NY Shorts Fest

TESTIMONIALS
 

Filmmaker Testimonials

 
 
What filmmakers have said. 
 
 
"A fantastic experience all around. I'd highly recommend submitting to NYShorts!"  
 
Jack Kenny
Director/Producer/Writer 
The Birds Sing Too Loud
 

 
"We loved premiering at NY Shorts! Between the helpful and responsive staff, and the fantastic venue, we had a wonderful time. Plus - the staff even stepped up and helped orchestrate a proposal! Is there anything they can't do?"
 
Corrie Legge
Director/Writer
Self Portrait  
 

 
"I just want to thank you, the staff, and the organizers of the New York Shorts International Film Festival. It was an honor to be accepted and to have the opportunity to meet and chat with other filmmakers. It was exciting to screen my film at Anthology Film Archives - such a well respected institution in the film world - and to such a large audience. It was all very well organized and easy for my guests to navigate the on-line ticket sales. I only wish I had been free to see more of the films. Thanks for a very memorable experience."
 
Jim Savio
Director/Writer
Tabiib (The Doctor) 
 

 
"Fantastic little gem of a fest. My team was so impressed with the caliber of production and how unique and interesting each of the films was! Great staff, great program, would recommend to anyone getting their feet wet in the biz!" 
 
Jennifer Paul
Writer/Producer
Parent Teacher Conference 
 

 
“[I am} very happy we spent the money on the festival and glad we had our New York premiere at NY Shorts. The staff have been incredibly helpful and accommodating.”
 
Bita Shafipour
Writer/Director 
Last Night Edinburgh 
 

 
“Fantastic festival experience! It was great to have a full house in a terrific venue with such wonderful people running the event. The audience seemed really jazzed about the films.”
 
Ingrid Price
Producer
In the Blind
 

 
"A wonderful experience in the heart of the Lower East Side. Great communication with festival organizers. Awesome venue. Very talented, and exceptionally nice group of filmmakers made networking easy." 
 
Mike Targus
Writer/Producer 
The Corridor. Defended.
 

 
"Festival was so fun and I met some awesome people. Great event!" 
 
LaReina Phelan
Actress/Producer 
Raghead 
 

 
"Wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the festival. I attended all but one of the programs this year and made some new filmmaker friends.  And it was great to see my work up on the big screen in a very strong and interesting field of films. It was a great networking opportunity, and 

I am very sad that the Sunshine is closing its doors as a theater! The festival was a good concluding celebration of this beloved indie venue.  Many thanks for the giving my film, such a fine screening event!

 
David Bemis
Writer/Director 
I Hate That
 

 
"I just wanted to thank you for being great host and for all the help in the weeks leading up to the festival. It was a great event and my family, along with myself, very much enjoyed it. I hope to have something to submit next year!"
 
Michael Pizzano
Writer/Director/Producer  
Workplace Woes: Scavengers Among Us 
 

 
"Thank you for a wonderful festival - it really was a great venue and great crowd in which to screen!"
 
Leslie Shearing  
Writer/Director  
The Bridge 
 

  
"The festival was great.  So many interesting films! 
 
Sydney Smith 
Writer/Director/Producer 
Hello 
 

 
"Thanks for all of your hard work and another successful festival. We are honored to have been selected to participate."
 
Rebecca Brillhart
Director/Producer  
Uncle Silas 
 

 
 
Thank you so much for programming my film (Maddie) at NY Shorts. It meant so much to have the opportunity to experience and share my film on the big screen here in NYC.

I really enjoyed attending the other film screenings, and connecting with so many of the other filmmakers. It was really encouraging to meet other filmmakers that have had similar experiences. I can definitely see myself collaborating with some of the people I met last week at the festival.
Reuben Hernandez
Director
Maddie
 

 

"I just wanted to thank you again for featuring Merhaba as part of the NY Shorts. We had a wonderful time last night, and it was so rewarding to see the film up on the big screen. My composer was in the audience and was particularly thrilled about the sound quality of the theatre. All around a great experience for us."

 
Lauren Brady
Filmmaker
Merhaba
 

 
 
"Thanks to everyone involved in the NY Shorts. I was thrilled to be able to finally screen the film for my cast and crew alongside a packed theater. It also happened to be one of my favorite theaters in NYC. It was really a great time!"

Kevin Haus
Filmmaker
 

 
 
"Thank you so much for your appreciation of my film "Subconscious Password".  It was wonderful to hear of the news, so unexpectedly, of your Grand Prize for my film.  And of course, for Best Animated Film as well.  I find that some people get my film, and some don't.  You guys clearly got it.  I'm honoured and humbled.  Thanks again, so much.

Cheers,
Chris Landreth 
Filmmaker
Subconscious Password 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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