IndieWorks: January 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):

The Visit (11:09)
Directe by Shane Andries, Written & Produced by Vishwas Vishwas

Privilege (10:28)
Directed & Written by Berman Fenelus

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

Happy Here in New York (13:03)
Directed & Written by Rodrigo Baumgartner ayres

Greener (6:34)
Directed by Alessia Gatti, Written & Produced by Martha Frances Williams

Keep Me Posted (4:02)
Directed & Written by Hillary Nussbaum

*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&SparkBright Ideas4milecircus.

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, currently run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Gwen Albers. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

We're currently in Year 4. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whiskers 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 (Halloween) 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 6:00pm. Screening starts at 7:00pm 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.

*This is our Halloween Special! (Trigger warning for some violence & gore in films of the night.) We encourage people to dress up. The whole CongestedCat team will be in costume. The Local, our venue, will be dressed in webs and 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!*

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

Arts & Crafts (13:50)
Directed & Written by Nina Gielan

Burnt Popcorn (8:39) 
Directed & Written by Rafael De Leon Jr.

The Price of Bones (10:05) 
Directed by Brandon Taylor/Written by Samantha Kolesnik/Represented by Producer Michael Sherry

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

Stitched (3:35)
Directed & Written by Heather Taylor

The Grind (4:30) 
Directed & Written by Christian LaMorte & Alejandro Veciana

Sticks (17:15) 
Directed & Written by Mark J. Parker

*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&SparkBright Ideas4milecircus.

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. Happy hour prices all night.

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

We're currently in Year 4. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whiskers 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 (Web Series) 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):

Six Windows (15:46) (Ep. 1 - Lucy)
Directed by Brandon Taylor, Written by Rosario Pellerito.

WWYD? (3:22) (Pilot)
Directed & Written by Jason Hood

Blank My Life (7:30) (Ep. 10 - Ending)
Created & Written by Alex Spieth, Directed by Stephen Tonti

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

Redhead's Anonymous (6:16) (Ep. 4)
Created & Written by Elisabeth Ness, Directed by Daniel Seth

Working on It (3:39) (Ep. 3 - Don't Stop Believin)
Created by Marzy Hart, Directed by Stacy Maltin

Growing Down (12:04) (Ep. 1)
Created by Jessica Henderson, Directed & Written by Jeff H. Davis

*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&SparkBright Ideas4milecircus.

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, currently run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Gwen Albers. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

We're currently in Year 4. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whiskers 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

Come out for Seed&Spark's FREE 'Crowdfunding to Build Independence' class, taught by Crowdfunding Specialist & IndieWorks Series Director Christina Raia. 

Don't just approach Crowdfunding as a way to raise funds for one project! Seed&Spark, and we at IndieWorks, believe in sustainable indie filmmaking. That's what this class is designed to help you achieve. Engage your audience at every stage of each project, leverage that audience for distribution, and carry them over to the next project.

More info about the #StayIndieTour
https://www.seedandspark.com/events.

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):

Break (8:05)
Directed by Nicholas Santos

The Blood In Our Veins (18:21)
Directed by Mateo Marquez

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

Plus-Plus (9:07)
Directed by Tom Rizutto

Marcela's Tale (4:51)
Directed by Tanmaya Shekhar

Ginger With a Snap (12:00)
Directed by Aubrey Smyth


*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&SparkBright Ideas4milecircus.

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, currently run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Gwen Albers. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

We're currently in Year 4. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whiskers 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 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):

My Identity (10:55)
Directed by Yasmin Mistry

The Firmest Friend (19:46)
Directed by Andrew Fixell

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

White Privilege Frankenstein (4:32)
Written & Directed by Chris Carfizzi/ Directed by Ken Dashow

Catslaughter (10:23)
Directed by Humberto Guzman/ Written & Produced by Stephanie Iscovitz & Sarah duRivage-Jacobs

What's Eating Dad? (10:53)
Written & Directed by Michael Goldburg

*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&SparkBright Ideas4milecircus.

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, currently run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Gwen Albers. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

We're currently in Year 4. Our first screening of every year is in June & our annual Best of Fest featuring Silver Whiskers 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

Come out for Seed&Spark's FREE 'Crowdfunding to Build Independence' class, taught by Crowdfunding Specialist & IndieWorks Series Director Christina Raia. 

Don't just approach Crowdfunding as a way to raise funds for one project! Seed&Spark, and we at IndieWorks, believe in sustainable indie filmmaking. That's what this class is designed to help you achieve. Engage your audience at every stage of each project, leverage that audience for distribution, and carry them over to the next project.

More info about the #StayIndieTour
https://www.seedandspark.com/events.

IndieWorks: June Screening (Kicking Off Year 4!)

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. (*Please note starting with Year 4, IndieWorks moves to Tuesday nights due to our new venue in LIC.)

