Event

MC for Shorts: For the Love Of

Screening
Theater 7–8:30pm
  • Regular FREE

The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is starting a brand-new short film screening series. For each edition, we pick a short film made by one of our Media Center (MC, for short) members and determine the theme for the full evening's program. The rest of the program will be filled with up to six shorts from filmmakers living in the New York City area. We invite the filmmakers behind these shorts to take part in a Q&A session after the screening.

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!:

Submissions are open for the July 18 FOR THE LOVE OF… program. We accept submission both for each month's theme and on a rolling basis. More info at bottom of listing.

JULY SCREENING: FOR THE LOVE OF…

Total Runtime: TBA

Our next MC FOR SHORTS focuses on artists, art lovers and the ways we go about making and appreciating it. Our member Arielle Apfel will screen her irreverant making-a-movie short, THE PA STAYS IN THE PICTURE.

Writers, filmmakers, musicians… we do crazy things for the sake of creating something new. To borrow a lyric: "The art of making art is putting it together." And for fans, new and old alike, nothing can take the place of our passionate (and unexpected) responses to the things we love.

 

FEATURING:

THE PA STAYS IN THE PICTURE

USA / English / 2018 / 6 min
Directors: Arielle Apfel and Claire Dub
Writer: Graceann Dorse
Producers: Arielle Apfel, Graceann Dorse, Claire Dub and Daniel Bindschedler
Cast: Emma Rogers, Graceann Dorse, Thomas Miller, Kerry Lacy, Cameron Bossert

On the set of an indie horror film, a put-upon PA is tasked with a life-or-death situation: deliver coffee to the director or die trying. 

About Arielle Apfel:

Arielle Apfel is an award winning director, producer and editor whose work is comprised of surreal quirky comedies and avant-garde thrillers. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Apfel studied film theory and direction at the American University of Paris, earning her BA in Film Studies in 2009. Continuing her studies abroad, she obtained her Masters in filmmaking from the London Film School in the United Kingdom. Arielle’s thesis film, A Chick Called Wanda, premiered this June and won BEST COMEDY at NY SHORTS. Her films have been mentioned in The Washington Post and Brooklyn Vegan. Currently, Apfel is in New York developing her first feature film and working as a freelance producer of short form promotional content for NGO’s and visual artists.

ALSO FEATURING:

SURE-FIRE

USA / English / 2017 / 15 min
Directors: Michael Goldburg
Writer: Michael Goldburg, Dave Chan &  Steve Wisniewksi

SURE-FIRE is a fast-paced crime comedy about a New York City con man who stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters threatening to kill him. 

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND PLAYED AT MY HIGH SCHOOL 

USA / English / 2018 / 7 min
Directors: Robert Pietri & Tony C. Janneli
Writer: Marina Donahue

An animated short about the Velvet Underground's first gig in 1965 in front of a crowd of shocked kids at a suburban New Jersey High School.

Other shorts to be announced!

ABOUT SUBMISSIONS:

Submissions are open for the July 18 FOR THE LOVE OF… program. We accept submission both for each month's theme and on a rolling basis.

Please note: If you submitted a short for the May 23 FEEL GOOD screening, our apologies… a glitch in the application form caused us to lose our submissions data! Please feel free to apply again, and we apologize for the inconvenience. You may also email abethea@nymediacenter.com with any questions you may have.

CRITERIA
Run time: Between 1 and 20 minutes
Release date: After December 2016

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