amazed at the breathtaking NASA footage; viewers will enjoy this journey and go away feeling soothed and hopefully transformed. Alson went on to say, "Rogers is strongly imbued with a wonderful healing ability and a beautiful speaking voice, which really adds to the sincerity of the film." 

"The World is Yours" - Sunday March 2 at 4pm and again at 8pm
ImaginAsian Theater 239 East 59th street at 2nd Ave, New York City

Running Time: 4mins Tickets: $12

Advance tickets at or

About Kathleen Rogers: Based in Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Kathleen Ammalee Rogers, RN is the President of Positive Vision Network, which is dedicated to providing individuals and organizations with experiences and tools for cultivating positive outcomes in their lives. She brings more than 30 years of practice in Mind-Body-Energy therapies, traditional healthcare and leadership consultation to her work with individuals and organizations. She offers understanding about the science of human consciousness while engaging individuals in a powerful and productive growth process. This enables individuals to access untapped inner strength, ability and inspiration as well as the potential to heal themselves and transform their lives. Ms. Rogers is also the author of a variety of media products including: The Coming Home Story, Center Listen Heal, and Blue Print for Wealth and Well-being. She is currently promoting her first film The World is Yours on the festival circuit.

Comments (3)

The world is yours

Poster gets my vote, we need more of these around, gives you hope and thought.


My vote

What an uplifting image this poster "The World Is Yours" portrays! It really conveys a sense of hope. This gets my vote and stirs my imagination!!


the world is yours

great poster, especially the photo, movie was inspirational



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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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