New York International Independent Film and Video Festival

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival was a film, music and art series of events at various American cities, founded in 1993. 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 in September 2013.

The festival 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] The Internet Movie Database felt that it did not meet the website's criteria for inclusion[3] and stopped documenting festival entries in 2006, only listing award winners until 2013.[4]


  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. ^ "Submission Guide: Film Festivals". Festival criteria. IMDB website. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "New York International Independent Film & Video Festival". Awards page. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 

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