The NYC Indie Film Festival is THE place for Short Sketch Comedy. The entire experience, from submission to the awards ceremony, was expertly coordinated by the NYCIFF staff. Seeing our sketch "Coffee Break" on the big screen, with a packed house, uproariously laughing, was a dream come true. Winning the award for Best Short Sketch Comedy was the cherry on top of an already delicious cake. We'll definitely be submitting again and look forward to another amazing experience! - Charles Schulz, Coffee Break, 2017 Best Short Sketch Comedy Winner
I will always be grateful to the NYCIFF for many reasons, the most obvious is for opening the door to New Filmmakers and their Opera Prima, like me. My Documentary was well received by the Festival. We kicked off the Seventh Edition and ended up with two nominations and one of the key Awards. It's a festival that is constantly growing and truly Independent. They really want to help you to sell your film, to meet distributors, always looking for new ideas and partnerships. - Cristian Piazza, Waiting, 2016 Best Documentary Feature Winner
I will always have special memories of the NYC Independent Film Festival. Dennis and the team made me so welcome when I traveled over from London, UK, and I was thrilled to win the Best Narrative Feature award for my indie feature MILE END. The recognition from the festival helped me build momentum and recognition for the movie and was vital in helping me secure a distribution deal with Flix Premiere. - Graham Higgins, MILE END, 2016 Narrative Feature Winner
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