NYC INDIE THEATRE FILM FESTIVAL: Friday
The 7th Annual New Ohio Theatre’s NYC INDIE THEATRE FILM FESTIVAL returns! In-person screenings February 16 – 19, online screenings February 20 – 26. Six new feature films will be showcased including THE GODDAMN TOONEY LUNES, LEON’S FANTASY CUT, MENDACITY, MIDDAY BLACK MIDNIGHT BLUE, A POEM AND A MISTAKE, and UNPACKING. In addition, 35 short films (two thirds directed by women and non-binary creators) will be presented across four programs.
WORKSHOP: INFINITE SPACE – MAKING THEATER IN VIRTUAL REALITY at 2pm
Virtual and augmented reality (AR) are creating new opportunities for artists and creatives every day. In a VR project, it’s not a camera in the middle of a scene; it’s an audience member. Which makes mixed reality (XR) entertainment much more like theater than film. In this workshop, theatermaker and XR artist Kevin Laibson (kevinasarobot) will walk you through the technologies, platforms, and distribution models in XR. They’ll share best practices for making theater with nearly unlimited potential audience reach and production capabilities. After all, a virtual space is just like a black box theater, but without the limitations of physics.
MENDACITY at 4pm (feature film)
Director: Reid Farrington | Writer: Sara Farrington
Featuring Kevin R. Free, Rafael Jordan, Jennifer McClinton, Laura K. Nicoll, Adam Patterson
MENDACITY is a darkly comic imagining of the three months between Nov 3rd, 2020 and Jan 20th, 2021 told through a transformed version of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and with the added element of new media & video projection.
SHORT FILM PROGRAM: NONTRADITIONAL STORYTELLING at 6pm
Short films from music to dance to spoken word, dive into these unique films.
ART IN SESSION 6
Directors: Soomi Kim, Gein Wong
THE DANCE AFTER THE LAST DANCE
Director/Writer: Candice Holdorf
THE GIRL WHO GOT FROZEN – New York Premiere
Director: Joseph Gallo | Writer: Rossella Lopez
I DIGRESS: THE INTIMATE INSIGHTS OF A CHILDHOOD WEIRDO – New York Premiere
Director: April Sweeney | Writer: Sauda Aziza Jackson
IN BETWEEN – US Premiere
Director/Writer: Anabella Lenzu
Director: Ari Veach | Writers: Siena D’Addario, Cooper Gordon
LIBERTY SPEAKS – World Premiere
Director: Lucia Bellini | Writer: Gabrielle Fox
MY BODY IS MY TEMPLE – World Premiere
Director: Elizabeth Piccoli | Writers: Julian Blackmore, Daniel F. Levin
PAPER PLAIN – New York Premiere
Directors/Writers: William Myers, Rana San
Director/Writer: Cary Patrick Martin
LEON’S FANTASY CUT at 8pm (feature film)
Writers/Directors: Josh Caras, Jonathan Valde
Featuring Josh Caras, Paul Cooper, Ella Rae Peck, Jonathan Valde
Two first generation Ukrainian-American brothers George and Iggy know they are destined for great things. George is a wannabe business scion festering in a cell phone store. Iggy is a small-time pot dealer and an aspiring Rap mogul. They are stuck together in a suffocating studio apartment in South Brooklyn and are constantly at each other’s throats. They know that their situation has to be temporary– after all this is America. But both of them learn that their dreams are elusive and that unrealized ones can make a person lose their mind.
NYCITFF runs in person at New Ohio Theatre from February 16 -19, followed by an encore online presentation from February 20 – 26. Feature-length films, short films, filmmaker Q&As, and panels with industry professionals will be presented.
All-access passes are $50, which provide access to both in-person and online programming, and both in-person only and online-only passes are $35 each. Individual screening tickets are $14. Tickets to workshops are $20. Passes and individual tickets are now on sale at https://nycitff2023.eventive.org.