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Official selections at THREE international animation film festivals.

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I hope that all is well with you. It has been a fruitful couple of weeks at HawkMedia Studios. Two of our short animation films are official selections at THREE international film festivals. MOTHER EARTH – from the womb to the tomb – AN ANIMATION FILM is an official selection of the Warsaw Animation Film Festival in Warsaw, POLAND. PLUS AND MINUS CREATION – AN ANIMATION FILM is an official selection of the BUEIFF film festival in Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA. PLUS AND MINUS CREA...

Independent Film Institute is the New Home for Indie Filmmakers

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Independent Film Institute showcases exemplary independent films that have been selected by professional filmmakers. IFI provides top indie filmmakers with a venue to present their work and to gain worldwide viewership and promotion. IFI fulfills a vital need by providing professional feedback and detailed evaluations to indie filmmakers. IFI selectees are then invited to their fellowship where they can network with other creative and talented people. Their work is added to IFI’s selectio...

Rafa Russo’s ‘The Year of Fury’ Deftly Interweaves Latin American Politics to the Forefront

               “The Year of Fury,’ Rafa Russo’s film set in Uruguay during the early 1970s, maintains its cool sensibilities by its knowing and interesting set of characters. It rolls and flows fluidly by Russo’s lyrical direction – always mindful that the heart of the story rests in the importance of how creative writers must maintain their poise in the face of a pending dictatorship. The motion picture will surely be embra...

Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival

With each season culminating in events with screenings in the heart of Hollywood, the HIDFF embraces diversity of gender and cultural perspectives around the world, and celebrates our differences to promote understanding and empathy through independent film.

 

Watch our 2019 festival trailer

See our new 2019 festival trailer Experience original films from the world's most unique creative minds at Mirror Mountain Film Festival. Featuring groundbreaking independent drama, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, dance, interactive media and live performance.  Be a part of something extraordinary July 26 - 27 at Arts Court Theatre in downtown Ottawa. It’s more than just a festival... it’s a state of mind! Tickets $10 / Passes $25, available now at mi...

Get Tickets: WEB SERIES

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The 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest is presenting over 250 amazing indies! This includes: WEB SERIES!   Get tickets to our webseries sessions happening on May 9 (4:45 PM) and May 12 (1:45 PM).   For more info on all our selections visit our website! ...

DaVinci International Film Festival

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DaVinci International Film Festival launches 4th quarter Vitruvian Man Award qualifiers.  Learn more at: davincifilmfestival.com or submit at FilmFreeway.com.  ...

Submissions closed - GET YOUR PASSES!

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Submissions are closed for the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest - Now it's time to get your passes!   You're not gonna want to miss this year's sure-to-be awesome line up of indies! We've already begun the selection process, and are excited to bring you a powerful range of stories. From heart-wrenching dramas to inspiring docs to visually stunning music videos - there's going to be something for every film lover! https://filmfreeway.com/NYCIndieFF/tickets ...

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Jan 31st!

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Missed our Late Deadline? No worries! Submit your film by January 31st to meet our (final) Extended Deadline! https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

2nd Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival! Submit today!

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  The first annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival was such a hit! There was laughter, drinks, and plenty of amazing films! We know it's just gonna get better with age. Want to be a part of this growing tradition? Submit your film today on FilmFreeway:  https://filmfreeway.com/NewYork2ParisInternationalFilmFestival ...

What to look forward to in 2019: Panels and Parties!

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  The 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest will be the best yet! We're looking forward to celebrating original filmmakers through an exciting week of panels and parties! Curious what kind of panels we have to offer? Check out our Women in Film Panel from 2018 featuring four incredible panelists - Danielle Earle, Lauren Atkins, Naomi McDougall Jones, and Joanna Pickering. Make sure to keep up with us on social to find out more info on 2019's panels and other festival news! https...

LATE DEADLINE DECEMBER 30th!

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  Reminder that Sunday, December 30th is the Late Deadline to submit to the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival! You don't want to miss it! https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

ShortsTV Distribution Deal - Super Short Film Winner!

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Happy Thanksgiving friends and fans of the NYC Independent Film Festival! We're here with another exciting announcement - A distribution deal with ShortsTv will also be offered to the winner of the “Best Super Short Film award! (Winner does not have to accept offer and in the result of a tie the distribution deal will be given to two winners) *Note for both short film and super short film distribution deal - The film must be TV appropriate in subject matter to qualify for the ...

