2014 Katra Film Series – October Edition – Penultimate Event Of The Year!

October 11, 2014 in Event

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Join us Saturday October 18th as we screen 12 original short content in the capital of the world! Each Filmmaker will compete for the opportunity to move on to the 3rd round, win an audience-voted prize valued over $400 courtesy of Seed&Spark, All Car Rent A Car, Pulp NYC, Carpingo and the Museum of the Moving Image.

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, September 27, 2014 – 6pm–10:30pm 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):

3’30″ DK – directed by Daniel Diosdado

No Matter What – directed by Shaza Irfan

Ephemeral – directed by Diego Modino

Meet Mario – directed by David Joseph

Pride: The Series – directed by Brandon Polanco

One Sun: Over That – directed by Jesse Price

Twin Burners – directed by Joshua Eichenbaum

Shirley’s Kids – directed by Michael Paulucci

Pickman’s Model – directed by Mark Philip Licthenstein

One Past – directed by Juli S. Kobayashi

The Audition – directed by Christopher Williams

The Slip-Up – directed by Matt Brandenburgh

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 online ticket sales (includes afterparty)
$20 door price (includes 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. From NO BUDGET to BIG BUDGET. JUST WOW US! Visual art, experimental, animations are welcome! Submit via Film Freeway

CALL FOR ENTRIES: LATE DEADLINE OCT. 15 – Do you have what it takes?

October 9, 2014 in Event, News

CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS, WRITERS, PRODUCERS, DIRECTORS, ACTORS: The 2014 Katra Film Series Season is Coming to a Close and we’re still looking for short content for our Final Edition of the year before the 3rd Round. Do you have what it takes to screen at NYC’s Premier Film Series & Networking Party? Then show us what you got! Late Deadline Oct. 15th. Submit now below:

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Crowdfunding For Independence – Join us this Wednesday, Oct. 8th for a Special Workshop Course Brought to you by Seed&Spark

October 7, 2014 in Event

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CROWDFUNDING TO BUILD INDEPENDENCE:

The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience. Crowdfunding is becoming a fundamental piece of most financing plans for independent film. However, many filmmakers miss the opportunity to turn their film funding campaigns into audience-building opportunities that can last an entire career — and provide the groundwork for theatrical distribution that you control. Seed&Spark and Tugg are combining forces to invest in the future of independent film by offering a comprehensive Crowdfunding to Build Independence workshop. This two-hour session for film-related projects will provide the crowdfunding action plan most likely to create a lasting, flourishing, direct relationship with your audience.

OUR COURSE WILL COVER:
1. FINDING YOUR AUDIENCE
2. SUCCESSFUL MESSAGING
3. ELEMENTS OF A GREAT PLAN
— Pitch Video
— Partners and Outreach
— Organization
4. EXECUTING A GREAT PLAN
— Day-to-Day Campaigning
— New Outreach Materials
— Pro-tips
5. AFTER CAMPAIGN AUDIENCE GROWTH
6. FESTIVALS & DISTRIBUTION

SCHEDULE
6-6:30pm: MEET & GREET
6:30-8:00pm: WORKSHOP + Q&A
7:30-9:00pm: 2 FOR 1 DRINK SPECIAL!

OUR HOST:
Katra Film Series spotlights new talent and provides a platform for emerging filmmakers to showcase their work in front of a live audience and to network with likeminded industry professionals. Every month we screen a selection of quality short films and the audience votes for one film to move on to the 2nd and 3rd Competitions. Regardless of who the audience chooses, all films will be considered for the Year-End Grand Finale Event where the top films will vie for prizes worth over 1K and the chance to meet with a Major Hollywood Producer.
In partnership with Everyone Matters & 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.

In Partnership with Seed&Spark, the 2014 Grand Finale Audience Choice Award will take home a prize worth over $500, a membership to the Museum of the Moving Image.

