2015 May Edition

May 7, 2015 in Event

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***** 2015 Katra Film Series – May Edition *****

Join us this Saturday, May 9th in the heart of the Lower East Side as we showcase 8 original short content by emerging filmmakers from around the world! Each selected work will compete for a prize voted by the audience and the winning film also advances to the 2nd round which takes place in July .

Launched in the Summer of 2012, Katra Film Series screens a selection of quality shorts by emerging and award-winning filmmakers in NYC and provides a great networking platform for industry professionals. In partnership with Everyone Matters and Rhino Films the 2015 Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a one-on-one meeting with acclaimed Producer Stephen Nemeth from the Academy-Award Nominated The Sessions and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Film Lineup (not exact order):

Based On A True Story – directed by Nicholas Molinari

Losers – directed by Carlos Del Rosario

Imaginary Fiend – directed by Diana Galimzyanova

Flat Brim – directed by Tom Bentey

Nona – directed by Georges Terryn

Cotton Candy – directed by Bianca Boragi

Trafico – directed by Joseph Eulo

Take Me With You – directed by Chris Joslin

2015 Katra Film Series – Sat. May 9th – 6p-1030p

217 Bowery St. between Rivington & Prince St.

New York, NY 10002

2 for 1 house drink specials from 6p-8p

$15 advance online ticket sales (includes screenings,Q&A, afterparty)

$20 cash door only (includes screenings, Q&A, after party)

Full dinner menu available

Do you have a short film, web series, short doc, music video you’d like to submit? We’re looking for short content of any genre/form no longer than 45 minutes in length. From NO BUDGET to BIG BUDGET. JUST WOW US! Visual art, experimental, animations are welcome! Submit via Film Freeway https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KatraFilmSeries

2015 APRIL EDITION

April 4, 2015 in Event

Join us Saturday, April 11th at NYC’s Premier Bowery Venue in the Lower East Side as we showcase ten original short films by emerging filmmakers from around the world! Each work will compete for a prize voted by YOU, the audience, and the film with the most votes advances to the 2nd round taking place in July.

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Film Lineup (not exact order):

Failure Groupies – directed by Mandira Chauhan
Blame – directed by Elen Santana
Chromosome4 – directed by Daniel Diosdado
Eye-Catcher – directed by Christine Stronegger
The Fisherman – directed by Stefano Pennisi
Rock N Roll Ghost Town – directed by Peter Garafalo
The Flip – directed by Chung Lam
Flights – directed by Jeffrey Sutton
Mike Holt 4Ever – directed by Kenneth Anderson
Kettle – directed by Jabari Clarke-Pennegan

2015 Katra Film Series – Sat. April 11th – 6p-1030p
217 Bowery St. between Rivington & Prince St.
New York, NY 10002
2 for 1 house drink specials from 6p-8p
$15 advance online ticket sales (includes screenings,Q&A, afterparty)
$20 cash only at door (includes screenings, Q&A, after party)
Full dinner menu available
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Do you have a short film, web series, short doc, music video you’d like to submit? We’re looking for short content of any genre/form no longer than 45 minutes in length. From NO BUDGET to BIG BUDGET. JUST WOW US! Visual art, experimental, animations are welcome! Submit via Film Freeway https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KatraFilmSeries

Monthly Prizes sponsored by PULP NYC & CM4A:

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CAREER MOMENTUM FOR ARTISTS is run by Sam Garland, a Creative Career Coach who teaches filmmakers how to build their teams and take their work to the next level. She specializes in helping artists define their brand, refine their pitch, build and leverage relationships, and get in the room with investors and producers.

***** 2015 KATRA FILM SERIES – MARCH EDITION *****

March 9, 2015 in Event

JOIN US this Saturday, March 21st in the heart of the Lower East Side as we showcase 10 original shorts by emerging filmmakers from around the world! Each selected work will compete for a prize voted by the audience and the film will also advance to the 2nd round which takes place in July .

