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 10 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!
As always, we'll be screening at the wonderful People Lounge in the Lower Eastside. But for this special event, we'll have access to both floors and a 3rd screen!
Line-up (screening order subject to change):
The Bureau of Short-Term Affairs (15:00) (October Winner) Directed by Bryan Artiles
Written/Produced by Sissy Denkova
Mating (15:45) (February Winner)
Directed by Chris Ungco
Hey Yun (8:15) (September Winner)
Created by Hye Yun Park
Money Box (5:00) (August Winner)
Directed by Muzappar Osman
Wormbug (14:40) (Halloween Winner)
Directed by Arlen Konopaki
Zerogon (4:00) (Online Audience Winner)
Directed by Joshua Planz & John Mattiuzzi
-5 minute intermission
Molly's Method (15:00) (November Winner)
Directed by Gabriela Revilla Lugo
The Visit (8:30) (June Winner)
Directed by Lawrence Horwitz
Q.U.E.E.N. (16:25) (January Winner)
Directed by Brittany M. Fennell
Lolotte (14:54) (March Winner)
Directed by Felix Thompson
Boy on a Bike (2:25) (July Winner)
Directed by Casey Stein
*Award Ceremony: There will be 2 winners of the night, the Golden Whiskers Award winner and Ultimate Audience Choice winner. Both will receive monetary prizes from our sponsors.
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. Entrance photos available at 6:30pm & during intermission. 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 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 Lauren A. Kennedy & Tony Curtis. Our first screening was in June 2013, we're currently wrapping up Year 2!
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