Showcasing a Record 14 Original Short Content! 2014 September Edition is one not to be missed!

September 24, 2014 in Event

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***** 2014 SEPTEMBER EDITION *****

Join us Saturday SEPTEMBER 27 as we showcase 13 riveting short content! Each Filmmaker will compete for the opportunity to move on to the 3rd round, win a $400 prize from Seed&Spark, All Car Rent A Car, Pulp NYC, Carpingo and the Museum of the Moving Image.

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, September 27, 2014 – 6pm–10:30pmKATRA – 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
Meet Mario
Tradeoff
Iko
Repercussions
Searching for Paradise
Destroying Angels
My Father’s House
To Be Strong
NCQR- MV
Dark Mechanism
Awake
Open Mic
Strangers

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 online ticket sales (includes afterparty)
$20 door price
Full dinner & hookah menu available.

Do you have a short film, web series, short documentary, music video you’d like to submit? We’re looking for quality short content of any genre/form. Music videos, short docs, visual art, experimental, animations are welcome! Submit via Film Freeway https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KatraFilmSeries

30UNDER30 Film Festival UNITES FORCES w/ Katra Film Series

September 14, 2014 in Event

This is your chance to get a taste of and learn all about the 30under30 Film Festival NYC! We will be celebrating the launch of our Seed&Spark campaign, and you will be helping us build our festival and all at the same time. Great networking opportunities with NYC’s film community!

The event is FREE – but we will be accepting donations throughout the evening. Also 2-for-1 drink specials!

http://www.seedandspark.com/studio/30under30-film-festival

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/30under30-film-festival-campaign-party-tickets-13008985225?ref=estw

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2014 KATRA FILM SERIES – AUGUST EDITION

August 11, 2014 in Event

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Join us Saturday AUGUST 23RD as we showcase 10 riveting short films by NYC’s top emerging filmmakers! Each director will compete for the opportunity to move on to the 3rd round, win a prize from Seed&Spark Pulp NYC Carpingo Corfu Grill 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 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 August 23, 2014 – 6pm–10:30pmKATRA – 217 Bowery St. Btw. Rivington & Prince St. New York, NY 10002Official Website: http://www.katrafilmseries.com/Follow Us: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @KatraFilmSeries

Film Lineup (lineup subject to change):

House of the Rising Sun – directed by Inga Moren
Immerse in a surreal hospital, Chloe’s wish to die becomes an exchange for a new life that is all but ordinary.

Here’s looking at you, Kid – directed by Karen Goldfarb
In war-torn Casablanca, anything can happen when two lovers reunite in this spoof of the classic film…

Schlock Fish – directed by Esteban Uribe
After witnessing death of a stranger, a recluse finds the truth about himself. Attached some film stills.

Love, Death, and Hipstery – directed by Stanislav Lavrik
After witnessing death of a stranger, a recluse finds the truth about himself. Attached some film stills.

Otaku – directed by Juliet O’Reilly
Alistair, an anime character impersonator, receives treatment he never expected after his act catches the attention of two young women.

Six – directed by Frank Jerky
SIX is a short film that deals with the issue of gun control – told through the story of a child who finds a gun

Singhing Bee – directed by Aby Rao
Harjinder (Honey) Singh is a 10-year-old Indian-American boy poised on the brink of a major turning point in his life.

Pink Out – directed by Keith Haitkin
John, the owner of “Sauna Sensations,” is at a crossroads in his profession when one of his employees decides to leave. The recycling is also really starting to pile up.

Lily In The Grinder – directed by Michael Morgenstern
Ryan struggles to find meaning in his provisional existence, exploring sex and death and the idea of ‘becoming something.’

Pots & Lids – directed by Giulio Poidomani
Nick loses his dog and looks for him in the neighborhood. On his journey, he will find love.

KATRA Film Series
217 Bowery St. between Rivington & Prince St.
New York, NY 10002
2 for 1 drink specials from 6p-8p.
$15 advance online ticket sales (includes afterparty)
$20 door price
Full dinner & hookah menu available. All ticket sales are final.