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Launched in the Summer of 2012, Katra Film Series screens a selection of quality shorts by emerging and award-winning filmmakers in NYC and provides a great networking platform for industry professionals. In partnership with Everyone Matters and Rhino Films the 2015 Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a one-on-one meeting with acclaimed Producer Stephen Nemeth from the Academy-Award Nominated The Sessions and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Film Lineup (not exact order):

Blank – directed by Andreas J. Wimmer
Mike Holt 4ever – directed by Kenneth Anderson & Ryan Garretson
White Briar Rose – directed by Luigi Benvisto
Failure Groupies – directed by Mandira Chauhan
Ambassadors – directed by Sascha Just
10 Second Barrier – directed by Alfonso M. Rodriguez
Winter’s Hold – directed by Ian Voglesong
Southern Dish – directed by Meredith Riley Stewart
Blame – directed by Elen Santana

2015 Katra Film Series – Sat. March 21st – 6p-1030p
217 Bowery St. between Rivington & Prince St.
New York, NY 10002
2 for 1 house drink specials from 6p-8p
$15 advance online ticket sales (includes screenings,Q&A, afterparty)
$20 cash door only (includes screenings, Q&A, after party)
Full dinner menu available

Do you have a short film, web series, short doc, music video you’d like to submit? We’re looking for short content of any genre/form no longer than 45 minutes in length. From NO BUDGET to BIG BUDGET. JUST WOW US! Visual art, experimental, animations are welcome! Submit via Film Freeway https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KatraFilmSeries
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: EARLY BIRD DEADLINE MARCH 1ST

February 27, 2015 in Event

ATTENTION SHORT CONTENT CREATORS & FILMMAKERS: Katra Film Series Earlybird deadline for Spring submissions is 2 days away. Do you have a short film, web series, music video, animated film, experimental, short documentary? Send us your work today! Great prizes and opportunity for exposure in the capital of the world!

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PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING MIXER – Writers, directors, actors, producers, and more

February 23, 2015 in Event

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NYC’s Premier Film Series Cordially invites you to attend our FREE NETWORKING MIXER next Tuesday, February 24th in the west village at LE SOUK.

MUST RSVP VIA SQUAD UP TO RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION: https://www.squadup.com/events/free-networking-mixer-writers-directors-actors-producers-and-more

Calling all filmmakers, actors, writers, directors, producers, et al – join us for a casual networking mixer with industry professionals and award-winning filmmakers.

DJ Mark Salner will be spinning some unique beats and rhythms for your listening pleasure. www.facebook.com/djmarksalner
Soundcloud www.marksalner.com

LE SOUK – 7PM-11PM
Address: 510 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

http://lesoukny.com/

PRESS:

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http://limitemagazine.com/2014/12/qa-geoffrey-guerrero-founder-of-katra-film-series/

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http://newyork.metro.us/digital_launch.aspx?eid=e972d913-37c0-4f2b-985c-602f89880ba2

Do you have a short film, web series, short doc, music video you’d like to submit? We’re looking for short content of any genre/form no longer than 45 minutes in length. From NO BUDGET to BIG BUDGET. JUST WOW US! Visual art, experimental, animations are welcome! Submit via Film Freeway https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KatraFilmSeries

2015 KATRA FILM SERIES – OFFICIAL LAUNCH

January 29, 2015 in Event

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Join us for the official launch of the 2015 Season on Saturday, February 7th in the heart of the Lower East Side as we showcase 12 original shorts by emerging filmmakers from around the world! Each selected work will compete for the audience prize voted by the folks in attendance and the winning film will advance to the 2nd round which takes place in July.

Launched in the Summer of 2012, Katra Film Series screens a selection of quality short by emerging and award-winning filmmakers in NYC and provides a great networking platform for industry professionals. In partnership with Everyone Matters and Rhino Films the 2015 Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a one-on-one meeting with acclaimed Producer Stephen Nemeth from the Academy-Award Nominated The Sessions and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Film Lineup (lineup subject to change):

My Death – directed by Philon Onayemi
The Big House – directed by Sana Qazi
Sacha – directed by Brendan Burke
Missing Grandma – directed by Adel Morales
The Potion – directed by Ilya Solovyev
Multiverse – directed by Michael Dibiasio
Floating Sunflowers – directed by Francisco Solorzano
Maxine – directed by Michael Manese
If You Love Your Children – directed by Sanjay Patel
Children of the Wind – directed by Zoi Florosz
Not Much To Say – directed by Pei Jung Wang
Brew Love – directed by Jeremy Dyson

2015 Katra Film Series – Sat. Feb 7th – 6p-1030p
217 Bowery St. between Rivington & Prince St.
New York, NY 10002
2 for 1 house drink specials from 6p-8p
$15 advance online ticket sales (includes screenings, Q&A, and afterparty)
$20 door price (includes screenings, Q&A, after party)
Full dinner menu available

