IndieWorks screens short films produced by emerging filmmakers throughout New York. It provides a platform for those filmmakers to showcase their work in front of a large audience and network with individuals in the film community. We aim to create an environment that will spark collaboration and support.
We host a screening one Wednesday out of every month of approximately 6 short films, followed by a Q&A session with all the featured filmmakers. There's no entry or submission fee, so bring all your friends and film enthusiasts.
Each month, one film wins the Silver Whiskers, our version of the 'Best of Fest' award, and another wins Audience Choice. The Silver Whiskers winner is selected by CongestedCat Productions staff members through a scoring system of 8 categories. More information on the scoring system for awards can be found on our submission page. The Audience Choice is selected by the attending audience. The Silver Whiskers winner receives $50 toward a crowdfunding campaign on Seed&Spark.com, should they choose to use that platform, and it will go on to screen at our Best of Fest screening. Both the Silver Whiskers and Audience Choice winners have the opportunity to be featured in our video Insider Series our blog.
Our annual season is June - April, excluding December for the holidays, with April as our Best of Fest screening of all the Silver Whisker winners of the year and awarding one the Golden Whiskers (which includes further monetary prizes).
People's Lounge & Bar
IndieWorks is held in the lower East Side of Manhattan at 163 Allen St. Films screen through a projector on a 6 foot screen on the front stage, as well as on a 55 inch flatscreen in the back of the Lounge. Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening begins at 7:30pm and runs approximately 2 hours -- but stay as late as you'd like!
Free entry and drink specials all night. 2 drink minimum with attendance is encouraged but not enforced. It's a thank you to the bar for hosting us. Must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink.