Award-Winning "Imagine I’m Beautiful" Premieres at New York City International Film Festival

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Nine Lives Pictures announces NYCIFF to host red carpet New York-premiere of their award-winning indie feature film, "Imagine I'm Beautiful" on Friday, May 30 at the Crosby Street Hotel.

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Katie Morrison (Kate) and Naomi McDougall Jones (Lana) in "Imagine I'm Beautiful"

Imagine I’m Beautiful captures the spirit of independent filmmaking and the team represents some of the most talented up-and-coming filmmakers in the NYC independent scene.

Nine Lives Pictures and the New York City International Film Festival today announced the red carpet, NY-premiere of "Imagine I’m Beautiful" on Friday, May 30th at The Crosby Street Hotel. The event begins with a red carpet screening at 7 pm, followed by a general admission screening at 9 pm.

“We’re thrilled to showcase this incredible, thoughtful, award-winning film at this year’s festival,” Roberto Rizzo, Founder & CEO, NYCIFF said. “'Imagine I’m Beautiful' captures the spirit of independent filmmaking and the team represents some of the most talented up-and-coming filmmakers in the NYC independent scene.”

"Imagine I’m Beautiful" follows Lana, a young woman who moves to New York after her mother’s suicide. She moves in with the troubled Kate and the two slowly forge a friendship, finding solace in each other's difficult pasts until Kate makes a discovery that will alter their friendship for good. The film stars Naomi McDougall Jones and Katie Morrison, is directed by Meredith Edwards and produced by Caitlin Gold, Naomi McDougall Jones and Joanna Bowzer. The film was developed and produced in New York City.

“As we were looking for a home for our New York-premiere, NYCIFF was top of our list,” Caitlin Gold, producer and co-founder, Nine Lives Pictures said. “The whole cast and crew are excited to be a part of such a filmmaker-friendly, prestigious festival as we bring this film to our home town of the Big Apple.”

Most recently, "Imagine I’m Beautiful" won Best Feature, Best Female Director and The Don Award: Best Independently Produced Screenplay of 2014 from the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival; Best Dramatic Feature and a Special Jury Prize for Best Performance at the 23rd Arizona International Film Festival; the 2014 Rising Star Award at the Canada International Film Festival; and the Best Actress Award from RxSM in Austin, TX.

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About Nine Lives Pictures
Nine Lives Pictures is a film development and production company based in New York City. The Company strives to produce original, character-driven narratives that have yet to be told. The company’s freshman feature film, the award-winning "Imagine I’m Beautiful," has played at numerous festivals across the country while winning a number of prestigious awards. The company has two other films currently in development.

About the New York City International Film Festival
The New York City International Film Festival has a well-earned reputation, nationally and internationally, as one of the most respected events of the film festival year. The organization is committed to bringing the best of the world’s cinematography to New York City and to provide a platform for talented domestic and international filmmakers to showcase their work.

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