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New York City International Film Festival Returns for 9th Year


New York City International Film Festival Returns for 9th Year

Now in its ninth year, the New York City International Film Festival will showcase filmmakers from around the world in three distinctive New York venues: The Directors Guild of America, The Dolby Theater & Screening Room and The Producers Club. Over five days, the NYCIFF will screen 19 short films including one animation, and 13 feature length films.

This year's festival will kick off Monday, March 5th with a red-carpet gala followed by the screening of selected feature, The Girl Who Invented Kissing. Audiences are then invited to a Q&A with the stars and filmmakers.

This will be followed by actor and director Steve Stanulis presenting the world premiere of his documentary project, Wasted Talent,following embattled Bronx Tale star Lillo Brancato, also on March 5th.

The NYCIFF will close with a VIP reception and special screening of Keely Shaye Smith and Pierce Brosnan's Poisoning Paradise,followed by a Q&A with the creators and awards reception honoring actress Natali Yura, with the Rising Star Award, and philanthropist, Jean Shafiroff, with the Philanthropic Award for Art, Culture & Film.

Tickets sales from NYCIFF will benefit the New York International Film Festival's Foundation for the Arts, established to provide scholarships and opportunities to aspiring filmmakers, directors and performers around the world.

Detailed Screening Schedule:

Monday, 3/5: 6:00 PM: Red Carpet Reception

6:30 PM: Wasted Talent

7:40 PM: Planet Tobler

7:50 PM: Opening Gala

8:00 PM: Selected Feature/Q&A: The Girl Who Invented Kissing

Tuesday, 3/6: 4:00 PM: Short Film Group 1:


The Word

Millennial Mob Film

Dancing Wheels

6:00 PM: Devil's Cove

8:00 PM: The Odds

Wednesday, 3/7: 4:00 PM: Short Film Group 2:

The Veil

Signs From Above

Rory Romantic

Mann & Quinn


f the Bitch!?


6:00 PM: SECRETS of a Frozen Ocean

7:00 PM: Consolation

8:30 PM: THE SISTERHOOD (of girls who won't date me)

Thursday, 3/8: (Producers Club)

4:00 PM: Short Film Group 3:

The Pleasure of Being Served

White Lies

The Singer

5:00 PM: DISOLVED: A Game of Truth

6:00 PM: Collusion

8:00 PM: Dinkheller

9:15 PM: Point of View

(Dolby Theater)

6:00 PM: Mortal

8:00 PM: Pentimento

Friday, 3/9: Awards Reception & Closing Special Feature: Poisoning Paradise

6:00 PM: Red Carpet & VIP Reception

7:00 PM: Opening Remarks & Screening

9:00 PM: Q&A and Award Presentation

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