The 15th Anniversary of the Gen Art Film Festival, presented by Acura, hit the Big Apple with a splash last night, at the 7 for All Mankind store on West Broadway in NYC. The film festival has a unique format that showcases the NY premieres of seven features and seven shorts from emerging filmmakers, followed by seven after parties at exciting New York nightspots. Most of the nights of the festival will be taking place at the 480 seat completely redesigned, state-of-the-art Visual Arts Theater at 333 West 23rd Street. For more information, and tickets, visit: www.genart.org/filmfestival.
The films are viewed by film fans, press, and industry professionals. Of course, last night the “stars” and celebrities came out to show support, including: Pablo Schreiber (“happythankyoumoreplease”), Austin Stark (Producer, “happythankyoumoreplease”), Alexia Rasmussin (“Tanner Hall”), Chloe Zhao (Director, “Daughters”), Tyler Byrne (Director, “Extension”), Jeff Sousa (Director, “The Hirosaki Player”), Michael Algieri (“happythankyoumoreplease”), Norman Reedus (“Boondock Saints” I & II), Daryl Wein (Indie Actor), Bryan Batt (“Mad Men”), Caitlin Moe (Singer/Songwriter), Danielle Staub (“Real Housewives of New Jersey”), Sara Ziff (Supermodel), Ole Schell (Filmmaker), Diane Neal (“Law & Order SVU”) Vail Bloom (“The Young and the Restless”), Brody Hutzler (“Days of Our Lives”), Shelby Young (“The Social Network” & “Days of Our Lives”), Marnie Schulenburg (“As the World Turns”), RJ Berger (MTV’s “The Hard Times of RJ Berger”), Alexandra Osiprow (CW’s “High Society”), Paul Johnson-Calderon (CW’s “High Society”), Julissa Bermudez (MTV VJ), Rocsi Diaz (“106 & Park Co-Host), Tamsen Fadal (CW Morning News Anchor), Zoe Lister-Jones (“7 Fresh Faces” Honoree) Matt Titus (matchmaker), and others. They were there because Gen Art is the leading arts and entertainment organization dedicated to showcasing the best emerging talent in film, fashion, visual arts and music. We all felt the excitement in the air!
My camera failed at the step-and-repeat, so the following photos were taken with my Blackberry. Maybe not the most professional, but I hope you will enjoy them anyway, and definitely check out the Gen Art Film Festival!
The mission of the Gen Art Film Festival is to give filmmakers and attendees a great, festival experience, in the heart of the Big Apple. Only one one short and one feature is featured each night, so the creators and film fans get a true chance to absorb the content, and then mix and mingle with one another.
Gen Art was created in 1996. Since then the festival has introduced their audience to a multitude of cutting-edge directors including: Cary Fukunaga, Brad Anderson, Adrienne Shelly, Richard Shepard, The Duplass Brothers, Alex Holdridge, Brian Dannelly, Four Eyed Monsters, Azazel Jacobs, The Martini Brothers, Michael Skolnik & Paola Mendoza, Austin Chick, George Ratliff, Ari Gold, Tim Blake Nelson, Kevin Bacon, Fisher Stevens and Alan Cumming.
If you are interested in attending one or more of the film events, For more information, and tickets, visit: www.genart.org/filmfestival.
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