Thursday, September 16, 2021

6th Annual Imagine This Women's Film Festival (NYC) Runs Sept. 24 - Oct. 3 with Over 163 Films Representing 32 Countries: Panels, Special Events and More Online


As New York City opens it's doors for Broadway, for filming and more, film festivals are also getting back to business and bustling with creativity. This year the Imagine This Women's International Film Festival is back with a slate of excellent films covering many different subjects. The 2021 Women's International Film Festival (ITWIFF) will be presented from Sept. 24 through Oct. 3, 2021, in New York. The womxn's film festival aims to amplify and empower independent and aspiring womxn filmmakers from around the world. The sixth annual film festival is being presented digitally with screenings, panels, and events from Sept. 24 to Oct. 3, 2021. 

Tickets are available online at:
 imaginethisprods.com.

Imagine This Productions will host 163 films and 17 screenplays as finalists for the 2021  According to the press release, organizers received 700 Films from Womxn Filmmakers In 41 Countries — a Double-digit Increase over Submissions in 2019 and 2020 — Fueled by Pent-Up Demand during the Pandemic Lockdown. 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Review of Indie Film Pooling to Paradise by Caytha Jentis - A Road Trip Adventure to Las Vegas with a Mixed Bag of Characters Provides for an Enjoyable Movie Night and Stunning Scenery

By Harry Sherer

After the apocalyptic year - and - change the world has gone through, it’s fair to say we all deserve a little escapist fun. With theatres re-opening, cameras rolling, and the film industry getting back in full swing, what better way to end the summer than with a low-stakes, feel-good, tightly-written indie dramedy? Pooling to Paradise provides audiences with an enjoyable romp in an almost believable premise of three strangers and a driver in a pooled rideshare forgoing their trip to LAX and instead driving directly to Las Vegas. Instead of relying on boringly predictable road trip shenanigans— such as flat tires, hitchhikers, and traffic jams— Pooling to Paradise delivers a compact, character-heavy narrative that’s just as heartwarming as it is funny.

As with most indie films, Pooling lacks absurdly intricate set pieces, high profile actors, and studio-approved-family-friendly-watch-out-for-the-MPA dialogue. Instead, the film works within its limited budget to provide an intimate story with surprisingly great acting and realistic character interactions. Lynn Chen plays Jenny, a high-strung mom blogger who acts as our lead role and the resident “straight woman” of the hijinks. Our driver, Jordan Carlos’s Marc is a spiritual guide and a bonafide 5-star chauffeur (at least in his own mind). Our other passengers include Dreama Walker’s Kara, who turns the dumb blonde stereotype on its head, and the loveably obtuse Sean, played by Jonathan Lipnicki, who you may recognize from Stuart Little.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

NJ/NY Area Event: Attention all Jazz Singers - Enter NJ PAC's Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition - Deadline is September 7, 2021 with Competition on November 14, 2021

 

Are you or do you know a talented and yet undiscovered jazz singer?

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announces the opening of the 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan Competition. The search is on for the World’s Next Great Jazz Singer!

Phenomenal jazz singers can enter the contest here: Enter Here or visit njpac.org.
 

The Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition is open to solo vocalists of all nationalities and can be from anywhere in the world. Singers are judged on vocal quality, musicality, technique, performance, individuality, artistic interpretation, and ability to swing. They can’t be signed to a major record label.