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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.
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!”



The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival proudly announces the results from this summer’s Los Angeles even

The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival proudly announces the results from this summer’s Los Angeles event. Over 100 films from 25 countries competed for awards in categories such as genre, direction, acting, and cinematography and screenwriting.

“The caliber of film entries was very impressive from both emerging filmmakers and professional established filmmakers from all over the globe. An expert panel of film judges decided the winners,“ said publicist Briege McGarrity.

NYIIFVF Awards - 2008





Best Film Awards

Best Feature Film- Racing Daylight
Best Short Film – Fifth Street
Best Documentary – The Wonder Kids
Best Animation – Eagle Talon The Movie: The Chancellor Only Lives Twice
Best Cinematography – The Heart of Alaska
Best Original Screenplay – Dr. Andrea Levinson and Bud Dowdey for Death, Taxes…Chocolate!
Lifetime Achievement in Film & TV – Dick Van Dyke

Best Director Awards (USA)
Best Director of a Feature Film– Rosemary Edelman for Frankie D
Best Director of a Short Film- Cone Chamberlain for The Pikers
Best Director of a Documentary – Billy Burke for Under the Skin
Best Directorial Debut – Lana Parshina for Svetlana About Svetlana

Best Director Awards (International)
Best International Director of a Feature Film– Matthew Kloske for The20Turn Card
Best International Director of a Short Film- Dale Stewart for Awakened
Best International Director of a Documentary –Avedis Ohanian for Husher (Memories)
Best Directorial Debut – Leanne Averbach for Teacups & Mink

Best Feature Film - Genre Awards

Best Feature Drama – Chekhov and Maria
Best Sci-Fi – Alien Grey: Zone-X
Best Feature Thriller – Battle of Souls
Best Feature Arthouse – Lime Salted Love
Best Western – Broken Fences
Best Feature Comedy – Death, Taxes…Chocolate!
Best Feature Action – Signals
Best Satire - Cold Steele

Best Short Film – Genre Awards
Best Short Drama – Cinders of My Soul
Best Short Sci-Fi– Fifth Street
Best Fantasy - Tenebrae
Best Short Thriller –Photograph
Best Short Art Film– Moving Stills
Best Short Comedy – Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time
Best Short Horror – The Aphrikan
Best Short Dark Comedy– The Rug
Best Short Experimental- Portrait of an Addict
Best Alternative – Thirteen or so Minutes…

Documentary Awards

Best Music Documentary – Black Metal Satanica
Best International Music Documentary – A Nashville State of Mind
Best Arts Documentary – The Survival of the Wildebeest
Best Political Documentary- Identity – The True Story of Juan Piras Peron
Best Social Documentary – Negative Split
Best Medi cal Documentary- Medicinal
Best Special Interest Documentary – Nina
Best Environmental Documentary - Drifters

Actor Awards (USA)

Best Actor – Todd Bridges in Frankie D
Best Actress – Melissa Leo in Racing Daylight
Best Supporting Actress – Catherine Trail in Death, Taxes…Chocolate!
Best Supporting Actor- Giancarlo Esposito in Racing Daylight

Best film PR/Marketing Campaign - Death, Taxes and Chocolate designed by Andrea Levinson and her team and frelance publicist Briege McGarrity


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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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