Join us Saturday January 25th for the Grand Finale of 2013 in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The finalists will be considered for the Best Short Film and Audience Choice Awards. The Top Prizes include one-on-one meeting with acclaimed Hollywood Producer Stephen Nemeth and $1,000 rental package from Hello World Communications.
The Best Short Film Award will be judged by our esteemed Jury Members: Stephen Nemeth, Sebastián Cordero, Lucy Mulloy, and Juan Caceres. Read biographies below.
PURCHASE TICKETS (tickets available online only):
5PM – Program 1
Innocent Creep – directed by Nick Petrie
The Graveyard Shift – directed by Mandira Chauhan
The Visiting Hour – directed by Fernando Cuestas
Awake – directed by Lucille Hansen
The Days God Slept – directed by Joe Fiorillo
Film Noir – directed by Jules Helm
Tunnel of Love – Leo Fiorica
I live in Life – Lars Fuchs
7PM – Program 2
Shoe Shine Chicken – directed by Fernando Cuestas
Framed – directed by Christian LaMorte
Henry – directed by Alain Alfaro
My Parents Are Crazier Than yours – directed by Marlene Rhein
Special Ted – directed by Brian Burstein
Do it Y’rself – directed by Mike Dimitroulakos
Choose – directed by Robbie Bryan
Madurando – directed by Frisly Soberanis Jr.
Moo! – directed by Joanna Cabello
Vanilla Plot – directed by Michael Shove
Docket 32357 – directed by Randy Wilkins
After Water There is Sand – directed by Saro Varjabedian
File Not Found – Maria Sequeira
STEPHEN NEMETH formed and heads up Rhino Films, the independent film company that originated as a division of iconoclastic record label Rhino Records. He has produced ten films and executive produced fourteen others. He is also working with Amnesty International through Artists for Amnesty on developing and producing human rights related motion picture and television projects. His Producer credits include the Academy-Award Nominated The Sessions, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (starring Johnny Depp and directed by Terry Gilliam), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (starring Halle Berry), Dogtown and Z Boys, What We Do Is Secret, You and I (starring Mischa Barton and directed by Roland Joffe), and Radio Free Albemuth (the last Philip K. Dick novel).
Nemeth was the recipient of 2009′s Vision Award for Documentary Producer and 2009′s Artivist Award for his advocacy and production of socially conscious films. He was named one of the “Top Ten Most Prolific Producers in Hollywood” by The Hollywood Reporter, and one of the “Ten Coolest People in Hollywood” by an online survey of 500 agents, managers, journalists, and lawyers. Prior to forming Rhino Films, Nemeth worked as an independent producer and as a motion picture agent at the William Morris Agency.
SEBASTIAN CORDERO studied filmmaking at the University of Southern California. After graduation he moved back to Ecuador with the idea of filmmaking in a country where there was practically no movie industry.
His first movie, Ratas, Ratones, Rateros (1999), which portrays the life in a poverty-stricken Ecuador, led to his first appearance at the Venice Film Festival. It later appeared in film festivals such as Toronto, San Sebastián and Buenos Aires, and has been recognized with awards and honors at Huelva and La Habana film festivals.
His second film, Crónicas, was recognized with the Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award, and first appeared at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section in 2004, and was nominated to the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.
His latest film Europa Report was Cordero’s first full English language film. The film was shot over the course of 18 days in Brooklyn in 2011. Europa Report was officially launched with a screening at the Hayden Planetarium on August 1, 2013. The Huffington Post calls it “a little known masterpiece that is terrifyingly real” and considers it one of the top 10 films of 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2BfobyYOmU
LUCY MULLOY is a screenwriter and film director from New York. She has been nominated for the Student Academy Award. In 2010 Mulloy was awarded the Tribeca Film Festival Emerging Narrative Talent Award and in 2012 was awarded the Tribeca Film Festival Best Director Award. Mulloy studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University and Film at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. She is the daughter of acclaimed animator Phil Mulloy. Her film UNA NOCHE won the Spike Lee Production Grant, Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grant, TFI Creative Promise Emerging Narrative Award, and more. She is currently developing UNA NOCHE MÁS.
JUAN CACERES is an independent multi-media producer whose latest credit is ‘Elliot Loves’, an award winning feature film that was released through TLA and can be seen exclusively on HBO Latino as of July 2013. He served as an associate producer on ‘Emoticon’, a feature film that just made its festival debut and set for release in 2014. Juan’s greatest pride is being a founding member and Director of Programming for the HBO New York International Latino International Film Festival where he also produced trailers and promotional videos. He is also a programming associate for Tribeca All Access, an initiative of the Tribeca Film Festival that aids and supports underserved minorities in the film industry. He has recently started subjecting his filmmaker friends to his craziness in his blog ‘LatinoBuzz’ on IndieWIRE.com, the leading source for independent-minded filmmakers, the industry and moviegoers alike where he covers Latino indies in a weekly column.
Katra Film Series launched in the Summer of 2012. Every month we screen a selection of quality short films by up-and-coming and established filmmakers living, studying or working in NYC and provide a great networking platform for industry professionals.
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