IndieWorks - January Screening

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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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

FREE ENTRY! Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening starts at 7:30pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):

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*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

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*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark and 4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

1 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to the The Local NY for hosting us. 

We're currently in Year 6. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run & programmed by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

Follow us on twitter & instagram @CongestedCat

IndieWorks - December Screening

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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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

FREE ENTRY! Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening starts at 7:30pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):

The Mole (3:35)
Directed by Nina Gielen, Written by Steffan Triplett

For A Better Life (9:32)
Written & Directed by Yasmin Mistry

AmyDee (15:00)
Written & Directed by Amy DePaola

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

Encore (19:08)
Written & Directed by Noah Marthaller

Unfinished Business (5:17)
Written & Directed by Nikolai Basarich

*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark and 4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

1 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to the The Local NY for hosting us. 

We're currently in Year 6. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run & programmed by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

Follow us on twitter & instagram @CongestedCat

IndieWorks - November Screening

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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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

FREE ENTRY! Doors open at 7pm. Screening starts at 8pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):

The Method (15:00)
Directed by Michela Monte

Unwelcome (15:00)
Directed by Ida Theresa Myklebost

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

Oatmeal (13:44)
Directed by Alessia Gatti, Written & Produced by Martha Frances Williams

The Fifth Date (7:32)
Written & Directed by Claire Brooks

The Rocket Ship (7:42)
Written & Directed by Taishon S Black

*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark & 4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

1 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to the The Local NY for hosting us. 

We're currently in Year 6. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run & programmed by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks - IndieWorks - Halloween Special!

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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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

*This is our annual Halloween Special! (Trigger warning for some disturbing violence & gore in films of the night.) We encourage people to dress up. The whole CongestedCat team will be in costume. Our venue will be dressed in horror decor & there will be a special Halloween playlist! We'll also have props set up for our photo opps of the evening. We love Halloween & Horror Movies. If you do too, this an event you won't want to miss!*

FREE ENTRY! Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening starts at 7:30pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):

Broad Paws (10:00)
Written & Directed by Vinny Sacchetti

I Waited For You (8:51)
Written & Directed by Manny Serrano

Goodbye Old Friend (5:58)
Rafael De Leon Jr.

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

Dull Hope (2:45)
Written & Directed by Brian Ratigan

The Music Lesson (8:00)
Written by Kyle I. Kelley, Directed by Kyle I. Kelley & Adam R. Brown

Beneath (9:54)
Written & Directed by Lindsay Serrano

*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Winner announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark & 4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

1 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to the The Local NY for hosting us. 

We're currently in Year 6. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run & programmed by the CongestedCat Productions LLC, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks - September Screening (Web Series Month!)

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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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

FREE ENTRY! Doors open at 7pm. Screening starts at 8pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):

Open Mic (6:47)
Creator, Writer: J. Martin Raider, Director: Larry Alan Rosenzweig

Split (10:00)
Creator, Writer: Yael Shavitt, Director: Molly McGaughey

Hidden Guardians (9:14)
Creator, Writer, Director: Daniel Armour

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

Queer & Down (5:00)
Creator, Writer, Director: Jamie DiNicola

Adult (11:52)
Creator, Writer: Tatienne Hendricks-Tellefsen, Director: Cynthia Silver

*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark & 4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

1 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to the The Local NY for hosting us. 

We're currently in Year 6. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run & programmed by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks - August Screening

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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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

FREE ENTRY! Doors open at 7pm. Screening starts at 8pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):

Greater Good (8:13)
Directed by Andrea Ashton, Written by Candace Little & Allison Yuen

My Name is Somebody (13:50)
Written & Directed by Orges Bakalli

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

Androktasiai (8:12)
Written & Directed by Yufeng Li

Rubber Ducky (6:26)
Written & Directed by Sean Mannion

Back Page Ripper (5:00)
Directed by Stephen Rutterford, Written by Stephen Rutterford & Jon Burkhart

*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark & 4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

1 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to the The Local NY for hosting us. 