Do you have a short film, web series, documentary, music video you’d like to submit? Katra Film Series is looking for quality short content of any genre/form no longer than 15 minutes in length. However, we make exceptions based on quality, storytelling, and production value. Music videos, short docs, visual art, experimental, animations are welcome! To submit your film, click here

FREE NETWORKING MIXER – Featuring Special Industry Guests

August 2, 2014 in Event

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Join us next Thursday, August 7th in the heart of midtown for a free networking mixer with special industry guests.

Katra Film Series will be hosting different events throughout the year to connect actors, writers, producers, directors, casting directors, et al, with likeminded industry professionals.

Launched in 2012, Katra Film Series has connected countless people in the entertainment industry with job opportunities. Katra Film Series is partnered up with Everyone Matters Seed&Spark Carpingo AllCar Rent A Car Filmmaker Magazine Museum of the Moving Image RHINO Project Catalyst Bait & Hook Pulp NYC 30under30 Film Festival NYC Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York Film Interchange and more.

Featured Industry Guests:

TAL SHAMIR:
Student Academy Awards Winner Tal S. Shamir Ph.D. has experience and achievements in both film/media production and theory. His production experience includes creating and commanding the Video Team in the Navy; working as a production coordinator in Hollywood; creating and producing RUFF CUTS The New School’s Media Studies department central and established ongoing screening events; writing a Ph.D. dissertation (awarded Suma Cum Laude) on how cinema offers a new platform for philosophical thinking, to directing, video shooting and editing dozens media and films projects. Tal’s recent films and exhibitions were presented in a wide range of film festivals, galleries, museums and won many awards including the 2011 Student Academy Awards (Gold Medal).

DANIEL DIOSDADO:
Daniel was born in Madrid, Spain. Since he was a kid he knew that stage arts were his passion. As a little boy he already developed interest for theatre at school and with his friends which whom he used to write and perform their own plays during the early summers.

It was in 1999 when Daniel’s career took a leap forward when he was awarded with one of the bursaries of the European Broadcasting Union to develop his first professional script entitled Nacional IV (Highway IV).

Since then, Daniel worked directing and writing his own material. At first, he made short films, some of them won several awards like Lo siento, chicos, pero no puedo (Sorry, guys, I can’t do it) which received the best actor award at the San Pedro Alcantara Festival and ¿Dónde queréis vivir esta noche? (Where do you want to live tonight?) which won the best short film award at Festival de Cine Los Cielos. One of Daniel’s last short films, Con cara de gilipollas (Such an asshole face), has become a major hit with international film festivals selections such as III Concurso de Cortos RNE (Spain), 20th Festival de Madrid-PNR (Madrid, Spain), Maipu Cortos (Argentina), La Claqueta (Entre Ríos, Argentina), 1st International Film Festival of Providencia (Santiago, Chile), Corta Corto (Barcelona, Spain) and SGAE en Corto (Spain).

But the real turning point for Daniel as a director was the Award of Excellence at the Indie Fest (La Joya, California, USA) for his experimental film SESIóN (SESSIoN). That final turning point made him start a company named Nomada Films. Their first production was El ataque de los Zumbas (The attack of the Zumbas), a great webseries success, and the challenging, risky and innovative short called 3’30″DK.

Daniel taught screen writing at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and, in the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, he conducted an on-set workshop for actors with students of Creative Studios of Atlanta.

His last feature, La Reina de Tapas (Queen of the bar) premiered in 2013 Malaga’s International Film Festival and received a best picture nomination at Madrid’s Film Festival-PNR 2013.

He has just finished shooting his first New York based production titled Chromosome 4.