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

Muscle (13:56) 
Directed & Written by Heidi Marshall/Represented by Producer Johnny Sanchez

The Cat's Cradle (15:35)
Directed by David Spaltro/Represented by Writer-Producer Tawny Traversa

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


Clippings (6:05) 
Directed & Written by Jessica Kingdon 

Happenstance (10:30) 
Directed & Written by Jeanette Sears/Co-Written by Nicole Solomon

Blank My Life (3:32)
Directed by Benjamn Viertel/Written & Produced by Alex Spieth

*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.

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, currently run by the CongestedCat Productions LLC team, and hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Gwen Albers. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/

We're currently starting Year 4. 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: 3rd Annual Best of Fest

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 6 short films, and 1 film is given the 'Silver Whiskers Award' based on an 8 category system (described on our site). 

Then in April, all 9 Silver Whisker winners of the year, along with 1 lucky Audience Voted winner, screen 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. We're even giving out a prize to a lucky audience member through a free raffle through our sponsor Seed&Spark!

We'll be screening at the wonderful The Local NYC, located off the 7, G & E in Long Island City. Please note this is a new venue for us since the People Lounge shut down. And this is a Tuesday night instead of our usual Wednesday! 

Line-up (screening order subject to change): 

Pillows (13:00) (November Winner)
Directed by Ann Carr
Written/Produced by Ginny Leise

Write With Me... (9:28) (February Winner)
Directed & Written by Hannah Leshaw

Tadaima (15:25) (June Winner)
Directed & Written by Robin Takao D'Oench

Before We Lose (17:00) (August Winner)
Directed & Written by Cristhian Andrews

The Texture of the Light (21:58) (October Winner)
Directed & Written by Arilyn I. Martinez Cora

-5 minute intermission

The Fragrance Thief (12:28) (March Winner)
Directed & Written by Tanmaya Shekhar

Stay At Home (11:12) (September (Web Series) Winner)
Directed & Written by Ben Jaeger-Thomas

Larry Gone Demon (14:00) (Halloween Winner)
Directed & Written by Matthew John Lawrence

Hungry For Love (15:00) (July Winner)
Directed & Written by Justin Ambrosino

TBD (tbd) (Online Audience Winner)
We've selected 3 films from the other 42 films we screened this year to compete for online votes. Contest launched March 23rd & ends the 30th.

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

There will be no Q&A at this event, so be sure to attend our monthly screenings for more engagement with filmmakers. Tonight will be more of a celebration of this year of films and the amazing filmmakers we featured and connected with. 

Doors open at 6:00pm. Step & Repeat photos available from 6:20 to 6:50 & after the show. Screening starts at 7:00pm 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.

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

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 & Hosted by Ricardo Manigat & Gwen Albers. Our first screening was in June 2013, we're currently wrapping up Year 3!

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks: March Screening

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*Please note that this is our first event at a new venue. Previously held at the People Lounge in LES for 3 years, we've now moved to Suffolk St at Subject. Last month we tried out a different venue and are hoping our audience will help us decide between the two for our permanent new venue. 

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):

Wade in the Water (9:03)
Written & Directed by Abbesi Akhamie

Meet Me Here (9:13)
Directed by Maria Riboli
Written by Kirsten Russell

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

Living the Dream (3:16)
Written & Directed by Chris Beier

The Fragrance Thief (12:28)
Written & Directed by Tanmaya Shekhar

The Confession (4:57)
Directed by Jaclyn Gramigna
Written & Produced by Michael Dibiasio

*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.

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 bar for hosting us. 

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

We're currently in year 3. 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: February Screening

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*Please note that this is our first event at a new venue. Previously held at the People Lounge in LES, we've now moved up to E 27th St at the Stone Creek Lounge. This may not be our permanent new venue. We'll see how this month goes! 

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):

Milan's First Day (13:13)
Written & Directed by Laura Fielder

America 1979 (14:00)
Written & Directed by Lila Yomtoob

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

Write With Me... (9:28)
Written & Diected by Hannah Leshaw

Iris and Betty (4:00)
Written & Directed by Jason Hood

Emilia (12:42)
Directed by Jonathan Whittaker
Written & Produced by Emilia Aghamirzai & Julia Trinidad

*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.

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 bar for hosting us. Stone Creek also has a full food menu.

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

We're currently in year 3. 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 @CongestedCa

IndieWorks: Farewell to People Lounge & Alumni Mixer

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We're sad to say that the People Lounge, the home of IndieWorks for almost 3 years, is closing at the end of January. We're currently looking for a new venue and aim to start our monthly screenings back up in February. In the meantime though, we want to party at the people lounge one last time and say thank you & goodbye to the wonderful space that has meant so much to us. We invite all our alumni filmmakers and audience members to join us for an evening celebrating the People Lounge & local indie film. Come out to have a few drinks, mingle with other local filmmakers that have screened with us and toast to the wonderful people behind the bar. (Entry is, as always, free.)

*Please note that the bar will be cash only at this event. 