We're currently in Year 6. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run & programmed by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks - July Screening

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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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

FREE ENTRY! Doors open at 7pm. Screening starts at 8pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):

En Route (6:16)
Directed by Pamela Harris, Written by Pamela Harris & Kathryn Rhoads, Produced by Elisabeth Ness

Rockaway Moon (14:56)
Written & Directed by Charlotte Purser

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

Tyrannosaurus Death! (15:00)
Written & Directed by Adam Volerich

We Were Kids (16:00)
Written & Directed by Adam Taylor

*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark & 4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

1 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to the The Local NY for hosting us. 

We're currently in Year 6. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run & programmed by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks - Pride Screening (Kicking Off Year 6!)

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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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

FREE ENTRY! Doors open at 7pm. Screening starts at 8pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):

Her Being Home (21:00)
Directed by Ellie Gravitte, Written by Sophia Maro

Sanctuary (9:46)
Directed by Jeanette Sears & Nicole Solomon, Written by Jeanette Sears

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

Spot (9:51)
Written & Directed by Jamie DiNicola

Living Waters (2:15)
Directed & Animated by Ezra

Hopelessly (5:05) 
Written & Directed by Tony Clemente Jr

*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark & 4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

1 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to the The Local NY for hosting us. 

We're currently starting Year 6. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run & programmed by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker (though tonight's screening has guest co-host Dani Thomas in Latresa's place). Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks: 5th Annual Best of Fest!

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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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

We host one screening every month (June - March) of approximately 5 short films, and 1 film is given the 'Silver Whiskers Award' every month. Then in April, all the Silver Whisker winners of the year come back to screen again and are eligible for monetary prizes! This event is our Best of Fest!

There's NO ENTRY FEE, so bring all your friends and film enthusiasts. 

Doors open at 6:30pm. Step & Repeat photos available from 6:30 to 7pm and after the show. Screening starts at 7pm on the dot and lasts roughly 2.5 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

Line-up (screening order subject to change): 

The Orange Story (17:29) (*June Winner) 
Directed & Written by Erika Street Hopman, Written & Produced by Eugene Sun Park

Sundogs (15:55) (*December Winner)
Written & Directed by Elizabeth Chatelain

Rooftops of My City (15:13) (*February Winner)
Written & Directed by Maya Jasmin

Chocolates (15:13) (*March Winner)
Written & Produced by Patricia Selznick, Directed by Mike Cattelona

Sibs (15:10) (*Audience Choice)
Directed by Cynthia Silver, Written by Samantha Slater

-10 minute intermission

Runaway (19:37) (*November Winner)
Written & Co-Directed by Harrison Heller, Co-Directed by Tommy Kraft

Meeting Macguffin (9:58) (*Audience Choice)
Written & Directed by Catya Plate

Cake (9:22) (*January Winner)
Written & Directed by Anne Hu

Madness (11:00) (*August Winner)
Written & Directed by TJ Choi

Smile (3:12) (*October Winner)
Directed by Bill Kirstein, Written & Produced by Bill Kirstein & Ginny Leise

*Award Ceremony: There will be 6 winners of the night: the top Golden Whiskers Award (Best Picture), category winners of Best Director, Best Ensemble Performance, Best Cinematography, & Best Editing, and an Audience Choice winner. All will receive monetary prizes from our sponsorsSeed&Spark and 4milecircus

Q&A's are a staple of our screening series. However, since this is our Best of Fest re-screening of films, there will be no Q&A at this event. So check out our Q&A recap videos from the monthly screenings on our site to see these filmmakers discuss their films. And be sure to attend our monthly screenings in the future for more engagement with filmmakers. Tonight will be less focused on discussion and more of a celebration of this year of films and the amazing filmmakers we featured & connected with. 

Come out for a fun & free night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience, Build the local film community! More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, currently run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and Hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Our first screening was in June 2013, we're currently wrapping up Year 5!

