Hey, filmmaking friends! Were you at last Wednesday's IndieWorks? Pretty good lineup if you ask us. We screened seven films this month, and each seemed to be just as good as the next.
It was also our first event with the films playing on two screens! Our friends and indie film supporters at the PEOPLE's Lounge Installed a new 42 inch flatscreen in the back for our audience to have two options for where they'd like to sit and watch the films. Thanks to them, our other wonderful supporters and talented filmmakers like yourself, each event just gets better and better.
Click through to see photos from the night.
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 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 Annual Best of Fest event in April.
For the February 2014 lineup, our winning filmmakers were:
Audience Choice Award: "Das Fest der Liebe" Directed by Anna Kirst.
Silver Whiskers Award: "La Loteria" Co-Written & Directed by Shahir Daud.
Our next IndieWorks event will take place on March 19th at our usual venue, the PEOPLE's Lounge in the Lower East Side (163 Allen St), New York City. Speaking of which...
Two Months Until Our 1st Annual 'Best of IndieWorks'
It's been almost a year since we first started hosting IndieWorks, a new monthly film series intended to help indie filmmakers have an audience to showcase their work, network with other artists in the field, and offer their own insights and experiences to filmmakers. We have one more series before we bring back all the winners of our Silver Whiskers Awards for the end of year event. On April 16th, we'll be hosting the event on both floors of the PEOPLE's lounge to showcase all 10 winning filmmakers and their films.
Because we are completely non-profit and aim to maintain an environment where we mingle and network with our peers, not profit off them, we're currently looking for sponsors to donate prizes to the returning filmmakers or our audience. We've already got Seed&Spark, another indie film supporting site all about #FairTradeFilmmaking, on board as one sponsor. We're so excited to be partnering with them for IndieWorks, and look forward to finding other likeminded sponsors. For anyone interested in helping with that search, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org -- let's hand out as many goodies as we can!
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