The 2013 NYC Independent Film Festival, Hosted by Cieri Media and Held in Times Square, Announces its First Official Selections

As 4th New York City Independent Film Festival continues to accept submissions, they have announced the first three official entries that will be a part of this year's festival. They are planning to move to an additional location to accomodate more films, film-makers, and press agents as they have received more submissions than any other year.

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We are very excited to announce the first official selections. Last year there were 97 films, including 17 music videos, screened in the four screening rooms with over a thousand people in attendance. This year promises to be really huge.

(PRWEB) February 25, 2013

As 4th New York City Independent Film Festival sponsored by Cieri Media continues to accept submissions, they have announced the first three official entries that will be a part of this year's festival. The first official selection under the Short Film category is 'Spaghetti für Zwei' directed by Matthias Rosenberger. This film was appreciated for the actors' amazing performances and the ingenuity of the screenplay. The story revolves around a likeable but lonesome man on his way to lunch. Awaiting him, the outside world lurks menacingly: in his imagination it swarms with would-be crooks, hussies and criminals. The characters' expressions surpass the need for dialogue and makes this film stand out from its competition.

'The Puzzled,' directed by Christar Kei Yan Wan is the first selection for the Super Short Film category. Creative editing and the unusual treatment of the story appealed to our judges. This was not a puzzle for them as they unanimously decided to make it an official selection for the coming year.

In the Music Video category, Artist Janina Gavankar's single 'Waiting for Godot,' directed by Caitlin Pashalek, is the first to be voted in. Our judges lauded this video for it's eye-catching production design and less-is-more attitude in terms of props, composition and costume design. The music breathes life into the both characters performed by the artist herself playing the role of a poised and composed woman juxtaposed against her opposite, looking for a way out of a vast empty land.

Dennis Cieri, Director of NYC Independent Film Festival said, "We are very excited to announce the first official selections. Last year there were 97 films, including 17 music videos, screened in the four screening rooms with over a thousand people in attendance. This year promises to be really huge. We are overwhelmed by the number of submissions received so far and the competition is really intense."

NYC Independent Film Festival is looking to move to a bigger location this year for the screenings and award ceremony. Mr.Cieri said, "We want to be able to give more opportunities to these amazing film-makers and in order to do that we need to be able to provide more screening rooms and seating in each." They are running a crowd-funding campaign on RocketHub to support them in this major move. If you would like to know more and find out how to support the campaign, click here.

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