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks: March Screening

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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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

FREE ENTRY! Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening starts at 7:30pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

Small Fish / Missing People (7:12)
Directed by Vinny Sacchetti

The War (3:00)
Directed by Jaime Ekkens, Written by Soré Agbaje

Paralysis (2:00)
Written & Directed by Victoria Negri

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

Underneath the Sound (12:00) 
Written & Directed by Olga Nikulina

Chocolates (15:13)
Written & Produced by Patricia Selznick, Directed by Mike Cattelona, Represented by co-star Ford

*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark &4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

2 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to theThe Local NYC for hosting us. 

We're currently in Year 5. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks: February Screening

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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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

FREE ENTRY! Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening starts at 7:30pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):

Faithful as Salt (4:50)
Directed by Jaclyn Gramigna, Written by Jaclyn Gramigna & Stephanie Iscovitz

SECRET ADMIRER (9:00)
Written & Directed by Ashley Denise & Ricki Lynée

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

The Origin of Fantasies (6:40) 
Written & Directed by Tanmaya Shekhar

Rooftops Of My City (15:13)
Written & Directed by Maya Jasmin

*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark &4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

2 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to theThe Local NYC for hosting us. 

We're currently in Year 5. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks: January Screening

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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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

FREE ENTRY! Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening starts at 7:30pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):

The Foursome (5:40)
Written & Directed by Amanda Kendris & Vanessa Bontea

Cake (9:22)
Written & Directed by Anne Hu

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

Ace and Anxious (13:45)
Written & Directed by Bri Castellini

Teufel (9:00)
Directed by Miguel Garzon Martinez, Written by Denis Ooi

*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark &4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

2 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to the The Local NYC for hosting us. 

We're currently in Year 5. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks: December Screening

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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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

Free entry! Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening starts at 7:30pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):

There for You (16:55)
Directed by Viktoria King, Written by Mahalia Lerebours

Family Rewritten (13:15)
Directed by Yasmin Mistry

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

Sundogs (15:55)
Written & Directed by Elizabeth Chatelain

Choices (8:48)
Written & Directed by Rick Hamilton

Sibs (15:10)
Directed by Cynthia Silver, Written by Samantha Slater

*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark &4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

2 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to the The Local NYC for hosting us. 

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

We're currently in Year 5. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks presents Seed&Spark's Crowdfunding to Build Independence Workshop

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Come out for Seed&Spark's FREE 'Crowdfunding to Build Independence' class, taught by Seed&Spark's Director of Crowdfunding & Indie WorksSeries Director Christina Raia. 

At the heart of Seed&Spark's popular “Crowdfunding to Build Independence” workshop is our dedication to connecting filmmakers with their audiences. Identifying, and then enthusiastically engaging, your supporters is essential to a career of successfully funding and distributing your films. That's why in our class, we teach you how to find and engage your fans, run an effective crowdfunding campaign, and then distribute your film—all while preparing you to make your next film. Because after all, this class isn’t about crowdfunding: it’s about career building. Your film career starts here!

*Christina teaches the class with a focus on examples from her four successful crowdfunding campaigns. 

Seed&Spark is the world’s only streaming and crowdfunding destination, supporting inclusive films and film-related projects with funding, audience building, and distribution.

IndieWorks: November Screening

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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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

Free entry! Doors open at 7:00pm. Screening starts at 8:00pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):

Rudy's Hobby Shop (5:08)
Directed by Jason Guzman

Runaway (19:37)
Written & Co-Directed by Harrison Heller, Co-Directed by Tommy Kraft

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

Meeting MacGuffin (9:58)
Written & Directed by Catya Plate

Block (3:46)
Written & Directed by Brandon Buikema

*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark &4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

2 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to the The Local NYC for hosting us. 

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

We're currently in Year 5. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks: October Screening (Halloween Special)

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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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

Free entry! Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening starts at 7:30pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):
The Run-In (10:11)
Directed by Pete Talamo, Written & Produced by Heidi Kikel

Mare (4:50)
Directed by Nicole Solomon, Written & Produced by Nicole Solomon & Sean Mannion

I Baked Him a Cake (4:59)
Directed by Vanessa Ionta Wright, Written & Produced by Samantha Kolesnik

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

Through the Wide Gate (14:47)
Written & Directed by Patrick Clement, Produced by Catherine Kosiba

Holiday Fear (3:51)
Written & Directed by Nicholas Santos, Produced by Matthew John Lawrence, Nicholas Santos, Kyle I. Kelley

Smile (3:12)
Directed by Bill Kirstein, Written & Produced by Bill Kirstein & Ginny Leise

*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark & 4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

2 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to theThe Local NYC for hosting us. 