JOANNA CABELLO
Joanna began her career five years ago when she worked on the 13 episode webseries Six of One. From there she continued working as a 1st and 2nd AD in Film, TV, and Music Videos including the film “Second Bakery Attack” starring Kirsten Dunst and Brian Gerahty (Hurt Locker) and directed by Academy-Award Nominee Carlos Cuaron, brother of acclaimed director Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity, Children of Men) and co-writer of Y Tu Mama Tambien.

Joanna directed her first short film at age 23, Half Lotus and later Le Petit Sac Plastique, but it wasn’t until she directed her off-beat romantic comedy Moo! that she finally began to see film festival success. While Joanna was in graduate school at City College she was mentored by Chantal Akerman who aggressively encouraged Joanna to produce and direct Moo! which was an official selection at the Senorita Cinema Film Festival, was featured at the City Visions annual showcase, and was a finalist at the 2013 Katra Film Series Grand Finale.

Joanna freelances as a film producer. She recently Produced “Only Solomon Lee” which received five nominations at the CineEuphoria Film Festival in Portugal and was an official selection of the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. She also recently wrapped her most recent short film, Iko. Iko is a short film about a young runaway who discovers an unlikely guardian angel when the building she’s hiding in is chosen as a location for a mob hit.

GEOFFREY GUERRERO:
Born and Bred in NYC, Guerrero is an award-winning writer, director and producer. He was selected as a finalist for the 2006 National Film Your Issue Competition for his provocative short “Here to Stay,” where the Jury Members included Walter Cronkite, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and then-Senator Barack Obama. In 2007 he guest-directed a short film called “Rewind” and won Best Short Film “On The Edge” Award at the 2007 HBO New York International Latino Film Festival. His original short film “The New McCarthyism,” which he wrote, directed, produced and acted in was an Official Selection at the 2007 Long Island Latino International Film Festival. In 2008, his short film “Baile (Dance)” won the Best Short Film “Fruit of the Vine” award at the Vine Shorts Film Festival in Santa Monica, CA and screened at the 2009 HBO New York International Latino Film Festival and 2009 Babelgum Online International Film Festival as an Official Selection. Guerrero’s latest film “J-1” premiered at the 2013 Coney Island Film Festival, was recently selected to screen at the 2014 Socially Relevant Film Festival, 2014 Palm Beach International Film Festival, 2014 Hispanicize Film Festival and had its European Premiere in April at the 2014 Let’s All Be Free Film Festival in London.

In June 2012, Guerrero launched the Katra Film Series – a monthly festival featuring quality short films by emerging Filmmakers. In partnership with Everyone Matters and Rhino Films the 2013 Grand Prize Winner was 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, as well as a 1K rental package. The Audience Choice Winner took home a $500 Prize from Seed&Spark.

ADRIAN MANZANO:
From Queens NY, graduated Cum Laude from Albright College with a BA in Film & Literature. Directed many short films & documentaries that played at film festivals nationally. As an Actor, nominated at the American College Theatre Festival 2004. Has worked with various theaters in New York including Intar, German Jaramillo’s ID Studio, Teatro Teba.
Sex, Love & Salsa his first feature film as Writer/Director/Actor has won numerous awards at various film festivals including the Audience Award at the Montreal Latino & Harlem Film Festival. Best Film and Best Actor (Adrian Manzano) at the Reel Independence Film Festival DC.
A new play written by Adrian, “La Conquista” is in pre-production for a NY theatrical run. Graduao a new film with John Leguizamo in production for shooting August 2014.

TRAFFIC – August 7th – 630pm-10pm
986 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022
between 52nd & 53rd (northeast corner)
(4, 5, 6, F train)
New York, NY 10022
Free Admission

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2014 KATRA FILM SERIES – 2ND ROUND – JULY 26, 2014

July 8, 2014 in Event

ADVANCE SALES ARE OVER.

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE @ DOOR

BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 5PM

Join us on July 26, 2014 as we showcase the Top 10 films since January!

