Early Bird Tickets Now Available for the 2018 International Filmmaker Festival of New York (IFFNY)

The EARLY BIRD Ticketing Period for IFFNY is now open. Make sure to purchase tickets, before the ticket prices increase. Tickets are available on Eventbrite:


Opening Red Carpet Ceremony, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Closing Awards Gala Ceremony are are all available now.

This year IFFNY is offering the following passes: 

downloadThe IFFNY opens on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm with the Red Carpet/Black Tie event; followed by the Opening Ceremony at 8:00 pm; and at 8:30 pm the screening of The Kiss feature film by Murilo Benício (BRAZIL), starring Lázaro Ramos, Débora Falabella, Fernanda Montenegro, Stenio Garcia, Otávio Muller. Followed by Q&A and After Party.

*This event takes place at the prestigious Kaufman Astoria Studios located on (34-12 36th St, Astoria, NY 11106). The studio became home of Paramount Pictures with a legacy of 90 nears. Its stages have been graced by actors such as Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Ben Stiller, Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Tom Hanks, Bill Cosby, Demi Moore and many other esteemed stars.

The Competition Program continues On Saturday, May 26, 2018 on with the following films, at the renowned Producers Club Theaters located (333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011).

2:00 pm: Bill Viola the Road to St Paul’s/ Gerald Fox/ UK /Doc. 01:23:00. Director, Writer, Producer: Gerald Fox. Cast: BILL VIOLA. Followed by Q&A (After party TBA)

4:00 pm: Avec L’amour /Ilija Cvetkovski / MACEDONIA/Doc. 01:06:00. Director: Ilija Cvetkovski, Writer: Atanas Georgiev, Producer: Atanas Georgiev. Cast: Dionis Paslakov.

6:00 pm: Save/ Iván Sáinz-Pardo /SPAIN /Short.3:54. Director: Iván Sáinz-Pardo, Writer: Iván Sáinz-Pardo, Producer: Iván Sáinz-Pardo. Music: Philipp Fabian Kölmel. Cast: Josephine Ehlert, Roland Von Kummant, Mia Von Kummant.

Time/Alon Daniel /ISRAEL /Short.8:30. Director: Alon Daniel, Writer:Alon Daniel, Producer: Noah Ackerman & Alon Daniel. Cast: Alon Lior, Shmoel Eidelman, Naveh Tzur.

 Battle Fields/Anouar H. Smaine/US /Short. 19:46.  Director: Anouar H. Smaine, Writer: Anouar H. Smaine, Producer: Jonathan Angelier & Anouar H. Smaine. Associate Producer Amina Zhaman. Cast: Anouar H. Smaine, Sean Stone, Emily Debinie, Nikki McCauley

– fiSOlofia / Nicola Palmeri /ITALY / Short. 16:25. Director: Nicola Palmeri, Writer: Nicola Palmeri, Producer: Sergio Francesco Distefano. Cast: Antonello Puglisi, Domenico Centamore, Stefano Chiodaroli.

Calling Home / Megan K. Fox / UK / Short. 19:40. Director & Writer: Megan K. Fox, Producer: Paul Romero Méndez. Cast: Natalia Kostrzewa, Aaron Taylor.

The last dance of Walter Vintorp/ Neuray Claude /BELGIUM/Feature. 15:00. Director & Writer:Neuray Claude, Producer: Kip Kap productions. Cast: Marcel Gonzalez, Damien Marchal, Guy Staumont.

8:00 pm: Unwanted/ Edon Rizvanolli/ KOSOVO-NETHERLAND /Feature. 01:25:00. Director, Writer & Producer: Edon Rizvanolli. Cast: Adriana Matoshi, Jason de Ridder.

2:00 pm: Operation Wedding/ Anat Zalmanson Kuznetsov/ ISRAEL/Doc. 01:03:00. Director: Anat Zalmanson Kuznetsov, Producer: Sasha Klein & Guntis Trekteris & Anat Zalmanson Kuznetsov.

4:30 pm: Ceremonial Tattoo/Giuseppe Lo Fiego/ITALY/Doc. 5:00. Director: Giuseppe Lo Fiego. Cast: Sanya Youalli.

Parivara /Alex Lora & Alex Kruz /US /Doc. 11:01. Director & Writer: Alex Lora & Alex Kruz, Producer: Alex Kruz. Cast: Shiva Sapkota.

Terraza 7 / Carlos Freire / US /Doc.12:22. Director & Writer: Carlos Freire, Producer: Carlos Freire & Mariella Perez. Cast: Carlos Freire

House no57/ Festim Rexepi/ KOSOVO /Doc.15:00. Director: Festim Rex, Writer: Florentina Shala. Cast: Ferdonije Qerkezi.

10424 / Tatsuki Imaji /JAPAN/Short. 09:40. Director & Producer: Tatsuki Imaji.

6:00 pm: Tide / Margareta F. A. Orkan /NORWAY /Short. 9:46. Director & Writer: Margarta F. A. Orkan, Producer: Rasmus Bergli. Cast: Espen Østman.

Forgive Me /Besim Ugzmajli /KOSOVO/Short. 15:00. Director & Writer: Besim Ugzmajli, Producer: Besim Ugzmajli & Agron Shala. Cast: Agron Shala, Semira Latifi, Kushtrim Asllani, Ekrem Sopi.

