Last Tuesday was the February edition of IndieWorks! It was a sweet and sometimes somber lineup. With 4 films, we had over 50 people in attendance, made up of a super engaged audience. All the films of the evening focused on the quest to make a connection, and the genres ranged from scifi to horror-comedy to whimsical fantasy to slice of life! The Q&A was filled with great comments and discussions!
We'd just like to say thank you to everyone who came out to support the filmmakers and spend the evening with us & them. We do hope you enjoyed all the films and the opportunity to network with other filmmakers and film enthusiasts. We know some connections were made!
And we hope you'll join us again for our March screening on the 13th - featuring a more experimental lineup with issue focused works.
See photos from the evening:
The Films of the night:
Faithful as Salt (Directed by Jaclyn Gramigna, Written by Jaclyn Gramigna & Stephanie Iscovitz)
A lonely vampire is doomed to a life of perpetual grief.
Secret Admirer (Written & Directed by Ashley Denise & Ricki Lynée)
Things escalate quickly when Amanda receives a series of unmarked packages at her front door.
The Origin of Fantasies (Directed by Tanmaya Shekhar, Written by Rosie duPont)
A hair salon janitor FRAGRANCE has an unlikely encounter with a celebrity she's in love with.
Rooftops of My City (Written & Directed by Maya Jasmin)
The story of two neighbors who meet on their rooftops - both foreigners and artists from Europe living in Brooklyn.
Watch our Q&A Recap (edited by Kimberly Drew Whiten). *Please know there are some film spoilers - feel free to look for an opportunity to catch the films at a festival or computer screen near you & then come back to watch!
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 rating system of 8 categories: Story, Dialogue/Writing, Direction, Acting, Cinematography, Sound, Editing, and Production Value, along with a nuanced discussion focused on inclusion and originality. The Silver Whiskers winner goes on to screen again at our end of year Best of Fest screening next April.
For the February 2018 lineup, our winning films were:
Audience Choice Award: "The Origin of Fantasies"
Silver Whiskers Award: "Rooftops of My City"