NY Int’l Independent Film & Video Festival Set for Oct. 22-29

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NewYorkIntl Indy Film and Video Fest

Indy filmmakers and artists, take note — two opportunities for you:

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The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival: Call For Entries
The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival is currently accepting entries. Please visit www.nyfilmvideo.com if you want to submit a film.

The New York International Art Festival: Call For Entries
The New York International Art Festival is currently accepting entries. Please visit www.nyartfestival.com if you want to exhibit.

NYIIFVF runs Oct. 22-29 in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party takes place at Boulevard (199 Bowery at Spring St., NYC, NY) on Thurs., Oct. 22. Film screenings begin Fri., Oct. 23 at City Cinemas Village East (181 2nd Ave. at 12th St.).

A sampling of premieres in the upcoming festival includes films with Liam Neeson, Ed Asner, Vincent Pastore, Carmen Electra, Lainie Kazan, Jai Rodriguez and Saul Rubinek.

Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!
A romantic, heartwarming and inspirational family comedy featuring a Jewish family who struggles coming to terms with their son’s non-Jewish and gay boyfriend. When the gay couple adopts a child and it makes headline news, their families come to defend them and realize how much they love them. Starring: Carmen Electra, Lainie Kazan, Saul Rubinek, Vincent Pastore, John Lloyd Young and Jai Rodriguez.

Resting Places
A global phenomenon is spreading at an alarming rate. Opponents want it stopped. Oscar-nominated actor Liam Neeson narrates this thought-provoking documentary about the cultural phenomenon that now surrounds the tradition.

The Triumph of William Henry Harrison
Journalist Amanda Delacourt works to expose the true story of William Henry Harrison, America’s 9th President: that he never died in office, but faked his death and rose from the shadows to become the most powerful man in the world. Narrated by Edward Asner.

Accommodations
Roomorama.com is working with The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival to provide “home-away-from-home” accommodations for filmmakers and attendees. Filmmakers and Festival attendees can get a special discount when they use the discount code “Indie” when booking. Visit www.roomorama.com

Grand Prize Award Winner: the Grand Prize award winner will receive a four-night stay in a romantic and private eco- resort in Tulum, www.azulik.com, plus a wine bottle and spa treatments.