The selected filmmakers will be competing for two prizes worth over 1K and the opportunity to make it to the Grand Finale Event in January. The 2nd round prizes are sponsored by Seed&Spark, Carpingo, AllCar Rent A Car, Pulp NYC, Museum of the Moving Image, Bait & Hook, and more.

Also, two of our newest partners — 30under30 Film Festival NYC and Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York — will select one film each to screen as an Official Selection at their upcoming Festival.

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 2nd Round Lineup
Saturday, July 26, 2014 – 5pm–10:30pm
KATRA – 217 Bowery St.
Btw. Rivington & Prince St.
New York, NY 10002
Official Website: http://www.katrafilmseries.com/
Facebook/Twitter: @KatraFilmSeries

Writer’s Block – directed by Brandon Polanco
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lywCmKqGv24&feature=kp

A 13-minute short starring Bryan Cranston as a frustrated screenwriter seeking out his muse. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy temporarily halted the production of “Cold Comes the Night,” a drama-thriller starring Bryan Cranston. During that impromptu downtime, Cranston created a contest. He invited the movie’s production assistants to create a script to submit to him, and if he liked it, he’d star in it. The winner was Brandon Polanco, and the result was “Writer’s Block,” a short black-and-white starring Cranston, Lela Edgar, Spenser Granese, and Chaz Rose.

Bayonet – directed by Gregory Horoupian – horoupian.com/bayonet

When a quiet intruder enters a Manhattan loft, it becomes home to a geopolitical act that no one can notice.
Bayonet was an official selection at two Oscar-qualifying film festivals: Montreal World Film Festival and Warsaw Film Festival.

Spade – directed by Mandi Riggi – http://spadefilm.com/

A murder investigation has landed Alfred in an interrogation room where to the surprise of a probing detective, he confesses to seven murders. The detective must determine if Alfred is bluffing, telling the truth, or simply insane.

Spade stars Jorge Garcia who is best known for his role as Hugo “Hurley” Reyes on the hit TV show LOST. Jorge Garcia has recently been added to the cast of Hawaii 5-0 where he will begin as a series regular next season.

Out of the Ash – directed by Sandy Garfunkel
Trailer: http://www.outoftheashmovie.com/

Robbed at gunpoint, a man turns the tables on his mugger but, in trying to teach the attacker a lesson, ends up confronting his own devastating memories of a childhood lost.

Out of the Ash recently won a BAFTA award.

Insania – directed by Daniel Diosdado

http://nomada-films.com/productions/insania/

Laura is about to go home to celebrate her daughter’s birthday and announce to her family that she is pregnant for the second time, but as she walks across a parking lot and opens her car door, a man attacks her.

L’amore Corto – directed by Valentina Vincenzini http://lamorecorto.wordpress.com/

Giulia and Lorenzo are two young Italians on their first date, drinking an espresso in an Italian restaurant in New York City. It looks like they are enjoying their time together, but Lorenzo from time to time gets distracted and looks at his watch impatiently. Giulia asks him if everything is ok, Lorenzo spills the beans: he really likes Giulia but he is concerned about the little time they have together since they are in a low budget independent short movie.

Tears of a Phoenix – directed by Mo Brown

http://www.sugaproductions.com/TearsOfAPhoenix.html

A story of Michael, a young girl who is driven into a world in which she must find peace and meaning in the midst of pain and suffering. Accepting her lot in life as the daughter of a drug-addicted, prostitute mother and an abusive father, she accepts her reality and conditions herself to simply exist and not live.

Bone to Brain – directed by Rachel Greco

Bone to Brain is short documentary based on the themes of art, healing, acceptance, and progress. It is an uplifting and unique story about Nicki Muller, a 21-year-old art student, who was diagnosed with brain cancer. The unique way in which Nicki created artwork directly relating to her brain cancer, invites for the exploration of her artistry.

Kung Fu Bum – directed by Peter Lawton

After the brutal murder of his clan, Kung Fu Bum sets out on a quest for vengeance. But will vengeance be enough?