ShortsTV Distribution Deal - Short Film Winner!

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We are excited to announce that we have a new prize for the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film festival! A distribution deal with ShortsTv will be offered to the winner of the “Best Short Film” Award!    Important to note: winner does not have to accept offer and in the result of a tie the distribution deal will be given to two winners.    Interested in submitting your short? Please visit: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

NYC 2 Paris - Celebrating Horror!

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Happy Halloween! Our first annual NYC 2 Paris Film Festival featured some perfect shorts to celebrate the spooky season! For pure horror and witchcraft: Just After Midnight by Jean-Raymond Garcia and Anne-Marie Puga. The story of a young blind school teacher who uses witchcraft and Satan's erotology to gain back her sight.  For a cool costume idea: Cruello: J'adore J'adore by Maxime Ginolin. The story of MagicJack, an alien shape-shifter coming to earth to save humanity from ...

Accepting Submissions: 2nd Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival!

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We are now accepting submissions for the 2nd Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival!  Join us in this new exciting tradition! All happening October 11 - 20, 2019! What could be better than fall in NYC and Paris, watching your film along with other new and exciting films while meeting fans and filmmakers from around the world! CERTIFICATES FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES, THE CERTIFICATES WILL BE GIVEN OUT AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY IN PARIS THIS YEAR. Best Narrative Feature...

The “Need to Knows” of the NYC Indie Film Festival

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1. Our Mission The NYC Independent Film Festival is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit providing a showcase for the best independent cinema from NYC and around the world. The weeklong celebration screens the best indie films, offers educational panels and presentations helmed by industry professionals, and holds live performances. The Festival gives filmmakers the chance for potential distribution and funding. Awards are provided to the top films in each c...

Where Are They Now: NYC Independent Film Festival Highlights

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The NYC Independent Film Festival has screened a slew of films that have gone on to be acquired, distributed, and nominated across a host of reputable platforms.   When the Ocean Met the Sky screened in 2015 was acquired by The Orchard for distribution. Three of our 2016 submissions also went on to do great things. A Beautiful Now was released on Netflix, A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky was screened at Sundance in 2017 during their "Midnight Short Films" category, and Mile End w...

10th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival: Music Videos Celebration!

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We want to thank all of our filmmakers and fans who have supported the NYC Independent Film Festival throughout the years! Without you all, none of this would be possible! As we approach a DECADE of 'never boring' cinema we've decided to present a special treat for our next festival! At the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest we will be screening all of our INCREDIBLE past winners in the 'Best Music Video' category!  Get ready to jam, feel inspired, awaken your emotions, ...

Tomorrow is the Earlybird Deadline for the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival!

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Submit by August 31, 2018 to be a part of our 10th Annual festival, happening May 5 through May 12 2019!   To submit visit: https://filmfreeway.com/nycindieff ...

NYC 2 Paris Social Media Links !

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Make sure to folow us on social for updates!  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nyc2parisFest?lang=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NYC2Paris/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nyc2parisfilmfest/ ...

Screenwriting Event! August 16, 2018!

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One of our 2018 sponsors, ISA, is holding a free event on August 16th at 7 pm in NYC! As a part of their Third Thursdays events, ISA will be presenting 'From First to Final Draft' - a disucssion with screenwriter, James V. Hart!  WHERE: The Assemblage John Street, 17 John Street, New York, NY, 10038 "Join us for a special Third Thursdays with the ISA - New York as we present the next in our "First Draft to Final Draft" discussion series with screenwriter ...

Submissions Open for LIFF 2019

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LIFF 2019 Submission Guidelines (for screenplay submission information, see here) The London Independent Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing new emerging film talent. NOTE: all film submissions are preferred via Withoutabox or Film Freeway OR The alternative is to pay via PayPal and complete the submission form. Submission info: Preview format must be digital online screener.  Submit either through a festival submission platform’s in...

News for LIFF 2019

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Here at the London Independent Film Festival we are gearing up for LIFF 2019. We have just confirmed two exciting new sponsors: RODE and Kodak. Events next year will include workshops, panels and materclasses, and we also have some exciting industry guests lined up! Stay tuned for more information in the coming months, and remember to submit your films! ...

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