About GSIFF - GOTHAM SCREEN International Film Festival
The 6th Annual Gotham Screen International Film Festival (GSIFF) will take place in October 2012 in New York City.
The 2012 festival will again showcase documentaries, shorts and feature films during ten days of screenings and events, and will present films from around the world, including World-, US- and New York premieres.
Gotham Screen presents fresh voices and perspectives from local, national and international filmmakers. The mission of the festival is to create a positive industry and audience exposure for new films and filmmakers and give audiences a chance to see fresh, undiscovered cinema from around the US, and the world.
The Gotham Screen International Film Festival showcases ambitious and entertaining feature, documentary and short films from independent, first- or second-time directors as well as international releases making their East Coast or US debut.
Programming highlights from previous Gotham Screen festivals include HOW TO BE, starring Robert Pattinson; the world premiere of OCCUPANT by Henry Miller; the inventive horror film SHE WOLF RISING; the controversial Jean-Luc Goddard picture, FILM SOCIALISME; and the world premiere of RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick.
Since its inception, Gotham Screen has cultivated a reputation of being as diverse and as exciting as the city of New York itself. It’s a place where anything or anyone can, and often does, get discovered. Just ask director Tate Taylor, whose first feature, PRETTY UGLY PEOPLE, held its East Coast premiere at Gotham Screen, helping launch Taylor’s career towards directing THE HELP, a Best Picture nominee at the 2012 Academy Awards.
The Gotham Screen International Film Festival draws each year from a wide variety of American and International submissions. Over half the films shown are usually World, US or East Coast premieres, and Gotham Screen intends to continue this tradition of introducing new films and filmmakers to New York audiences.
The GOTHAM SCREEN Screenplay Contest - an integral part of the GSIFF Film Festival - comes with a $2,500 cash prize for the winning screenplay. In addition, excerpts from a finalist screenplay contest entry will be performed live by professional actors at a staged reading during the festival.
The film contest comes with a $1,000 cash award for Best Short Film.