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NYC Web Fest Announces Selections and Venue for Third Year (Exclusive List)

23 September 2016 8:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 3rd Annual NYC Web Fest (Nycwf) announced its official selections today – a wide variety of web series that span the globe. The Pit Loft on West 29th Street will host the three-day festival. Of the 96 series highlighted, nearly half are from the tri-state area, with an impressive international showing as well.

Now in its third year, Nycwf is following a very successful second edition. 2015 highlights included the world premiere of “The Mentors” starring Lewis Black, the festival premieres of Colin Quinn’s “Cop Show,” and Refinery 29’s “The Queens of Kings.” This year features shows with appearances by comedians Judy Gold and Sherrod Small, as well as “The Blacklist” actress Erika Robel.

Read More: Comedy Web Series ‘Poly’ Follows a Misunderstood Trio’s Adventures in Suburbia

The NYC Web Fest brings together a multifaceted diverse group of people from around the world to showcase the best of the web. »

- Jude Dry

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NYC Web Fest Announces Selections and Venue for Third Year (Exclusive List)

23 September 2016 8:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The 3rd Annual NYC Web Fest (Nycwf) announced its official selections today – a wide variety of web series that span the globe. The Pit Loft on West 29th Street will host the three-day festival. Of the 96 series highlighted, nearly half are from the tri-state area, with an impressive international showing as well.

Now in its third year, Nycwf is following a very successful second edition. 2015 highlights included the world premiere of “The Mentors” starring Lewis Black, the festival premieres of Colin Quinn’s “Cop Show,” and Refinery 29’s “The Queens of Kings.” This year features shows with appearances by comedians Judy Gold and Sherrod Small, as well as “The Blacklist” actress Erika Robel.

Read More: Comedy Web Series ‘Poly’ Follows a Misunderstood Trio’s Adventures in Suburbia

The NYC Web Fest brings together a multifaceted diverse group of people from around the world to showcase the best of the web. »

- Jude Dry

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SXSW Film Review: ‘American Fable’

14 March 2016 8:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then writer-director Anne Hamilton’s “American Fable” registers as an eloquently constructed valentine to Guillermo del Toro, whose “Pan’s Labyrinth” provides her film with its haunting backbone. Gorgeously shot, and helmed with a sense of daring and verve that belies Hamilton’s greenness to feature filmmaking, this is a debut of obvious promise, although its story never quite rises to the level of its craft. Premiering in the experimental Visions program at SXSW, this tale of farmland intrigue as seen through the eyes of a dreamy 11-year-old has just as much arthouse potential as many of the supposedly more commercial entries in the narrative competition, though it may ultimately function best as a passport to bigger things for its gifted young director.

Hamilton’s introduction to filmmaking came via an internship with Terrence Malick on the set of “The Tree of Life, »

- Andrew Barker

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