2017 Festival Events
Opening Night Party
April 30, 2017 6:00pmCome join us at the Opening Party of the Festival! This is your official invite to the exclusive party at the NYC Independent Film Festival. Kick-off the Festival with the opening night film THRU, have some drinks and take photos with all the attending filmmakers! We will have crew on hand to answer all your questions and talk all things indie film!
General admission 1 ticket is ...
Presentation: Seed & Spark on Crowdfunding
May 2, 2017 4:00pmCrowdfunding for filmmakers - Christina Raia gives a step by step walkthrough of how she raised funds for her films and offers her help to the attendees.
Christina Raia: The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience. Crowdfunding has become a fundamental piece of most financing plans for independent film. But most filmmakers miss the op...
Panel: Music Licensing
May 2, 2017 4:30pmYou love that song! You want to use that song in your movie. What rights will you need? Come meet the experts that will explain what a Music Supervisor does, what you should work with a Performing Rights Society, and if you can afford the Synch and Master use fees for the song.
Omar A. Sandoval, Synchronization Licensing, Spirit Music Group
Panel: Film Finance
May 3, 2017 4:30pmTax Incentives & Rebates: Join us as we spotlight the state of tax incentives and rebates, and how tax credits can work in conjunction with financing your film.
Christine Peluso, Tax Credits LLC
Jane Saul, Tax Credits LLC
Christine Peluso, Esq, TAX Credits LLC
Christine Peluso has directed...
Live Performance: L*A*W (free)
May 3, 2017 9:00pmCome to the Producers Club Lounge for a free live performance by L*A*W and his band Planet 12! Reserve your seat today for the first musical performance at the 2017 NYC Independent Film Festival!
Most fans know L*A*W as the singer/rapper/dancer/producer & multi-instrumentalist In Funk Legend George Clinton's 420 Funk Mob in the legendary P-Funk camp but Millions have seen him on ...
May 4, 2017 4:30pmCome meet the experts on Animation and hear what they have to say about the future of animation.
Andy London, London Squared/HOSTOS, CUNY/Harvard
Signe Baumane, ROCKS IN MY POCKETS and MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
Tucker Klein, Character Designer
Yvonne Grzenkowicz, EyeSnare Productions
Live Performance: Otis Clapp (free)
May 4, 2017 9:00pmCome to the Producers Club Lounge for a free live performance by OTIS CLAPP! Reserve your seat today!
Hailing from Queens, New York, Otis buried himself in music from a young age as a means of escaping an unstable and abusive home life. His passion for hip hop drove him from lunchroom cyphers to sharing stages with heavyweights such as Action Bronson, Diplo, J.Cole, Mac Miller, A...
Virtual Reality Storytelling
May 5, 2017 1:00pmHow do we tell stories in Virtual Reality? What are the unique techniques that will separate VR from film, games, and other media?
Jon Clinkenbeard of Clinkenfilms will discuss how "true" VR blends cinematic techniques and interactive design to create entirely new experiences and how we are still on our way to unlocking the full potential of Virtual Reality as an art form.
Animation Discussion Group (Free)
May 5, 2017 2:00pmThis is a informal, casual, non-moderated meet-up for filmmakers participating in the Festival, specifically animators.
VR Cinema Presentation
May 5, 2017 3:00pmCome join us for a VR Presentation followed by a discussion open to the audience.
Mark Sternberg, REVRIE Immersive Works
Mark is a co-founder of REVRIE Immersive Works, a cinematic virtual reality production company dedicated to telling compelling narratives, and Cinematic VR NYC, a Meetup group dedicated to helping filmmakers transition into thi...