Do you have a short film, web series, short doc, music video you’d like to submit? We’re looking for short content of any genre/form no longer than 45 minutes in length. From NO BUDGET to BIG BUDGET. JUST WOW US! Visual art, experimental, animations are welcome! Submit via Film Freeway https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KatraFilmSeries

3RD ANNUAL KATRA FILM SERIES GRAND FINALE

December 18, 2014 in Event

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Katra Film Series Cordially Invites you to attend the 3rd Annual Grand Finale Series. Join us as we feature 16 of the top films of 2014 that have screened at the biggest festivals worldwide or won Emmys, Oscars, BAFTAs and other internationally-acclaimed prizes.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be judged by the following grand jury members: Stephen Nemeth, Anamaria Marinca, Raphael Benavides, Felix Thompson, Juan Caceres, Sebastian Rea.

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD will be chosen by YOU the audience.

WHEN: January 17, 2015 6pm-11pm
Poet’s Den Theater & Gallery:
309 East 108th Street, New York, NY 10029
$20 Advance Ticket Sales
$30 cash only at the door
(includes Screenings, Q&A, Cocktail Hour, Award-Ceremony, Complimentary afterparty at a place TBA)

Official Lineup (order subject to change):
LAS MANANITAS – directed by Gabriella Moses
BAYONET – directed by Gregory Horoupian
VERMEER – directed by Tal Shamir
CHANGEOVER – directed by David Ketterer
INSANIA – directed by Daniel Diosdado
SPADE – directed by Mandi Riggi
LA LOTERIA – directed by Shahir Daud
THE EARTH THE WAY I LEFT IT – directed by Jeff Pinilla
OUT OF THE ASHES – directed by Sandy Garfunkel
THE SPEECH – directed by Joe McClean
L’AMORE CORTO – directed by Valentina Vincenzini
SEQUESTERED – directed by Lucas Spaulding
WRITER’S BLOCK – directed by Brandon Polanco
SIX – directed by Frank Jerky
THE DESK – directed by George Gaffney
TO BE STRONG – directed by Ken Spooner

Do you have a short film, web series, short doc, music video you’d like to submit? We’re looking for quality short content of any genre/form no longer than 45 minutes in length for the 2015 season. From NO BUDGET to BIG BUDGET. JUST WOW US! Visual art, experimental, animations are welcome! Submit via Film Freeway https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KatraFilmSeries

FREE HOLIDAY PARTY – DRINK, DANCE, NETWORK, PARTY

December 12, 2014 in Event

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Katra Film Series cordially invites you all to a FREE HOLIDAY PARTY – Tuesday, December 16th in the heart of the West Village. Join us as we wrap up a successful year by celebrating with some of the world’s top indie filmmakers accompanied by HIP MUSIC & ALL NIGHT DANCING and NETWORKING. Make sure to bring out your dancing shoes, it is a PARTY after all!

Spinning eclectic house beats is none other than legendary DJ Mark Salner: Mark Salner started his DJing career back in the 90s with the rave scene. The foundation of Techno and Trance set his soul on fire as his journey to give back to the electronic music lovers blossomed. When he got introduced to the LA scene, with a help from a friend Lenny (Good Times), he finally got a break and was playing arenas with 10 to 15 thousand partygoers, as well as many other locations around United States. Upon graduating from Institute of Audio Research, Mark recorded a track “Magical Transformation” with extremely talented producer Max back in 1999 and a remix from Medicine Show LA. Organized many big events in NY as well as spinning at the most popular clubs at that time. In 2003 He put his music career on hold to focus on his lifelong passion photography and design. This was an important advancement professionally and personally to transform from boy to man and be responsible to run a busy photo/video studio. As we all know, history repeats itself. Although busy with photo and video projects, he is back to shake dance floor once again with his endless love for music. Playing Deep Tech and Tribal House at many different events in NYC, Miami sure brings good old memories and ready to create some new once. With the new release of a Universal Dream remix, on Expedition Recordings with Kiley Thompson , Mark Salner knows, that best is yet to come and looking forward to all the exciting adventures. As A&R at www.ExpeditionRecordings.com Mark is always looking for new talanted singers and producers to do remixes.
www.facebook.com/djmarksalner
Soundcloud www.marksalner.com

LE SOUK – 8PM-11PM
Address: 510 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

http://lesoukny.com

8p-9pm – Food & Drink specials

PRESS:

http://online.wsj.com/articles/films-long-in-talent-short-in-span-1406162316

http://limitemagazine.com/2014/12/qa-geoffrey-guerrero-founder-of-katra-film-series/

http://enlaescena.com/katra-film-series-kg/

http://newyork.metro.us/digital_launch.aspx?eid=e972d913-37c0-4f2b-985c-602f89880ba2