If you'd like to help our search for a new venue, here's our blog post about what we need in a space: http://www.congestedcat.com/blog/2015/11/22/need-a-new-space-for-indieworks

If you'd like to find out more about Indie Works & what we do atCongestedCat Productions, LLC., check out our site: http://www.congestedcat.com/.

IndieWorks: November Series

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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):

Ahora Veo (10:40)
Directed by Marco Antonio Martinez

Leaving Home (8:00)
Directed by Natalie Fullaondo

Najmia (14:30)
Directed by Cristhian Andrews

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

Pillows (13:00)
Directed by Ann Carr/Written & Produced by Ginny Leise

Men Without Women (8:00)
Directed by John S Fisher

Across the Pond (7:00)
Directed by Jessica M. Thompson

*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.

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 thePeople Lounge for hosting us. 
More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, currently run by the CongestedCat Productions, LLC. team. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/
We're currently in year 3. 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.

IndieWorks: Halloween Special (Horrors, Thrillers, Gore & More!)

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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 6:00pm. Screening starts at 7:00pm 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.

*This is our Halloween Special! (Trigger warning for some violence & gore in film's of the night.) We encourage people to dress up. The whole CongestedCat team will be in costume. The People's Lounge and Bar, our venue, will be dressed in webs and 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 wont want to miss!*

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


CROW (5:53)
Directed by Jaclyn Gramigna

Blood Memory (15:00)
Directed by Marc Macaluso

Palpitations (12:35)
Directed by Tae Jung Choi

Waffle (5:08)
Directed by Rafael De Leon Jr.

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

Disturbances: My Little Angel (5:45)

Directed by Katie Carman-Lehach

Whisper (9:29)
Directed by David Yosefovich Abramov

Choice Cuts (4:43)
Directed by Jeff Myers & Keith Jefferies

Larry Gone Demon (14:29)
Directed by Matthew John Lawrence

*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.

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 People Lounge for hosting us. 
More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, currently run by the CongestedCat Productions, LLC. team & Hosted by Lauren A. Kennedy & Tony Curtis. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/
We're currently in year 3. 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.

IndieWorks: October Series

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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 Texture of the Light (20:00)
Directed by Arilyn I. Martinez Cora

Feeling Wanted (14:03)
Directed by Yasmin Mistry

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

Araignee (1:22)
Directed by Jeremy Jensen/Represented by Composer Nature Ganganbaigal

Coffee Shop Conversations (1:57)
Directed by Kimberly DiPersia

Introducing Parker Dowd (15:39)
Directed by Lauren Ashley Carter/Written by Rebecca Blaine Carton

*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.

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 People Lounge for hosting us. 
More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, currently run by the CongestedCat Productions team & Hosted by Lauren A. Kennedy & Tony Curtis. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/
We're currently in year 3. 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.

IndieWorks: September Series (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 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):

 

59 Days in New York (14:51)
Created by May-Elise Martinsen/ Directed by Mandira Chauhan

Mybnb (4:36)
Created by Pearson Jenks/ Directed by Nickon Hemati

Stay at Home (11:12)
Created & Directed by Ben Jaeger-Thomas/Co-Directed by Liam Billingham

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

Life After Fat (7:30)
Created by Julia Pugachevsky/ Directed by Jason Hood/Produced by Will Patterson

Maybe Sunshine (9:35)
Created by Lisa Hammer/ Co-created & Directed by Levi Wilson

Kyle's Closet (3:49)
Created & Directed by Shelby Zoe Coley

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

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

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 thePeople Lounge for hosting us. 
More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, currently run by the CongestedCat Productions, LLC. team. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/
We're currently beginning year 3. 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.

IndieWorks: August Series

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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):

Tom in America (16:00)
Directed by Flavio Alves

Before We Lose (17:10)
Directed by Cristhian Andrews 

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

Love & Badminton (17:43)
Directed by Kenneth Maharaj

Into The Woods (3:40)
Directed by Anne Hu

Unwritten (10:14)
Directed by Anita Carroll

*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.

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 thePeople Lounge for hosting us. 
More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, currently run by the CongestedCat Productions, LLC. team & Hosted by Lauren A. Kennedy & Tony Curtis. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/
We're currently beginning year 3. 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.

IndieWorks: July Series

Read Recap -->

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):

Solace (11:04)
Directed by Marvin Van Buren

Time Signature (10:10)
Directed by Sean Mannion 

A Farewell to Robot Arms (5:27)
Directed by Christopher Ventura & Peter LaSala

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

Live a Little (13:20)
Directed by Molly McGaughey

Lawn Care (8:33)
Directed by Marie Schlingmann

Hungry For Love (15:00)
Directed by Justin Ambrosino

*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.

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 thePeople Lounge for hosting us. 
More info or to submit a film: http://www.congestedcat.com/indieworks

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

Started by Christina Raia in April 2013, currently run by the CongestedCat Productions, LLC. team & Hosted by Lauren A. Kennedy & Tony Curtis. Meet the full team: http://www.congestedcat.com/about/
We're currently beginning year 3. 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.