Friday, March 1, 2013

2013 FIRST TIME FEST IN NYC

  FIRST TIME FEST
CELEBRATING FIRST-TIME FILMMAKERS
WITH A GRAND PRIZE OF THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION
HOSTED BY THE HISTORIC PLAYERS CLUB

12 NEW INTERNATIONAL FILMS IN COMPETITION

Voted On By Industry Professionals & FTF Audience
RETROSPECTIVE PROGRAMʻFIRST EXPOSUREʼ
PRESENTS DEBUT FILMS BY NOW PROMINENT DIRECTORS
PANELS AND DISCUSSIONS:
“How They Did It” &“Stand Alone! Conversations with the Outstanding”

FIRST JOHN HUSTON PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING
ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMA TO DARREN ARONOFSKY

Darren Aronofsky, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christine Vachon,
Hal Hartley, Peter Saraf, Nancy Savoca, Amy Ryan
and Many Others Expected to Attend & Participate
March 1-4, 2013

THE PLAYERS & LOEWS VILLAGE VII, NYC
First Time Fest (FTF) – a celebration of first time filmmakers – is a new and
unique film festival taking place in New York City from March 1 through 4, 2013.
Just as Stanley Kubrick had KILLER'S KISS, Darren Aronofsky PI, and John
Huston THE MALTESE FALCON as their first works (all of which will be
screened during the festival), First Time Fest is set to discover and present the
next generation of great cinema artists. The core of the festival is an exciting
lineup of twelve international films — from Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium,
Chile, Israel, Mongolia, and the United States, all debut films by promising and
provocative directors.

Representing a hybrid between a traditional film festival and a highly motivated
audience participation event, FTF will present a dozen Competition Films,
which will be judged by a panel of industry luminaries and the FTF audience. All
competition screenings will be followed “hot-seat” discussions between the jury
and filmmakers, and all audience members will vote on the films as well.
Together, the jury and audience will ultimately select a Grand Prize winner, who
will be offered theatrical distribution for their film and full international sales
representation from the renowned American film distributor, Cinema Libre
Studio. It will truly be a contest of the best emerging filmmakers competing for
the Ultimate Audience Award.

First Time Fest is a four-day, multi-faceted event hosted in New York Cityʼs
Gramercy Park by the celebrated Players (16 Gramercy Park South), the club
founded by Edwin Booth, Mark Twain and John Singer Sargent, the oldest and
most exclusive arts organization of its kind whose membership includes the
greatest stars of stage and screen. Each of First Time Festʼs twelve finalists will
receive high-level industry mentorship and a one-year membership to The
Players. The Players will be the location for all FTF panels and events as well as
the Filmmaker and VIP Lounge. First Time Festʼs screenings will be held at the
Loews Village VII on Third Avenue (on 11th St. & 3rd Ave).
for more info please log onto www.firsttimefest.com



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