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

We're currently starting Year 5. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks: September Screening (Web Series Month)

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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

Free entry! Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening starts at 7:30pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):
Pair of Normals - Episode 101 (What’s your damage?) (11:35)
Created (written & directed) by Jason Hood

You Only Die Once - Episode 101 (Lost to the Titty Twister) (14:29)
Created (written & directed) by Amanda B. Goodman

Modern Aliens - Episode 102 (the Bowling Green Masacre) (7:39)
Written & Directed by Jordan Jaffe, Produced by Samantha Slater

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

[Blank] My Life - Episode 205 (Boiling Point) (14:44) 
Created & Written by Alex Spieth, Directed by Benjamin Viertel

Seeking Sublet - Episode 102 (6:51)
Created (written & directed) by Katie Tibaldi
Represented by producer Cailley Frank-Lehrer & actor Rachel Kitson

Keep Me Posted - Episode 101 (20:48)
Created (written & directed) by Hillary Berkowitz

*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark & 4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

2 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to theThe Local NYC for hosting us. 

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

We're currently starting Year 5. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks: August Screening

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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

Free entry! Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening starts at 7:30pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):

Santi (9:45)
Written & Directed by Mateo Marquez

Madness (11:00)
Written & Directed by Tae Jung Choi

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

Pickup (16:00)
Directed by Jeremiah Kipp, Written by Jessica Blank

Fresh Blood (7:50)
Written & Directed by Richa Rudola


*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark & 4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

2 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to theThe Local NYC for hosting us. 

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

We're currently starting Year 5. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks: July Screening

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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

Free entry! Doors open at 7pm. Screening starts at 8pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):

Portrait of a Young Woman (15:09)
Directed & Written by Grecia Aguilar

Leslie (5:00)
AM

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

Death of a Vacuum (14:37)
Directed by Simone Kisiel, Written by Adriana Jones

Covered (6:37)
Directed & Written by Tawny Sorensen & Colin Fisher
*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark & 4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

2 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to theThe Local NYC for hosting us. 

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

We're currently starting Year 5. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks: June Screening (Kicking Off Year 5!)

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 an audience and to network with individuals in the local film community. 

It also allows other filmmakers to engage in thoughtful Q&A's with the featured filmmakers of the evening. 

Free entry! Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening starts at 7:30pm and lasts roughly 2 hours. But stay as late as you'd like! We encourage mingling & networking after the screening in order to spark collaboration & support. 

The night's line-up (order subject to change):

Penalty (14:00)
Directed by Aldo Iuliano, Written by Severino Iuliano & Alessandro Giulietti. Represnted by Producer Andrette Lo Conte

The Orange Story (17:29)
Directed & Written by Erika Street Hopman, Written & Produced by Eugene Sun Park

*Intermission and Q&A with 1st Set of Filmmakers

The 3rd Try (4:46)
Directed & Written by Alfonso M. Rodriguez, Represented by Actor Imana Breaux

Date & Time (15:45)
Directed & Written by Craig Nobbs

Sonnet 23 (3:52)
Directed & Written by Rebecca Shoptaw

*Q&A with 2nd Set of Filmmakers. Followed by voting for Audience Choice winner. 

Silver Whiskers Winner & Audience Choice Selection announced at the end of the night. Corresponding prizes sponsored by Seed&Spark & 4milecircus.

Come out for a fun night of film watching and networking. Discover shorts, Find an audience & Build the local film community! 

2 drink minimum is suggested but not enforced. It's just a thank you to theThe Local NYC for hosting us. 

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Latresa Baker. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

We're currently starting Year 5. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whisker Award winners of the year is in April.

More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat