New York, NY (July 23, 2012) – The New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) is proud to announce its 3rd annual film festival in New York City, at the Tribeca, Abingdon and East village theaters, which runs from August the 9th to the 16th, 2012.
The festival’s founders Roberto Rizzo and Caroline Johnson are proud to showcase and premier films from 27 countries at its 3rd annual event. The Opening Night Gala will be a black tie, red carpet event followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on August the 9th at the Hudson Theater.
NYCIFF will showcase the world premiere of Slave, a psychological thriller from acclaimed Cypriot director Jorgo Papavassiliou. Slave will be screened on Saturday, August 11th at 8p.m. at the Tribeca Theater.
Jorgo’s film Slave tells a very inspiring, emotional and tough story about a clever policeman who investigates the death of an abusive businessman who has recently divorced his wife and taken custody of their only child, by revealing her hidden past.
“The team is especially thrilled to have high production value films submitted from Greek and Cypriot directors this year. We are confident that they will have a successful run and sold to distributors worldwide”, Roberto Rizzo said.
Another Greek film, which will touch the people’s heart is Jerks (ΚΩΛΟΠΑΙΔΑ) directed by Stelios Kammitis. Jerks tells a story about three friends, Phevos, Andreas and Savvas, who stay up all night walking around the streets of Exarchia, for what is their last night before they leave Athens for good and move to Berlin, just like they had agreed one year ago. During the evening, however, hidden aspects of their personalities are gradually revealed and they will face the most violent manifestation of power which will change their plans forever. The film will be screened on August the 11th at 6p.m. at the Tribeca Theater.
Caroline Johnson states that “The film will have a great audience reception for all those who dream of foreign lands only to realize the unpredictability of life”.
Other short films submitted this year which will equally draw the attention of a worldwide audience include Eugene Ioannou ‘s film Off Season screened on August the 10th at 7p.m. and Mihalis Monemvasiotis’ film Every night I am falling out of nowhere screened on August the 11th at 11a.m. at the Abingdon Theater.
The Festival runs concurrent to the NY Film Market, the only film market in the East Coast where producers, distributors and other industry executives will congregate to buy, sell and pitch their films. The Film Market will take place at the Marriott’s Marquis, Times Square from August 10th to 12th, from 9a.m. to 6:30p.m.
The entire 2012 New York International Film Festival schedule is now available on www.nyciff.com.