Celebrating another amazing year of films & filmmakers!
IndieWorks screens short films every month produced by emerging filmmakers throughout New York. It provides a platform for those filmmakers to showcase their work in front of an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community.
Our annual season runs June through March, culminating in our Best of Fest Finale every April. Next Tuesday, April 18th, all 9 Silver Whiskers Award winners of the year, along with 1 lucky Audience Choice winner, will screen and be eligible for monetary prizes through winning the Golden Whiskers Award, our version of Best Picture! We'll also be awarding Best Writer/Director, Ensemble Best Performance, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and the audience will vote for the Ultimate Audience Choice winner! This year's Best of Fest will be held at The Local in Long Island City!
As always, there's no entry fee, so bring all your friends and film enthusiasts. We're even giving out a prize to an audience member through a free raffle, and every single person that attends will receive 3 months of free streaming access to the Seed&Spark Cinema - currently hosting over 100 features, shorts and series.
Evening's Line-up (screening order subject to change):
The Visit (11:09) Directed by Shane Andries, Written & Produced by Vishwas Vishwas
- January Winner
- Nominated for Best Editing
The Cat's Cradle (15:35) Directed by David Spaltro, Written & Produced by Tawny Sorensen
- June Winner
- Nominated Best Ensemble Performance
Arts & Crafts (13:50) Written & Directed by Nina Gielen
- October (Halloween) Winner
- Nominated Best Writer/Director
Blank My Life (7:30) Created & Written by Alex Spieth, Directed by Stephen Tonti
- September (Web Series) Winner
- Nominated for Best Ensemble Performance
Written & Directed by Joe Garrity
- March Winner
- Nominated for Best Writer/Director, Best Cinematography, & Best Editing
As stated, all 9 Silver Whiskers Award Winners are eligible for the Golden Whiskers Award. And all 10 screening films can win the Audience Choice Award. The other nominees are:
- Arts & Crafts (Nina Gielen)
- The Blood in Our Veins (Mateo Marquez)
- Twinsburg (Joe Garrity)
- What's Eating Dad? (Michael Goldburg)
BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
- Blank My Life (Alex Spieth & David Spadora)
- The Blood in Our Veins (Stephen Chacon & Lara Alcantara)
- The Cat's Cradle (Tawny Sorensen & Nabil Vinas)
- What's Eating Dad? (Morgan Wright, Brennan Taylor, Barbara Miluski)
- Juice (Natasha Major)
- The Blood in Our Veins (Mike Gialloreto)
- The Suitor (Jim Dandee)
- Twinsburg (Drew Dorsey)
- Juice (Scott R Dixon)
- The Suitor (Alvaro Congosto)
- The Visit (Garrett Kafchinski)
- Twinsburg (Joe Garrity & Kyle Parker)
Golden Whiskers Award Winner:
- Winning filmmaker gets $200 towards a future crowdfunding campaign should they choose Seed&Spark as their platform. And the film has the option of automatic non-exclusive distribution in the Seed&Spark Cinema.
- CongestedCat Productions will offer free script coverage for the director's newest short, and devote a day of our social media shares to the winning project and its latest updates.
Audience Choice Award & Category Winners:
- Each winner gets $50 towards a crowdfunding campaign should they choose Seed&Spark as their platform. And all films will be considered for the Seed&Spark Cinema.
See you on April 18th!
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