International Film Festival Manhattan


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          OCTOBER 23 - 26, 2014         

October 23, 2014 Opening Night / Awards Night

Philippine Center Kalayaan Hall 

556 5th Ave (on 46th St) NYC 10036

October 24 - 26, 2014

Producers Club 

358 W 44th St (almost corner of 9th Ave) NYC 10036

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International Film Festival Manhattan 2013 

OCTOBER 17-20, 2013

Anthology Film Archives 

32 Second Avenue (@ 2nd St.)

International Film Festival Manhattan 2013

Film Festival Director Awards

October 19, 2013 at the Anthology Film Archives 2nd Ave / 2nd St NYC

Honorable Mention Short Films

"Different" Claire McCarthy

"The Morning After" Dir: Daryl Denner

"Sins" Dir: Ev Wolff / Prod: Crystal Stevens

"Mr Real 2 Reel" Dir: Micaal Stevens

"Mga Liham Mula sa Alaska" (Letters from Alaska) Dir: Roberto Reyes Ang

Best Student Film

"Will You Marry Me" Dir: Jameelah Rose del Prado Lineses

Best Music Video

"20/20" (Pupil/Ely Buendia) Dir: Jason Tan / Prod Diane Ventura

Best Cinematography

"Subway Memories" DP: Josephus Tudtud

Best Indie Producer

"Save the Putnam Nature Trail" Prod: Will Sanchez / Vanessa Corwin

Best Ensemble Cast Short

Cast of "Defective" Dir: Gerard Mendez

Best Ensemble Cast Feature

Cast of "Lilet Never Happened" Dir: Jacco Groen

Best Actor

Roni Mazumdar "The Word Trader"

Best Actress

Sean Young "Send No Flowers"

Best Director Short

Sean Lynch "Game Night"

Best Director US Feature 

Fred Carpenter "Send No Flowers"

Best Director Global Feature

Jacco Groen "Lilet Never Happened"

Best Short Film

"Not Fade Away" Dir: Rodney Reyes / Prod: Steven Williams

Best Feature Film 

"Stand Off" Dir: Chris Notarile / Prod Ralph Henriquez

Best Documentary

"Lost Years" Dir: Kenda Gee

Best of the Best of IFFM 2013

"Lost Years" Dir: Kenda Gee / Tom Radford

IFFM Most Popular Film Award

"Barya" (Coins) Director: Emir Khan Bautista 

Mount Hope Project Ceremony / IFFM 2013 Awards Ceremony

Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the Colors NYC

Mount Hope Project Award

Achievement in Filmmaking  and Social Advocacy

"Lost Years" Dir: Kenda Gee / Tom Radford

Mount Hope Project Award

Achievement in Filmmaking and Social Advocacy

"Lilet Never Happened Dir: Jacco Groen


International Film Festival  Manhattan Official Selection 2013

Program # 1 

Thursday, October 17, 2013 Opening Night


Feature Film:

"Send No Flowers" Director Fred Carpenter

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"Send No Flowers Trailer  /  Facebook Event Page

Program # 2

Thursday, October 17, 2013 Opening Night

930PM - 12 Midnight

Feature Film: 

"Cancer  Warriors" Director Steven de Castro 

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Program # 3

Friday, October 18, 2013 


Short Film: "Defective" Director: Gerard Mendez

Feature Narrative Film: "Stand Off" Director: Chris Notarile

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"Stand Off" Trailer / Facebook Event Page

Program # 4

Friday, October 18, 2013

930PM - 12 Midnight

Best of Cinema Nights / IFFM co-programming with Frances Lozada

Short Films:

