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AAIFF 2012: World Premiere of Supercapitalist Red Carpet Photos

By Maria Esteves – August 3, 2012 The 35th Asian American International Film Festival 2012(AAIFF12) Centerpiece World Premiere of SUPERCAPITALIST, directed by Simon Yin commenced Saturday, August 3, 7:45 PM at Clearview Chelsea Cinema. A special Q&A session immediately followed the world premiere with cast and crew lead actor Derek Ting; actors Michael Park, Paul Sheehan; producer Joyce Yung; executive producers James C. Chie, Phillip Yin; associate producers Emeline Rodelas, and David ...

AAIFF 2012: Interview with Supercapitalist Producer Derek Ting

By Maria Esteves – August 3, 2012   Extraordinaire Derek Ting (DT) is an Asian American actor, producer, and writer who lives and work in Hong Kong. Ting is a native New Yorker who started his film career after experiencing the aftermath of 9/11. He is one to keep your eyes on in the circuit of independent films. In 2003, Ting became president of the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) collaborative group. As president, he renamed the group to Asian American ...

Comic-Con IV: A Fan's Hope

Morgan Spurlock is the the greatest example of a filmmaker who thinks outside the box and has the imagination and inspiration of a true artist. I compare him to the artist Andy Warhol because he sees what others may view but his artistic talent allows him to create something unique. Perhaps his determination to be a filmmaker after being rejected by the USC film school several times but finally making the cut at the NYU film school opened his eyes in a ...

"Mine Vaganti"/"Loose Cannons" by Ferzan Ozpetek, Tribeca red carpet interviews with cast

"Mine Vaganti"/"Loose Cannons" by Ferzan Ozpetek RED CARPET INTERVIEWS WITH CAST "Mine Vaganti" is the ONLY Italian film showing in this years festival.   "Mine Vaganti"/"Loose Cannons" is a bitter sweet dramatic comedy about a Southern Italian family who own a pasta factory in Puglia, (the spur of the boot), and would love nothing more than for their two handsome sons, Tommaso, and Antonio, to take over the family business, get ...


This rockumentary is for new and old fans, and those who have never even heard of the band before.  Amazing rockumentary discussing the bands early years growing up in Canada, their family backgrounds, how the band formed, their humble beginnings playing at school dances, bars, hockey rinks, and building their way up to US and World tours, changes to the band, to their families, and friendship.Must see!RED CARPET INTERVIEWS:DIRECTORS: Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn:

"Everyday" Directed by Richard Levine, Starring Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, and Brian Dennehy: INTERVIEWS ON RED CARPET

Red carpet arrivals, April 24, 2010, Brian Dennehy, Ezra Miller, Carla Gugino, Liev Schreiber, and Helen Hunt. In "Everyday", a family of four, played by Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt,  Ezra Miller, and Skyler Fortgang, undergoes a strain when an orninary, ailing parent, who requires around the clock care, moves in to their home.  How will they handle the societal pressures that co-workers, friends, and lovers place on them to try to get them to rebel against core family values in orde...

"Interview with French Actor, Eric Elmosnino/Serge Gainsbourg: "Gainsbourg, Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus".

Interview with French actor Eric Elmosnino, who portrays French singer, Serge Gainsbourg amazingly well, in "Gainsbourg, Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus".   Q: Did you get a reaction on the film by any of the Gainsbourg's? A: Eric: "Charlotte Gainsbourg said it was too difficult, and too sensitive for her to watch the film, and she can't see the film.  You have to understand, Gainsbourg is an icon in France.  This is a fairytale about Gainsbourg, but the film is ...

"Into The Cold: A Journey of the Soul" by Sebastian Copeland

Follow Sebastian Copeland and Keith Heger in the "Everest of Polar Expeditions", a 34 day trek in -34 Degree F, -30 Degree C temperatures, in their hopes of reaching the North Pole to commemorate the centennial of Admiral Peary's Expedition in 1909, to raise awareness towards global warming, and just for the adventure of it.  Journey with them on flights from Ottawa, Canada, to Iqaluit, NU Canada, to Resolute Bay, to Eureka, Nanavut, to the ice, and on to a 34 day trek with only their...

