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:

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!

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