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NewFilmmakers NY announces

Audience Choice Awards forĀ Fall 2017

NewFilmmakers Audience Choice Awards for Short and Feature Films are voted by our audiences each season. Over the Fall ( October - December ) we screened 147 new films. These award winning films were selected by our audiences for the Fall 2017 Audience Choice Awards.

The Audience Choice Award for Feature Film Fall 2017 was awarded to THE MINIMALIST. Thomas, a self-proclaimed recluse, is a photographer in New York City who sees the world through the lens of his camera. He approaches his photography-as well as his life-in a minimalist style, focusing on the purity and simplicity of things.

The Audience Choice Award for Short Film Fall 2017 was awarded to Tamar Jay THE ONION BOY. A young chef must make a choice - betray his loving girlfriend and be accepted in a professional kitchen or forever stay an outsider.

The Audience Choice Award for our YoungFilmmakers Series was awarded to Zev Chevat BEASTLY THINGS. YoungFilmmakers is a series for high school and college age filmmakers. In Beastly Things a young street artist encounters a vicious group of local schoolchildren, and learns what truly makes a monster.

The Audience Choice Award for our AltFest / LGBT Series was awarded to Roger Kingsepp TWIRL DIARY 21. A 40-something filmmaker reads the sex, or "twirl," diary of his 20-something self outside of the sites of long-gone and operational commercial sex establishments in Manhattan and Brooklyn where the activity occurred.

The Audience Choice Pathfinder Award was awarded to Sridhar Rangayan BREAKING FREE. In the film Breaking Free, filmmaker and gay activist Sridhar Rangayan embarks on a personal journey to expose the human rights violations faced by the Indian LGBTQ community due to the draconian law Section 377 and homophobic social mores.

Audience Choice Honorable Mentions were awarded to Eddie Shore COLD STORAGE, Eric Ford-Holevinski THE RESTAURANT, Jacob Seltzer NO KISSING, Takuma Matsuda WHERE THE SUN RISES, Marlene Rhein THE SO-SO YOU DON'T KNOW and Joeann Calabrese THIS IS NOT THE TIME (TO BE HUMAN).

NewFilmmakers screens at Anthology Film Archives on the Lower East Side at 32 Second Avenue & 2nd Street. Tickets are $7 and are good for the whole night and go on sale at 5:30PM the night of performance at the Anthology Box Office. There is no advanced or online sales.

NewFilmmakers LA screens at the AT&T Center, 1139 S Hill Street, and has become a leading showcase for new films in Hollywood. Many features screened at NewFilmmakers are now available on NewFilmmakers Online.