"A Lothario's Lament" Director: Sheila Mitchell Simmons

"Come Here Often" Director: Christine Raia

"The Morning After" Director: Daryl Denner

"The Coffee List" Director: John Henry Soto

"Visiting Hour" Director: Fernando Cuestas

"iLove" Director: Luis Enrique Rivera Cuyar

"Emma" Director: Anne Hu

"Shoeshine Chicken" Director: Fernando Cuestas

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Program # 5

Saturday, October 19, 2013 

2 - 310PM

Global Style Music Videos & Shorts

"Darryl's Song" (Darryl Shy) Director: Karen Angala Shy / Katrina Angala Shy

"Gold - Video Clip" Director: Uzi Amir

"Sexy" Director: Dee Shin

"Barnaby Bright ' Old Coats' " Director: Andy Strohl / Patryk Larney

"Game NY" Director: Jan Lim

"Snake Eyes" Director: Jay Max / Katrina Connor

"20/20" (Pupil/Ely Buendia) Director: Jason Tan / Producer: Diane Ventura 

"Different" Director: Claire McCarthy

"Will You Marry Me" Director: Jameelah Rose del Prado Lineses

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Program # 6

Saturday, October 19, 2013 

3:40 - 5:20PM 

Life's Learning Curve Shorts Program

"The Learning Curve" Director: Scott Eriksson

"The Word Trader" Director: Salvatore D'Alia

"The 40th Day" Director: ShaSha Li

"Murky" Director: Kevin Leigh

"Hit Town" Director: Kevin Leigh

"A Conversation About Cheating With My Time Travelling Future Self"

Director: Pornsak Pichetshote

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Program # 7

Saturday, October 19, 2013 

5:50 - 7:40PM

Asians on Film Festival / IFFM Co Programming

"Tule Lake" Director: Michelle Ikemote

"Couch & Potatoes" Director: Chris Lam & Eunsoo Jeong

"The Gelephant" Director: Jenn Liu

"Real Talk" Director: Patrick Ng

"Last Game" Director: Mike Cutrone

"Kuya Ko" Director: Dean Banting

"The Boy & The Tree" Director: Jimmy Zhang

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Program # 8

Saturday, October 19, 2013 

8:10 - 11PM 

Feature Documentary Film and Awards Night Gala

"Lost Years" Director: Kenda Gee

Awards Night Ceremony to follow immediately after the Q&A

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"Lost Years" Trailer / Facebook Event Page / Director Kenda Gee Interview 

Program # 9

Sunday, October 20, 2013

1:00 - 2:30PM

Documentary Shorts

"New Indies New Influences" Director: Julie Deffet

"Save The Putnam Nature Trail" Director: Guy Shahar

"Model CiTizen" Director: Cecilio Asuncion / Toine Valentin 

"Mr Real 2 Reel" Director: Micaal Stevens

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Program # 10

Sunday, October 20, 2013

3:00 - 4:30PM

Filipino Filmmakers Shorts Program

"Not Fade Away" Director: Rodney Reyes

"Will You Marry Me" Director: Jameelah Rose del Prado Lineses

"Nilda" Director: Joy Aquino

"Mga Liham Mula sa Alaska" (Letters From Alaska) Director: Roberto Reyes Ang

"Pohaku Falls" Director: Carrie Juntilla

"Barya" (Coins) Director: Emir Khan Bautista 

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Program # 11

Sunday, October 20, 2013

5:00 - 7:10PM Closing Night Film

Feature Narrative Film:

"Lilet Never Happened" (Netherlands / Philippines) Director: Jacco Groen Starring: Sandy TalagJohanna ter SteegeJohn Arcilla

Marife Necesito

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"Lilet Never Happened" Trailer / Facebook Event Page /  IMDB / Sandy Talag Interview (in Filipino) / Jacco Groen & Sandy Talag Interview 

Program # 12

Sunday, October, 20, 2013

7:40 - 9PM Closing Night Shorts

"Game Night" Director: Sean Lynch  (Trailer)

"Loaded" Director: Andrea Williams

"Sins" Director: Ev Wolff

"Overture" Director: Perry Escano

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International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) offers a quality selection of world-class films that will be showcased in downtown Manhattan at the historic Anthology Film Archives. Our programming encompasses all different genres of diverse program. Narrative features, documentaries, shorts and student films from all over the world. We also have a focus on social relevance as part of our programming and our goals.

New York City is the capital of the world, a place where the world converges. And we would like to celebrate international and independent films. We have a vision that film as a medium can make a positive impact in the world and the belief that New York City and its people is the best place to make this happen. It can be as simple as sharing a laughter or a tear in a short film or making a direct impact on lives across the world in a documentary. 

IFFM believes in filmmakers and will give support in showcasing their works in NY, by giving them the full NY theatrical experience! All invaluable in fostering film careers in this age of hybrid and self distribution. It starts by helping filmmakers find their audience in NY by giving them opportunities to promote their film. IFFM will also be a platform for different causes and social action through the films and events. Enjoy the best of what New York has to offer with our IFFM events which includes: Industry Networking Parties, personalized treatment of filmmakers and their films, opportunity for discussion, Red Carpet and Media Events all in the greatest city in the world.