Opening Gala at the DGA Theater
April 3rd to April 7th, 2017
The NYCIFF opening gala red carpet and black-tie event will be held on April 3rd at the Directors Guild Theatre, 110 West 57th Street. The VIP reception will be held from 6pm to 7pm. At 7pm there will be an 0pening statement, followed by the short film “Wishmakers” and feature film “Two Zions: The Living Legacy of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon.” Afterwards there will be a Q&A with the directors and producers, Cheryl Halpern, Mitchell Stuart, Elena Lefkowitz, and Dr. Ephraim Isaac. The short film “Fighting to be Free” will close the evening.
This year NYCIFF has an eclectic selection of films, which include shorts, web series, feature narratives, and documentaries from the US and a variety of other countries. For many international filmmakers, the festival creates an opportunity to introduce their films and experience a world premiere in New York City. 25 films will screen at the 2017 NYCIFF in total, creating a unique and diverse platform.
The festival will close April 7th with an awards ceremony at the Dolby Theater, 1350 6th Ave. The documentary “Fascination: Helena’s Story” will be screened at 7pm with a Q&A following. The film highlights the life of a Holocaust survivor who took up ballroom dancing at the age of 88. The Q&A will feature the director Karen Goldfarb and titular subject Helena Weinrauch. Afterwards we will honor all of the filmmakers with a cocktail reception and awards ceremony.
We are proud of our varied selection of narrative shorts, documentaries, and feature films of all genres that will be part of our schedule throughout the week. Feature films include “Home Away” directed by Oliver Yan, “Your Sweet Love” directed by Audley Smith, “The Meanest Man in Texas” directed by Justin Ward, and “Duel of Brothers: Adidas vs. Puma” directed by Michael Souvignier, among many others.
Our featured documentaries include “Heroes Manufactured” directed by Yaron Betan and “The Lost Village” directed by Roger Paradiso.
Please visit the NYCIFF website to purchase and reserve tickets for the screenings and ceremonies.
The New York City International Film Festival has an impeccable reputation both domestically and internationally. NYCIFF is one of the most respected and diverse film festivals. Each year the organization is committed to bringing the highest quality of emerging filmmakers and cinematographers to New York City. NYCIFF prides itself as a platform for talented domestic and international filmmakers to showcase their work and expand their opportunities in the business of film.