World premiere of “The Two Escobars”. at Tribeca

"The Two Escobars" by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, Showing at Tribeca Film Festival, April 22, 23, 25, and May 1st, 2010 With 54 Days, 04 Hours, 40 minutes and 00 seconds left until the 2010 FIFA World Cup to be held this summer in Johannesburg, South Africa, many may really enjoy this fantastic film comparing the lives of two humble, yet powerful men born in the same city, Medellin, Columbia, who share the same last name, but have no relation to one another, except the fact that they both sim...

"Keep Surfing" By Bjorn Richie Lob : Interview with actor/surfer Quirin Rohleder

“Keep Surfing”   This German documentary, directed and produced by Bjorn Richie Lob, demonstrates how you “don’t need an ocean to surf”, and how “you can surf a wave forever”. Travel to Munich, Germany, on the “Eisbach River”, just past the bridge near the “Haus der Kunst” art museum, where the man-made river and tributary to the Isar River, forms a standing wave about one meter high.  Surfers have placed a piece of wood in a certain direction in the water to help shape ...

Ninth Tribeca Film Festival 2010

By Maria Esteves - April 14, 2010 The 9th Tribeca Film Festival 2010 (TFF 2010) in New York sponsored by founding sponsor American Express will be held in selected theatres April 21 - May 2, 2010. The festival founded in 2001 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff following the attacks on the World Trade Center, is a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors.  The festival annually presents the largest celebration of film, music, and cu...

An Interview with STILL THE DRUMS Award winning Filmmaker Talbot Perry Simons

By Maria Esteves - December 8, 2009 The 2009 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF09) New York Premiere of STILL THE DRUMS, directed by Talbot Perry Simons, was held at the Village East Cinema, New York, Saturday, October 24, 8:15 pm. A special Q&A with Award-winning filmmaker Simons preceded the after party at Telephone Bar and Grill, New York. He is winner of Best Feature Film Directorial Debut, Best Screenplay, Best Film, Best Actor, Best New Song (Nobo...

Abel Ferrara named President of the 2009 NYIIFVF festival in NYC

The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival is proud to announce that Abel Ferrara is President of the 2009 festival in NYC. The NYIIFVF continues to be the voice of independent film, launching many careers and successes from our festivals in New York and LA. NYIIFVF's President Abel Ferrara was introduced to producer Rafael Primorac by NYIIFVF's Executive Director Stuart Alson and will begin production together on a $9 million film starring Wesley Snipes, directed by Abel Ferra...

“Mick Rock/Iggy Pop Raw Power Redux” Premieres at the 2009 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival

By Maria Esteves - April 7, 2009 The 2009 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) rockumentary short film MICK ROCK/IGGY POP RAW POWER REDUX, produced/directed by Dean Holtermann premiered at the Village East Cinema, March 24, 8:00 pm. Actors, artists, directors, producers, and celebrity guests attended the screening. The premiere after party with special guest DJ iconic rock photographer Mick Rock was held at the Bowery Electric, NY. MICK ROCK/IGGY POP RA...

Washington D.C. filmmakers bring INNER PEACE to NYC

Stressed-out New Yorkers can take a big breath now and get some much-needed relief by watching a new short film titled, "Inner Peace” a Positive Vision Network Production. "Inner Peace" has been selected to screen as part of the prestigious New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) on March 25th at the Village Cinema in Manhattan.This film is co- directed by award-winning filmmaker Kathleen Ammalee Rogers and 13 times Telly Award Winner Alan Heath. Festival officials...

Neshoba New York Premiere

NESHOBA, the documentary film that finally tells the true story behind the “Mississippi Burning” murders, will have its New York premiere at this year’s New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.. NESHOBA is directed by Micki Dickoff and Tony Pagano. The premiere will be held at the Village East Cinema, 181 2nd Avenue at 12th Street on Saturday, September 20th at 6:00 p.m. Directors Dickoff and Pagano will attend the premiere.“I’m so excited the film is premiering i...


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