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NYFS hosts filmmakers who want to show their work in a casual setting and obtain feedback in a Q&A session after the screening of their work. Films can be any length, genre, or experimental.
Recording Device (2016)
Directed by David Finkelstein
Total running time: 24.5 minutes
Description of work:
A poetic exploration of the ways we store our memories. A collage of words, images and music, showing how we scratch and etch our impressions onto paper, film, vinyl and other media, shaping our view of the world. A journey through an interior landscape filled with snakes, saxophones, pyramids, the film’s two narrators explore the effects of stored memories, both corrosive and illuminating.
DAVID FINKELSTEIN's video work has been featured in numerous film festivals around the world and has won awards at fourteen of them. In 2013, he was an invited artist at the Traverse Vidéo Festival in Toulouse, France. His first feature film premiered at New Filmmakers in New York. He has had solo screenings of his films in Bilbao, New York, Chicago, Portland, Austin, North Carolina, Minnesota, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. His work has been funded by The Fund for Creative Communities, The Field, Movement Research, Meet the Composer, The Brooklyn Arts Exchange, BACA, and other sources.
Goodbye Apathy (2013)
Direced by Osaretin Omo
Total running Time: 30 minutes
Goodbye Apathy is a montage of a troubled relationship between a young latino couple, showing the buildup of angst that ultimately leads up to her killing him in an impulsive moment.
OSARETIN OGHOMWEN was born in Los Angeles, to Nigerian immigrants. She attended the State University of New York, at Albany, where she made her directorial debut in Infatuation (2012), which screened at the New York Filmmakers Quarterly and the Anthology Film Archives in New York City. She is also noted for her short films, Goodbye, Apathy (2013) and Date Me Not (2013), which were acquired by Shorts International and VertroTV channel.