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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!”



New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Awards

NYIIFVF recently announced the award results for their recent festival that took place in two venues in Manhattan, FEB 28-MARCH 6, 2008. More than 200 films from 50 countries screened in the competition.

Best Film Awards
Best Feature Film - Journal of a Contract Killer
Best Short Film – The Appearances Room (El Espacio de las Apariencias)
Best Documentary – Time Bombs
Best Animation – Eagle Talon The Movie: The Chancellor Only Lives Twice
Best Cinematography – Cuore Scatenato (Raging Heart)
Best Director - Troy McGatlin for Broken Fences
Best Original Screenplay -Fighting with Anger

Best Director Awards (USA)
Best Director of a Feature Film–Nicholas Iacovino for Once A Garden
Best Director of a Short Film- Geheimnis, Itsi Atkins, Stan Poulos for Pop Your Panties with Paris, Lindsay & Nicole
Best Director of a Documentary – Susheel Bibbs for Meet Mary Pleasant
Best New York Director – D.R. Hernandez for A Call for Valor
Best Directorial Debut - Danielle Agnello and Joe Hall for Lime Salted Love

Best Director Awards (International)
Best International Director of a Feature Film– Siba Prasad Thakur for Ahir Bhairav (The Song of the Dawn)
Best International Director of a Short Film- Neil Mcenery-West for Undertow
Best International Director of a Documentary – Paul Larkin for The Flight of the Earls/Imeacht na nlarlai
Best International Director of an Animation – Frogman for Eagle Talon The Movie: The Chancellor Only Lives Twice
Best Directorial Debut – Alexander Thomas for London Love Story

Best Feature Film - Genre Awards (USA)
Best Feature Drama – Happy Valley
Best Feature Thriller -Interstate
Best Feature Horror – Backwoods Bloodbath: Curse of the Black Hodog
Best Feature Suspense – The Photographer
Best Feature Action – Fight Ring
Best Feature Crime – The Steele Project
Best Feature Arthouse – Lime Salted Love

Best Feature Film - Genre Awards (International)
Best International Feature Drama – Lunatic
Best International Feature Comedy – Summer Country Dreams
Best International Feature Thriller – Signos (The Sign)
Best International Feature Horror – Death Knows Your Name (AKA La Muerte Conoce Tu Nombre)
Best International Feature Suspense – Good People, Bad Things
Best International Feature Family – Zoe’s Attitude

Best Short Film – Genre Awards (USA)
Best Short Drama – One Word
Best Short Comedy – The Lives of Angels
Best Short Horror –New York Blood
Best Short TV Pilot – Redwood Adventures
Best Short Student – Ne me quitte pas
Best Music Video – Black Girl
Best Short Crime – Blood Oath
Best Short Urban- Uncle Freddy
Best Short Suspense – The Myth of the Devil
Best Short Positive Vision – The World is Yours

Best Short Film- Genre Awards (International)
Best International Short Drama – A P.I.P.
Best International Short Comedy – Life Lottery
Best International Short Horror –Consumption
Best International Short Art Film – Power Lines
Best International Short Student – Radu + Ana
Best International Music Video - Ray Ray
Best International Short Crime – Legadema
Best International Short Thriller - Kidnap
Best International Short Animation – The Miraculous Pear Tree
Best International Short Social Issues– Ganga
Best International Short Fantasy – Il Posto Vuoto
Best International Short TragiComedy – Colgados
Best International Poetic Short- Teacups & Mink

Documentary Awards (USA)
Best Music Documentary – Chasin’ Gus’ Ghost
Best Historical Documentary – Kingdom by the Sea, Fortress Monroe
Best Arts Documentary – Twisted Logic
Best Socio-Political Documentary-Byrd, The Life & the Tragic Death of James Byrd, Jr.
Best Social Documentary – Mission to Mississippi
Best Sports Documentary - Down the Barrel
Best Reality Documentary – Acquiring A Connection With the American Homeless
Best Medical Documentary-Medicinal
Best Special Interest Documentary –Redline America

Documentary Awards (International)
Best International Music Documentary - Introspective
Best International Arts Documentary - Leda de Arte Leda (Leda Beyond Her Art)
Best International Political Documentary – HUSHER (Memories)
Best International Biographical Documentary – Moebius Redux-Life in Pictures

Actor Awards (USA)
Best Actor - Thaddeus Schneider in Love Like Blood
Best Actress – Justine Powell in Journal of a Contract Killer
Best Supporting Actress – Kristanna Loken in Lime Salted Love
Best Actress (Short Film) - Cheryl Cosenza for Don't Drink Poison
Best Actor (Short Film) - Matthew Jure for Undertow

Opening Night – Best Booth
Kathleen Ammalee Rogers and the team at Positive Vision Network for The World Is Yours

Sponsors for the highly successful 2008 NYIIFVF included electronics giant Samsung,, a dynamic film download and streaming site owned by entrepreneur Alki David.

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(Photo credits: Andrew Kaen and Damani Higgins for NYIIFVF)

Stunning Terminator 3 actress, Kristanna Loken wins Best Supporting Actor for her role in the arthouse flick "Lime Salted Love" pictured with therapeutic coach, artist and filmmaker Kathleen Ammalee Rogers whose short film "The World is Yours" won Best Positive Vision Film.

Charismatic Japanese animator FROGMAN wins Best Animation for Eagle Talon The Movie - The Chancellor Only Lives Twice. FROGMAN also won the much-coveted Best International Director (Animation). FROGMAN pictured with indie film icon and longtime festival friend Abel Ferrara (King of New York, Bad Lieutenant, Go Go Girls)

U.K. actress Justine Powell scoops the Best Actress Award for her role in Journal of a Contract Killer.

D.R. Hernandez was awarded Best New York Director and Best Crime Drama for her visceral docu drama A Call For Valor
L-R NYIIFVF Founder/Exec Director Stuart Alson and Latina filmmaker D.R. Hernandez

High School Musical's Bart Johnson lead actor in Happy Valley won Best Drama.
*L-R The Johnson Brothers, Brad, Bart and Adam Johnson pictured at the red carpet premiere of Happy Valley

C and C Music Factory Zelma Davis provided the vocals for the popular Parody for Charity film, Pop Your Panties with Paris, Lindsay and Nicole. Geheimnis, Itsi Atkins, Stan Poulos won Best Directors for a Short Film

*L-R NYIIFVF Publicity Manager Briege McGarrity and stellar vocalist Zelma Davis

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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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