2014 KATRA FILM SERIES – 3RD & FINAL ROUND

November 18, 2014 in Event

***** 2014 KATRA FILM SERIES 3RD ROUND*****

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Join us Wednesday, December 3rd for the 3rd & Final Round of the 2014 Katra Film Series. A panel of judges will select 2 shorts to move on to the Grand Finale in January and the Audience will vote for one film to move on as well. A $500+ prize courtesy of our generous sponsors PULP NYC, Filmmaker Magazine, Pond5, Katra, CM4A will be shared amongst the 3 winners.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Dare2B, an organization focused on educating and empowering homeless children through out NYC. To find out more visit their website at dare2b.org.

Launched in the Summer of 2012, Katra Film Series screens a selection of quality short films by emerging and award-winning filmmakers in NYC and provides a great networking platform for industry professionals. In partnership with Everyone Matters and Rhino Films the 2014 Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a one-on-one meeting with acclaimed Producer Stephen Nemeth from the Academy-Award Nominated The Sessions and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

2014 Katra Film Series Saturday, December 3rd, 2014 6pm–12:00am KATRA – 217 Bowery St. Btw. Rivington & Prince St. New York, NY 10002 Official Website: http://www.katrafilmseries.com/ Follow Us: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @KatraFilmSeries

Film Lineup (lineup subject to change):

The Desk – directed by George Gaffney

Schlock Fish – Esteban Uribe

Lily in the Grinder – directed by Michael Morgenstern

SIX – directed by Frank Jerky

The Audition – directed by Christopher Williams

To Be Strong – directed by Ken Spooner

Iko – directed by Joanna Cabello

One Past – directed by Juli Kobayashi

Meet Mario – directed by David Joseph

Barrio Boy – directed by Dennis Shinners

Destroying Angels – directed by Hannah Reimann

Pots&Lids – directed by Giulio Piodomani

House of the Rising Sun – directed by Inga Moren

Burning Up – directed by Mark Philip Lichtenstein

Bless Me – directed by Christian LaMorte

Tears of a Phoenix – directed by Mo Brown

Long Island Divas – directed by Katie Maguire Edri & Catherine Callahan

KATRA Film Series
217 Bowery St. between Rivington & Prince St. New York, NY 10002 – 2 for 1 house drink specials from 6p-8p $20 advance online ticket sales (includes screenings, Q&A, after party) $25 cash only door price (includes screenings, Q&A, after party) Full dinner & hookah menu available.

Do you have a short film, web series, short doc, music video you’d like to submit? We’re looking for quality short content of any genre/form no longer than 45 minutes in length for the 2015 season. From NO BUDGET to BIG BUDGET. JUST WOW US! Visual art, experimental, animations are welcome! Submit via Film Freeway https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KatraFilmSeries

***** 2014 Final Edition of The Year*****

November 3, 2014 in Event

Join us Saturday, November 8th as we feature 11 original short content in the capital of the world! Each Filmmaker will compete for the opportunity to move on to the 3rd round in December and win a prize valued over $400.

Tickets are still available at the door: https://www.facebook.com/events/1499814663638491

Launched in the Summer of 2012, Katra Film Series screens a selection of quality short content by emerging and award-winning filmmakers in NYC and provides a great networking platform for industry professionals. In partnership with Everyone Matters and Rhino Films the 2014 Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a one-on-one meeting with acclaimed Producer Stephen Nemeth from the Academy-Award Nominated The Sessions and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Film Lineup (lineup subject to change):

The Story of M – directed by Anna Arlanova
Indigo – directed by Paul Jerndal
Not Guilty – directed by Jabari Clarke-Pennegan
Barrio Boy – directed by Dennis Shinners
Firefly – directed by Matthew Charof
A Sand Grain’s Dream – directed by Angi Ali
NYC Raw – directed by Aaron Lehmann
Jane St – directed by Matilde Ascheri
Kiko’s Paradise – directed by Paco Gisbert, Roman Alos, Paqui Ramirez
Beat – directed by Inhye Lee
Long Island Divas – directed by Katie Maguire Edri & Catherine Callahan

KATRA Film Series
217 Bowery St. between Rivington & Prince St.
New York, NY 10002
2 for 1 house drink specials from 6p-8p
$15 advance pre-sales (includes after party)
$20 door admission (includes after party)
Full dinner & hookah menu available.