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:

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!

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