Las Mañanitas – directed by Gabriella Moses

Once upon a time in 1960s New York, there lived Ana Isabel, a young girl on the cusp of womanhood, tempted to lose her virginity the night of her Quinceanera, that is, until an unexpected visit from the Virgin Mary in a frying pan makes her think twice.

KATRA Film Series
217 Bowery St. between Rivington & Prince St.
New York, NY 10002
2 for 1 drink special from 5p-8p.
$15 advance online ticket sales
$20 door price
All sales are final

Do you have a short film, web series, documentary, music video you’d like to submit? Email us a vimeo link to consider to info@katrafilmseries.com. No deadline or entry fee to submit. We’re looking for quality short content of any genre/form no longer than 15 minutes in length. However, we make exceptions based on quality. Music videos, short docs, visual art, experimental, animations are welcome!

2 Year Anniversary Party – Free Admission + Open Vodka Bar

June 25, 2014 in Event

funny-baby-photos-with-captions_Join us this Saturday, June 28th for the 2nd Year Anniversary Celebration with a FREE party and OPEN VODKA BAR event.

Launched on June 30th, 2012 – Katra Film Series Proudly Supports Independent Filmmakers creating quality short content, serving as a launching pad for emerging artists in the Greater City of New York.

During the past 2 years we’ve been honored to welcome Academy-Award Winner Susan Sarandon, Do The Right Thing’s Luis Antonio Ramos (currently starring in STARZ’s hit Show “Power”), acclaimed filmmakers Sebastian Cordero, Felix Thompson, Emmy-Winning Jeff Pinilla, Marlene Rhein, Alain Alfaro, Randy Wilkins, Chin Tangsakulsathaporn, Joe McClean, Tal Shamir and many more.

SATURDAY – JUNE 28TH 7PM-11PM
7pm-11pm
217 Bowery St.
Free Admission (NO COVER) MUST RSVP USING EVENTBRITE
Open Vodka Bar from 7pm-8pm
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1461379564101099/

Katra Film Series screens a selection of quality short films by emerging and award-winning filmmakers living, studying or working 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. The Audience Choice Award is sponsored by Seed&Spark – a one-stop shop where filmmakers can crowdfund, distribute, and interact with their audience and the broader independent film community.

Katra Film Series Press:

http://www.voxxi.com/guerreros-katra-film-new-york-latino-filmmakers/

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KATRA FILM SERIES – JUNE EDITION

May 25, 2014 in Event

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****Summer is Just Around The Corner and You Know What That means****

The Competition heats up as NYC’s Top Filmmaking Talent vie for one last chance to make it to the 2nd Round. Join us June 7th for the 2014 Katra Film Series in the Lower East Side of NYC! Our last event before the 2nd round Competition in July.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/666531523426364/

The audience will vote for one film to move on to the 2nd round and receive a prize from Seed&Spark – a one-stop shop where filmmakers can crowdfund, distribute, and interact with their audience and the broader independent film community.

Launched in the Summer of 2012, Katra Film Series screens a selection of quality short films every month by emerging and award-winning filmmakers 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.

Lineup (not exact order):

Serpent Dream – by William Hart
Themes from a Rosary – by Donari Najaro
L’amore Corto – by Valentina Vincenzini
The Speech – by Joe McClean
Erased – by Alison Corsie
The First 36 Hours – by Jeff Pinilla
La Solitaria – by Nelson Isava

KATRA Film Series
217 Bowery St. between Rivington & Prince St.
2 for 1 drink special from 6p-8p.
$14 advance online ticket sales
$20 door price
All sales are final

Do you have a short film you’d like to submit? Email us a vimeo link to review to info@katrafilmseries.com. No deadline or entry fee to submit. We’re looking for quality short films no longer than 15 minutes in length. However, we make exceptions based on quality. Music videos, short docs, visual art, experimental, animations are welcome!