By Nick Christophers It is one thing to dream of showcasing your talents and another to do it. Akahata Honnavar has broken down barriers from her native India to the shore of New York. In her youth she was influenced by cinema from her film loving family. This […]
By: Nick Christophers If you did not know about this talented filmmaker before you will soon enough. DJ Higgins has begun to make his mark in the film industry with his motivational projects. He is a one of a kind director who has amazing stats under his belt. […]
“We are in our 21st year as we started in multiple venues and settled her in at the Bellmore Theatre which has been great. LIIFE is what we consider a film community. This year we have 147 shorts, features along with webisodes and music videos. Not to mention the amazing panelists and award recipients like Danny Aiello and Kevin Browne.”
Founder and creator George Isaacs has done it again with an even bigger turn out for the 7th Annual Winter Film Festival in New York. George has been there and done that in the film world. He has been part of production teams for Round House Pictures, I.D. Films, Park Avenue Post and Red Reel Pictures.
George Andreakos has been in love with acting for as long as he can remember. Ever since he was in grade school in Brooklyn he had the “acting bug”. His talent and passion for acting did not go unnoticed as he was casted as a lead or supporting actor in live plays. Yet it came a time when he had to give up acting for a while. He had a full-time job, College and started his own side business so acting did not fit into the equation.
There have been many film festivals that have taken part in the New York area and most of them are very similar in premise. Yet KATRA Films set a different standard where they look to present a unique avenue for all types of filmmakers. The creator Geoffrey Guerrero has been pushing the film series since 2012 and it has grown every year since. The festival is based on promoting tolerance, inclusivity, diversity and social justice.
Dreamstates is currently on a limited release tour across the United States and was shown at Harlem Stage on Friday. The film, written and directed by Anisia Uzeyman and starring both the director and Saul Williams engages the audience with it’s imagery of the United States, limited dialogue but puissant interactions between the two main characters and a deeply thoughtful soundtrack.
by Nick Christophers Geoffrey Guerrero had a vision to create a festival like no other in New York and since 2012 he has done just that. The Katra Film Series is a platform where a selection of shorts and features is presented to a packed audience who take […]
We all remember Federico as “Furio” on The Sopranos but he has come a long way since then; from building up his painting career to directing movies. The project was first released as a trailer, “Lilly of The Feast” and came together around 2015. It was the brainchild of Federico and prolific writer, Michael Ricigliano. The title of the film later changed to “Brooklyn Banker” when it was completed. Only last week they launched a national film campaign which began at the Cinema Village in Manhattan to a sold out crowd.
By Denise Oliveira The Human Rights Watch Film Festival is taking place in Manhattan right now, and you can still catch six films – the majority of them documentaries – between Friday and Sunday. One of the highlights of this festival is that the filmmakers and subjects of the documentaries […]