The Beginning /Agim Abdula / MACEDONIA /Short.13:00. Director & Writer: Agim Abdula, Producer: Bunjamin Kurtishi. Cast: Naser Rafuna, Mirsad Abazi, Amernis Nokshiqi, Fatmire Sherifi.

Cookie Heart/ Charles Xiuzhi Dong /US /Short. 16:05. Director: Charles Xiuzhi Dong, Writer: Charles Xiuzhi Dong & Stefan Nachmann, Producer: Jenny He, James Qiu, Gabriela Naumnik. Cast: Norah Hoffmann, Anders Geipel, Smitty Chai, Arianna Williams.

Easter / Chih CHieh Wu/CZECH REP./Short. 10:00.Director & Writer: Chih Chieh Wu.

Desir Pastel /Mathieu Rivolier /FRANCE /Short. 13:38. Director, Writer & Producer: Mathieu Rivolier.

8:00 pm: One Bedroom/ Danien Sills-Evans/ US/ Feature. 01:23:00. Director & Writer: Darien Sills-Evans, Producer: Darien Sills-Evans &Devin Williams. Cast: Devin Nelson, Darien Sills-Evans, Amber Reauchean Williams, Stephen Hill, Jon Laster. Followed by Q&A. (After party PC Club)

1:00 pm:  Behind the Cove / Keiko Yagi/ JAPAN /Doc. 01:45:00. Director, Writer Producer & Keiko Yagi. Cast: Louis Psihoyos, Richard O’Barry, Joji Morishita, Hideki Moronuki, David Hance.

3:30 pm: A year in Antarctica/ Julia Martins/BRAZIL/Doc. 1:38:00/ Director & Writer: Julia Martins, Producer: Izabella Faya/Fernanda Reznik.

6:00 pm:  A Forest /Adriano Curci / ARGENTINA/Short. 11:00. Director & Writer: Adriano Curci, Producer: Christian Sotelo.

 A True Story/Viron Roboci/ALBANIA/Short. 19:53. Director & Writer: Viron Roboci, Producer: Viron Roboci & Ermal Hoxha.

A Journey to From Love/Abdullah Al-mulla/QATAR/Short. 15:00. Director & Writer: Abdullah Al-mulla, Producer: Nadine Toukan. Cast: Mahmood AlMahmood, M.A. Lazurdi, Marine George.

Ellston Bay/ Nicholas Eriksson /UK /Short. 15:00. Director: Nicholas Eriksson, Writer: Edward Carter, Producer: Tristan Loraine. Cast: John Rhys-Davies, Richard Kovacs, Christina Hardy.

Innocence / Miranda Jean & Michael Cicchetti /US /Short. 9:10. Director: Michael Cicchetti & Miranda Jean Larson, Writer: Miranda Jean Larson, Producer: Michael Cicchetti & Miranda Jean Larson. Cast: Miranda Jean Larson, Chris Krause, Mikayla Desroches.

8:00 pm: Rooftop Story/ Gazmend Nela/ KOSOVO /Feature. 1:25:00. Director: Gazmend Nela, Writer: Gazmend Nela & Arian Krasniqi, Producer: Valon Bajgora & Yll Uka & Gazmend Nela & Arben Shala. Cast: Xhevded Doda, Mona Mustafa, Art Lokaj. Followed by Q&A. (After party PC Club)

*This event takes place at the prestigious Kaufman Astoria Studios located on (34-12 36th St, Astoria, NY 11106).

Special screening program, non-competition:

4:00 pm: Remission /Eugenia Tan /AUSTRALIA/Short. 8:00. Director & Writer: Eugenia Tan, Producer: Liubov Korpusova & Eugenia Tan. Cast: Alfredo Malabello, Ange Arabatzis, Jack Doherty.

The Interview /Isli Hoxha/ US/Short. 5:47. Director,Writer &  Producer: Isli Hoxha. Cast: Cassandra Due, Isli Hoxha, Rich Maloy, Giorgi Razmadze.

All About Rita / Guy Chachkes /US/Short.3:55. Director: Guy Chachkes, Writer: Peter Stray & Alexandru Aldea, Producer: Alexandru Aldea. Cast: Alexandru Aldea, Gustavo Pace.

Wood-chuck/Balaji Ragupathi/INDIA/Short. 5:30. Director & Producer: Balaji Ragupathi, Writer: Balaji R, Vasanthakumar M. Cast: Sibbi Maruthu, Faniveer.

Basketball /Merita Syla / KOSOVO/Short. 14:23. Director: Merita Syla, Writer: Femi Halimi, Producer: Kenan Gurgurofci. Cast: Kenan Gurgurovci Arjan Lekaj.

5:00 pm: Top Models are Deadly / Larry Moore /US/Feature/ 01:32:27. Director & Producer: Larry Moore. Cast: Elle Anderson, John Malloy, Max Maxwell, Larry Moore.

7:00 pm: Xhanfise Keko-A woman Director in the Age of Celluloid/Mevlan Shanaj/ALBANIA/Doc. 01:00:00. Director & Producer: Mevlan Shanaj, Writer: Natasha Lako. Followed by Q&A. 

9:00 pm: Awards Ceremony 

IFFNY Jury of 2018


Closing Night

(After party TBA)


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