2015 KATRA FILM SERIES – 2ND ROUND – JULY 18, 2015

July 13, 2015 in Event

***** 2ND ROUND KATRA FILM SERIES***

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Join us Saturday, July 18th for the 2nd round of the 2015 Katra Film series!!

The Top 12 shorts since the beginning of the year will compete for great prizes and the chance to advance to the grand finale series in January 2016.

The 2nd round prizes sponsored by Filmmaker Magazine, Museum of the Moving Image, 30under30 Film Festival, Pulp NYC, Career Momentum for Artists, and more.

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 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.

2nd ROUND LINEUP:

TAKE 5 – directed by Jasmine Callis
A short-film about a college film crew, documenting high-school basketball star, Marcus Fulton Jr., during his senior year at Englewood High.

MISSING GRANDMA – directed by Adel Morales
A 60-year-old grandmother, Mita, who doesn’t hesitate to throw a slipper at you, is in the early stages of dementia, as she tries to impress upon her 16-year-old granddaughter, Tammi, the need to act like a lady.

WINTER’S HOLD – directed by Ian Voglesong
A young farmer in self imposed isolation must come to grips with a personal tragedy or be consumed by it.

ROCK N ROLL GHOSTTOWN – directed by Peter Garafalo
Join East Village/Lower East Side lifer, Vince Void, as he takes you on a present day journey through the past in lower Manhattan, lamenting the loss of downtown culture and showing you the gentrified mass that has replaced it.

LOSERS – directed by Carlos Del Rosario
Pop culture addicts Zack and Manny attend an engagement party where groom-to-be Roy, a former ‘mega-geek’ has turned ‘normal’

FAILURE GROUPIES – directed by Mandira Chauhan
A comedy that follows a group of suburban post 9-11 tweens who set up a spy mission to get their temperamental teacher fired when they fail a group project.

CHROMOSOME 4 – directed by Daniel Diosdado
Alicia tries to calm down in the restroom of a police station. They have been questioning her about the disappearance of her 3-year-old son. She swears that she has nothing to do with it, that somebody else took him… Somebody who came from a different place…

10 SECOND BARRIER – directed by Alfonso Rodriguez
In the days leading to his championship race, a troubled high school track runner must choose between his gut instincts and the influence of his misguided older brother.

MULTIVERSE – directed by Michael Dibiasio
A reclusive young woman braves a night out in NYC and is confronted by an increasingly isolating series of strange events.

FLOATING SUNFLOWER – directed by Francisco Solorzano
The story of June, a still-life painter, whose creative spirit has been handcuffed by the recent loss of her father. At the end of her rope, with seemingly no place left to turn for inspiration, she casts her recent imperfect paintings onto the curb like common trash.

KETTLE – directed by Jabari Clarke-Pennegan
A woman holds a man hostage, in this dangerous game of cat and cat…

COP SHIT – directed by Gino Donatelli
A cop desperate for redemption turns to his sisters’ crack-head boyfriend to help bring down a drug dealer who uses children to peddle his drugs.

Saturday, July 18, 2015 – 5pm–10:30pm
KATRA – 217 Bowery St.
Btw. Rivington & Prince St.
New York, NY 10002
$15 advance online ticket sales
$20 door price

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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 HERE: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KatraFilmSeries

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – 2015 SUMMER SEASON IS OPEN

June 24, 2015 in Event

Do you have a Short Film, Web Series, Music Video, Video Art, Experimental, or Animated Film? Seeking short content up to 45 minutes in length. Great prizes and opportunity to win the grand prize meeting with acclaimed Producer of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and Academy-Award nominated “The Sessions.” Earlybird Submission Deadline less than a week away. Save money and submit today below:

2015 KATRA FILM SERIES – JUNE EDITION

May 31, 2015 in Event

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Please join us on Saturday, June 6th in the heart of the Lower East Side as we showcase 6 original short films 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):

SOMEWHERE IN THE WAVES – directed by Dominick Nero

A Christian groom-to-be and an atheist wedding photographer cross paths one evening on the beach. Their night together challenges his vows, her disbelief, and God’s plan overall.

COP SHIT – directed by Gino Donatelli

A cop desperate for redemption turns to his sisters’ crack-head boyfriend to help bring down a drug dealer who uses children to peddle his drugs.

TAKE 5 – directed by Jasmine Callis

A short-film about a college film crew, documenting high-school basketball star, Marcus Fulton Jr., during his senior year at Englewood High.

AFFLICTION – directed by Prabal Chakraborty

A relationship drama about an independent-minded woman whose life is changed when she realizes that keeping her daughter away from her divorced husband is causing her daughter more harm than good.

ASHES TO ASHES – directed by James Newman

A firefighter struggles between reality and his obsessions with what is right and wrong.

WHAT MAKES ALEX TICK? – directed by Gideon Shmorak

When a novice filmmaker embarks on a documentary project about what satisfies women, things get dicey after his girlfriend finds out that he got intimately involved with one of his subjects.


2015 Katra Film Series – Sat. June 6th – 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 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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***** 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
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LE SOUK – 7PM-11PM
Address: 510 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

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PRESS:

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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

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