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

Deserted (13:00)
Directed by Manuel Velásquez, Written by Manuel Velásquez & Aida Noujaim, Produced by Melissa Gutiérrez

*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)
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*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

IndieWorks: 4th 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 5 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 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.

Line-up (screening order subject to change): 

The Suitor (12:01) *(November Winner)
Directed by Alvaro Congosto, Written by Samuel Laskey

The Visit (11:09) (*January Winner)
Directed by Shane Andries, Written & Produced by Vishwas Vishwas

Happy Here in New York (13:03) (*Online Audience Winner)
Directed & Written by Rodrigo Baumgartner Ayres

The Cat's Cradle (15:35) (*June Winner)
Directed by David Spaltro, Written & Produced by Tawny Sorensen

The Blood In Our Veins (18:21) (*August Winner)
Directed & Written by Mateo Marquez

-10 minute intermission

Arts & Crafts (13:50) (*October (Halloween) Winner)
Directed & Written by Nina Gielen

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

Blank My Life (7:30) (*September (Web Series) Winner)
Created & Written by Alex Spieth, Directed by Stephen Tonti

Juice (9:46) (*February Winner)
Directed & Written by Rachel Kessler

Twinsburg (15:48) (*March Winner)
Directed & Written by Joe Garrity

*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 sponsor. 

There will be no Q&A at this event, so check out our Q&A livestreams from the monthly screenings 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 and connected with. 

Doors open at 6:30pm. Step & Repeat photos available from 6:30 to 7pm & after the show. Screening starts at 7pm 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 4!

Follow us on twitter @CongestedCat

IndieWorks: March 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):

Runners (5:00)
Directed by Liam Billingham, Written by Victoria Negri

Twinsburg (15:48)
Written & Dreicted by Joe Garrity

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

Between Seconds (21:18)
Written & Directed by Nora Jaenicke

The Tramcar Girl (9:15)
Directed by Gerard Zarra, Alex Tymchak & Daniel Lewinstein

*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, 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: February 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 Perfumist (2:08)
Directed by Yukari Akaba Rockmuller, Shannon Lee, Daniela Lobo Dias, Sandra Rivero Ortiz

What The People Want (3:16)
Directed by Kathleen Judge

America Heard: Refuge of Hope (5:00)
Directed by Yasmin Mistry

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

Sleeping With Earrings On (9:40)
Directed by Jaclyn Gramigna, Written & Produced by Stephanie Iscovitz

Juice (9:46)
Directed by Rachel Kessler

Great Expectations (12:23)
Directed by Don Downie, Written by Dorothy Marcic, Produced by/Starring Laura Dowling Shea

*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, 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: 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