New York International Independent Film and Video Festival

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Founded in 1993 The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) was a film, music and art series of events at various American cities. Organized by Independent movie distribution company ITN and Independent Film Quarterly magazine, the festival also ran a parallel event titled Independent Film Quarterly Film & Webisode Festival during its last four years.

Both festivals along with Independent Film Quarterly magazine, ceased operations after their last documented event in Los Angeles on September 2013. Even though submissions were open for two advertised 2014 Los Angeles events, no press release was ever issued regarding their cancelation.

Controversy[edit]

The film screening event which catered to independent filmmakers, always struggled with public perception and attendance.

It was criticized by The Village Voice in 1997, and IndieWire in 1999[1] for its open policy of accepting nearly every submission, as well as its $300 entry fee.[2]

Most notoriously, the Internet Movie Database stopped documenting festival entries in 2006, only listing award winners until 2013[3] since it didn't meet criteria for inclusion.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaufman, Anthony. "What's the Deal with the New York International Independent Film and Video Fest?". IndieWire. 
  2. ^ Jones, Bill (September 13, 2003). "Behind the Camera with Bill Johns: Buyer Beware (cached)". DV Format. 
  3. ^ "New York International Independent Film & Video Festival". Awards page. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Submission Guide: Film Festivals". Festival criteria. IMDB website. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 

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