Last Wednesday was the March edition of IndieWorks. We finally got some warmth in NYC and people were out enjoying the night. We still had a nice crowd at IndieWorks though, with 50-60 people in house. The lineup was truly impressive and we're so proud to have screened such a diverse group of brilliant films. The filmmakers also seemed to really connect with each other, which was truly wonderful to facilitate.
Thank you everyone who came out to support the filmmakers and spend the evening with us. We hope you enjoyed all the films and the opportunity to network with other filmmakers and film enthusiasts; and overall had as much fun as we did!
See the photos from the evening:
The films of the night:
Dollar Night (Directed by Marco Antonio Martinez)
Tells the story of Andy, a vibrant 80 year old theater projectionist whose love for cinema is tested when faced with the closing of his beloved theater.
Mirage (Directed by Yaya Xu)
A short hybrid 2D / 3D animation, which explores the essence of memory and its significance in our lives.
Clot (Directed by Charlotte Istel)
An obsessive documenter and narrator of her own life, Lily begins taking self-portraits during a week when she seems determined to find meaning in her ever-shifting world.
Lana (Directed by Berman Fenelus)
A story of one’s hope and the struggle to find their true self. Struggling with addiction as well as juggling the past and present.
July ( Directed by Jason Latorre)
After 6 years of waiting, Lucas leaves behind everything he promised to the person he loved. Though, on the day of his independence he can't help but be reminded of the last day he spoke of real love.
Lolotte (Directed by Felix Thompson)
A father spends one last day with his daughter in a rundown coastal town when he dubiously comes across a large sum of money.
The awards go to...
At the end of the evening, we announced our winning filmmakers for both Audience Choice Award & Silver Whiskers Award. The Audience Choice Award is voted upon by all those in attendance, and the Silver Whiskers Award is judged by the CongestedCat Team based on a system rating 8 categories of Story, Dialogue/Writing, Direction, Acting, Cinematography, Sound, Editing, and Production Value. It goes on to screen at our end of year Best of Fest event in April!
The Silver Whiskers winner also receives $50 towards a crowdfunding campaign on SeedandSpark.com should they use the platform, and both winners received a free 2015 subscription to Bright Ideas Magazine and have the opportunity to be interviewed for our Insider Series.
For the March 2015 lineup, our winning filmmakers were:
Audience Choice Award: "Lana"
Silver Whiskers Award: "Lolotte"
See the trailers of both below:
Also, find out more about Silver Whisker's winner Felix Thompson's feature film premiering at Tribeca this year, King Jack.
We hope you'll join us to see "Lolotte" screen again with our other Silver Whiskers winners of the year at our 2nd Annual Best of Fest next month on April 8th. It's going to be one spectacular night celebrating our amazing Year 2 of IndieWorks!